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How Is Irene Walker From ‘My 600-lb Life’ Doing Today?

How Is Irene Walker From 'My 600-lb Life' Doing Today?

Irene Walker struggled on her weight loss journey in My 600-Lb. Life season 9, and many fans are wondering how she’s doing now. Weighing in at 603-pounds, Irene struggled to do anything for herself and spent most of her day eating on her son’s couch.

She was given three chances by renowned Dr. Now and eventually lost enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery. Irene Walker was in good shape by the end of her episode, but fans are wondering if she kept the weight off or went back to her old habits.

Like many of the cast of My 600-Lb Life, Irene Walker’s overeating is the result of trauma in her past. It was also enabled by the people around her, as her son, niece and friends continued to bring her junk food, which fed her addiction. Dr. Now challenged Irene to lose 60 kilos in two months, but the first time she only lost 5 kilos and the next time she lost another 10 kilos.

On the third occasion, more than a year into her weight-loss journey, she lost more than 60 kilos and eventually qualified for surgery. With the support of her family, Irene started eating healthier and exercising so she could become independent. Although she has kept a low profile since the end of the show, she has now given hints about her life.

How Is Irene Walker From ‘My 600-lb Life’ Doing Today?

Irene Walker fooled fans when she posted on Facebook last year that she was in a relationship. After being in an abusive relationship as a teenager, which led to her becoming a single mother at the age of 17, ‘My 600-Lb Life’ fans want to see her in a healthy relationship. It turns out that Irene focuses on herself and jokes with fans about the novelty of life. She is currently single and is hopefully working to get back her three children, who were taken away by child protective services when she was 34.

Irene Walker not only struggled with food addiction but also used alcohol and drugs in the past to cope. She has sobered up and fans hope her food addiction will be the next thing she overcomes so she can get on with her life again.

Irene was homeless at one point and was thrown out of a women’s centre when she became pregnant. She also had to cope with the deaths of several family members over a two-year period, with food being her only solace. Irene is motivated to get her children back and understands that she is hurting herself with her behaviour, so she moved forward with My 600-Lb Life.

Irene is not very present on social media and prefers to stay out of the spotlight. She still has a public Facebook account, but she only posts pictures of her face, making it difficult to determine how much weight she has lost since her “My 600-Lb Life” journey. At the end of the show, she was steadily losing around 10 kilos a month and fans can only hope she has continued to do so.

Written by Lisa Lindsay

TV Writer
Lisa Lindsay has been writing about TV, and celebrities since 2020.

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