Life has documented several shocking and inspirational weight loss stories that have resulted in some amazing before and after photos. The unscripted series follows participants as they undergo gastric bypass surgery to lose weight, but once their journey is over, fans are left wondering where they are now. Unlike shows like The Biggest Loser where the majority of participants gain the weight backall the people featured on My lb. Life are assisted by a doctor to help with giving them realistic diet and exercise tips.
The show also reveals other factors that come into play when a clinically obese person tries to lose weight, such as the psychological toll. Many of My lb. Overall, the series is excellent at showing the multi-faceted layers of obesity and how it affects friends, family, and ultimately, the person who weighs more than pounds. Scroll through the gallery below to see all of the inspiring before and after photos! Her nephew, Garrett Rogers, also made some big strides with his weight loss journey.
With the help of Dr. Together, he and Robin shed 42 percent of their body fat, which is no small feat! By the end of his episode, Garrett was able to start training so he could pursue job opportunities as a welder. Christina was pounds when she first appeared on the show in After getting gastric bypass surgery, she dropped to pounds. However, in her Where Are They Now? And when that happened, I would always run to the garage, because my dad would be out there working on something.
So I would just sit with him, and he would give me a snack. And that was safety. These days, things are looking up for Nicole.
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No one has ever made me feel the way you do. Weighing in at over pounds, Diana faced extreme lymphedema swelling in her legs, as well as open sores and blisters.
As viewers watched her journey unfold, they came to learn that she was molested as a child by two older boys. At the time of her abuse, she was unable to turn to food as comfort, as her mother insisted on strict dieting. As a teen, she only weighed pounds. However, when she went off on her own, the addiction spiraled. It was so out of control, that she was discharged from the Air Force.
As Diana continued to reflect on her struggle, she came to realize that her childhood was definitely a root cause. After appearing on the TLC reality show, Diana lost pounds from a gastric sleeve surgery that removed 70 percent of her stomach. The year-old also keeps very active on social media. According to Starcasmthe Louisiana native not only shed over half of her body weight, but she also got engaged.
Fans remember meeting Tara as a pound woman who struggled to walk, breath, and who experienced severe joint pain. How cute is that?! The happy couple frequently posts photos together on Facebook. At the time of her episode, Janine found herself at her heaviest at about pounds. She decided it was time to finally take her life into her own hands and booked a flight to Houston to meet with Dr. Once under his care, he suggested that Janine follow a strict calorie diet in order to lose pounds before she can qualify for the surgery, but she struggled to control her eating habits.
When she returned to Dr. During her hospital stay, Janine lost pounds but she still struggled with her new diet. Now approved her for a gastric balloon surgery and when her episode ended, Janine weighed pounds.Stream now.
My lb Life. Zsalynn and Christina. During her second year of weight-loss, Zsalynn is torn between fighting her weight and fighting for her marriage.
Christina lets go of the negative influences in her life and is finally able to live the life of a twenty-something. Full Episodes. Chay grabs fast food after a long day at work, even though she knows it will set back her weight loss goals. Together Charity and Charly want to get serious about their weight loss goals and plan to visit Dr. Now together. For the first time in 7 years, Milla is able to travel in a normal vehicle, rather than an ambulance. Dottie takes some time for herself to work out with a trainer and reach a healthier place.
Despite the strides June has made with her weight-loss, she still struggles to handle with the remaining excess skin. Though feeling proud of her progress, Nikki is still feeling held back by the excess skin in her mid section. Her new goal is to get approved for skin surgery. When we catch up with Nikki, we find she's continued to lose weight and is incredibly happy with her healthier life. It allows her to not only help herself, but the family who has always taken care of her. At lbs, Chad was so overweight that he quit his job and began a weight loss program with Dr.
After dieting and bypass surgery, he lost almost lbs. Now, Chad looks to goals he must achieve in order to get cleared for skin removal surgery. Since her gastric sleeve surgery Teretha has lost over pounds. However, she remains in bed and needs another surgery. Gastric surgery freed Brittani from her housebound life, but to achieve her ideal body she'll have to endure more painful surgeries.
After going into Dr Now's weight loss program and receiving a sleeve bypass operation, Sean lost over pounds. Yet his underlying issues persist, keeping him largely immobile. Ashley is more mobile and independent than ever before and it's freed her young son, Patrick from the burden of being his mom's caretaker.
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However, now Ashley is struggling with her excess skin. After being stuck in bed for 10 years and then finally losing weight, Lupe claims she's lost the strength to get out of bed. Watch now!At the beginning of the episode, Seana weighed around pounds.
According to a Facebook update, it appears Seana may be struggling to reach a healthier weight.
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During her episode, Seana revealed she was mentally and physically abused by her father from an early age. As a result, Seana turned to food for comfort. Unfortunately, the habit became addicting, and by the age of 16, she weighed pounds. Due to her weight, Seana dropped out of school and became depressed. At one point, her mother committed her to a mental hospital, but it did little to solve her problems.
Although she briefly managed to drop 35 pounds, she gained a majority of the weight back. By the end of the episode, Dr. Despite his decision, the surgeon did offer Seana another chance to prove she would be a good candidate for the surgery. Now told Seana if she lost 50 pounds on her own, he would accept her back into his weight loss program and work with her. Although Seana revealed that she began taking water aerobics it is unclear whether she has lost enough weight to receive Dr.
However, the photos were from September and only showed her face, rather than a full-body photo. Seana is nervous to tell Dr. Now she lost her copy of the diet plan Mylblife pic.
Related Stories. Join the Discussion.The series had continued to shoot through the week of March 20 to 26 in Texas, Florida, and Mississippi, according to documents obtained by the Hollywood Reporter. Stay-at-home orders are not uniform across the states — Texas and Florida currently have issued them in some counties, but not all, and Mississippi has not yet issued a shelter-in-place order. However, U. It is our sincere wish that our talent, crews and their families are being safe and staying healthy during this unprecedented time.
Megalomedia, the Austin, Texas based production company which shoots the series, gave the following statement:.
We continue to comply with all local, state, and federal guidelines that cover this unprecedented pandemic.
Instead, the overwhelming majority of our staff are working remotely, and the minimal basic staff remaining in the office are there in full compliance with the order. A member of the production crew also told THR that they felt they had to continue taking the job out of fear of being out of work.
One cast member told THR that they declined to travel to Houston for the show due to coronavirus fears. A Megalomedia hotsheet obtained by THR shows that cast member was told not the mention the virus during filming.
From actors to executives, here is a list of confirmed celebrity coronavirus cases. Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson announced they both tested positive for the coronavirus in Australia while filming their Elvis Presley biopic. The couple isolated themselves and are keeping their spirits up, sharing their experience on Instagram. Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko posted on Instagram Sunday that she was self-quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Idris Elba posted a video on Twitter Monday saying that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The British actor said he is asymptomatic and encourages people to stay pragmatic. On April 6, he sent a memo to staff saying he was going to make a full recovery. Kristofer Hivju posted on Instagram Monday that he tested positive for the coronavirus.
We're going to get through this," he told The Athletic. Actor Daniel Dae Kim announced on Instagram Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has since recovered from the virus. He is the first confirmed case in the NFL. Colton Underwood, former star of "The Bachelor," revealed in a Twitter video that despite being years-old and healthy, he still tested positive for the coronavirus.
My family is under quarantine for 14 days. Rand Paul became the first U. Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the virus in prison, according to a report from the Niagara Gazette.
Playwright Terrence McNally died of coronavirus-related complications on March Houston rapper Slim Thug said in an Instagram video posted on March 24 that he tested positive for coronavirus.
Prince Charles, the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but remains in "good health," his office announced on Wednesday. He is recuperating in his Los Angeles home. Chef Floyd Cardoz died of coronavirus complications on March He won the third season of "Top Chef Masters" and appeared in numerous other cooking programs. He was Available Full Episodes.
Angel and Charity. Despite having lost lbs, Angela's knee pain combined with a history of obesity threatens everything she's worked for.My 600 lb Life - S08E04 - J.T's Story
Charity must find the strength to return to her goals of getting healthy. Laura and Marla. Marla, one of Dr. Now's most challenging patients returns and the fireworks begin all over again. Chay and Pauline. Pauline must find the will to keep up her weight-loss progress after a medical emergency. Chay's finally admitting what he's long known, that he's a transgender woman. But, the emotional stress of coming out could threaten his weight loss journey.
Nowzaradan is worried Lupe's emotional issues are blocking her weight loss journey since she's shed over lbs but still can't walk And when Ashley is struck with sudden paralysis, her own emotional stability is thrown into peril. Gastric surgery freed Brittani from her housebound life, but to achieve her ideal body she'll have to endure two more painful surgeries.
Sean's super-obesity nearly killed him Will he finally make a break from his mother's over-protective care? Surgery enables Teretha to finally return to family in Detroit but it soon threatens to undo all the progress she's made. After his weight loss surgery, trucker Chad gets back on the road, but the job is putting any further weight loss in peril.
After losing lbs, Nikki is on her way to skin surgery that will transform her body. But when a close friend dies from weight loss surgery, Nikki's progress goes off track, derailed by fears of another surgery and if she'll make it out alive.
Devastated by the sudden loss of her son, Dottie's weight loss journey is in danger of going off track. After her gastric bypass surgery, June embarks on a plan to win approval for skin surgery and start living the life she always dreamed of having.
Charity managed to lose over pounds, but now her daughter Charly is becoming dangerously obese. Can Charity help her avoid the same fate? Devastated by the death of her husband Elroy, Milla must find a way to finally qualify for gastric bypass.
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Joe W. Joe was once lbs, housebound and alone. Now engaged and planning a wedding, can he continue his weight loss? After losing over lbs, Pauline is on the verge of independence if only she can qualify for the skin surgery she needs so badly. Surgery enabled Laura's independence but the complications nearly killed her and she's terrified about the skin surgery. Chay revealed to her family she was transgender but living life as an overweight woman; can she stick to her weight loss journey?
Steven Assanti's dysfunction escalates, pushing his relationship with Dr. Nowzaradan to the brink, and a risky decision is made to save Steven's life, while brother Justin takes the leap to go to Houston to finally accept help. At lbs Bettie Jo achieves a dream - she's pregnant. But the pregnancy is soon in jeopardy. Will she deliver baby without complications?The latest episode of My lb Life finds Dr. Now helping a set of overweight brothers who are homeless turn their lives around.
We focus on Dominic, who lives in his van with his brother, James. After their mother passed away a few years ago, Dominic and his brother lost possession of the house where their family lived. Now, they live out of Dominic's van, and try to save up for a hotel once a week so they can shower. So, will he be able to lose enough weight to get sleeve surgery and turn his life around? Keep reading to see Dominic now, after his time on My lb Life. He explains how his and James' mother kicked their father out when Dominic was 9 years old.
Dominic turned to food to cope with his father leaving him, and relied on food even more in the coming years when his mother's busy work schedule meant Dominic and his brother had to stay with a family member who sexually abused them.
Then, his mother was diagnosed with diabetes when Dominic was 25 and over pounds. Also overweight, Dominic's mother "encouraged me to get healthy," he shares.
Now, he weighs pounds and heads to Dr. Now's in Houston, sleeping in the van with his brother, to try and get a second chance at life. As soon as the brothers reach Dr. Now's office, he tells them that they will not only "have to change [their] eating habits," but also that "the priority for [them] both is to get [their] life in order. Given the brothers' living situation, Dr. Now gives Dominic a more modest weight-loss goal than he does for his other patients.
While he's meant to lose 60 pounds in two months, Dominic ends up losing The brothers begin eating at restaurants since they're not yet set up in a place where they can store or cook food, which makes shopping for groceries a non-starter. Now says about his weight-loss. However, over the next four months, Dominic's weight-loss slows to a halt, and by the end of the episode, he has actually gained 3 pounds, putting his total weight loss at 23 pounds, and his final weight at Without losing the amount of weight that Dr.
Now mandates of his patients leading up to surgery, Dominic is unable to get approved for any procedure.Younan Nowzaradana surgeon in Houston, TX. More often than not, this crucial medical intervention helps to not just improve, but also save the lives of the show's participants.
It's intense, y'all! Even though My lb Life showcases the most intimate details of its participants and we mean intimatethere are still surprising aspects about the show itself that aren't as readily apparent. For example, do some of the participants have shady pasts?
What's the deal with the show's enablers? And just how did the show come to be in the first place? Here's a look at things you might not know about the reality sensation. Younan Nowzaradan, M. Now " on My lb Lifeis the no-nonsense surgeon in Houston, TX who performs the weight loss surgeries that change people's lives on the program. Famous for his compassionate-yet-straight-up bedside manner, Dr.
Now has performed over 2, weight loss surgeries, some of which were on the most challenging patients in the world. So he legit know what he's doing. Plus, in addition to bariatric surgery, Dr. Now performs both general and vascular surgery. His skills are the reason why patients on the show who don't live within driving distance of his practice move to Houston for the year-long duration of the program in order to receive treatment. Now is a pioneer in laparoscopic surgeryparticularly as part of bariatric weight-loss surgery.
He specializes in people who are "super-morbidly obese," which are patients with a BMI of 50 or more. Some doctors who perform weight loss surgery have a maximum limit for a client's starting weight.
For example, the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center has a weight limit of poundsdue to that being the biggest weight their x-ray machines can measure. Also, the more somebody weighs, the more the risks increaseas with any surgery. This is what sets both Dr. Now and the show apart, as those who aren't able to get bariatric surgery elsewhere come to his office. Candidates for weight loss surgery are generally required to lose some weight on their own in order to receive the surgery, and Dr.
Now is no different. That helps to evaluate whether the patient is really serious about changing their lives. So just how is it that My lb Life came to be? Was it the brainchild of some TLC bigwig? Inthe company filmed a documentary about Renee Williams, a local woman who weighed pounds. Now performed weight loss surgery on Williams after other doctors refused to because she was deemed too much of a risk. Unfortunately, she died two weeks later of cardiac arrest.
Megalomedia also filmed a number of bariatric surgery patients for seven years, which was edited into the first season of My lb Life. Since then, the show only covers one year in people's lives, although they also air update shows. There's a perception that weight loss surgery is somehow cheating, or is a quick, easy fix. And some people do go on My lb Life with that attitude, thinking that weight loss surgery will make them thin without them having to make lifestyle changes.
But that's definitely not the case.