Mama June: Having Seconds Thoughts About Weight Loss?
Mama June has come a long way, y’all.
Just a few short years ago, June weighed around 460 pounds. She was in an unhappy marriage with Sugar Bear, she was feeding her family spaghetti noodles covered in melted butter and ketchup.
Things were bad. Really bad.
But she kicked ol’ cheating Sugar Bear to the curb, she dropped her famous spaghetti recipe (we’re assuming), and she’s also dropped a massive amount of weight.
Last we saw on her new reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, she weighed just under 190 pounds.
She then had surgery to remove the excess skin from her weight loss, so she’s lost a good few more pounds from that.
But, as she reveals in tonight’s new episode, she’s not feeling as great as she imagined she would. And she’s ready to give up everything she’s worked so hard for.
Surrounded by her family and personal trainer Kenya Cook, June laments her latest surgery, the one she said left her looking like Frankenstein.
She’s in such an emotional state that she’s fired her manager, Gina, “because she puts too much damn pressure on me all the time.”
“I mean, it’s like, ‘Come on now!'” she says. “Give me five seconds for me to be able to recover and not have to worry about my weight.”
It’s sad, because her manager is just trying to keep her on track, and she’s also trying to schedule her next surgery, the one to remove the skin on her arms and neck. So, you know, managing her.
Thankfully, Pumpkin comes through with the real talk, as always, telling June “In all reality, you asked for all this stuff, so Gina is only helping you out.”
True. But also not what June wants to hear. You can tell by the extreme pouting.
Kenya — sweet, wonderful, incredible Kenya — asks her to stop and think about why she wanted to lose weight in the first place, to see if she could find her inspiration again.
At that moment, June chooses to continue pouting, but in a voiceover, June explains that “My goal when I first started this weight loss journey was to make Sugar Bear kind of jealous. But it’s no longer about revenge.”
Revenge bodies are great and all, but they’re not everything, you know?
Sadly, she admits that “Doing all the surgeries really took a toll on me — not just physically, but emotionally.”
Her family urges her to reconsider giving up, and little Honey Boo Boo grabs her arm, telling her “Mama, you always talk about these bat wings. Why don’t you want them gone now?”
Pumpkin, the real hero in this situation, flaps her own arms and reminds her that she can’t just “fly away” from her problems.
The dramatic sneak peek concludes with June saying that she doesn’t want to “disappoint everybody and not be the skinny Mama June that everybody is looking forward to.”
“But if I go with something as serious as the next surgery,” she adds, “it can’t be about making everyone happy — it’s got to be about me.”
Take care of yourself, Mama June. You got this.