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My 600-lb Life update: What does Ashley Bernard look like now?

Ashley Bernard
Ashley Bernard is looking great and ready to reclaim her life thanks to My 600-lb Life. Pic credit: Ashley Bernard/Facebook

Single mother of two Ashley Bernard has really changed up how she looks since appearing on My 600-lb Life.

Her new photos on Facebook reveal the mother of two is ready to join life and be active and healthy for her kids.

While other people refer to the stress as a cause of their weight loss, My 600-lb Life’s Ashley Bernard described it as a “barrier” preventing her from shedding the weight.

But when she finally met up with Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, he told her the unpleasant truth. He said that stress is only Ashley’s “excuse” and that she needed to take some responsibility to heal and change her behavior.

The past is the past, and it is time to move forward.

Previously, Ashley was bedbound and reliant upon her own mother, children, and even sister to get about and exist.

We learned that in the past, she was sexually assaulted and she started gaining weight almost like an armor, a defense mechanism to make herself unappealing so she would not be assaulted again.

Hopefully, this My 600-lb Life will not end up in a litigious mess like several other stories the past few seasons.  Ashley looks to be happy with the entire experience.

Before when Ashley was desperate

Ashley Bernard
Ashley when she was at her last tether in last night’s episode of My 600-lb Life. Pic credit: TLC.

Now, mother-of-two Ashley must overcome a lifetime’s worth of unfortunate circumstances, and in doing so, she sought the help of Dr. Now down in Houston so she can first and foremost function as a mother.

She was abused and traumatized as a kid, and never quite got over the emotional and sexual abuse.

Ashley Bernard’s plan all along was to get her life together and lose weight so she could be the mother her two daughters deserved.

Her plan was weight-loss surgery because, at over 600 pounds, her future was bedbound and riddled with weight-related diseases like diabetes and some forms of cancer, including early death from a cardiac episode.

Ashley’s weight loss story; How did she do?

Ashley Bernard
Sexy mama Ashley has shown everyone she can get it together. Pic credit: Ashley Bernard/Facebook.

In the end, she did great. It was stop-and-start though, a bit rough initially. Ashley, age 31, weighed 637 lbs back in the beginning when she went to Houston and consulted with Dr. Now.

She then started being diet and exercise conscious. And in the end, it was for her two daughters that she started losing weight and focused on her health and regaining her sexy mojo.

By her blogging and her photos posted on Facebook, she is back in a big way:

Dr. Nowzaradan gave her the gameplan. He asked her to adhere to his strict 1200 calorie a day diet and to start moving with special exercises.

She had trouble initially adjusting, but in the end, she bought into healthier ways.

Ashley needed counseling, too, for overcoming the heaviness of her past, the abuse issues. Ashley joined a gym, getting her down in the lower 500’s so that she could qualify for the weight loss surgery.

And as she progressed and got even smaller, hitting the 400’s, Dr. Now took her seriously and green-lit her for the gastric surgery.

The rest is now in Ashley’s hands, but you can see how she is enjoying taking photos of herself again, and hopefully, she will be one of the most exciting transformations on the series this season.

‘My 600-lb Life’ airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on TLC.

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marilyn presley
marilyn presley
3 years ago

what does she look like now? a 400 pound hooker instead of 600 pound hooker?

M.W
M.W
3 years ago

Must be nice to hide behind the anonymity of your keyboard. God don’t like ugly.

Rene
Rene
1 year ago

What’s your problem, marilyn presley?! Grow up already!

Jeannette
Jeannette
11 months ago

Marilyn, I’m wondering how you look. Are you a girl or a woman who uses botox or fake eye-lashes? What is your weight ? Maybe you should have a little bit more respect for Ashley, because she reached her goals. It’s easy to talk trash about someone, but take a good look in the mirror before you do. I think you consider yourself as a perfect person, but wake up, nobody is, and I think you should keep your abusive mouth shut!!!

Donovan
Donovan
3 years ago

Easily one of the dumber creatures to be featured in this freakshow. Listening to her talk was almost as painful as looking at her.

M.W
M.W
3 years ago
Reply to  Donovan

Nobody else will say anything, but I will. She is a living, breathing human being, and you should be ashamed of your comment, so easy to be nasty while hiding behind closed doors. I guarantee, neither you, nor Marilyn Presley are perfect. You might not always be able to change yourself on the outside, but it’s revolting to be ugly on the INSIDE, too.

Rene
Rene
1 year ago
Reply to  Donovan

You are a cruel person. Wonder what YOU look like? ?

DeaLo
DeaLo
3 years ago

be nice people

Carolyn Perrin
Carolyn Perrin
1 year ago

Ashley Bernard is so beautiful, inside and out! I don’t know if she is aware that her fashion sense is unique. Her clothing styles causes you to look at her beautiful face and personality. She would make a great plus size stylist, and or designer. She is so beautiful now, I can’t image her after she reaches her weight loss goals! Praying for you and your family! God Bless Your Life in Jesus’ Name!

Tam
Tam
1 month ago

Ashley should have been referred to psychotherapy. She had a lot of trauma to process. She also kept saying “this will be all for nothing” which irked me. Just losing weight and being healthy for her kids should have been what she focused on not the actual weight loss surgery. She seems like a good person that just needs some help to focus on what should be her top priorities. Health and children. I hope she does well and gets into some therapy.