The My 600-lb Life TV series is all about people who weigh 600 pounds and above, trying to get their obesity under control in a year-long fitness regime. There have been many success stories.
However you might feel about weight, we are here to spread some positivity by appreciating the effort of people on the show who lost some pounds.
If you have ever wondered what happened to them after they left the show, you are at the right place. This article will show you where they were and where they are now.
Melissa Morris (Then)
Melissa was the first contestant on the show. She was 31 years old and came in with a starting weight of 653 pounds (296kg). By the end of the show, which spanned seven years, she had lost 203kg. Amazing right?
Her story set the precedence for how the My 600-lb Life show would eventually develop.
Melissa Morris (Now)
Melissa continues to keep her weight at bay. She even achieved her goal of having children. She gave birth to her first child, Allona, on May 1, 2010, and now has three kids. Way to go, Melissa!
Zsalynn Whitworth (Then)
Zsalynn Whitworth came on the show's second season, weighing 597.9 pounds (271.2kg). Prior to appearing on the TV series, she was having a hard time because her husband prioritized his fetish over her health while she wanted to lose weight.
He didn't care if she died as a result of her weight.
Zsalynn Whitworth (Now)
At the end of the show, which spanned 12 months, starting with the second season, Zsalynn lost 248 pounds (112kg). Thankfully, she and her husband got divorced. They only contact each other from time to time since they share joint custody of their daughter.
Besides that, she is living her best life, and we love to see it!
Paula Jones (Then)
Also on the second season was Paula, who gave us one of the most emotional episodes of the My 600 Pound Life show. She was so scared that her then preteen daughter would become like her, which broke every viewer's heart.
At the start of the show, she weighed 533.8 pounds(242.1kg) but lost 171 pounds (78 kilograms) eventually.
Paula Jones (Now)
Now, Paula has lost over 400 pounds and works as an advocate for healthy living. This is what we call "Living The Show."
To motivate others, she frequently shares her weight loss story. You are fantastic, Paula.
Amber Rachdi (Then)
Amber was weighing 657.6 pounds (298.3kg) when she came on the third season of the show at 23. She had a tough time on the show and revealed some serious beef with the production crew in an interview with Starcasm.
"They ran late, reshot difficult to replicate scenes, and really sort of acted like bullies."
Disrespecting her boundaries and forcing her to do things she would rather not do, sounds like bullying. She though lost 267 pounds (121kg) at the end of the show.
Amber Rachdi (Now)
Amber is now a social media star, an Instagram queen. She updates her account with adorable hairstyles, shows off her makeup skills, and adorns new outfits that show that she has come a long way. Attagirl!
Joe Wexler (Then)
We met Joe Wexler in season 3, and his story was one of the most inspiring stories. He weighed 777 pounds (352kg) at the time. He had to undergo surgery performed by Dr. Now and lost 200 pounds (91 kilograms) by the end of the show.
Joe Wexler (Now)
Wexler's Weight transformation is impressive. He lost about 500 pounds more after the show and even married his fiance Sarah although they got divorced after three years together, following accusations of infidelity.
As of 2020, he said he struggled with depression and even gained a little weight but is now back on track with his diet and even has a new girlfriend.
Laura Perez (Then)
Laura was also on the third season and weighed 594.6 pounds (289.7kg) when she appeared on the show. At the time, she was married but shared that her husband always put down her dreams and that they were not on good terms.
At the end of the show, she lost 237 pounds (108kg).
Laura Perez (Now)
Laura left that man and went on to be with someone who appreciated her and her dreams. When she came on the Where Are They Now segment of the show, she weighed just 182 pounds.
There are no active social accounts to keep us up-to-date with Laura's progress, but as of 2020, she looked superb and was looking to attend a cosmetology school.
Charity Pierce (Then)
Season 3 definitely gave us astonishing transformations, and Charity Pierce is among them. At first, she weighed 778.8 pounds (353.3kg) and lost 282 pounds (128kg) by the end of the show.
She had to undergo many surgeries and even had a 57-pound tumor removed in the process. Dr. Now really worked his magic.
Charity Pierce (Now)
During the show, one of the things she had to deal with was the emotional turmoil she experienced seeing her daughter struggle with obesity too. Having lost weight, she now assists her daughter with weight loss and enjoys donating to the homeless.
Nikki Webster (Then)
Nikki was one of the most depressed people on the My 600-lb Life show. Her weight was the primary cause of her depression.
She weighed 649.7 pounds (294.7kg) when she came on the show but lost 207 pounds (94kg) by the time it ended.
Nikki Webster (Now)
Since the show ended, Nikki has lost more weight, weighing just 194 pounds in her follow-up episode, got married, and could even shop for pants for the first time in a long time!
She said she had never felt happier when she put them on. She added a few pounds but remains in the "low 200-lb's."
Brittani Fulfer (Then)
Like many other women on the show, Brittani was married to a man who loved large women. But, she had trouble making any meaningful contribution to her marriage because her size and weight limited what she could do.
She came on the show weighing 605 pounds (274kg) and lost 230 pounds (100kg) by the end of the season.
Brittani Fulfer (Now)
Brittani now looks absolutely amazing, almost unrecognizable. Since the show, she has lost over 300 pounds. Amazingly, her husband supports her, and they are still happily married. She is also now a mom to a beautiful baby boy.
Milla Clark (Then)
She weighed 751 pounds when she came on the show and had to rely on others for her most basic needs. Thankfully, she lost 153 pounds.
Milla Clark (Now)
You might not recognize her anymore because she went on to lose 600 pounds! What a historic weight loss achievement!
Her Instagram account shows her keeping fit as she continues to practice healthy living.
Ashley Dunn Bratcher (Then)
Ashley decided to hop on the show because she felt ashamed of her life. Her young son, Patrick, had to help with much around the house, and she hated that.
She weighed 725.1 pounds at the start and had lost 255 pounds by the time the show ended.
Ashley Dunn Bratcher (Now)
Now, Ashley is the mom she always wished she could be. She can now do her chores herself and care for her family. Recently, she and her husband celebrated their tenth anniversary.
Chay Guillory (Then)
Losing weight was really hard for Chay, who came on the show weighing 597.5 pounds but successfully shed 119 pounds.
She also revealed that she was transgender.
Chay Guillory (Now)
Now, Chay is comfortable in her own skin and is exploring her sexuality. In her follow-up episode, she was very close to hitting her 180-pound goal.
She got married in 2020 and is enjoying her marriage while she continues to see a therapist.
Bettie Jo Elmore (Then)
Bettie had a supportive husband who was there for her through her weight loss journey, although he expressed fear that if she lost a lot of weight, she would leave him.
At the end of the show, she had lost 156 pounds but struggled with other issues. Doctors found a growth on the base of her spine but couldn't do anything about it because she was pregnant.
Bettie Jo Elmore (Now)
She successfully gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and even had the mass removed. Since then, she has been trying to keep her weight at bay and updates her Instagram page with her progress.
Nicole Lewis (Then)
Nicole came on the show when she was 23, weighing 684.6 pounds (310.5kg) and managing to lose 163 pounds (74kg).
Traumatic childhood experiences contributed to the eating habits that made her gain so much weight.
Nicole Lewis (Now)
Putting in a lot of work paid off since she looks fantastic now. She is glad that she lost so a total of 326 pounds in total.
June McCamey (Then)
June lost her son to gun violence and resorted to eating as a coping mechanism. She came on the show weighing 590.5 pounds (267.8kg) and lost 201 pounds (91kg) by its end.
June McCamey (Now)
In her follow-up episode, she was also grieving. But as the strong woman she is, she managed to keep some weight off and even married her girlfriend, Mary. She now fits in a size 16 dress.
Each of these individuals is a fine example of discipline. It must have been challenging, but they held on. Some hit and even surpassed their weight loss goal. Others are not there yet, but they all inspire us to start and see just how far we can go.