"Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes recently went through a very public transformation -- dropping a whopping 100 pounds!
And now, she's getting extremely candid about the horrifying moment that set her off on her weight loss journey ... and her internal struggle over losing the pounds.
"I got on an airplane to go to New York, and First Class seat, you know, they're bigger, they're more comfy," Rhimes tells "Nightline." "And I tried to buckle the airplane seat belt, and it would not buckle, and I remember feeling horrified and thinking, 'What am I going to do?'"
"I had a real problem with it. As a feminist, I felt like, 'Why am I even having this conversation with myself?' And I would fight for any other woman's right to be whatever size she wanted to be," she continues. "It was amazing to me that I had such ambivalence about it."
She goes on to call to desire to be "thin" both "shallow" and "misogynistic."
But, when it comes to her health, she knows the changes she made were definitely for the better.
"I put my 3-year-old on my back and we galloped up and down the hall for, like, 20 minutes. And then I put her down for her nap," Rhimes explains. "I sat down and burst into tears because I really sort of realized that, like, I don't know, a year ago that -- I might literally have died. That would've given me a heart attack."
She adds that she has "a lot more" energy now -- but admits she's "always going to want to eat fried chicken."
We hear that!
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