Sherri Shepherd is celebrating two milestones: a birthday and losing weight.

The actress just turned 54 years old and during the pandemic focused on losing 20 lbs

“During COVID, I put on weight and realized I needed to get back to the basics again, which was a lifestyle change,” Shepherd told People magazine

The Emmy-winner revealed her workout routine consisted of walking three miles four times a week, doing Zumba in her backyard, and boxing. 

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 “Now, I roller skate three times a week and I’m also taking pole dancing lessons, and call myself a pole-dancer-like-ish woman!” she joked. 

Sherri Shepherd celebrated her 54th birthday and losing 20 lbs. over the past year. 
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Shepherd said her biggest accomplishment was completing the challenge of doing 50 pushups a day for 30 days. “Completing that challenge was a major breakthrough for me,” she admitted. 

The former “View” co-host said she already stopped eating sugar but also gave up “dairy, pork, and beef.”

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“I love eggs with avocados, onions and peppers, and grilled chicken and salads. I love to make kale chips as a snack. I also started cooking my meals, which has made a huge difference because I know exactly what ingredients are in the food I prepare,” she revealed. 

Shepherd said she feels blessed “not only [to] reach 54, but to also have years in this industry with a body of work and accomplishments that I’m proud of. I’m strong, intelligent, sexy, talented and pretty funny.”

The comedian said it’s her 16-year-old son Jeffrey who keeps her motivated. 

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“He is the reason why I need to food prep and fit in exercise,” Shepherd said. “At 54, this is best I have ever felt. My goal is to be living a long and active life with my son Jeffrey, who shares the same birthday as me.”





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