Shonda Rhimes, the creator of hugely successful television shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, recently lost 117 pounds and she opened up about how she did it -- and how much she hated it.

During a recent interview with Extra, Rhimes spoke candidly about losing the weight. And while the majority of celebrities feel this bizarre need to either straight up lie about the acquisition of their physique (“I eat so much pizza all the time”) or pretend to truly enjoy diet and exercise (“I love working out three times a day and eating dry spinach”), Rhimes erred on the side of honesty.

She admitted that her kids became her main motivational tool to lose weight, saying, “I just decided I was going to get it together and get healthy. I have some little kids, and I want to be around for them. I kind of just decided that I was gonna do it. It was really weird."

Rhimes continued, saying a vital part of her weight loss journey had to do with being honest about how awful it was going to be: "When I finally decided that I wasn’t gonna enjoy losing weight, I literally was like I’m gonna hate every minute of it. Once I decided it wasn’t going to be fun, I lowered my expectations and it got kind of easier.”

She continued, saying, "I changed everything I ate -- and I hated all of that -- and then I hate exercising and I did that, too. I hated it the whole time.'

And while you may think getting into some sort of routine might make things easier or even enjoyable, Rhimes disagrees. She said, "I still hate it. I hate every minute of every bit of it."

You can hear Rhimes tell it in the interview above.

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