Shannon Lowery’s journey in My 600-lb Life was similar to that of many other participants in the programme. She had been struggling all her life and wanted to change her future by having weight loss surgery. At just under the age of 40, Shannon Lowery believed her weight was hovering near 700 pounds and she knew that if she didn’t take drastic action to improve her health, there would surely be serious consequences.
An interesting twist in her story was that Shannon Lowery’s father had undergone the same weight loss surgery she had hoped to have five years earlier. This meant that he had seen the potential for the operation to succeed – all it would take was his effort and commitment.
Of course, it wasn’t an easy ride for Shannon Lowery, she struggled to get on track and continued to jeopardise her chances of getting the operation.
Shannon Lowery and her husband, Simon, drove from their home in Tucson, Arizona, to meet with Dr. Now in Houston, Texas, to find out what it would take for her to qualify for weight-loss surgery.
When she stepped on the scale, Shannon Lowery realized she had reached a new jaw-dropping weight – 739 pounds. Unlike the other episodes, Dr. Now decided to admit her to the hospital immediately due to a medical emergency.
During this time, Shannon Lowery was put on a strict diet and was told that if released, she should lose another 150 pounds within two months. And while she was hopeful that she could reach that goal, it turned out she wasn’t quite ready for the commitment and dedication it would require of her.
After a disastrous follow-up visit with Dr. Now, where Shannon Lowery couldn’t find out her weight because she was too heavy for the scale, she got back on track and managed to weigh 698 pounds at her next visit.
The episode ended Shannon’s journey at month 14. She hadn’t yet had the weight loss surgery she needed, but she was committed to a healthier lifestyle to regain her quality of life.
How is Shannon Lowery from My 600-lb Life doing today?
According to Shannon Lowery’s social media, she is still on a weight loss journey. She posts regular updates, including sharing pictures of her meals. She monitors her calorie intake and goes to the gym several times a week, where she meets a personal trainer.
Unfortunately, Shannon Loweryhasn’t had her surgery yet because financial difficulties prevent her from moving to Houston, which she would have to do to follow up with Dr. Now.