Honey Boo Boo's Mom Shares Scale Photo to Prove 9-Year-Old's Losing Weight (PHOTO)

Mama June wasn't happy with the way she says she and Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson were treated when they appeared on the TV show The Doctors seeking weight loss help for the 9-year-old Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star. But June Shannon isn't about to let her bad experience keep her from helping her daughter shed weight and get healthy and — for better or worse — she has chosen to document the child's weight-loss journey on Instagram.

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By following a sensible diet and exercise program, and with the help of a long-distance personal trainer, Alana lost eight pounds in one month, according to June — which is fantastic:

Oh k cause everyone wants to know how alana doing she has lost almost 8 pds from 125.5 to 118 so Far in a mth im so proud of her... just by eating smaller portions and walking and with the encouraging support even 3000 miles away from our personal trainer @natashafett. ..just so everyone knows I want the truth out there I'm sorry but in the mth the show "THE DOCTORS" was in our lives she lost nothing they wanted her to fail I feel from the beginning they air the rest of the show tomorrow we wasn't on a 10 wk program like they want y'all to believe they flew us back in almost a mth after the first appearance and they separate this show that will air tomorrow but in real life it was filmed back on April so I know they r going to make it looks like we don't care but we do I mama June have lost 45 pds in a lil over a mth pumpkin @blowin_ur_mind15 has lost 26 pds in a lil over mth and all cause the awesome support of one person that came into our lives @natashafett believe us or not but she is awesome supportive encouraged us when we felt like we couldn't or didn't what to do it she was always a call or text away encouraging telling us we r doing awesome and this is what has helped us not just the support of us as a family unit but the support from someone who genuinely cares about us successful getting healthier and changing your minds and this is truth my side of things I'm proud of the changes alana pumpkin and myself have made and continue to make its not hard to it it's a mind over matter and yes im not going to lie it was hard at first but with the right support team in your corner and I want to thank u @GRMediaFirm for introducing natasha into our lives she has really made a HUGE difference in us and we thank u from the bottom of our hearts ...���

A photo posted by June-alana Shannon (@real_honeybooboo_mamajune31054) on

Before anyone accuses June of using her daughter's weight loss as a way of either staying relevant or proving to the world that she is a responsible mom (something she feels The Doctors didn't do): I agree that there might be a little bit of that in here. But I can't fault June for wishing to prove people wrong about her. She's only human and has the same desire we all do to be seen as a caring parent.

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So, perhaps her intentions in documenting Alana's weigh loss aren't 100 percent pure — does that really matter? Bravo to her and her daughter for following a smart diet plan that doesn't involve crazy powders, potions, shakes, or starvation. Good for them for sharing her success so that other parents who face the same problem feel encouraged that they, too, can help their children lose weight.

There's only one thing missing here: June should make note of Alana's exact diet and exercise plan, which would greatly help other parents. Whether you love her or love to hate her, June and her family are still in the public eye and this is a positive way for them to use their fame.

Do you think Mama June should document Honey Boo Boo's weight loss journey or keep it private?

 

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