June “Mama June” Shannon is opening up about her recent weight gain and how sobriety is affecting her relationship with her husband, Eugene “Geno” Doak.
“I have to say sobriety has change our relationship,” Shannon said. “Now, we’re able to have a clear mind and spend time with each other and reconnect our relationship and get to re-know each other without the drugs.”
Doak responded that he’s, “kind of digging this sober stuff”.
Though the pair admits that “we have put on a couple of extra pounds.”
“I put on about 60, he’s put on about 100. We put on a whole other person,” Shannon said. “But I’m gonna blame it on healthy COVID weight.”
“How much f—ing COVID did we eat?” Doak replied.
When asked if the star was willing to try the drug Ozempic to drop weight, she replied:
“I don’t want to try Ozempic because, honestly, I’ve heard about so many bad side effects. It is using a drug that isn’t really prescribed to do that. They’re using a diabetic drug to take care of weight loss,” Shannon continued. “No offense to people out there that are doing it, but it’s just not for me. I want to stay clean. I’m not judging anyone but it’s not for me.”
“I’ve only put back on 100 lbs. and I was actually putting back on that weight before I got sober. I’ve literally been at 241 lbs. for almost two years, God pretty much wants me where I’m at right now. Eventually in your weight loss journey, you hit a sort of plateau and I’ve plateaued at 241 lbs.,” she told the outlet. “I don’t drink soda, I don’t drink tea, I don’t snack like I used to and all that. I don’t move on the scale now, front or back.”