monique-16_400x295_34Comedienne-turned-actress Mo’Nique is looking fabulous these days. She revealed an 80-pound weight loss last spring, and last night during Def Jam Night she shared with Arsenio Hall and Russell Simmons the exact moment she realized she needed to get her weight and mental health in check.

“I was in the bathroom, [my husband] was in the shower, and I was in the mirror,” she said. “And I was being the sex kitten that I believe myself to be. As I’m standing in the mirror, he said to me ‘Mama, how much do you weigh?’ And I said, ‘Two hundred and sixty-two pounds.’ And I said it so quick, but I knew it was lie. But I couldn’t bring myself to say 300.”

Her husband replied, “Mama, that’s too much weight. I want you for a lifetime.”

Despite going through embarrassment and guilt, Mo’Nique knew he was right, and she had to make a decision.

“I gotta save my life,” she said.

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