For comedian Lisa Lampanelli, her lifelong struggle with weight was no laughing matter.
The self-proclaimed "Queen of Mean" tipped the scales at a whopping 248 pounds earlier this year and was told by her doctor that she didn't have much time left to live unless she did something about it. Five months ago, Lisa underwent a gastric sleeve surgery, according to USA Today, where part of the stomach is removed leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, that is about the size of a banana. Ever since then, the weight has been falling off and Lisa recently showed off her newer, 80 pounds lighter figure!
"Crazy diets, good diets -- you can't name a diet I didn't do," she said to In Touch Magazine. "Finally I said, 'I've tried it all, and there's no shame in taking the next step.' The doctor who ultimately did my procedure explained that obesity risks are much greater than the risks for this surgery."
Since then, Lisa said she has been exercising every day in order to avoid complications of having excess skin post-surgery. And while it's possibly to literally eat your way through the sleeve and undo the benefits of the procedure, the comic said she's been losing about three pounds each week has every intention of keeping the weight off. "I feel so much healthier," she said. "The size I am right now is the size I was always meant to be."
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