After losing nearly 300 pounds, Shannon said she will “never go back” to being overweight. In a new interview with PEOPLE, Shannon reveals that years of overeating made her slowly pack on the pounds. When she discovered that her ex, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, was getting remarried, she decided she had had enough.
Shannon returned to reality TV in her new series, “Mama June: From Not To Hot,” which documented her total body transformation. She practiced portion control, exercised regularly and underwent several surgical procedures, including a gastric sleeve, a breast lift and skin removal surgery, to get her body down to a size four.
“I can promise you I’m never going back to that size,” she said. “I’m happy where I’m at.”
“I’m not going to lie to you: I have thrown up, because you can’t over eat with the gastric sleeve,” Shannon said. “That’s not a thing that I recommend to somebody. You realize what you can and can’t do, and when you do it that one time, you don’t do it again.”
The finale of “Mama June: From Not To Hot” airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on WEtv.