This week sees the return of TLC’s reality show My 600-lb Life for Season 6, following the lives of people struggling with extreme weight problems.
In this premiere episode we meet Lee and Rena, who met and fell in love at a bariatric rehab clinic. Unfortunately the clinic told them that they could not remain romantically involved and stay at the center. Instead they left and tried to combat their weight issues themselves.
However, this proved to be disastrous with both their weights going through the roof, leaving 42-year-old Lee weighing 714lbs and 39-year-old Rena at 542lbs. Now Lee struggles to get out of bed and Rena has become his carer, though her weight is increasing to the point where she will need a carer herself.
They decide to take drastic action and leave Missouri to visit Dr. Younan Nowzaradan down in Texas in the hope he can help them both with some gastric bypass surgery.
The episode follows their journey through the process and beyond, will love conquer all?
My 600-lb Life airs on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on TLC.