Mo'Nique has made a career out of embracing her body weight, or at least helping others come to terms with their body issues, specifically women. Body issues are complicated, on one end it's appropriate to parody yourself, or crack a joke . On the other end it's hard not to comply with expectations. Reason being, it's far easier to make subtle changes in yourself than it is to filter out a superficial world.

For reasons best known to herself, Mo'Nique has been following a fitness regimen for some time now. She has set personal goals along the way. A few days ago, she reached a personal milestone—she weighs under 200lbs for the first time since she was in fact a teenager. She posted on Instagram imploring her 'loves' to continue their hard work. She shared this message with her fans:

“I said that I would share this journey with y’all, the weight loss and getting healthy, and today when I got on the scale, since I was 17 years old, I’ve been over 200 lbs. Today was the first time in my adult life that I’ve been under 200 lbs.”

Mo'Nique wraps up her message by emphasizing the hard work it took to get this far. We aplaud your efforts Mo'Nique, may you continue to reap the benefits of your improved lifestyle.