‘RHOBH’: Teddi Mellencamp Shares Throwback Halloween Photo and Offers a Challenge

As Teddi Mellencamp from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills embarks upon the second half of her pregnancy, she posted a reminder to her followers about getting healthy, even when the holidays are knocking.

A number of celebrities and Bravolebs shared photos of current or throwback Halloween costumes. Mellencamp posted some adorable photos of her children in costume. But she also shared one Halloween memory of herself that was probably a little tough.

Erika Girardi, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Dorit Kemsley
Erika Girardi, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Dorit Kemsley | Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

She told Showbiz Cheat Sheet in April that she use to struggle with her weight. She got to the point where the extra pounds left her feeling sad and depressed. “I was so negative about myself so that I wasn’t even comfortable in my own skin,” she recalled.

Depriving yourself during the holidays

Mellencamp shared a throwback Halloween image and a photo of the costume she rocked during last season’s “Farrahween” party. “Farrahween” is the birthday/Halloween party Kyle Richards throws for her eldest daughter, Farrah Brittany every year. The extravagant party was featured during season nine.

In the throwback photo, Mellencamp is visibly heavier than she is today. She shared that many people head into the holidays ready for deprivation. “We all remember during the holidays depriving ourselves of things and then we would overindulge— leading to feeling terrible and then ‘punishing’ ourselves,” she wrote. “With Halloween being the kickoff to what is always a party-filled, friends and family gathering extravaganza of a holiday season.”

Mellencamp also noted in another post that she used to “hide” behind friends or family members when someone would take her picture too. “Hiding behind a pillow, or a purse, or a family member,” she wrote. But it wasn’t just friends. “Hiding under a blanket, or sweatshirt strategically placed around our waists. Hiding from the most important reality of all: our happiness. I was surprised by how our stories were all so similar. In how instead of taking charge and being our best selves, we were letting our bodies get the best of us.” 

She offers this challenge

In her Halloween post, Mellencamp challenges her followers to get healthy and feel better now and not wait until after the holidays. “There is no better time than now to start learning how to find balance,” she continued with her post. “Follow @goallinbyteddi for great tips on how to stay healthy this Halloween and beyond. Because waking up every day and feeling your best is sweeter than any Tootsie Roll. And if you’re ready to jump all in and make a change leading into Thanksgiving— sign up at www.allinbyteddi.com to start this Monday and get yourself ready to take on this holiday season right!”

She added, “My @goallinbyteddi team and I have made cardio our candy.” When Mellencamp spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet she had 40 accountability coaches who guide clients toward their goals. “Plus this business keeps me accountable too,” she said. “This is sustainable for your life and it isn’t a fad diet.”