Funny lady Lisa Lampanelli makes no joke of the seriousness of weight loss and bariatric surgery.
After undergoing laparoscopic surgery back in April, the comedian recently opened up to Dr. Drew about her results and the journey forward.
She told Dr. Drew about her emotional fight with post-surgery weight gain, saying “You could lose 100 pounds with this surgery and then gain it back, because you don’t work on the psychological/emotional issues of why you really eat, which is why I always ate. Any emotion was a good excuse.”
Since the surgery Lampanelli has lost 60 pounds, and is working hard to keep it off.
Still, she remains realistic with her goals and points out, “I’m never going to be skinny, but I’m going to be at least at a healthier weight. And I have always been funny all my life. So, let’s pray I don’t lose my funny gene.”
Lampanelli’s husband, Jimmy Cannizzaro, has also seen success following the surgery with a total weight loss so far of 42 pounds.
Jimmy gives credit the to his wife for his weight loss achievements saying, “I can’t imagine not doing the surgery after she had done it because it would be kind of strange for her to be trying to save her life and me stuffing my face with pie.”
Both Lisa and Jimmy have proven to be a success story so far for laparoscopic surgery, but Lisa says one of the best benefits is the fact that they’ve had each other’s support along the way.
Lisa says, “I’m very lucky because my husband, Jimmy, also got the surgery a few months after I did. So, luckily, our relationship is getting closer because we’re going through the same thing at the same time.”
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