Mama June is all for body positivity!
The 38-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July and share an update on her weight loss journey, stating that they have “gained a few pounds back.”
“Happy 4th of July America‼️??? I remember when I took this picture, I had just lost 60lbs and felt good about myself,” she wrote, alongside a photo of her grinning in a red one-piece suit on the beach. “I’m still proud of this pic and myself for coming so far. Regardless of whether I gained a few pounds back I’m still beautimess! #LoveYourself #LoveYourSize #WereAllBeautiful #MamaJune #fromnottohot?”
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June, that the records of her life-including her relationship with friend Geno Doak — WE tv’s “Mama June: From Hot to Not,” went from a weight of 460 pounds to 160 pounds following gastric sleeve surgery. But the mother-of-four has continuously a little bit of weight since the holidays, she told ET back in January.
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“It is understandable why she would gain the weight back. She had so many surgeries in the past six months, it is perfectly understandable, ” June’s daughter, Alana Thompson, known as Honey Boo Boo — told ET of her mother’s ever-present health problems. “I would be heavier if I had six operations in the last six months [to].”
One of those health problems, loss of vision — June is completely blind in her right eye and may eventually lose sight in her left eye — a handicap that makes it difficult for her to enjoy the great milestones within the family.
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“If [my daughter] Jessica graduated college back in May, I was not able to see that,” she told ET Lauren Zima last month. “It is an emotional experience for me just thinking about it.”