Mo'Nique Credits Her Family for Weight Loss Motivation

The actress said she had to get out of her own way to lose 82 pounds.

Posted: 03/05/2014 01:17 PM EST

(Photo: Derrick Salters/WENN.com)

Mo'Nique has been flaunting a slimmer physique these days and the Blackbird actress recently shared that her family was the driving force behind her 82-pound weight loss.

"People always say 'Mo'Nique, what motivates you?' I had to do it for my husband and my children," she told Hello Beautiful during the 22nd Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival. "And I have to get out of my own way."

A mother of four, 46-year-old Mo'Nique said losing weight wasn't easy, but that the struggle was an "amazing" experience that "truly lets you know what you're made of." She also offered words of encouragement for those who are also trying to walk a healthier path.

"I say to those people who are desperately trying to get healthy, in those moments where you feel like you can't go any further, you can."


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