She's lost a whopping 20 pounds and six dress sizes. But that doesn't mean Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch "Mama June" Shannon celebrates small victories with rice cakes and carrot sticks.
June, who married Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, last May after nearly a decade together, took time out to talk to In Touch about body philosophy, dieting and having more baby boo boos. Check it out!
You look great! How did you do it?
I haven't been drinking as much soda – just water and stuff. And I've been busy going to NYC and LA for the show, so it's kept me active.
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What about your diet?
We've been eating a lot of chicken and baked foods. I also snack on grapes and cheese cubes throughout the day.
Did being on TV make you want to get in better shape?
No! People were actually saying I was gaining weight, and making Alana gain weight, to stay on TV, which is a bold-faced lie. We've all lost weight.
How – and how much?
Now that it's summer, we all go swimming together. Pumpkin is down nine pounds. And Alana has lost weight, too.
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Do you have a goal weight?
No, I'm happy with the way I am now. But I was also happy with myself when I was 400 pounds. I taught myself and my kids that you've got to be confident no matter what your size.
So no more kids for you two?
No, no. I have Anna's baby [Kaitlyn, 2] – that's good enough for me!
To read more of In Touch's exclusive interview with Mama June, pick up this week's issue, on newsstands now!