Gabourey Sidibe's latest photo is proof that the actress is not backing down on her fitness and weight loss efforts. The Hollywood star struck a pose in casual clothes, but fans can't stop raving about her slimmer frame.
Sidibe's weight loss efforts have been producing noticeable results for over three years now, and while she refuses to share how much she weighs at any time, it's apparent she's not done.
Gabourey Sidibe attends Glamour Women Of The Year on Nov. 14, 2016 in California | Photo: Getty Images
Sidibe, 36, recently took to Instagram with an elevator selfie. The "Empire" star looked like she was headed to a casual outing in grey tights, a black top embossed with the word "Queen" and a matching skirt.
"If too many people are involved, I'll shut down, and I won’t get anything done."
Sidibe's dark curls framed her lovely face while she accessorized with earrings, a necklace, and a mini handbag. The writer wished her followers a good morning and was rewarded with some of the most glowing comments ever.
"Wow, you lost a lot of weight [Gabby]," one fan observed. "Looking good, girl!"
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
Sidibe revealed in 2017 that she underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery the year before, after struggling all her life to lose weight naturally. Her decision came, per The List, after more than three decades of dealing with body-shamers, including members of her own family.
Sidibe's father, mother, and older brother Ahmed, reportedly berated her from childhood over her weight. The last straw for the actress, however, was getting diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes just like her brother.
"I just didn’t want to worry," she told PEOPLE about deciding to get surgery. "I truly didn't want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes."
Sidibe added that, for a long time, she put off getting the procedure because she felt it would mean taking the easy way out to losing weight. Eventually, she realized that was not the case.
The Oscar nominee had the surgery in May 2016 and has since adopted a strict diet and workout regimen, which includes working with a nutritionist and staying active even while at work.
Sidibe told the outlet:
"I'm as active as I can be, which is actually quite a lot. I have an Apple Watch that tracks me all the time. I have a tricycle at my house in L.A.; I also have a tricycle on set in Chicago. During my lunch break, I ride my tricycle around the block or I'll ride it around set."
"I'm stronger, and I'm able to move more, and I'm not worried about losing my [expletive] toes anymore," she added. "That's my life now."
Sidibe remains adamant about not sharing her goal weight with the world, projecting that "if too many people are involved, I'll shut down, and I won’t get anything done."
SIDIBE DOESN'T LIKE THIS
Now, the "Precious" star lets the results speak for her. Fans have been noticing her consistently slimmer frame over the years, and she's been getting nothing but praise which, interestingly, doesn't get her excited.
Sidibe made it clear two years ago that having folks compliment her on losing weight is annoying.
"If you're going to congratulate me on my weight loss, also congratulate me every time I pee. Congratulate me every time I'm burping," she reasoned.
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