When Laura Govan showed up in the season 2 premiere of “Basketball Wives L.A.”, most viewers probably had to do a double take. That’s because the girl with the big mouth and even bigger attitude was suddenly sauntering around on camera in a thin, waif-like body.
As Laura conversed with her little sister Gloria during the first episode of season 2, we couldn’t help but notice how prominent her collar bone was with her new body. In fact, all of her features have now become rather harsh and angular.
Don’t get us wrong, Laura DEFINITELY needed to shed a few pounds during the first season. She was shaped like a Tasmanian devil and she looked bloated and swollen in every scene. But maybe she should put about 10 lbs. back on? Just to soften up her features a little bit.
Laura’s weight loss, which happened completely off-camera, is apparently something she’s not too keen on being specific about. But she did admit that she lost a jaw-dropping 90 lbs.
In an interview with Uptown magazine, Laura says she’s a natural-born athlete and that the weight fell off once she resumed physical activity and made changes in her diet. No quick fixes here!
Here are Laura’s own words on her weight loss from the interview:
Well, naturally I was 117 pounds. Within three months of delivering my first child, I was back to my natural size. As I’ve had more and more children the weight stayed on. I had to change my mind first. I had to make up my mind that I wanted to lose weight, but I still ate like I was pregnant.
Once I finally made up my mind, I took those goals and I ran with them. I am an athlete. I play basketball and trained at every level. I had to learn to work out with my children. I changed my diet. I changed who I was and it just came off. You really have to change your mind and attitude and everything else will follow. I enjoy working out.
It’s good that Laura was able to motivate herself to get off her lazy butt and do something about her oversized figure. Too many women spend more time making excuses than putting in that work on the treadmill.
So a round of applause for Laura. But still, pick up a Big Mac every now and again too.