Who is to blame?
It’s season 12 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and Shannon Beador is struggling big time! Her 40-pound weight gain seems to be her story-line this time around. It is a major challenge for her, which means the Shannoncoaster will be bigger than ever!
The mother-of-three has gone from a weight of 134 to 172, with 40% body fat; it’s taking an understandably emotional toll. As someone who had never been larger than a size 4 her whole life, she can’t even look at herself in the mirror now. Shannon says that Vicki Gunvalson is the cause, but is she just deflecting? Vicki is many things, but is a fat enhancer is one of them?
Remember the allegations made by Vicki Gunvalson, about David (Shannon’s husband) beating Shannon? Supposedly, that situation is why Shannon has gained so much weight. Shannon says the stress from that rumor made her eat and drink more, causing her to gain weight.
“I’m embarrassed of my body!”
Shannon says the weight gain has affected how she feels about herself. Being embarrassed of her body, she is not comfortable being intimate with her husband. After the issues the couple faced with his infidelity, David’s distance has Shannon very concerned.
Shannon meets with her trainer, Tim Ramirez, who is very proud of Shannon for returning to the gym. Shannon says, in tears, “It’s not normal. I’ve gained so much weight in a year.”
After her weigh in, Tim’s biggest concern was not her actual weight but the amount of body fat Shannon incurred; it can lead to a host of health problems at Shannon’s age.