Comedienne/actress Mo'nique is crediting members of her family for inspiring her to lose 82 pounds (37.2 kilograms).

The Precious star dropped the weight over the past year and admits it was time for her to get motivated and healthy for the sake of her husband and children.

She tells, "It truly lets you know what you're made of. People always say, 'Mo'Nique, what motivates you?' I had to do it for my husband and my children. And I have to get out of my own way.

"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."