Mama June Shannon has allegedly tried her absolute best to lose enough weight to get into bikini body shape before her ex-husband Sugar Bear’s wedding to his new partner, Jennifer Lamb. However, a new clip from ‘Mama June: From Hot To Not’ (via In Touch Weekly) reveals that Mama June was devastated when she realized that she wasn’t going to hit her target weight before the wedding.
The video clip shows Mama June in front of the camera, stating, “The dreams of me completely transforming my body before Sugar’s wedding and the photoshoot are gone. I f–ked up big time.”
Mama June was reportedly planning on having her excess skin removal surgery once she hit her weight loss target, but she was forced to cancel the surgery because she hadn’t lost enough weight on time. However, Mama June’s daughters – Lauryn Thompson and Alana Thompson (or Honey Boo Boo, as she’s known) – haven’t given up on her, telling the camera, “We know how bad that Mama has wanted the skin removal surgery, and even though she’s being a total bitch to us, there’s no way that I’m gonna let her give up this easy.”
Weight loss is obviously not an easy journey to embark upon, but Mama June has shown remarkable resilience and commitment to the process. Granted, her reasons for doing so might have more to do with the TV show than anything else, but she has still managed to lose a whopping 200 pounds (after getting surgery for a gastric sleeve).
In Mama June’s own words, “I hope that somebody will realize that’s going through the same weight loss struggles that they’re not alone and realize it’s not all peaches and cream. I hope one person gets something out of it, that they realize the struggles are real. I’d tell people who are struggling with weight, just take it one day at a time. You can’t just give up because it seems like the easy way to go. Trust me, I wanted to give up several times through this journey.”
An admirable statement, to be sure, and one that will resonate with many people in the show’s audience. Weight loss is a universal, generally non-polarizing issue that engenders empathy from the viewer, and Mama June Shannon was smart to showcase this in a TV show. And she managed to stop just shy of reaching her goal, because you know what that means, right? More conflict and drama for the TV show, to be continued! What do you guys think, did Mama June intentionally miss her weight loss goal to improve ratings on her new TV show?
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