Mo’Nique has been talking about weight loss ever since she started going to the gym, and the hard work is paying off. The comedian and actress has been keeping her Twitter fans updated
Her goal — somewhere between 190 and 200 pounds — is not far from her current weight of 218, Mo’Nique explained in an interview with New York radio station Hot 97 Monday, and she’s relying on old-fashioned exercise to achieve it.
“I tweet every morning my workouts because I want women to see — especially us big women — that you don’t have to let them cut you and suck it out, you don’t have to let them staple you up, you don’t have to let them give you a pill, you don’t have to let them put a band around your organs. If you just put the work in, baby, I promise you, it’ll come off,” Mo’Nique said around the 4-minute mark.
Her weight-loss journey has been three years in the making, beginning somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 pounds, she estimates.
In addition to her weight, Mo’Nique, who’s been relatively quiet since BET network halted her late-night talk show, “The Monique Show,” in July 2011, kept it candid about her open marriage with husband Sidney Hicks and why she experienced a change of heart since she first revealed the status of the relationship in an interview with Barbara Walters in 2010.