- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp shared a side-by-side photo of herself at two previous Thanksgivings.
- Teddi shared she was once "uncomfortable in my own skin."
- Now, Teddi says her holiday celebration is "active, engaged and laughing nonstop".
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp is all about documenting her weight loss journey on her Instagram and inspiring followers along the way. She previously opened up to Women's Health about her 80-pound weight loss and what it took for her to get there.
Now, in her latest Instagram, she shared side-by-side photos of herself at two different Thanksgiving celebrations. There's more to the photos than her physical appearance,though. Teddi also opened up about how her health and eating habits made her feel at the time.
Teddi wrote in the caption: "The pic on the left was a Thanksgiving where I had a chip on my shoulder and many more in my mouth. I didn’t want to socialize or interact with family & friends because I was uncomfortable in my own skin. On the right, how I now celebrate the holidays: active, engaged and laughing nonstop. Appreciating those around me instead of worrying about how I can conceal my third piece of pie."
She added that she needed to re-evaluate many things, and that holidays can be a real struggle. "It took me going all in to realize that sitting on the sidelines isn’t worth it; being in the game is so much more fun. Is there something you worry/fear during the holidays that get in your way? Let me know below, and let’s create a way to push past them so you can enjoy your season to the max," she ended her post.
Teddi, who's currently expecting her third child, has talked about struggling with fad diets in the past. "I did everything from cleanses to the cookie diet. I even did the HCG diet, which involved getting weekly injections of what I hoped was actually HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin hormone), which supposedly would help boost my metabolism so I could lose weight quicker," she wrote in an article for Women's Health. "To be truthful, some of the diets did actually work. I lost weight, although it wasn’t in a healthy way, and I had to keep jumping from one crazy, restrictive plan to the next to keep it off."
Eventually, she found success through finding fitness, addressing her emotional eating, and learning about good nutrition. And she also started her company, All In, to help other women. Teddi told Women's Health, "I want to give every woman that system of commitment and 24/7 accountability that will help them be successful with their health goals."
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