Lookin’ good!

Shonda Rhimes — the mastermind behind some of your favorite shows, such as Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy — recently lost 117 pounds, and she looks INCREDIBLE!

The 45-year-old show-runner says her young kids (she has three daughters) was the motivation behind her impressive weight loss!

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Shonda in January 2015 (left) vs. September 2015 (right).

“I just decided I was gonna get it together and get healthy; I have some little kids and I want to be around for them,” she tells Extra. “Once I decided it wasn’t gonna be fun, like, I lowered my expectations; it kind of got easier.”

The Emmy nominee says she found success by not only changing her eating habits and practicing portion control, but also by embracing exercise!

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“I changed everything I ate — and I hated all of that — and then I hated exercising and I did that too, and I hated it the whole time,” she says. “I try to make it much less and smaller portions, but you change what your palate wants. I’m suddenly craving fish and salad.”

Whatever you’re doing is working — keep it up, girlfriend!

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