Gospel singer, actress and one half of the ‘David and Tamela’ dynamic duo, Tamela Mann vowed to embark on a healthier lifestyle in 2019, and nothing—not even knee replacement surgery or a busy schedule—is stopping the star from reaching her fitness goals, including losing a whopping 50 pounds!
In April of 2019, the 53-year-old announced to Instagram that she was joining the WW (formerly Weight Watchers) community as an Ambassador. Other celebrity ambassadors include Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson, who have also slimmed down using WW.
The award-winning singer set some goals to develop healthier habits and lose weight, not only for her, but for her family. Mann’s 31-year-old daughter Tiffany also joined her mom on the quest to get healthier, which has been motivating for Mann.
“It’s nice to have a family member who’s like-minded on this journey! We both have goals we’re trying to reach,” Mann told WW. “Mama hasalways led by example—she’s a great wife and mother, and an incredible performer. I’ve found myself looking to her to learn how to take better care of my body because she’s taken off! She is doing so good!” Tiffany said of Mann.
After beginning WW’s new weight loss program in January of this year, the award-winning gospel singer revealed to Instagram that, “50 pounds lighter and I’m feeling amazing!” she captioned in her new slimmer post.
The Meet the Browns star told WW that she’s learned how to portion her meals. She said she eats turkey sandwiches, but “now when I have one, I’ve learned to cut it in half to make it into two meals.”
Mann typically starts her day with eggs, toast, and bacon for breakfast. “I’m beginning to eat the eggs without cheese to save SmartPoints,” she said. And her favorite ZeroPoint foods, which you can eat unlimited amounts of on the WW plan? Fruit! “There’s a wide variety offruit [on the ZeroPoint foods list]—I love that,” she told WW.
When it comes to eating in between meals, Mann keeps her snacks separate from her five kids and eight grandchildren’s selections. “…My house is full of kids. I still have their snacks, BUT my @ww snacks have their own section in the pantry!!” she wrote in an Instagram post from June.
Prayers Up! Tamela Mann Has Double Knee Replacement Surgery
Tamela Mann who is known for her many roles in Tyler Perry’s movies and TV Shows and her award-winning gospel music, is reaching out to her fans and family for prayers for herself.
This morning, Tamela shareda video on her and her husband, David Mann’s Instagram, where she explained that she in the hospital and awaiting surgery. The 53-year-old shared that she was having not just one knee replaced, but she’s going to have both knees replaced.
“Today is the day ?? I’ll be checking in periodically to give you guys updates as often as I can. Send a prayer up for me,” she says in the video below.
“I need everybody to pray. I’m letting you guys in to follow me and pray for me and to be with me every step of the way.”
“I’m real emotional. I may be crying a little bit. I may be here a couple of days,” she says tearfully.
People who have moderate to severe arthritis in both knees may consider getting double knee replacements—replacing both knees during one surgery. Between 4% and 6% of knee replacement surgeries are double knee replacements,1 during which both of the patient’s knees are replaced. This procedure is sometimes called bilateral knee replacement.
Double knee replacements have similar short- andlong-term results to single-knee replacements. Most patients report a reduction in knee pain and an improvement in function after both surgeries.
Many people consider double knee replacements, at the same time, more efficient and convenient. For example, patients spend less time in the hospital, less time off work, and less time in physical therapy. It also tends to cost less than having two separate surgeries.
However, there are disadvantages, including an increased risk of blood loss and increased risk of complications. (Though it is worth noting that people who elect to have double knee replacement are exposed to these risks just one time.)
There are no set age requirements for double knee replacements. Some surgeons use a cut-off age—for example, they might only perform double knee replacements on patients aged 60 and younger. Other surgeons evaluate each patient on a case-by-case basis.
Tamela Mann has launched her own designer line of activewear! Her new activewear collection espouses the descriptions comfort and style. With sizes from XL to 4X and a sizing chart to make sure the fit is accurate, the six-piece collection features hoodies, pants, a shirt and skirt. The starting price is $39.50 and the colors are black and white with gray floral accents. The website also featuresTamela modeling some of the outfits. For all the information or to place an order, go to http://www.TamelaMann.com
We’re sending up prayers for you Tamela Mann. Praying and believing for a full recovery!