Remember Joe Weller from My 600-lb Life, a really nice guy who is now succeeding in his weight loss journey.
Imagine you have to be ferried about like a thing, losing that sense of independence and constantly fighting feelings of worthlessness.
Joe will finally be able to drive a car and help his disabled mother, he will go to the gym and perhaps have the chance at a romance too.
Thanks to his gastric bypass, he feels he’s finally ready for love and proposes to his girlfriend.
But he has even bigger goals for weight loss and tries to qualify for skin surgery.
A month past his gastric bypass sees Joe’s weight coming off nicely. He weighed nearly 800 pounds and he was ready to give up on life. Last time he was weighed he was just over 500 pounds. Joe lost 200 pounds in just one year.
Armed with a handicapped placard Joe can drive his mother, who is also bound by weight, to wherever they need to go.
His skin will need to be trimmed up and removed once he gets to his goal weight.
The skin surgery alone will remove upwards of 75 pounds of weight too. This will also allow him to fit more easily into clothing and create a more flattering shape while he transitions from his former self.
Good luck Joe!
Tonight at 9/8c on TLC’s My 600-lb Life Where Are They Now?