Mama June shares 'proud' swimsuit throwback after slight weight gain following surgery

Mama June is all for body positivity!

The 38-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Wednesday to celebrate the Fourth of July and share an update on her weight loss journey, revealing that she’s “gained a few pounds back.”

“Happy 4th of July America‼️💥🇺🇸 I remember when I took this picture I had just lost 60lbs and felt great about myself,” she wrote alongside a snap of her grinning in a red one-piece suit on the beach. “I’m still proud of this pic and myself for coming so far. Regardless if I gained a few pounds back I’m still beautimess! #LoveYourself #LoveYourSize #WereAllBeautiful #MamaJune #fromnottohot🔥”

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Happy 4th of July America‼️💥🇺🇸 I remember when I took this picture I had just lost 60lbs and felt great about myself. I’m still proud of this pic and myself for coming so far. Regardless if I gained a few pounds back I’m still beautimess! #LoveYourself #LoveYourSize #WereAllBeautiful #MamaJune #fromnottohot🔥
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June, who chronicles her life -- including her relationship with boyfriend Geno Doak -- in WE tv’s Mama June: From Hot to Not, went from weighing 460 pounds to 160 pounds following gastric sleeve surgery. But the mom of four has continuously put on a bit of weight since the holidays, she told ET back in January.

"It's understandable why she would gain the weight back. She's had so many surgeries in the last six months, it's totally understandable,” June’s daughter, Alana Thompson -- who’s known as Honey Boo Boo -- told ET of her mom’s ever-present health issues. “I would gain weight if I had six surgeries in the last six months [too]." 

One of those health issues is vision loss -- June is completely blind in her right eye and may eventually lose sight in her left eye too -- a disability that makes it difficult for her to enjoy big family milestones.

"When [my daughter] Jessica graduated college back in May, I wasn't able to see that," she told ET’s Lauren Zima last month. "It's emotional for me just thinking about it." 

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) June Shannon, Alana Thompson, Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon and Ella Grace Efird attend 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta' season 2 premiere party at Woodruff Arts Center on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09: June Shannon, a.k.a. 'Mama June,' attends 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta' season 2 premiere party at Revel on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 09: June Shannon, a.k.a. 'Mama June,' attends 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta' season 2 premiere party at Revel on January 9, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for WEtv)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Mama June (L) and Jenny McCarthy appear at SiriusXM Studios on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (L-R) Mama June, AJ Calloway, and Honey Boo Boo pose on the set of 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: AJ Calloway (L) and Mama June pose on the set of 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June visits 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June visits 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Mama June (L) and daughter Honey Boo Boo visit 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: (L-R) AJ Calloway interviews Honey Boo Boo and Mama June during their visit to 'Extra' on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
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