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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

Just so sad. 🙏🏼

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

He weighed 900 pounds? How ANYONE can eat that much food and get SO OBESE is disturbing and disgusting. NOT surprised that he died.

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@aubnwa01   I just learned of three other people who died recently from this show.  I remember Lisa.  The aritcle said it wasn't due to the weight, but of course it was as by the time she sought help, her body was in bad shape no matter how much she lost, too late.

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

Sad to hear. I think many of these people are at death's door when they decide to seek help. If you watch the show Dr. Now frequently tells patients that their bodies aren't going to hold out much longer.

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

It is hard for me to understand but I'm sure there are so many emotions that go with overeating. Most of the ones that I have watched, all they eat is fast food.

 

Yes, very sad as people that starve to be thin.

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

I remember him. He was disinterested when they got him to Dr. Now.  He was on his phone.

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

I think his biggest problem was his mom.  She's the one that overfed him all that food & made him dependent on her for everything & when she died, he'd never learned any life skills for taking care of himself & he was just lost. 

 

His big goal on the last show I watched of him after his mom had died was getting approved for a nursing home, so someone else would take care of him. That's sad when someone so young just wants to live out their life in a nursing home being cared for.  I wonder if his mom had that Munchausen By Proxy where the mom makes their kid sick to gain attention?  His was just a very sad story all the way around.

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died


@aubnwa01 wrote:

I think his biggest problem was his mom.  She's the one that overfed him all that food & made him dependent on her for everything & when she died, he'd never learned any life skills for taking care of himself & he was just lost. 

 

His big goal on the last show I watched of him after his mom had died was getting approved for a nursing home, so someone else would take care of him. That's sad when someone so young just wants to live out their life in a nursing home being cared for.  I wonder if his mom had that Munchausen By Proxy where the mom makes their kid sick to gain attention?  His was just a very sad story all the way around.


@aubnwa01 

 

How about a successful approach to this issues instead of years of things that don't work.

 

3-Year Follow Up Interview with 600+ lb Steve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbwMKbjhtAA

 

 

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@aubnwa01 wrote:

I think his biggest problem was his mom.  She's the one that overfed him all that food & made him dependent on her for everything & when she died, he'd never learned any life skills for taking care of himself & he was just lost. 

 

His big goal on the last show I watched of him after his mom had died was getting approved for a nursing home, so someone else would take care of him. That's sad when someone so young just wants to live out their life in a nursing home being cared for.  I wonder if his mom had that Munchausen By Proxy where the mom makes their kid sick to gain attention?  His was just a very sad story all the way around.


I agree......

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Re: Young Man Featured On My 600 Lb Life Died

They recently had a 600lb marathon on our cable station.  There has been at least 7 or 8 of the people showcased that have died.  It may be a higher number.

 

I'm one of the 95% who did not keep the weight off.  I blame no one but myself.  At the beginning the weight melted off, but I was also so sick I nearly died.  My hair fell out, truly could not eat a thing for days at a time.  My body was so deprived that when I eventually could eat, I gained weight immediately.  The food that I could tolerate was high in fat and low in nutrition.  Most of the group I was in gained all of their weight back.  At that time we were never told about protein drinks.  But I put the blame on myself.  What is really hard is to lose the weight now.  To lose, I have to go down to around 700 calories a day.  

 

I've watched this show from the beginning and mostly everyone blames abuse or abandonment for the size.  But most of them are surrounded by grossly overweight family who enable.  I wish the show would do more follow-ups but with a success rate of only 5% maybe there's not of happy stories.