Mo’Nique: Weight Loss

by Betsy on Celebs on June 6, 2009


Mo’Nique, the once hefty comedian and actress who starred in The Parkers and now stars in Phat Girlz, has decided to speak out about her weight loss.  She is known for referring to herself as ‘fat and fabulous’ but now that she has lost 40 pounds maybe she should change that phrase to ‘fit and fabulous.’  She told Jet magazine that after a conversation with her husband she decided it was time.

“I decided that I had to get some of that off me.  Sid and I had a conversation. What he said to me was motivation. It was so gentle and sweet and he wasn’t judgmental. He said, ‘Baby, that’s too much and I want you for a lifetime.’”

When she was at her biggest she weighed 262 pounds but she decided to hit the gym regularly and she also cut red meat out of her diet.  As for the gastric-bypass rumor she replied,

“I’m so scared of needles.  Baby, for them to take blood from me, it’s a production. This was truly making the commitment to watch what I eat and commit to working out. I stopped eating red meat. I want to say to big people, ‘Let’s be healthy big people.’ Everybody can’t be a size 0 or 45, but let’s be healthy.’”

Mo’Nique now weighs 224 pounds and she hopes to get down to 200.

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Leslie Poole August 14, 2009 at 9:55 am

Monique I just want to say how proud I am of you. I know it was hard for you to lose the weight but God sent you a wonderful husband to save your life . Hold on to him and don't let him go enjoy your children and continue to bless the Lord because it was He who gave you life. So live it abundantly. Love you and continue on living no matter how much negative comments you receieve just know that God will never leave nor forsake you.


Chantel Peterson January 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm

SIS LESLIE I love you my Sister I love you so much ~sistas4lyfe~


Danielle September 23, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Bein a big girl myself, I think she lookz good. She still got her shape so she still reppin big girlz but she wantz 2 be healthy and I def respect that…Im losin weight myself but definitely do not wanna be a skinny girl..thick iz good. Jus remember that…GO MO!! LOVE YA BIG GIRL!


Claudia October 5, 2009 at 6:56 am

I am actually a friend of Monique's & I was in LA earlier this year & stop by and visited with her & she didnt have much time with her busy schedule so after a short visit she invited me to workout with her & her fabulous trainer- please everybody Mo was on top of her workout and looking great. Its nto about being skinny for her she eating better and working out for her family!

Lets stop hating and join her- I wish I would have listened she started talking to me overa year ago about eating right and working out & if I would have done what she said I would be looking as good as her right now so lets stop hating and get off the couch & join her!!!!

You look FABULOUS MO and I am very happy for you and proud of you – you go girl!!!!!


Dr Marc October 23, 2009 at 6:08 am

thanks for commenting. she looks great


Meemee October 15, 2009 at 3:18 am

Mo does look fine, healthy n gorgeous……………… this has motivated me to lose some wgt……………. u go girlfriend, that is the way to go…………… and big ups n congrats to u n ur wonderful hubby………….


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pamela January 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I currently weigh 309pounds,never believed one could shed so much weight,tanx 4 proving me wrong. U looked great in phat girlz,but u look alot better.Ur hubby is a blessing 2 u.Plz……hold tight 2 ur new u,hope i will have a new me omeday,sooner than letter.Great work,keep it up. Tanx 4 making us(phat girlz) realize we deserve the right 2 look better and live a long and healthy life. GO MO'NIQUE!!!


sassy6969 March 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Cut out the nonesense. You know you had the surgery. All these years your butts been phat and nothing you did on your own got it down to the size you are now.

Why is it so hard for "stars' to admit they went under the knife. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

You did it and you look fabulous.

Come clean now or it might be too late. Just look at Star Jones


dove1920 October 4, 2010 at 8:19 am

Sorry sassy6969– but it can be done without surgery. What it does take is a committed workout routine and proper eating. There are those who have done the same thing, who are not celebs, and have maintained it. Don't knock it until you try it!


Lala January 18, 2011 at 2:19 am

Have you ever watched The biggest loser???


Abimbola Ayoola DARE August 25, 2010 at 6:00 am

oh God i love this lady. how did u do this, i need 2 get reed nof my pregnacy fat 2 u know


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oh mi gosh, im so in love


Sluggo September 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm

oh mi gosh, im so in love <3


lisa l cushman January 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

hi miss Moniqe I really hope you you read this .I am 4'11 and I weight over 300lbs. and I want you know how much I love you and how proud of you I am . I wish I could do it I don't know why I cann't do it I have tried over and over agianand each time I get discouraged. Iget depresse and I feel like a failure.I know I need some help I have high blood pressure, diabetes, and so many other things wrong with me that if i don't do any thing soon i'm going to be dead soon .moniqe please help me he same way you help you self


Angew August 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Hey lisa i just want to say dont give up /Nor beat up on urself like that you can lose weight i'll encourage you through it just email me we'll do it together ok your never alone :)


Aline February 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I am glad this entertainer decided to finally admit that obesity is not normal and give people in her position a better example. However, I find it so funny how obese people claim to be 'happy' the way they are when they are truly not. Remember Jennifer Hudson? She had a trainer to maintain her a size 14. Really? No one works out to maintain fat on their bodies, everyone, no one. As much as I applaud Mo'nique's resolve I find it ironic it had been entirely 'just to be healthy'. There are a lot of pressures in Hollywood.


stacey November 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Monique was beautiful either way. She decided to make a choice to enhance her health and quality of life. As a result, she's being rewarded in that God see's how much she was willing take care of the temple that He gave her, that God has helped her enhance her whole overall look. The fans that she lost was dead wieght that needed to fall of as well. They can do the same thing and should be inspired that Monique loved herself enough to fight for a better quality of life and healthiness. Keep up the good work Monique. I'm so proud of you. Thanks for making me laugh at times when I felt like crying. Your gift is so relevent.


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