'I Have Gained 25 Pounds!' Mama June Reveals Struggle Of Keeping The Weight Off As Fans Slam Her Over Honey Boo Boo's Size

Date June 13, 2018 16:24

June 'Mama June' Shannon made headlines months ago, as she showed off her incredible weight loss. Not only did she adopt healthy eating, she also underwent a gastric sleeve surgery to help her go from 460 pounds to a size 4.

Her weight struggle

Unfortunately, losing the weight is half the battle. Then comes the part where you have to maintain the fitter body. Mama June and her daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thomson were recently at the AOL Build Speaker Series in New York.

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During the event, Mama June opened up about how challenging it was to keep the weight off. This was the first time she was speaking out since her series, From Not To Hot, hinted that she could be gaining some of the lost weight back. She said:

I have gained some weight back. I've gained about 25 pounds. 

She explained that undergoing a lot of surgeries had taken its toll on her. She was bed-ridden for a while following an eye surgery, and things have just been difficult in the last few months.

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Even though she chose to accept herself and avoid the pressure of staying a certain number, Mama June admitted that she did feel she needed to lose about 15 pounds.

It's a lifestyle change

Following her confession, many took to social media to give Mama June some advice.

They reminded the mom that weight loss is an overall lifestyle change that will never end. And if she did not stick with her healthy ways, it would be easy to backslide and return to her starting point.

Alana's weight

There were those who also picked apart Honey Boo Boo's size. They wondered how Mama June could be so focused on her weight loss and did not care to instill that same passion in her daughter.

Unfortunately, we can never avoid the haters, especially when it comes to the internet. 

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