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Teddi Mellencamp Just Shared A New Weight-Loss Photo With A Powerful Message About 'Hiding'

Women's Health logo Women's Health 10/10/2019 Korin Miller
John Mellencamp et al. posing for the camera: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp shared a new before-and-after photo of her own 80-pound weight loss to make a point about confidence. © Instagram Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp shared a new before-and-after photo of her own 80-pound weight loss to make a point about confidence.

Real Housewives star Teddi Mellencamp is huge on living a healthy lifestyle—she’s a health and wellness coach when she’s not a reality TV star. But she doesn’t just practice what she preaches: She’s had her own health and wellness transformation, too.

Teddi, who is founder of life coaching company All In By Teddi, just shared some before and after pics on Instagram, with a poignant message. “I was chatting with my @goallinbyteddi girls today and realized something: before we went all in, we were hiding. Hiding behind a pillow, or a purse, or a family member,” she wrote. “Hiding under a blanket, or sweatshirt strategically placed around our waists. Hiding from the most important reality of all: our happiness.”

Teddi said she was “surprised” at how similar their stories all were. “In how instead of taking charge and being our best selves, we were letting our bodies get the best of us,” she said. “And I’m sure there are many more of us out there. So I ask: are you hiding?”

The photos feature a slew of before-and-after shots of women, including Teddi. In the "before" shots, the women can be seen shielding their bodies behind kids, partners, and backpacks, while the "after" photos show them posing much more confidently.

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A post shared by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (@teddimellencamp) on Oct 10, 2019 at 6:21am PDT

Teddi has been really open about her weight-loss journey, including the fact that she overhauled her diet and exercise plan about four years ago. Teddi opened up to Women's Health about how she gained 80 pounds in one year after moving to California and starting a stressful job. She yo-yo dieted for years, but continued to struggle with her weight after she became a mother.

Teddi said she eventually realized she needed to be accountable for what she was eating and doing—which led her to start documenting her health journey on Instagram

Teddi's put what she learned into her All In by Teddi accountability program, where she helps clients "learn how to balance and live a healthy lifestyle" to reach their goal weight, according to the All In by Teddi website.

While Teddi has clearly lost a lot of weight, she doesn’t publicly talk about what she weighs now. “I think putting that number out there makes us want to compare and we are all so different,” she previously said on Instagram.

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