TLC’s hit reality series “My 600-LB Life” follows people who make significant lifestyle changes to lose weight and get their lives back. Some of the participants agree to follow a new strict diet and intense exercise plan while participating in the show. And if they succeed, you can get Dr Now to give them the green light for weight loss surgery.
Viewers have seen plenty of success stories over the years, but Susan’s “My 600-LB Life” journey certainly stands out. But what happened to Susan Farmer?
According to Life & Style, Farmer experienced one of the most dramatic journeys in the show’s history. At the time of her first appearance, she weighed 607 kilos and was suffering from lymphoedema, a condition that causes swelling of body tissues (via the NHS).
In addition to significant lifestyle changes, such as a healthier diet and frequent exercise, Farmer also underwent gastric bypass surgery to further help with his weight loss, and additional surgery to remove lymphedema.
How is Susan Farmer from My 600-lb Life doing today?
According to In Touch, Susan Farmer also underwent skin removal surgery while on the show and was diagnosed with neuropathy, a nerve condition that can be particularly painful and disabling (via Life & Style).
According to the Daily Mail, Susan Farmer lost almost 400 pounds of weight during her time on the TLC reality series and removed 46 pounds of excess skin and fat tissue, which allowed Susan Farmer to achieve her goal of trying on jeans for the first time since high school. In her ‘Where Are They Now’ episode, Farmer enthusiastically declared: “It sounds a bit silly, but the first thing I’m going to do once the skin is removed is I’m going to get myself a pair of jeans, because I haven’t worn jeans since high school (via Life & Style).”
As of 2020, Susan Farmer lives in Eddy, Texas, where she works as a case manager at EMSI. Some of Farmer’s more recent posts shared on social media suggest that she is still continuing her weight-loss journey, and clearly show how far she has come since appearing on “My 600-LB Life.”