09/30/2015 01:20 pm ET Updated Sep 30, 2015

Shonda Rhimes On The Motivation Behind Her Weight Loss Journey

"I just decided I was going to get it together and get healthy."

Shonda Rhimes, the queen of primetime television, recently opened up about her latest endeavor: losing weight. 

Rhimes, who is the mastermind behind ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How To Get Away With Murder," spoke candidly about her incredible 117-pound weight loss in an interview with Extra.

Rhimes said her children played a big part in her decision to improve her health. "I just decided I was going to get it together and get healthy," she said, "I have some little kids and I want to be around for them." 

She credited her slimmer figure to smaller portions and exercising, but Rhimes also mentioned that getting fit was hard work."Once I decided it wasn't going to be fun, like I lowered my expectations, and it got kind of easier," she said.

Congrats, lady!

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