shannon beador returned to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" this season within an additional 40 pounds on her body. This was a weight gain that Beador was not proud of and she was saddened by the fact that she had let herself go.

She was also sad that her co-stars couldn't understand why she had gained so much weight over the past couple years, as the weight had slowly started to creep up when she learned that her husband was having an affair. She had previously gone to a Personal Trainer where she had revealed a slight weight gain. But when she returned to the show this season, she revealed that her weight had gotten out of control.

Losing the weight

Since the show wrapped, Shannon has started to work out again, and she has shed 15 pounds already. It sounds like she's doing everything she can to get back in shape with her trainer and her friends could not be more proud of the progress she's made.

Throughout the show, Shannon has blamed her weight gain on her former friend, Vicki Gunvalson, but she has now revealed that she gained weight due to stress. Fans are confused as to where the weight came from, but it sounds like she’s on the path to losing it all again.

Joking about gaining it back

She is at a point now in her weight journey where she is starting to joke around with her body. This week, Shannon went out for happy hour drinks with her friend, Jeff Lewis from "Flipping Out" and she makes a joke about her weight loss.

While Jeff revealed that he was now hanging out with a 15 pounds lighter Shannon, she revealed that she could easily gain that weight back by having drinks with her friend. It sounds like she started to find herself again after months of not having any self-confidence. It is great to see that she is turning her life around with a positive attitude.

Tamra Judge has revealed that she wants to help her friend lose the weight after learning that Beador's body fat was over 40%. She's been concerned about her friend's health, as she realizes the amount of stress her friend has been under. Tamra understands that Vicki is a source of stress, but there may be more to the story.

Meghan King Edmonds suggested that perhaps Shannon was struggling with marital issues as well, as what Vicki did wasn't bad enough to gain 40 pounds.

What do you think about Shannon Beador joking about her weight gain? Are you surprised that she is now joking about possibly gaining it all back while hanging out with her friends?