New life, who dis?!
Mama June has been on an incredible weight loss journey in recent months — and there’s no denying she’s embraced her lifestyle change!
In a new interview with TooFab, she confessed that she’s “very happy” with her new look — adding, “I’ll never go back to where I was.”
After experiencing a significant weight loss thanks to diet and exercise, the 37-year-old opted to get a gastric sleeve and skin removal surgery, a process that will be showcased on her upcoming TV special Mama June: From Not to Hot on WE tv.
“The gastric sleeve is… I’ve not had any complications. I’d definitely recommend it,” she told the site. “Before you have any skin removal done, it is recommended you do have some kind of gastric, whether it’s the lap band or the gastric sleeve, but I’ve had no complications with any of my surgeries. I’ve actually had a pretty good recovery, the doctors are surprised I’ve not been in much pain and I’ve recovered very easily.”
While the trailer for the new show teases that Mama June is down to a size 4, her lifestyle change was inspired by way more than just her appearance.
“I just decided it was time for a change, to be more healthy and to do something for myself because I do so much for everybody else,” she explained. “At first, people were saying, ‘You’re losing weight, you look great,’ and I just ran with it.”
By sharing her journey with the world, she said she hopes she inspires others.
“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,” she gushed. “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.”
Keep up the amazing work, Mama J!
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