Everyone loves a good weight loss story and that's why reality TV fans were excited to follow the weight loss journey of Honey Boo Boo's Mama June on the TLC spinoff Mama June: From Not to Hot. If you didn't have time to watch the entire series or just wondering how Mama June did and where she is now 4 years after deciding to try to shed the extra pounds, check out all of the highs and lows of Mama June's weight loss transformation from beginning all the way to the present.
Mama June In 2016
While fans of the show Mama June: From Not to Hot may think that the show is what got her to lose weight in the first place, the show actually came after she started her journey to being more fit. In 2016 Mama June weighed in at 460 pounds and decided that her best chance at losing weight was by undergoing gastric sleeve surgery.
This type of surgery usually just gets the ball rolling but typically more help is needed to really stay on track. To help Mama June stay on target, she hired a personal trainer to help her out with exercise as well as implementing proper nutrition in addition to the surgery. For the most part, it worked! After having the surgery and having part of her stomach removed as part of her sleeve gastrectomy, in 2016, Mama June lost more than 300 pounds. She was happy to report that she was now a size 4.
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Mama June In 2017
Anyone who has ever lost weight knows that the before and after pictures don't come without some struggles though. Mama June definitely experienced her fair share of setbacks as she struggled to change her unhealthy eating habits. During an episode of Mama June: From Not To Hot (March 2017), on camera, she shared that she struggled with binge eating unhealthy foods. In an effort to help her overcome this, she decided she needed some extra support.
“I’m joining a small weight-loss support group. Although I got rid of all my junk food, it would be great to get some help to keep the weight off long-term." She shared, "I mean, I’m really nervous about walking into a room of people I don’t know and talking about my overeating. I’m scared, but I’ve got to do something.”
After it seemed as if she'd gotten the hang of it all and was on the right track, Mama June decided to invest in plastic surgery to have the extra skin from her quick weight loss removed from her body. She spent a reported $75,000 doing so as well as treating herself to a boob job as well. This extra surgery helped her to shed an extra 9 lbs!
Mama June In 2018
Losing weight is tough but yo-yo dieters are all aware that keeping it off can be even harder. This proved to be true for Mama June. She tried different dieting methods, including the popular keto diet which consists of low carbohydrates, high fat and moderate protein intake, but all to no avail. A clip giving viewers a look into the 2nd season of Mama June: From Not to Hot showed June fighting to maintain her weight after gaining 25 pounds of it back.
Mama June In 2019
2019 brought about a whole host of issues for Mama June including a new boyfriend who seemed to be nothing but trouble, an arrest in March for possession of drugs, her daughter, Alana Thompson, AKA, Honey Boo Boo moving out of her home in May, and a family intervention in June. With so much drama surrounding her, her weight loss took a back seat and the whole process seemed to be in vain.
Mama June In 2020
New years bring about the chance to start fresh but Mama June's bad luck streak seems to be continuing in 2020. Not only has she gained even more weight, bringing her closer and closer to her pre-surgery weight, but TLC just announced that the third season of Mama June: From Not to Hot will be airing in March but for the most part will not feature Mama June. This means that she won't get paid for her work. It is yet to be determined how 2020 will play out for her weight loss goals and fans will just have to tune into the show to find out.