Mama June Shannon is a woman whose success and failure is followed by the public. She has publicly piled on the pounds following her stunning 328-pound weight loss after undergoing gastric sleeve and numerous plastic surgeries.
In the new trailer for Season 2 of her reality TV show, “From Not To Hot,” June laments that she has quickly gone from a size 4 to a 12 by backsliding on her diet and exercise routines. “I’ve gained a few pounds,” Shannon admitted.
While a size 12 is hardly “fat” and June is still a long way from her former self, she’s terrified she could get morbidly obese again.
Mama June lost 328 pounds after undergoing gastric-sleeve surgery, a weight-loss operation that slashes the size of your stomach in half so you can no longer eat huge portions.
The 5-foot-4 Shannon once topped the scales at 460 pounds and was a size 28. After getting gastric sleeve surgery in 2016, Mama June rapidly slimmed down to 132 pounds and was a size 4. The divorced mom of four was so proud of her transformation that she posed in a red “Baywatch” swimsuit.
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In addition to gastric sleeve, Shannon also got more than $75,000 in plastic surgeries to remove excess skin from her “bat wings,” stomach, and “turkey neck.” June also got breast implants, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.
In 2017, Shannon told Dr. Oz she felt so much better because she was no longer morbidly obese. “My back doesn’t hurt as much,” she said.
The mom of reality TV star Honey Boo Boo then maintained her 328-pound weight loss for about a year by following a portion-controlled diet and exercising regularly — something the former couch potato never did before.
Shannon said she initially wanted to lose weight to make her ex-husband, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, jealous.
“My goal when I first started this weight loss journey was to make Sugar Bear kind of jealous,” she revealed on “From Not to Hot.” “But it’s no longer about revenge.”
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In April 2017, June discussed her weight loss with talk show host Wendy Williams, who said she doesn’t believe Shannon will be able to keep the weight off.
“Weight loss is one thing. Keeping it off is another,” Williams warned Mama June (see video below). “You really have to change her mindset and your way of life.”
Shannon admitted that keeping the weight off is tough because she still gets the urge to overeat even after gastric-sleeve surgery.
So will Mama June keep her weight off? We’ll keep you updated. Season 2 of “From Not To Hot” premieres June 15 on WE tv.