Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - RHOBH Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

See Teddi Mellencamp’s Amazing Body Transformation! Plus – Explains Why She Became an ‘Accountability Coach!’

So far, most fans are loving the new RHOBH. Teddi isn’t one to pretend to be someone she isn’t in order to fit in (ie throwing away $5K worth of chips) and doesn’t pretend that she is perfect.

Teddi has been open about her struggles with weight and how it led her to her current career as an accountability coach. We learned that she once was over 200 lbs. and she recently shared some ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos. If you are sitting on the couch snacking – prepare yourself as it’s pretty motivating!

The images were taken from her website LA Workout Junkie and in her post, Teddi describes her fluctuating weight and her personal journey:

After struggling to get pregnant with my son and undergoing multiple IVF treatments, I gained 80+ pounds. I was thrilled to have my healthy baby boy but was left feeling broken inside. In order to be the best mom, wife and version of myself I knew things needed to change!

I was no longer angry. I knew I needed to be held accountable because I was still vulnerable to my insecurities and the changes I wanted to make. Only by finally admitting to myself that I needed to change and having a positive outlook on my journey did things begin to shift. In doing this, I realized there were a lot of women who feel the exact same way I did and I wanted to help them feel the same power I had gained in truly loving myself again. I never dreamed that I could turn my passion into the thriving business that it is today but I feel truly grateful for all of my clients. Not only do I love helping others feel their very best, but in doing so it holds me accountable as well!

In addition to sharing her story on her website, Teddi also opened up in this weeks’ Bravo Blog stating:

First, a lot of you have been asking about my accountability coaching, so I’m glad I get to talk about about that a bit in this episode (no matter how seriously some of the women may take it). My weight has fluctuated my entire life, and when I gave birth to my son Cruz, I was over 200lbs. I was thrilled to have a healthy baby boy but didn’t feel right in my own skin. I knew then that in order to be the best wife, mother and version of myself that things needed to change. I would hold myself accountable to my vulnerabilities and insecurities in a positive way— and that’s when I felt a shift; I was truly loving myself again. I knew that there were women everywhere who were going through these same emotions and I wanted to help them. Help them discover that same power to become their best selves— to wake up every day and be able to love yourself. I’m blessed that my passion has become such a thriving business that empowers women across the country.

In addition to her weight, Teddi also couldn’t resist giving a little dig to the rich b**ches Dorit and Erika stating:

That said, I totally hold myself accountable for being a frugal bitch. Look, I know it sounds ludicrous given who my dad is, but I wasn’t handed a platinum card and shipped to Los Angeles to live the golden life. I struggled as an assistant at an agency and worked my ass off. I will never be that person who blows five thousand dollars at the casino just because I have it. If I wanted to gamble, I would have packed some Virginia Slims and never left the penny slots. But also, I won! I figured I’d take that money and get myself some fancy pajamas for next time I’m gambling with Dorit and Erika (I must have missed the memo).

I’m with Teddi on this one! If I ever get so rich I start wearing designer pajamas in public – please hold an intervention!

What are your thoughts on Teddi’s transformation and business? Thoughts on her comments in her Bravo Blog?

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  • mtrae9

    I like Teddi so far. IMO she seems to be sizing up everyone and I think I it’s too early to form an opinion. I am the same way. I sit back and watch behaviors before I become friends with people.

  • Betty

    She’s boring and I don’t see that changing. It’s Bev Hills. Show us the money

  • Lea

    I think I crossed paths with Teddi years ago, but don’t have much to tell you. I worked at Universal Pictures, in Marketing and Development as an Executive Assistant. At one point a gal, with the Mellencamp last name, started in the group. I asked one of the other admins if she was John’s daughter, she shrugged her shoulders and we never discussed it again. I remember she came from an agency, unless she has a sister with the same background? I went to work in development soon after so never knew her. The end, sorry my story is meh but that’s all I got.

  • Kirby

    Meh not liking her . Yeah yeah she talks a good game but she’s boring me so far . She and Erotika and their feud hold no appeal to me

    • Rain

      ??? eveybody bores you except Kyle ????. Still love you though ????

    • ~Medusa~

      Did you yawn through the episode??

      Be thankful that KimiKaze isn’t lurking behind the curtain, waiting for her cue to take the stage.

      • ??????Ð??Ð?????

        Small favors Mein Freund. I’m still not totally convinced Bravo isn’t going to spring Rambles on us at any giving moment. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb882726e8daf3dd18aa38ad5d9aa1cd705a78a74e4026a2bd246aea44fe1104.gif

        • Kirby

          Me too ?

        • ~Medusa~

          I wouldn’t put it past them. However, we can savor the moments that DimSumKim isn’t present.

      • Kirby

        I did and was waiting for anything to happen ?? it was a kumbaya episode or something ???

        • ~Medusa~

          LOL – Rain & I said something similar. It felt more like a “final episode” where all loose ends come together; rather than the beginning of a season. There was no reason to “tune in for next week’s show.”

    • ??????Ð??Ð?????

      I like her bae, no nonsense, so far. But like you say, that can change and most likely will. I just want to see her take down Cunty and I’ll be more than satisfied.

      • Kirby

        I don’t hate her but let’s see . Kyle still the best though ??

        • ??????Ð??Ð?????

          You make me laugh bae?

          • Kirby

            I like making you laugh because you make us all laugh everyday ????

      • Rain

        Teddi will improve and be a stellar HW by season 2

        • ??????Ð??Ð?????

          I have a feeling she won’t make it past this season. 🙁

          • Rain

            Really?? Why ? She seems promising so far . I hope she stays

            • ??????Ð??Ð?????

              IDK, nothing specific, just a gut feeling. I would like her to stick around, we’ll see if she can get past the first year hazing.

              • Rain

                Let’s keep our fingers crossed for her . I’m sad she and Dorit seem to be already evaporating. They are both young mothers and would’ve been a great alliance

  • Khipp

    So far so good Teddi. Maybe you (or someone) can make Rin Tin Tin accountable for her obnoxious actions. Here’s hoping.

    By the by, you’re a pretty girl, overweight or not. Good luck with some of those rich bitches.

    • ~Medusa~

      Khipp – Hahahaha… You know these bitches so well. “Accountability” will probably be THE word of the season.
      It’s better than “Cunty” and “DSL”.

    • Hanky Panky

      I will take ANYTHING other than “Own it” – which NONE of them did..lol

      • Kirby

        HP, they want others to own it but not themselves ?

      • Khipp

        Or Hanky, “in the moment”. What the what?

  • Rain

    I like Teddi a lot but like I said yesterday , her Suze Ormon sensibility may not have a place in this crowd . KUDOS to her for accomplishing what she did and I wish her the best . I don’t understand why her family completely cut her off financially when she moved to LA. It’s one thing to teach your kid responsibility, it’s another to just throw them out there . There is more to that story than she’s telling

    Also I think she did some work to her jaw so it’s not just simple weight loss.
    I totally get her big at Erika , but why Dorit ? Dorit was very sweet and welcoming of her , seems unnecessarily catty

    Still like her though , go figure ?

    • ~Medusa~

      Rain, How is Teddi “shaming the other women”? They have no shame. And no pride. They are materialistic, shallow & foolish. Teddi seems sensible & pragmatic. I didn’t get the sense that her family “cut her off”. Her history sounded as though once her parents divorced, she had to be on own. Perhaps John Mellencamp didn’t pay child support past her majority (age 18)?

      • Rain

        Materialistic and shallow is what defines Beverly Hills though, no ?? ?? While I wouldn’t definitely drop even $20 on gambling, this is a land where women buy 15k handbags , have 4 nannies and buy half a million $$ cars . It shouldn’t be THAT shocking to her that wives there have that kind of money . I’m sure even her own clients have extravagant habits .

        And as I said , I admire and respect her frugal ways , and I hope she inspires a lot of people but that’s not a show you join if your plan is to make a commentary on how wasteful these women are .

        Muah to you xoxxo hope the weather let up ???

        • ~Medusa~

          I see your point. I didn’t see Teddi as “shaming” the others. She’s simply different. Look how Erotika made a dig at Teddi when she implied Teddi’s gambling budget was “$10 bucks”. I can see friction rising between those 2.

          • Rain

            That’s true , Erika doesn’t have good graces and can be a total twat but I see her trying this episode by buying LVP that gift . Even MORE shocking is Dorit defending her to Teddi and telling her to take it slow !! WHO KNEW ???? ???

            I have said yesterday that Teddi is amazingly self aware but Erika is definitely NOT self aware and lives in a ridiculous emotional bubble . Automatically denying that the absence of her father didn’t affect her at all , is classic nonsense and we all know that’s not true

            • Hanky Panky

              Dorito is afraid of Erika and confrontation as we all saw last season. I think Teddi sees through her though, since she and LVP were “discussing” Erika then were sweet as pie to her.
              And I actually enjoy Teddi’s frugalness, her making comments / jabs gives me a chuckle. She can afford it, just chooses not to. She is a breath of fresh air, down to earth and has a killer boy she earned not nipped and tucked…lol

              • Rain

                I enjoy Teddi too and like I said , she will be epic . EXCELLENT point about Teddi seeing through Dorit , I didnt think of that ?

                Teddi has money but not as much as these women probably . But she has the right to do whatever she wants with her money . Mfff that husband of hers though ????

            • Kirby

              ? ?

              • ??????Ð??Ð?????

                Oh bae……

                • Kirby

                  Bae I’m stoked about my time off and having a blast , how’s your time off ?

                  • ??????Ð??Ð?????

                    It’s wonderful. I’m kind of lazing my days away. Not enough snow to go skiing yet. Sounds like you are staying busy.

                    • Kirby

                      Skiing would rock ???? I am trying to squeeze 4 weeks of activities into one ?

            • ~Medusa~

              As I’ve said before: Rain, you are very wise. You are also patient as heck. I have no patience for Erotika’s self serving FAKERY. She is 100% synthetic from the inside-out.

            • ??????Ð??Ð?????

              So true Fluffy, nicely stated!

              • Rain

                Thanks my lovely ?? I don’t think Erika spends any time processing her feelings or sometimes even her actions . I’m still disturbed about her leaving her son at a young age but I don’t know the whole story. She seems to just move along and pushes everything under a rug, puts on a fabulous dress and pretends that everything is ok !!! It’s that kind of denial nonsense that leads to the outburst/breakdown she had last year . She should get help with that and see a therapist on an ongoing basis

          • Kirby

            It’s not even Erotika’s money so what is she bragging about ?

            • ~Medusa~

              hahahaha… Hi Kirby!! Wait a sec. – Didn’t you research that EJJ has 5 million of her own dollars? Or was that someone else who produced that figure??

              • Kirby

                Yes it was me ?? i think he started her record company and controls her finances . Why else should she ask for permission to buy jewelry? Something doesn’t add up . I really don’t like her

                • ~Medusa~

                  Good point. And, I’m with you – I don’t care for Erotika, either. She seems completely made of plastic parts (including her brain).

                  • Rain

                    Russian Hooker Barbie ?

                    • ~Medusa~

                      LOLOLOL

        • Kirby

          Truth ?????? We don’t want people like us ?

        • ??????Ð??Ð?????

          My feeling is, they had to bring someone in who isn’t as wealthy because they can’t find people who want to make fools of themselves. Teddi does seem like she lives a very different life than the others, more of the OC variety. I wonder where she lives in LA.

          • Rain

            I love that they brought her as an example of working mothers who choose not to squander money on gambling . The show needed at least one relatable character but she is definitely the exception not the norm in that cast . I don’t know where she lives but maybe Vita40 can fill us in ???. Did they say what her husband does ?

            • ??????Ð??Ð?????

              Yes, we need Vita on the case!!

              • Rain

                Vita where are you? She said she will be spending NY Eve in SF but I’m sure she will have the info ?

      • Kirby

        That whole triangle doesn’t interest me ???

    • Kirby

      Mother ??? I didn’t think about Teddi dissing Dorit but I don’t care because she’s boring

    • ??????Ð??Ð?????

      She’s clearly had a nose job and I think there is some other work going on as well, can’t pinpoint what it is, but she looks very different in her photos.

      Maybe she’s lumped the 2 together because they were the gambling twins and they seemed to be stuck at the hip and kind of giving Teddi the cold shoulder and Cunty’s comment, bet $10, IDC, was low and Dorit didn’t say anything. I kind of get it. Personally I wouldn’t like any of these people if I had to spend time with them, but i would never put myself in that position, so there’s that! LOL

      • Rain

        I can’t even with Dorit ??? this is the fastest 180 ever and it’s giving me whiplash !!! Last episode she’s skeptical at Erika and this episode she’s practically Erika’s tampon ???. When ? How ? Why?
        SO yes, the dynamic at that table left Teddi feeling like the outsider. But I do feel in general , Dorit was nice to her and introduced her to LVP and then went to her room next morning to check on her

        • ??????Ð??Ð?????

          I think Dorit might rub me the wrong way this season. Really liked her last year, but between the boobs and her suck up to Cunty? No likey so far.

          • Rain

            Those boobs could’ve poked someone’s eyes out ? then we had the pajama incident ! What’s happening Dorit ?

            • ??????Ð??Ð?????

              Coupled with Cunty’s ridiculous green jogging suit, they looked insane.

              • Rain

                WTF with the green jogging suit ??? Gucci or not , it’s FUGLY !

                • ~Medusa~

                  I agree. She looked like she came on a bus, from a Senior Citizen Home.

                  • Rain

                    A senior citizen who was at a st Patrick’s Day outing ?

                    • ~Medusa~

                      HAHAHAHAHAHA – good one!!!!!!

  • michers

    I want to like her but I feel like there is an underlying constant ” woe is me ” factor and I don’t have time for it . Poor little rich girl, now I’m skinny, I live in 90120 but keep repeating I was broke .. Enough already. What else ya got ? Just throwing shots at what others do with their money? I cannot stand when someone counts other’s coins

    • Kirby

      michers ?????? I’m not team Erotika at all but Teddi is boring

      • ??????Ð??Ð?????

        I glanced at your comment quickly and I thought you wrote, I’m team Ebola, guess it’s the same, right? LOL

        Where you at bae?

      • michers

        It’s ok . I still like you 😉

        • Kirby

          I like you too ????????

      • luvmyfrenchie

        Ita, she is watching paint dry on a wall boring..

        • Kirby

          We agree ?

    • Lea

      I get what you and Kirby are saying, her energy is low or like she is sort of sitting back and watching.

      • michers

        Maybe that’s what it is Lea – observing ? It’s still new in season so I’ll try to be more patient with her lol

        • Rain

          I like her but don’t understand why the snark with Dorit who has been very sweet to her

          • michers

            Upcoming previews she has a little tiff with her I think

    • pastagirl

      I got that same woe is me vibe too!!

  • ~Medusa~

    Very impressive. Teddi seems authentic & frugal. Her dig at the “Pajama Twins” puts her at the top of the heap.

    • michers

      I think it shows she’s petty also , IMO . Sigh… She’s really nothing special …

      • ~Medusa~

        Petty? How so??

        • michers

          This is just my opinion , and I get not all will see it . She comes off as little humble down to Earth girl but really sgd us no different then others around her. If truly Miss fresh air , why fire shits st others because essentially that’s what she’s doing and that’s petty . Why mention the others like that ? To me , that’s “meow” , same ol tricks different HW. BUT- season still very young . Maybe she’ll wow me lol

    • Rain

      Good morning gorgeous ??. ‘The Pajama twins’ sounds like the name of a girl group ?

      • ~Medusa~

        Hahaha… Good Thursday Morning, Rain!!!

        • Rain

          On a different note , I’m sure you’ve read the Bannon interview from Vanith Fair ??? calling Jared/Ivanka ‘Javanka ‘ is hilarious ?

          • ??????Ð??Ð?????

            I haven’t read it yet, is it worth my time?

            • Rain

              It’s quite good !! The man is a scary nut ?

              • ??????Ð??Ð?????

                Very scary. I had a hard time watching the 60 minutes interview with him. I felt like I was watching Goebbels.

                • Rain

                  He looks like a demonic human being ! I kept thinking that’s what ‘evil’ looks like

                  • ??????Ð??Ð?????

                    It IS what evil looks like, you are absolutely right!

          • ~Medusa~

            “Javanka” is most apt. I really can’t stand that corrupt, inbred family. BTW: Someone woke the Orange Baby. He blasted Vanity Fair for issuing an apology to HRC!!! The Orange Insane Clown always has to pick a fight with somebody…

            • Rain

              ??? ?Gallup just named O the most voted admirable man of the year , with Orangello at #2, so expect him to lash out at Gallup? ahhh the perils of men with small hands

              • ~Medusa~

                How could the Orange Insane Clown make it to the #2 spot??? That’s bizarre. His hands are small. But, take a look at his thumbs. They are minuscule.

                • Rain

                  I’m surprised he’s number 2 also ! He’s higher than the Pope !! Smh

                  • ~Medusa~

                    How weird!!

            • pastagirl

              The orange clown baby HATES Vanity Fair and Graydon Carter. Hates him!! And Graydon doesn’t miss a chance to take a good dig at him, and then sit back and watch the baby throw a tantrum!

              • ~Medusa~

                Hehehehe… Thanks for the 411. I had no idea. That’s funny! I’ll have to read Vanity Fair again.

        • Kirby

          Wie geht es deinem Tag, mein Freund? ?????? I have days off and I’m not used to being off ?

  • Hanky Panky

    I like her and her attitude. And I wish more people got what she said about being accountable. So many people blame their weight on something / many things and instead of DOING something about it, they just continue to complain. They and only they can make the change and the commitment.

    • swizzle

      Agree. She seems like an interesting person. It does bug me though that her 200 pounds was a pregnancy weight. I thought she actually weighed 200 herself at some point.

      • michers

        Ok wasn’t just me !!! She did misrepresent that !

      • ~Medusa~

        Pregnancy weight can be a bitch and very difficult to lose postpartum.

        • Khipp

          I remember seeing a picture of Teddi and her room mate (shown on the last episode), and Teddi was pudgy.

          This pic was taken May, 2006. She wasn’t pregnant then, and she wasn’t thin.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5067d366cfb73fcf4521aafee859586d1e070546b199163ad3903300878c5a38.jpg

          • ~Medusa~

            What a difference exercise makes!!!

            • Khipp

              Teddi was honest. Said her weight always fluctuated.

        • Rain

          When i was pregnant with my twins it was ugly ??? im short to begin with and I looked like a hippo ?

          • ~Medusa~

            I’m short, also. With each pregnancy, I put on over 40 lbs. Luckily for me, It rapidly melted off between 2 to 4 weeks after I gave birth.

            • Rain

              MEdusa ??? short girls like us show every single extra pound ?? luckily the hills of SF and constant walking always snapped me back into shape
              How was your day ? I had a lovely day at the exhibition then came home and took a long nap ?

              • ~Medusa~

                It sounds like the exhibition was a big hit!!! Good for you!!!

                My day was very cold. I dressed in layers, including my ski gear, including glove liners under ski gloves. Yet, my fingers still turned white. We’re going to have another straight week of this arctic blast. Brrrrrrrr

                • Rain

                  Omg poor you !! Yes I just watched Yamas on ABC News and he was talking about the attic blast ! Brrrrrr ! I’m sending you warm California hugs and kisses xoxox

                  Whenever I go to the Legion of Honor , I have to stop by the Monet . The Klimt was only 2 small rooms so I managed ok ! Then had to stop by the water lilies . Here’s Klimt ‘the virgin’ and of course Monet. Sorry there is some woman standing by the Klimt ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2d72d4ef97cea199924df48ffa01ea23d7c2357f46a8ea16fe499f2ca76dcae.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f9a0d2d3ce71d1251cdb75d0f3f8e5c9526e5ae67d6d04cdabae9ae4f2bd23a.jpg

                  • ~Medusa~

                    Rain, I’ll take your warm hugs. I need them. This is bad over here. I shouldn’t complain to you with the California wild fires happening all year. That’s a catastrophe!!

                    These paintings are beautiful!!!!. I love Monet, too. Thanks for sharing them.

                    • Rain

                      It’s been a dreadful 2017 in every aspect including weather ! I hope things warm up at else a wee bit ???

                    • ~Medusa~

                      You’re right. Even Mother Nature shows her wrath to top off a really terrible, very bad year!!!

              • swizzle

                I used to live in SF, and walking those hills was the best. My butt was never as great as when I lived there. i should have moved back there after having kids!

                • Rain

                  Wow swizzle awesome !! Wish you still lived here, we would watch HW together ??
                  I don’t live in North beach now but those hills were especially brutal ?
                  But you’re right , a lot of great asses in SF ?

                  • swizzle

                    I used to live on Telegraph Hill and work down near Market Street. My walk to and from work was all the exercise I needed. Not so much the case now since I work from home.

                    • Rain

                      I’m sure you’re still lovley swizzle ???

        • swizzle

          Oh, I completely get that, but weighing 200 pounds pregnant is very different than weighing 200 pounds not pregnant.

      • Kirby

        swizzle ??

      • ??????Ð??Ð?????

        Me too!!!

    • Rain

      Well said as always Hanky ??

    • ~Medusa~

      Yep, ITA with you.