Mo'Nique discusses weight loss.
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Though she says she was always proud of her body, Mo'Nique is looking slim and trim these days! "You know what I am doing? I'm dancing," she says. "You just dance and you sweat and you move muscles that you didn't know you had. And it just starts going away, baby."

Mo'Nique says she decided to start living healthier after a wake-up call from her husband, Sidney Hicks. "I was very comfortable at 262 pounds," she says. "I'm in the bathroom mirror one day admiring 262. And Sid says to me when he comes out of the shower, 'Mama, how much do you weigh?' I said, '262.' And he said, 'Mmm.'"

Mo'Nique says she knew something was coming next. "He said to me in the most gentle, loving way, 'I want you for a lifetime,'" she says. "Baby, I started working out right then."

FROM: Oprah's Comedy Hour: Dane Cook, Mo'Nique and George Lopez
Published on May 13, 2009

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