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BUZZ: Mindy Kaling: My doctor said I’m the ‘healthiest I’ve been in years’ after weight loss

Mindy Kaling has a lot to celebrate this year.

The “Office” star gushed over her health and children Saturday in honor of her 44th birthday.

“My doctor told me that this year I was the healthiest I’ve been in years,” she wrote via Instagram alongside a photo of her daughter, Katherine, 5, and son, Spencer, 2, wheeling suitcases.

“That’s a pretty damn good gift, right?”

Kaling’s clean bill of health comes after she lost more than 40 pounds in recent years.

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The “Office” star has lost more than 40 pounds in recent years.
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In May, the “Mindy Project” star told People that she puts “so much time and energy” into “trying to be healthy.”

“I just tell myself I have to do basically 20 miles a week of either hiking or running. And so that’s been incredibly helpful to me,” she told the magazine.


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Continuing to gush over her little ones in her birthday post, Kaling noted that her kids push her to be the best version of herself — even when she doesn’t want to be.

“Now I’m just trying to be present for them (hard for me! I’m impatient!), being up for anything (again hard for me, I am not whimsical!), and stay healthy for these two guys (ALSO hard! I just want to eat cheesesteaks every meal in front of the TV) for until I’m an old gray skeleton they’re like ‘mom, you gotta go,’” she wrote.

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Kaling shared how her doctor told her she is the “healthiest” she has been “in years.”
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The actress, who previously dated her “Office” co-star B.J. Novak, also called Katherine and Spencer the “best” birthday gift she could receive for the “rest of [her] life.”

Kaling has never shared the paternity of her children, though fans have long speculated that Novak, 43, is their father.

Without confirming or denying, she said in August 2022 that the rumors don’t “bother” her or Novak.

Mindy Kaling doing yoga
The “Mindy Project” star said in May that fitness has allowed her to lose weight.
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Mindy Kaling walking with two children
However, she also attributed her healthy habits to her desire to “stay healthy” for daughter Katherine and son Spencer.
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“He’s the godparent to both my kids — and they have such a great relationship — and so far [the speculation hasn’t] affected my happiness at all, it hasn’t affected my kids or BJ,” she said in a Marie Claire interview.

“If that’s what is going to be titillating to people, I’ll take it.”

Kaling and Novak dated on and off from 2004 to 2007.

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak at premiere
Kaling’s ex B.J. Novak is rumored to be her kids’ father.
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However, Kaling has said that revealing how her kids were conceived isn’t off the table; she is just waiting for them to be able to decide for themselves.

“I want them to be old enough to talk to me about it and [tell me] how they want me to talk about it,” she shared.

“I’m the only parent my kids have. I think I err on the side of super cautious so that there [are] less things that they can potentially be mad at me about down the line.”

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