What The Stars Of My 600-lb Life Look Like Now

Plenty of reality shows feature dramatic transformations,
but few chronicle the intensely emotional second chances that are documented on TLC’s
hit series, My 600-lb Life. Dozens of men and women have had their lives
changed, thanks to the intervention of Dr. Now, and while the journey hasn’t been easy,
you won’t believe what they look like today! Melissa Morris The OG of My 600-lb Life, Melissa Morris was
the very first person ever featured on the show. “The last time I weighed myself I weighed
337 lbs. And I thought to myself, that’s not big. That’s not bad at all.” But having weighed-in back then at 653 pounds,
these days she’s living a much different life. While her weight has fluctuated over the years,
her Instagram proves she’s not looking back. “I could tell you this whole journey was easy,
but that would be a lie. But it wouldn’t be a lie to tell you it was
worth it.” Having children was something Morris desperately
wanted. And despite a doctor once telling her she
had only a 2 percent chance of getting pregnant, today, she’s a mom of three. “When I go in, I’m not gonna tell you only
the pretty parts. You’re gonna see all of it…I want the good,
the bad, the ugly.” On top of raising her children, Morris also
speaks publicly about her journey, proving there’s no slowing her down! Zsalynn Whitworth Season 2 opened with Zsalynn Whitworth’s story,
which famously included her manipulative husband, who prioritized his fetish over Whitworth’s
life. “She looked so big and comfy and soft and
squishy. You know, I like big women and she was the
queen at the time.” Fortunately for her health, the couple finally
got a divorce, and they share joint custody of their daughter. “He didn’t want me to lose the weight. And I didn’t deserve to feel bad about choosing
my health.” But Whitworth also admitted that she struggled
with loneliness and depression, as well as cravings for sweets, following the divorce. “I want to eat things that are bad for me. I wanna eat those sweets that really made
me feel wonderful before.” In spite of those challenges, however, she’s
moving forward and is ready for skin removal surgery. And she says she may even start dating. Paula Jones After an especially emotional episode of the
show, Paula Jones is now enjoying long term weight loss success. These days, she’s in great shape, especially
when you consider where she started. “My skin is my jail. I really don’t have a life. I’m just trapped. Period.” She’s not afraid to pose in a swimsuit, but
Jones also admits she has to stick to her diet and workout on the reg. “I hate feeling weak. Some people were born to workout. I’m not one of them.” She’s also outspoken about the obesity epidemic,
which has claimed the lives of some of her friends and loves ones. She posted on Instagram, “It is so senseless since it is preventable. It just isn’t easy. There’s no magic pill or even surgery but
it’s a lifestyle of eating, exercise, and healthy habits.” Amber Rachdi Of all of the stars of My 600 Lb Life, Amber
Rachdi is the emerging Instagram queen among them. Which makes sense, considering she made her
debut on the show at just 23. “Sometimes I think to myself, I’m never gonna
change.” But although Rachdi is a social media star
now, she has no plans to appear in a follow-up episode, citing some pretty serious beef with
the production crew. “Why are you trying to come up the stairs? Why didn’t you call me to help you?” “‘Cause I don’t want help, I just wanted to
do it.” She told Starcasm, “The experience was very disorganized and
jarring and there’s not a whole lot I can say using my grown-up tact. They ran late, reshot difficult to replicate
scenes, and really sort of acted like bullies.” Rachdi continues to take good care of herself,
and she works out regularly. Joe Wexler On season 3, viewers were introduced to Joe
Wexler, who weighed in at nearly 800 pounds. “I was lookin’ around, trying to find some
way to off myself. Kept thinkin’ it would be better for everybody.” Fortunately Wexler was able to get help from
Dr. Now, who performed gastric bypass surgery, after he lost 140 pounds on his own. “It was really tough, one of the hardest things
I ever did.” Ever since, Wexler’s had skin removal surgery,
and has lost 500 pounds. But the best was yet to come for the reality
star. After he met a woman named Sarah, things got
serious quickly for the lovebirds. “When I met you, I met my destiny. Will you marry me?” “Yeah.” The Wexlers celebrated their two-year wedding
anniversary in August 2018. Joe is also working hard in the IT sector
and is taking online courses, with big ambitions for the future. Laura Perez She’s experienced lot of changes since her
episode, but for Laura Perez, not all of those changes were positive. “I feel great about myself. I’m really happy.” On her Where Are They Now? episode, Perez revealed that she and her husband
Joey were facing eviction. But there were deeper issues at play as well. “I want to keep becoming more independent,
and get a job, and have a career…he doesn’t want me to do that.” When Perez told Joey about her beauty school
ambitions, he confessed he just wanted her to stay home, and stay dependent. “I’m not 600 pounds any more. So I don’t need to be trapped.” But according to her Facebook, Perez is now
remarried to a new man! She posted of her guy, “Thank god he is a great hard-working, loving,
caring man that puts me first. I’m blessed to have him.” Nikki Webster While she was all smiles in her look-back
episode, it was a stark contrast from Nikki Webster’s first appearance on the show. “I feel like I’m trapped…because it’s just
difficult to move my body.” One big change? Webster was able to go shopping for a pair
of pants for the first time in ten years. “I look cute.” As she slipped into a pair of bluejeans, her
joy was contagious. “I feel good in em. I feel womanly and sassy.” But a pair of pants isn’t the only new thing
in Webster’s life. Her weight loss has also enabled her to excel
at work, something she couldn’t do before. But the really big news? Webster shared via Facebook in March 2018
that she had recently gotten married, to Marc, who viewers were introduced to, in her follow-up
episode. And as she posted, she’s loving her new take
on life. She says: “I’ve been able to experience a happiness
I never thought possible. It’s not that I’m just content […] I’m exuberantly
gleeful.” “To be able to start to resemble what I felt
like on the inside, it’s extremely powerful.” Brittani Fulfer These days, she’s almost unrecognizable compared
to how she looked on My 600-lb Life. “A human body should not look the way my body
looks.” Viewers first witnessed the dramatic changes
in Brittani Fulfer’s initial Where Are They Now? episode. Then in a later follow-up, an even more lean
Fulfer appeared after additional surgery. “I’m still adjusting to how much of a change
all this has been.” Though it was a bumpy ride, she celebrated
her journey by hitting the beach. Fulfer has been squeezing every drop out of
life lately, according to her Facebook page, and through it all, her husband has been by
her side. She posted: “I am forever thankful to my husband. He is truly my strength and without him I
do not know where I would be.” Nicole Lewis All of the stories featured on the show involve
hardship, but Nicole Lewis had to overcome some harrowing childhood traumas. “I hate what my life has become. If I don’t change, I’m not gonna be here much
longer.” But pains from the past didn’t stop the determined
mom from putting in the hard work to lose weight and improve her quality of life. “That’s the one thing that brings us together
is our love of food…” “Food, but chips most definitely.” When TLC caught up with her after her initial
episode, viewers learned that Lewis had lost even more weight, bringing her total to over
200 pounds as of July 2018. These days, she’s doing better than ever,
and she recently celebrated five years with her fiancé, Charlie, according to Facebook. She wrote, “He is my everything and we are happy together. Our relationship is a million, a million times
stronger than ever before.” Sounds like Lewis found someone who takes
just as good care of her, as she now does for herself!

100 Replies to “What The Stars Of My 600-lb Life Look Like Now”

  1. Can’t even do enough research to pronounce her name right? Wow. Maybe watch the episodes you are reporting on?

  2. I have a slow ass muthafuckin metabolism. Weighing in at 165. Eugh. Literally if I could cut off my stomach, I would.

  3. I hate it when men makes their wife overweight because they don't want other man to hit on them meanwhile hitting on other women

  4. but what about all those morons who claim, "Healthy at any size"? they can all shove it with dangerous thinking like that.

  5. Joe Wexler’s story is heart warming! I’m glad he was able to change and found a woman to spend the rest of his life with

  6. It's not easy losing weight… & it's even tougher keeping off what you lose. To those fighting everyday to live healthier, simpler, & more productive lives I say keep fighting; the best is yet to come my friend(s)!!!

  7. My mom suffers from candida (Don't worry, it's not cancer even if it might sound like it). She's not obese or anything but she needs to be eating healthy or she'll have hives and feel fatigued a lot. My dad has a fetish though like the guy at 1:25 and pressured her into going back on a shitty diet. He often does manipulate people in different ways. I wonder if he's a sociopath honestly…

  8. i was on an anti depressant that didnt help with my mood and instead just made me rapidly gain weight. it wasnt even overeating either, i just kept gaining and gaining. i was taken off of it a few months or so ago and have since lost about 30 lbs. im still extremely insecure about my weight because i had issues with an eating disorder before i gained that much, but i think im at a healthy weight now which is really good

  9. When I hit 187, I freaked out as hell. I started watching my food and exercising and now I’m at 175. I thought that was difficult so I can’t imagine what these people went through

  10. If your lover is in need of a diet change and help please don’t be like most of the spouses here who fed their lovers food knowing they could possibly die

  11. I’m a fat girl and I’d be pissed if my bf sayd I was squishy and soft how can you be with someone who just sees you as a fetish??

  12. This is nice but this kinda saddens myself because i weight about 200 somewhat pounds, as a teenager. Though, I can't really do nothing about it, as I really don't like doing any P.E. Actives, I just wanna go to the gym, but I'm not even getting that- And I can't.

  13. I remember the episode with Zsalynn. The father like constantly shit on her and just an asshole to the daughter. I’m so so happy for her that she’s better

  14. Due to a lotta trauma and shit in my childhood, I got to like 360 lbs :/ but now I'm down to 270 lbs! Still have a bit to go, but it's a lot of progress 🙂

  15. Just show's how much you can do if you try, no saying, "Oh, my body works like that" or "I love my current body", just hard work

  16. All my life i have fought my weight. Used to starve to stay small-size 9ish or so. But at 47 and with arthitis, i have gotten bigger than ever. My last weigh in at the doctor, i was 230 pounds. To these people, i guess it's not so bad but to me i feel like i weigh a ton. I've tried many diets but I've been this size for several years. Finally though my doctor asked me on my last visit, if I'd be willing to give myself a shot in the stomach every day to try to loose weight? "Yes!!!" I said so quickly that he actually startled and looked up at me. "Well that was fast" he said. So i told him i begged doctors for years for help loosing weight. But they wouldn't so I'll basically try anything. Then when he gave me my first shot to show me how to do it, he realized how afraid of needles i was. "Boy you will do anything." He laughed. "Yep I will!!!" We got to talking and he said many women refused because duh it's a needle in the stomach every day but a few agreed to try it. Now I do want to say that after several weeks of doing these shots, i think this might work. I'm afraid to get my hopes up but i feel different. For one the needle is so tiny, you can barely feel it. It's actually a pen that you screw tiny needles on the tip of. It takes less than two minutes to do and my insurance actually pays for it. I pay 25 bucks and my insurance pays 1,000 bucks a month. I figured at first that my co-pay would be crazy but only 25 a month. Now i haven't bought needles yet because my doctor gave me extra. My pharmacy says i need a separate prescription but come on, can't be too bad. But i feel different. Never hungry, i actually make myself eat now and can never finish my food. I will say that I'm going a little slower on upping my doses. Taking this at my own speed but i love it. I've not weighed yet because i don't own a scale anymore because i used to weigh myself everyday and was advised to throw it away. But i truly think this shot will work. I wont give the name for fear of getting in trouble. Ask your doctor about it. Mine had samples of it and it starts with the letter S. Hope that helps.

  17. They don't even look human anymore.
    All they are is Disgusting heaping lards of fat.
    All they are doing is taking up space,and wasting money on food.

    They don't work,they don't contribute to society in anyway.
    All they do is sit on their 600 pound asses and eat.

    I say let them die from their bad habits.
    Let natural selection run its course on these obese fucks.

  18. Not only are these transformations amazing, but it's even more amazing when their partners true colors begin to show once they are no longer needed, and the former 600 lb people realize that and dump them. Over half the episodes feature toxic relationships. I remember one girl whose boyfriend was the most apathetic person I had ever seen! He ended up getting money from his mom and just left his girlfriend in Houston. What's sad is that she said he was the best thing to ever happen to her.

  19. I am actually a pretty fit person but I still had some fat on me. I weighed 175 in May of 2019 and after one summer of working out and dieting I'm at 150 and I've really lost all the weight I can. The rest is muscle and honestly, there is more to my story. My brother suffered from childhood obesity and was 300 pounds at a point in time. He is older than me and he sets an example for me and he encouraged me to work out and eat healthy but I never did. When my extremely fast metabolism finally slowed down in 7th grade, my bad diet and low exercise continued still but I saw it happening. I ended up being 180 by the time it was December 2018 and that's when I started working out. I gained a lot of muscle so I still am technically overweight but it muscle and I'm proud to say I am where I am now and anyone can do it. Anyone.

  20. This makes me so happy they hare healthy, and alive…. but it also makes me sad that they had to go through all this to be how they wanted… :/

  21. Used to weigh 221.00 pounds four and a half months ago and know I weigh 179.00 pounds. I thought I used to look so good when I weighed that much but in reality I didn’t so when I became self aware I decide to switch it up and start eating healthy and working out. I love watching videos like this because it really pushes me to keep up the work I’m doing.

  22. When I saw Nikki's first appearance, the first thing that instantly shot through my mind was "woah, she's so pretty." Weight doesn't define you. I could see the kindness in her eyes, and it outweighed any of her "flaws". I'm so happy for her ^-^

  23. I consider myself fat, though I'm not even 200 lbs. However, in spite of having an underactive thyroid and insulin issues, I'm still not obese. I hate it when people blame these things for their weight.

  24. So sad that woman's husband wanted her to live unhealthy by weighing what she did. She is in a more healthy relationship. I would hate to have a husband that didn't want me to be independent and do things myself without depending on him.

  25. Paula’s story is amazing. All of these are. Glad to see many have stuck it out and are stronger now and mindful. Amber also is just an amazing outcome. Oh and Joe! So glad to see he is doing well still.

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