My 600-lb Life: Chad Dean’s Story

My 600-lb Life: Chad Dean's Story

My 600-lb Life” is an excellent TLC offering that documents the weight loss journeys of morbidly obese people. Under the careful supervision of Dr. Now, participants attempt to adhere to a diet plan and exercise routine before being approved for surgery. Chad Dean is a cast member whose success story demonstrates why people still flock to ‘My 600-lb Life’. So where is Chad Deantoday?

When Chad Dean first came on the show, we saw him on his couch in Hagerstown, Maryland. The participant explained that he’d always been overweight. Even when he played football in high school, his grandmother had to sew him two uniforms.

Since Chad Dean became a truck driver, he spent long hours behind the wheel and ate constantly. As a result, he gained quite a bit of weight, which became apparent once he fell off the edge of his truck.

Chad Dean started living on the couch, since his wife and children had to provide for his daily needs. When Chad Dean went to Dr. Now, he tipped the scales to 701 pounds. However, Chad struggled to lose weight and found no excuse during the trial. He managed to lose nearly 260 pounds, allowing him to enjoy life with his family and find a job again.

Where is Chad Dean Now?

Chad Dean continues its weight loss journey and hasn’t put on pounds since the surgery. He also underwent skin removal surgery, which helped him lose more weight. The new weight loss has helped Chad Dean discover new hobbies like riding motorcycles. He likes riding motorcycles with his wife. Here is a picture of Chad taking his bike for a ride.

Since the trip to lose weight has been remarkable, Chad Dean has shared his experiences in a book called “I’m in Here Somewhere: Memory of a Food Addict”. It details important moments in the student’s progress ‘My 600-lb Life’, including the two years after undergoing weight loss surgery.

Dean’s success also led him to the ‘Today Show’ and talked to the New York Post about the changes in his lifestyle. Since Dean has returned to driving trucks, he makes sure he can heat up his pre-cooked hot meals on the road instead of gorging himself on junk food. The cast member is also serious about spending some time exercising.

He told the NY Post, “Sometimes I still feel like this 700-pound person. But now I’m smaller than when I was a senior in high school”. According to Dean’s Facebook profile, he is still in Fort Worth, Texas, where he moved with his family while seeking help from Dr. Now. Chad’s photos are not too recent, but you can see he’s having fun with his family after his attempts to lose weight have been successful.

Dean remains married to Ayesha and has a son named Jojo and a daughter named Taqua. He happens to be a pretty good cook, which helps him prepare homemade meals to take on trips. You can see a picture where he used his culinary skills to prepare hot dishes for his wife and children.

Written by Meghan Mentell

TV writer
Canadian journalist


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