My 600-lb Life

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My 600-lb Life
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Created byJonathan Nowzaradan
StarringYounan Nowzaradan, MD
ComposersBritton Beisenherz, David Hamburger
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes134 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersJack Tarantino
Cameo Wallace
Ron Bowman
Jeff Keels
Graham Davidson
Tom Mireles
Jonathan Nowzaradan
ProducersLeslie Appleyard
Amy Yerrington
Dawn Cooper Johnson
Production locationsHouston, Texas
CinematographyTaylor Rudd
EditorsShrader Thomas
Jennifer Kovacs
Gareth Dawson
John Gehrke
Knox Hughes
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time45 minutes (excluding advertisements)(Season 1-4), 85 minutes (excluding commercials) (Season 5-)
Production companyMegalomedia
Release
Original networkTLC
Original releaseFebruary 1, 2012 (2012-02-01) –
present

My 600-lb Life is an American reality television series that has aired on the TLC television network since 2012. Each episode follows a year in the life of morbidly obese individuals, who usually begin the episode weighing at least 600 pounds (270 kg), and documents their attempts to reduce their weight to a healthy level. Update episodes, called "Where Are They Now?", feature one or more previous patients, picking up a year or more after their original episodes aired.

Patients are placed under the care of Iranian-American Houston surgeon Younan Nowzaradan (often referred to as simply "Dr. Now"), who first has them attempt losing weight on their own by following a strict diet, and then depending on the patient's progress may offer gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy to further assist in weight loss.[1]

Concept[edit]

This series was originally a five-part miniseries involving four morbidly obese patients. Because of its popularity, new episodes were filmed, including a "Where Are They Now?" retrospective in Season 4 that follows up on previous patients to track their weight-loss journey months or years after bariatric surgery.[2]

In Season 1, patients were filmed over a period of seven years (2004–2011). Beginning with Season 2, patients were filmed for only one year. In Season 8, certain patients' stories were filmed for only six months.

Beginning with Season 5, new episodes were two hours long instead of one hour. This was previously done with "Melissa's Story" (which was in two parts) and "Lupe's Story". Recap episodes titled under "Supersized" and "Extended", which include additional facts and footage respectively, also aired during this season.

Subject outcomes[edit]

Thirteen patients have died since appearing on the show.

  • Henry Foots, who was featured in season one of the show, died of an illness unrelated to his weight on May 16, 2013.[3][4]
  • Sean Milliken, who was chronicled on the fourth season of the show, died on February 17, 2019 from cardiac arrest due to an infection from poor hygiene, after having gained over 150 lbs during the previous four weeks. He was 29 years old.[5]
  • James King, a participant on the show's fifth season, died on April 3, 2020, from multiple organ failure due to his obesity at age 49.[6][7]
  • James "LB" Bonner, who was featured on the sixth season of the show, died by suicide on August 2, 2018 at the age of 30.[8]
  • Lisa Fleming, also a sixth season participant, died of an undisclosed illness on August 23, 2018, which was unrelated to her weight, at the age of 50.[9]
  • Rob Buchel, also featured in season six, suffered a fatal heart attack on November 15, 2017, during filming of the show, while staying in a skilled nursing facility in Houston.[10] Buchel's death was the first during the patient's respective episode. Buchel was 41 years old at the time of his death.
  • Kelly Mason, a participant on the show's seventh season, died on February 15, 2019 from heart failure at the age of 41. Mason's death was the second in the series to be featured during the patient's respective episode.[11]
  • Coliesa McMillian, featured on the show's eighth season, died on September 22, 2020, after being treated in ICU for two weeks due to acute kidney failure and other complications related to weight loss surgery. She was 41 years old.[12]
  • Renee Biran, featured on the show's sixth season, died on May 14, 2021. She was 56 years old.[13]
  • Gina Krasley, featured on the show's eighth season, died on August 1, 2021. She was 30 years old.[14]
  • Ashley Randall, featured on the show's first season, died of sepsis, complications related to sepsis, and pneumonia on October 2, 2021. She was 40 years old.[15][16]
  • Laura Ann Perez, featured on the show’s third season, died on November 17, 2021. She was 48 years old.[17]
  • Destinee LaShaee, the first transgender person on the show who appeared on the show's seventh season, died on February 8, 2022 at the age of 31. Although the cause of death was not revealed, LaShaee and her family had stated that she struggled with depression and suicidal ideation.[18][19]

Spin off[edit]

Beginning in January 2015, TLC began airing My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?. The purpose of this spin off was to update viewers on the weight loss journeys of people featured on previous seasons. As of 2021, seven seasons of the Where Are They Now? follow-ups have aired.

Lawsuit[edit]

In 2018 several news outlets reported that several former patients of Dr. Nowzaradan who appeared on the series, and the family of one patient, LB Bonner, who died by suicide, had brought suit against the show's production company, Megalomedia, alleging negligence and claiming that the company failed to cover medical costs.[20][21] Plaintiff Destinee LaShaee, the first transgender contestant to appear on the show, sued the show after claiming it did not provide the mental health treatments it promised. She died on February 8, 2022, after posting messages on social media "indicative of her depression and possibly suicidal thoughts."[18]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16February 1, 2012 (2012-02-01)March 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)
28January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
310January 7, 2015 (2015-01-07)April 8, 2015 (2015-04-08)
412January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06)May 18, 2016 (2016-05-18)
514January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)April 16, 2017 (2017-04-16)
616January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03)May 9, 2018 (2018-05-09)
720January 2, 2019 (2019-01-02)May 15, 2019 (2019-05-15)
816January 1, 2020 (2020-01-01)April 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)
913December 30, 2020 (2020-12-30)March 24, 2021 (2021-03-24)
1015November 3, 2021 (2021-11-03)February 9, 2022 (2022-02-09)

Subject statistics[edit]

Season 1 (2012)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (7 yrs) Total Weight Loss (7 yrs.) Notes
1/2 Melissa Morris 31 years old Livingston, TX 653 pounds (296 kg) 206 pounds (93 kg) 447 pounds (203 kg) Was 157lbs after doing the program, but later gained some weight
3 Donald Shelton 34 years old Pasadena, Texas 675 pounds (306 kg) 390 pounds (180 kg) 285 pounds (129 kg)
4 Henry Foots 47 years old Houston, Texas 715 pounds (324 kg) 275 pounds (125 kg) 440 pounds (200 kg) Deceased, age 54
5 Ashley Randall 24 years old Killeen, Texas 617 pounds (280 kg) 253.1 pounds (114.8 kg) 364 pounds (165 kg) Deceased, age 40
Season 2 (2014)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Zsalynn Whitworth 42 years old San Antonio, Texas 597.9 pounds (271.2 kg) 349.9 pounds (158.7 kg) 248 pounds (112 kg)
2 Olivia Cruz 46 years old Chicago, Illinois 580.5 pounds (263.3 kg) 241 pounds (109 kg) 339 pounds (154 kg)
3 Penny Saeger 45 years old Elkton, Maryland 530 pounds (240 kg) 494 pounds (224 kg) 36 pounds (16 kg)
4 Chuck Turner 45 years old Beaumont, Texas 693.7 pounds (314.7 kg) 268.5 pounds (121.8 kg) 425 pounds (193 kg)
5 Christina Phillips 22 years old South Haven, Mississippi 639.7 pounds (290.2 kg) 390.1 pounds (176.9 kg) 266 pounds (121 kg) (EPW-earlier peak weight)
6 Paula Jones 39 years old Jonesboro, Georgia 533.8 pounds (242.1 kg) 379 pounds (172 kg) 171 pounds (78 kg) (LPW)
7 James Jones 37 years old Frankston, Texas 728 pounds (330 kg) 376.7 pounds (170.9 kg) 352 pounds (160 kg)
8 Tara Taylor 35 years old Lafayette, Louisiana 606.1 pounds (274.9 kg) 328 pounds (149 kg) 278 pounds (126 kg)
Season 3 (2015)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Amber Rachdi 23 years old Troutdale, Oregon 657.6 pounds (298.3 kg) 390.5 pounds (177.1 kg) 267 pounds (121 kg)
2 Susan Farmer 37 years old Eddy, Texas 607.6 pounds (275.6 kg) 340 pounds (150 kg) 267 pounds (121 kg)
3 Pauline Potter 50 years old Sacramento, California 673.5 pounds (305.5 kg) 529 pounds (240 kg) 149 pounds (68 kg) (LPW)
4 Bettie Jo Elmore 24 years old Potosi, Missouri 654 pounds (297 kg) 498.7 pounds (226.2 kg) 156 pounds (71 kg)
5 Angel Parrish 42 years old Kerrville, Texas 570 pounds (260 kg) 261.8 pounds (118.8 kg) 309 pounds (140 kg)
6 Joe Wexler 31 years old Johnson City, Tennessee 777 pounds (352 kg) 592.6 pounds (268.8 kg) 200 pounds (91 kg) (LPW)
7 Laura Perez 41 years old San Antonio, Texas 594.6 pounds (269.7 kg) 357.8 pounds (162.3 kg) 237 pounds (108 kg) Deceased, age 48
8 Charity Pierce 39 years old Cedar Rapids, Iowa 778.8 pounds (353.3 kg) 496.6 pounds (225.3 kg) 282 pounds (128 kg)
9 Chay Guillory 23 years old Charenton, Louisiana 597.5 pounds (271.0 kg) 478.7 pounds (217.1 kg) 119 pounds (54 kg)
10 Marla McCants 43 years old Nashville, Tennessee 800 pounds (360 kg) (estimated) 534.2 pounds (242.3 kg) 266 pounds (121 kg) (estimated)
Season 4 (2016)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Nikki Webster 33 years old Little Rock, Arkansas 649.7 pounds (294.7 kg) 443.4 pounds (201.1 kg) 207 pounds (94 kg)
2 Brittani Fulfer 32 years old Tualatin, Oregon 605 pounds (274 kg) 375.6 pounds (170.4 kg) 230 pounds (100 kg)
3 Chad Dean 42 years old Hagerstown, Maryland 701.4 pounds (318.1 kg) 441.5 pounds (200.3 kg) 260 pounds (120 kg)
4 June McCamey 43 years old Houston, Texas 590.5 pounds (267.8 kg) 389.2 pounds (176.5 kg) 201 pounds (91 kg)
5 Dottie Perkins 34 years old Oxford, Mississippi 641 pounds (291 kg) 520 pounds (240 kg) 149 pounds (68 kg) (LPW)
6 Gideon Yeakley 33 years old Mustang, Oklahoma 649.9 pounds (294.8 kg) 429.6 pounds (194.9 kg) 220 pounds (100 kg)
7 Ashley Dunn-Bratcher 27 years old Kemp, Texas 725.1 pounds (328.9 kg) 470.5 pounds (213.4 kg) 255 pounds (116 kg)
8 Teretha Hollis-Neely 47 years old Detroit, Michigan 800 pounds (360 kg) (estimated) 461 pounds (209 kg) 339 pounds (154 kg)
9 Randy Statum 35 years old Hull, Texas 655.9 pounds (297.5 kg) 441.9 pounds (200.4 kg) 214 pounds (97 kg)
10 Milla Clark 47 years old Fayetteville, Tennessee 751 pounds (341 kg) 598 pounds (271 kg) 153 pounds (69 kg)
11 Sean Milliken 26 years old Cameron Park, California 919 pounds (417 kg) (later 1,003 pounds (455 kg)) 548 pounds (249 kg) 455 pounds (206 kg) (LPW) Deceased, age 29
12 Lupe Samano 39 years old San Bernardino, California 642 pounds (291 kg) 360 pounds (160 kg) 295 pounds (134 kg) (LPW)
Season 5 (2017)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Brandi Dreier 29 years old Vancouver, Washington 587.9 pounds (266.7 kg) 360 pounds (160 kg) 228 pounds (103 kg)
Kandi Dreier 29 years old Vancouver, Washington 604.7 pounds (274.3 kg) 384 pounds (174 kg) 220 pounds (100 kg)
2 Ashley Reyes 30 years old West Hills, California 668.8 pounds (303.4 kg) 414 pounds (188 kg) 254 pounds (115 kg)
3 Cynthia Wells 42 years old Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 610.3 pounds (276.8 kg) 454 pounds (206 kg) 156 pounds (71 kg)
4 Kirsten Perez 38 years old Longview, Washington 612.5 pounds (277.8 kg) 442 pounds (200 kg) 170 pounds (77 kg)
5 Doug Armstrong 36 years old Wichita Falls, Texas 684.8 pounds (310.6 kg) 462.4 pounds (209.7 kg) 222 pounds (101 kg)
6 Erica Wall 44 years old Lompoc, California 661.6 pounds (300.1 kg) 471 pounds (214 kg) 190 pounds (86 kg)
7 Diana Bunch 55 years old Seattle, Washington 601.1 pounds (272.7 kg) 336 pounds (152 kg) 265 pounds (120 kg)
8 Michael Dominguez 32 years old Glendale, Arizona 635.9 pounds (288.4 kg) 348.7 pounds (158.2 kg) 287 pounds (130 kg)
9 Nicole Lewis 23 years old Marion, Ohio 684.6 pounds (310.5 kg) 521.3 pounds (236.5 kg) 163 pounds (74 kg)
10 Tanisha Cleveland 32 years old Silsbee, Texas 588.7 pounds (267.0 kg) (later 603 pounds (274 kg)) 484 pounds (220 kg) 119 pounds (54 kg) Took place over 2 years
11 James King 46 years old Paducah, Kentucky 735 pounds (333 kg) (later 840 pounds (380 kg)) 788.6 pounds (357.7 kg), dismissed from program in Month 11 55 pounds (25 kg) (LPW) Deceased, age 49
12 Tracey Matthews 45 years old Lorain, Ohio 605.9 pounds (274.8 kg) 388 pounds (176 kg) 218 pounds (99 kg)
13/14 Steven Assanti 33 years old Cranston, Rhode Island 730.8 pounds (331.5 kg) 677.5 pounds (307.3 kg) 131 pounds (59 kg) (LPW)
Justin Assanti 27 years old Cranston, Rhode Island 604.2 pounds (274.1 kg) Unknown Unknown
Season 6 (2018)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Rena Kiser 39 years old Houston, Missouri 549 pounds (249 kg) 278 pounds (126 kg) 271 pounds (123 kg)
Lee Sutton 42 years old Houston, Missouri 714 pounds (324 kg) 411 pounds (186 kg) 303 pounds (137 kg)
2 Janine Mueller 53 years old Seattle, Washington 678.2 pounds (307.6 kg) 566 pounds (257 kg) 112 pounds (51 kg)
3 Liz Evans 35 years old Freeport, Texas 721.3 pounds (327.2 kg) 368 pounds (167 kg) 353 pounds (160 kg)
4 Alicia Kirgan 32 years old Madison, Illinois 622.3 pounds (282.3 kg) 436 pounds (198 kg) 186 pounds (84 kg)
5 Karina Garcia 38 years old Converse, Texas 633.2 pounds (287.2 kg) 398 pounds (181 kg) 235 pounds (107 kg)
6 James "L.B." Bonner 29 years old Lexington, South Carolina 642.3 pounds (291.3 kg) 326 pounds (148 kg) 316 pounds (143 kg) Deceased, age 30
7 Lisa Fleming 49 years old Mobile, AL 704.3 pounds (319.5 kg) Unknown, dismissed from program in Month 6 Unknown Deceased, age 50
8 Robert Buchel 41 years old Forked River, New Jersey 842.1 pounds (382.0 kg) 502 pounds (228 kg), died during filming in Month 9 340 pounds (150 kg) Deceased, age 41
9 Tamy Lyn Murrell 45 years old Covington, Kentucky 591.7 pounds (268.4 kg) 346.2 pounds (157.0 kg) 246 pounds (112 kg)
10 David Bolton 35 years old Houston, Texas 747.1 pounds (338.9 kg) 386 pounds (175 kg) 361 pounds (164 kg)
Benji Bolton 32 years old Houston, Texas 582.5 pounds (264.2 kg) 218 pounds (99 kg) 364 pounds (165 kg)
11 Renee Biran 53 years old Valdosta, Georgia 631.8 pounds (286.6 kg) 381 pounds (173 kg) 250 pounds (110 kg) Deceased, aged 56
12 Sarah Neeley 25 years old Dayton, Ohio 642.3 pounds (291.3 kg) 393 pounds (178 kg) 260 pounds (120 kg)
13 Schenee Murry-Hawkins 27 years old Indianapolis, IN 665.2 pounds (301.7 kg) 664.4 pounds (301.4 kg), dismissed from program in Month 8 0.8 pounds (0.36 kg)
14 Jennifer Jess 42 years old Bend, Oregon 636.3 pounds (288.6 kg) 426 pounds (193 kg) 210 pounds (95 kg)
Marissa Jess 26 years old Bend, Oregon 573.1 pounds (260.0 kg) 341 pounds (155 kg) 232 pounds (105 kg)
15/16 Roshanda Perrio 30 years old Lafayette, Louisiana 803.7 pounds (364.6 kg) 605.7 pounds (274.7 kg) (@11 mos.) 198 pounds (90 kg) (@11 mos.)
Brandie Perrio 29 years old Lafayette, Louisiana 620.6 pounds (281.5 kg) 382.3 pounds (173.4 kg) (@11 mos.) 238 pounds (108 kg) (@11 mos.)
Clarence Perrio 33 years old Lafayette, Louisiana 582.7 pounds (264.3 kg) 437.9 pounds (198.6 kg) (@11 mos.) 145 pounds (66 kg) (@11 mos.)
Season 7 (2019)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Octavia Gahagans 42 years old Kansas City, Missouri 692.3 pounds (314.0 kg) 456 pounds (207 kg) 236 pounds (107 kg)
2 Brianne Dias 30 years old Florence, Oregon 742.2 pounds (336.7 kg) 358 pounds (162 kg) (@11 mos.) 384 pounds (174 kg) (@11 mos.)
3 Robin Mckinley 40 years old Meade, Kansas 648.7 pounds (294.2 kg) 395 pounds (179 kg) 253 pounds (115 kg)
Garrett Rogers 20 years old Meade, Kansas 607.3 pounds (275.5 kg) 337 pounds (153 kg) 270 pounds (120 kg)
4 Justin McSwain 27 years old Rock Hill, South Carolina 687.5 pounds (311.8 kg) 353.5 pounds (160.3 kg) 334 pounds (151 kg)
5 Holly Hager 38 years old Ellijay, Georgia 658.1 pounds (298.5 kg) 418 pounds (190 kg) 240 pounds (110 kg)
6 Lacey Hodder 29 years old Bay City, Michigan 691.2 pounds (313.5 kg) 435 pounds (197 kg) 256 pounds (116 kg)
7 Brandon Scott 33 years old Columbus, Ohio 718.4 pounds (325.9 kg) 383.7 pounds (174.0 kg) 335 pounds (152 kg)
8 Maja Radanovic 33 years old Portland, Oregon 689.4 pounds (312.7 kg) 592.5 pounds (268.8 kg), left program in Month 8 96.9 pounds (44.0 kg)
9 Tiffany Barker 28 years old Marysville, Washington 672.5 pounds (305.0 kg) 415 pounds (188 kg) 257 pounds (117 kg)
10 Destinee LaShaee 27 years old Pineville, Louisiana 669 pounds (303 kg) 440 pounds (200 kg) 229 pounds (104 kg) First transgender patient on the show. Deceased, age 31[18]
11 Jeanne Covey 39 years old Big Sandy, Texas 702.4 pounds (318.6 kg) 670.7 pounds (304.2 kg), left program in Month 6 23 pounds (10 kg)
12 Aaron Washer 30 years old New Braunfels, Texas 718.1 pounds (325.7 kg) 402.7 pounds (182.7 kg) 315 pounds (143 kg)
13 Kelly Mason 41 years old Greensboro, North Carolina 725.5 pounds (329.1 kg) 383 pounds (174 kg), died during filming in Month 10 342 pounds (155 kg) Deceased, age 41
14 Annjeanette Whaley 30 years old Hillsboro, Oregon 679.1 pounds (308.0 kg) 405 pounds (184 kg) 274 pounds (124 kg)
15 Angela Gutierrez 44 years old Ross, Ohio 608.4 pounds (276.0 kg) No second weigh-in, left program in Month 8 Unknown
16 LaShanta White 39 years old Kenner, Louisiana 662 pounds (300 kg) 529.5 pounds (240.2 kg), briefly dismissed from program in Month 9 160 pounds (73 kg) (LPW)
17 Cillas Givens 35 years old Fairview, Oklahoma 729 pounds (331 kg) 313 pounds (142 kg) 416 pounds (189 kg)
18 Mercedes Cephas 37 years old Cincinnati, Ohio 773.2 pounds (350.7 kg) 692 pounds (314 kg) 81 pounds (37 kg)
19 Angela Johns 39 years old Massillon, Ohio 643.3 pounds (291.8 kg) 594.6 pounds (269.7 kg), dismissed from program in Month 8 49 pounds (22 kg)
20 Vianey Rodriguez 35 years old Chicago, Illinois 594.8 pounds (269.8 kg) (1st weigh-in at month 4) 369 pounds (167 kg) (@month 12) 226 pounds (103 kg) (@month 12)
Allen Lewis 51 years old Chicago, Illinois 648.1 pounds (294.0 kg) (1st weigh-in at month 4) 376 pounds (171 kg) (@month 12) 272 pounds (123 kg) (@month 12)
Season 8 (2020)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 John Hambrick 34 years old Wylie, Texas 686.5 pounds (311.4 kg) 393 pounds (178 kg) 294 pounds (133 kg)
Lonnie Hambrick 35 years old Haltom City, Texas 612.7 pounds (277.9 kg) 368 pounds (167 kg) 245 pounds (111 kg)
2 Lindsey Witte 39 years old Hills, Iowa 647.6 pounds (293.7 kg) 438 pounds (199 kg) 209 pounds (95 kg)
3 Bethany Stout 40 years old Alva, Oklahoma 607.9 pounds (275.7 kg) 502.2 pounds (227.8 kg), left the program in Month 11 105 pounds (48 kg)
4 Julius (J.T.) Clark 32 years old Claremore, Oklahoma 892.2 pounds (404.7 kg) 491 pounds (223 kg) 401 pounds (182 kg)
5 Gina Krasley 28 years old Tuckerton, New Jersey 606.7 pounds (275.2 kg) 556.2 pounds (252.3 kg) 50.5 pounds (22.9 kg) Deceased, age 30
6 Travis Henry 31 years old Carrollton, Texas 617.3 pounds (280.0 kg) 379 pounds (172 kg) 238 pounds (108 kg)
7 Joyce Del Viscovo 44 years old Gardner, Kansas 759.2 pounds (344.4 kg) 623.8 pounds (283.0 kg), left the program in month 9 134.4 pounds (61.0 kg)
8 Carlton Oglesby 24 years old Columbus, Ohio 786 pounds (357 kg) 544 pounds (247 kg) 242 pounds (110 kg) (@6 mos.) ended at 6 mos.
Shantel Oglesby 31 years old Columbus, Ohio 638 pounds (289 kg) 424 pounds (192 kg) 214 pounds (97 kg) (@6 mos.) ended at 6 mos.
9 Seana Collins 22 years old Kansas City, Missouri 659 pounds (299 kg) 661.3 pounds (300.0 kg) −2.3 pounds (−1.0 kg) (gained weight)
10 Ashley Bernard 31 years old Carenco, Louisiana 637 pounds (289 kg) 504 pounds (229 kg) 133 pounds (60 kg)
11 Tommy Johnson 38 years old Winnsboro, Louisiana 641 pounds (291 kg) 423 pounds (192 kg) 218 pounds (99 kg)
12 Coliesa McMillian 41 years old New Roads, Louisiana 643 pounds (292 kg) 499 pounds (226 kg) 144 pounds (65 kg) (@6 mos.) Deceased, aged 41
13 Dominic Hernandez 37 years old Fresno, California 672 pounds (305 kg) 650 pounds (290 kg) (@month 6) 22 pounds (10.0 kg) (@month 6) Removed from program at month 6. First patient in the show to be currently homeless
14 Megan Davis 24 years old Taylorville, Illinois 604.7 pounds (274.3 kg) 481 pounds (218 kg) 123 pounds (56 kg)
15 Ashley Taylor 24 years old Temple, Texas 486 pounds (220 kg) 469 pounds (213 kg) 17 pounds (7.7 kg) (@ 6 mos.) ended at 6 mos.
16 Leneatha Reed 40 years old Meridian, Mississippi 604 pounds (274 kg) 575 pounds (261 kg) (@month 6) 29 pounds (13 kg) (@month 6) left the program at month 9
Season 9 (2020 - 2021)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Samantha Mason 35 years old Denver, Colorado 940.1 pounds (426.4 kg) (later 974 pounds (442 kg)) 496 pounds (225 kg) 478 pounds (217 kg) (LPW) Largest weight loss of any patient featured in the show
2 Thederick Barnes 32 years old Gretna, Florida 740.2 pounds (335.7 kg) 615 pounds (279 kg) (@5th month) 125.2 pounds (56.8 kg) (@5th month) last weighing at 5th month
3 Carrie Johnson 37 years old Huntington, Texas 603 pounds (274 kg) 409 pounds (186 kg) 194 pounds (88 kg)
4 Cindy Vela 45 years old Portland, Texas 614 pounds (279 kg) 575 pounds (261 kg) 39 pounds (18 kg)
5 Melissa Marescot 36 years old Sunrise, Florida 592.8 pounds (268.9 kg) 440.3 pounds (199.7 kg) 152.5 pounds (69.2 kg)
6 Kenae' Dolphus 41 years old Nacogdoches, Texas 614.6 pounds (278.8 kg) 543.8 pounds (246.7 kg) 70.8 pounds (32.1 kg)
7 Krystal Hall 34 years old Frankfort, Ohio 618.4 pounds (280.5 kg) 579.7 pounds (262.9 kg) 38.7 pounds (17.6 kg)
8 Isaac Martinez 23 years old Hutchins, Texas 661.1 pounds (299.9 kg) 539.0 pounds (244.5 kg) 122.1 pounds (55.4 kg)
9 Michael Blair 43 years old Conroe, Texas 609.5 pounds (276.5 kg) 474.0 pounds (215.0 kg) 135.5 pounds (61.5 kg)
10 Shannon Lowery 39 years old Tucson, Arizona 739 pounds (335 kg) 698 pounds (317 kg) 41 pounds (19 kg)
11 Irene Walker 39 years old Houston, Texas 603.7 pounds (273.8 kg) 535.1 pounds (242.7 kg) 68.6 pounds (31.1 kg)
12 Tammy Patton 41 years old Wichita Falls, Texas 594 pounds (269 kg) 468 pounds (212 kg) 126 pounds (57 kg)
13 Chrystal Rollins 39 years old Spring Valley, California 610.8 pounds (277.1 kg) 498.3 pounds (226.0 kg) (@8th month) 113.5 pounds (51.5 kg) (@8th month) ended at 9 mos.
Season 10 (2021 - 2022)
Ep Patient Name Starting Age Location Starting Weight Ending Weight (12 mos.) Total Weight Loss (12 mos. or from later peak weight (LPW)) Notes
1 Nathan Prater 35 years old Palestine, Texas 607.2 pounds (275.4 kg) 414.5 pounds (188.0 kg) 192.6 pounds (87.4 kg)
2 Julian Valentine 33 years old Tucson, Arizona 830.2 pounds (376.6 kg) 640.1 pounds (290.3 kg) 190.1 pounds (86.2 kg)
3 Bianca Hayes 36 years old Fayetteville, Tennessee 604.2 pounds (274.1 kg) 448.4 pounds (203.4 kg) 155.8 pounds (70.7 kg)
4 Mike Meginness 37 years old Marion, Ohio 745.7 pounds (338.2 kg) 510.1 pounds (231.4 kg) 235.6 pounds (106.9 kg)
5 Lacey Buckingham 36 years old Kennewick, Washington 593.2 pounds (269.1 kg) 581.9 pounds (263.9 kg) 11.3 pounds (5.1 kg) Ended at Month 6
6 Paul MacNeill 35 years old Auburndale, Florida 757.0 pounds (343.4 kg) 641.0 pounds (290.8 kg) 116.0 pounds (52.6 kg) Ended at Month 6
7 Ryan Barkdoll 31 years old Columbia Falls, Montana 740 pounds (340 kg) Estimated above 660 pounds (300 kg) 80.0 pounds (36.3 kg) Ended at Month 10. First patient to have failed to show up for Dr. Nowzardan's appointments for the entirety of the episode
8 James Bedard 38 years old New York, New York 625.0 pounds (283.5 kg) 506.1 pounds (229.6 kg) 119 pounds (54 kg) Ended at Month 12
9 Lucas Higdon 33 years old Conroe, Texas 619.3 pounds (280.9 kg) 469.1 pounds (212.8 kg) 150 pounds (68 kg)
10 Margaret Johnson 35 years old Baytown, Texas 750 pounds (340 kg) 595 pounds (270 kg) 155 pounds (70 kg)
11 Ontreon Shannon 36 years old Plano, Texas 702.4 pounds (318.6 kg) 704.3 pounds (319.5 kg) −1.9 pounds (−0.86 kg) (gained weight)
12 Dolly Martinez 25 years old Fort Worth, Texas 593.2 pounds (269.1 kg) 552.8 pounds (250.7 kg) 40.4 pounds (18.3 kg) (@month 10)
13 Larry Myers 45 years old Albany, New York 648 pounds (294 kg) 529.9 pounds (240.4 kg) 118.1 pounds (53.6 kg)
14 Lisa Ebberson 51 years old Fairbury, Nebraska 637 pounds (289 kg) 554 pounds (251 kg) 83 pounds (38 kg) Quit in month 4, briefly reconnected in month 8, never saw Dr Now in person
15 David Nelson 30 years old Idaho Falls, Idaho 763 pounds (346 kg) 608 pounds (276 kg) 155 pounds (70 kg)

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