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Skinny Shonda Rhimes: My 127 Pound Weight Loss Was Due to Diet And Exercise

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ producer Shonda Rhimes credited diet and exercise for her shocking 127-pound weight loss. (Photos: Twitter)

Mega-producer Shonda Rhimes is skinny and healthy after her eye-popping 127-pound weight loss.

Shonda, who had been obese her entire adult life, credited good old-fashioned diet and exercise for her incredible weight loss, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.

“I changed everything I ate, and I hated all of that,” said Rhimes. “I hate exercising and I did that, too. I hated it the whole time. Once I decided it wasn’t gonna be fun, I lowered my expectations, and it got kind of easier.”

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Shonda Rhimes’ mega-hit Grey’s Anatomy won 61 Emmy Awards over eight seasons.

Shonda said she decided to overhaul her diet and start working out because she wants to be around for her two daughters.

“I just decided I was gonna get it together and get healthy,” said Rhimes. “I have some little kids and I want to be around for them.”

Despite having been obese for much of her adult life, the award-winning creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal got serious about weight loss following a poignant a-ha moment.


Shonda Rimes’ “Scandal” has won 24 Emmy Awards since its 2012 debut.

I had this really amazing ‘a-ha’ moment. I realized that I could spend my life thinking, ‘I wish I could lose weight,’ or ‘I’m going to,’ or ‘I’m trying to.’ I couldn’t be the whiner anymore.”

Rhimes jump-started her weight loss after deciding she won’t spend the rest of her life wishing she were thinner or healthier or had a better body. “I couldn’t be that person who like, ‘I wish I could, I wish I could,'” she said.

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Shonda Rhimes, who’s rich and famous thanks to a string of popular TV shows, revealed her success and happiness secrets in her book, Year of Yes.

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