Shonda Rhimes Reveals the Moment When Enough Was Enough and Began a 127 Lb. Weight Loss Journey

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Shonda Rhimes has revealed the moment when enough was enough and she decided it was time to say "yes" to losing weight.

While visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her new book, The Year of Yes, Rhimes shared some of the changes she's made since beginning her personal mission of saying yes.

Shonda Rhimes told De Generes that after giving a commencement speech at Dartmouth, she came to the realization that public speaking (which she had been afraid of) could be a good thing, Rhimes set out to conquer more of her fears.

She told Ellen that "the more fears I conquered, the more I felt like, 'Oh wait, I can do this too.'"

One of the challenges the Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator gave herself was losing weight.

According to TV Guide, Rhimes has lost a remarkable 127 pounds and said the change was sparked by a moment on an airplane when she realized she couldn't buckle her seat belt because of her weight.

"It wasn't the seat belt, it was me," she said of the embarrassing moment. "And I decided that I would risk just flying out of my seat because I wasn't going to say anything.

"It really was about the fact that I have a three-year-old and a two-year-old and a 13-year-old and I kind of wanted to be around for them," Rhimes added.

I think we can all learn from Shonda Rhimes and her mission of saying yes to scary and difficult challenges in our lives. What are your thoughts?

Pam Wright