Incredible Celebrity Transformations
Meri Brown
Weight Lost: 43lbs
Name: Meri Brown
Birthdate: Jan 16, 1971 (46 Years Old)
Starting Weight: 213lbs Current Weight: 170lbs
Diet: Low Calorie Favorite Diet Foods: Unknown
Exercises: Cardio
Famous For: Sister Wives
Name: Meri Brown
Birthdate: Jan 16, 1971 (46 Years Old)
Starting Weight: 213lbs Current Weight: 170lbs
Diet: Low Calorie Favorite Diet Foods: Unknown
Exercises: Cardio
Famous For: Sister Wives
Meri Brown
Weight Lost: 43lbs
Name: Meri Brown
Birthdate: Jan 16, 1971 (46 Years Old)
Diet: Low Calorie
Favorite Diet Foods: Unknown
Exercises: Cardio

The TLC network has always had a knack for finding people in unique situations that we don’t see on a daily basis. People that you didn’t think even existed in real life are typically showcased, and it makes for must-see television. One of the shows that’s been a huge hit for TLC is “Sister Wives”, which debuted back in 2010. It followed the lives of a polygamist family, which included Meri Brown.

All of the women in the “Sister Wives” cast either are or have been married to Kody Brown. All in all, there are four wives, but since Meri was the first of the group after getting married in April 1990, their marriage was recognized as the only legal one. The two have just one child named Mariah, though there are 18 children in total. Dealing with weight loss after pregnancy can be quite difficult, but there were always comparisons when it came to Meri’s weight against the others due to the fact that she had fewer children than the rest of the wives. It’s also not fun when your struggles with weight are well documented for millions to see.

“Sister Wives” co-star Janelle Brown has been making big headlines for her dramatic weight loss, but she’s not the only one that’s shifted weight in recent years. Though her weight loss hasn’t been as dramatic as Janelle’s, you can tell that she’s slimmed down since the show debuted. Unfortunately, Meri’s weight loss wasn’t quite as pleasant as one would hope, and it wasn’t all diet and exercise that caused her to drop weight quickly.

In late 2015, people were starting to ask questions about why Meri was looking so slim. In the first season of the “Sister Wives”, the 5’5” Meri revealed that she was the second lightest of the crew. While Janelle was 271 pounds and Christine was 222 pounds, Meri checked in at 213 pounds. Meri’s body mass index (BMI) at that point was 35.4, but now it’s estimated that she’s 170 pounds for a 28.3 BMI to drop down into the overweight category.

Meri had started to slowly lose weight after revealing to the national television audience that she had gotten to over 200 pounds. Then, the weight loss started to come rapidly, and she couldn’t explain it. It was then that she revealed that “Within about a six week period I dropped 30 pounds, just really fast. Of course I’m not going to complain about that, but it does tell me something’s wrong.”

The rapid weight loss had Meri see a doctor, where she underwent a CAT scan hoping to find out what the source was. The first doctor that she met with didn’t have much information to provide, and was also struggling to find out why she was having so many stomach pains. “It’s really frustrating,” she said, “because I don’t know why I’m having these issues.”

Then, Meri was shocked to find out that her weight loss might be cancer related. Her OB/GYN had said that “There’s a little bit of a thickening to your cervix. We can’t completely exclude cervical (cancer).” People were stunned to hear that one of their favorite reality stars was facing a cancer scare, but it thankfully turned out just to be a scare.

Though things haven’t always been easy for Meri, she’s keeping her wits about her and moving ahead one day at a time. Living a healthier lifestyle over the past six years since first debuting on reality television, she’s been able to avoid regaining weight that many people have had a problem with in the past. It’s estimated that she’s still around 170 to 175 pounds, even if her weight loss wasn’t fully explained by doctors.

Recently, she said that she’s taking the opportunity of her 2014 divorce to Kody Brown to better herself, which included spending more time in the gym. Even though it’s recent, the results are already starting to show themselves as Meri’s looking more fit and healthier than ever before. She’s also taken to meal prepping each week to prepare healthy meals, furthering her weight loss.

If you use social media, Meri also is keeping herself accountable by working as a LuLaRoe representative. This includes fashioning off some of the clothes she’s selling, and you can tell that her new healthy lifestyle has been working. Now that she’s not part of the “Sister Wives” family, it will be interesting to see what’s next for Meri Brown. It seems that she’s put more of the focus on her own life and recovering from a divorce while also trying to get into great shape. So far, so good, as it appears she’s having the time of her life.