Shonda Rhimes opens up to Oprah about 100-pound weight loss on 'Super Soul Sunday'

Acclaimed director Shonda Rhimes is opening up for the first time to Oprah about successfully dropping 100 pounds...

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Shonda Rhimes is opening up for the first time about successfully dropping 100 pounds.

Rhimes recently sat down with Oprah for an all-new season of OWN’s Super Soul Sunday set to air November 15.

During the interview, the acclaimed creator of ABC’s Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy opened up to Oprah about how adopting the practice of saying “yes” for one year completely changed her life; and she also discussed her dramatic weight loss of 100 pounds.

As a self-proclaimed introvert, Shonda has chosen to spend much of her life out of the public eye, creating popular television shows and raising her three children.  In an effort to evolve and step out of her comfort zone, Shonda shares with Oprah how her sister challenged her to say “yes” for an entire year to any unexpected invitations that came her way, which is chronicled in her upcoming memoir, “Year of Yes.”  She opens up about this process, the powerful impact saying yes had on nearly every aspect of her life and what she says is one of the most amazing decisions she has ever made.

Oprah kicks off her new season of Super Soul Sunday September 27 in a sit-down exclusive interview with international humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for a conversation about faith and spirituality, issues facing our country today and how his global influence grew after he left the White House. As the first evangelical Christian elected president, President Carter opens up about his faith while in the White House and how it guided him in many of his decisions while president.

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