As a self-appointed health and fitness guru, I am always happy to see people improve themselves, no matter what form this may take. One celebrity who has always fascinated and inspired me is Gabourey Sidibe, a once unknown actress who came out of nowhere and was nominated for her work in the movie Precious. In the movie Precious, the character of Precious played by Gabourey Sidibe has to overcome many odds to get ahead in life. As a plus-size female actress of color, the real-life Gabourey Sidibe also had to persevere despite setbacks to get ahead in the highly competitive and cutthroat entertainment industry, and she did just that by playing the role of Precious so well. Let's take a moment to go through Gabourey Sidibe's amazing transformation to self-improvement.

Gabourey Sidibe stuns by losing weight

Losing weight is difficult, even for Oscar-nominated actresses who have starred in major roles. While Gabourey Sidibe has proven that her weight is not an obstacle for her career, I applaud her for trying to get healthy and lose weight not to look good, but to actually improve her overall quality of life. As Sidibe says in this interview about her weight loss, one of the major goals the Precious actress had to lose weight was to improve or hopefully even cure her Type II Diabetes. Who can fault that? To lose weight, Sidibe decided to bravely go under the knife and have lap band weight loss surgery. To make sure that her weight loss was healthy, she embarked on a multifaceted post-surgery weight loss plan, integrating a new diet and a more active lifestyle and exercise regimen into her everyday life. Her hard work has paid off! Some sources estimate that Gabourey has lost anywhere from 70-100 pounds already since undergoing the weight loss surgery in 2016. As she states in her interview, "I’m not worried about losing my f—ing toes anymore," referencing a possible side effect of Type II Diabetes and the loss of circulation to extremities sometimes experienced by some victims of this disease.

Gabourey Sidibe: Body Positive Role Model

While Gabourey Sidibe has achieved considerable weight loss in an attempt to live a healthier, more balanced lifestyle, she is still a proud voice for mental health too -, especially for body positivity and self-acceptance. Recent news stories have shown that many people in Hollywood still have a lot to learn about how to treat actors, regardless of their gender. Gabourey Sidibe looks forward to playing a role in teaching Hollywood and the world in general on how to treat fellow human beings the right way: with respect. While Sidibe is aware that "people will still have their opinions," she is ready to take a stand with confidence and self-assurance.

It's always great to see people grow with age, and I can't wait to see who Gabourey Sidibe will grow to become in the next 5, 10 or 20 years. Her achievements both in her career and her journey to a healthier weight and lifestyle are inspiring to watch. What celebrity transformation has inspired you to better yourself?

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