My 600-Lb Life: Whatever Happened To Tammy Patton

My 600-Lb Life: Whatever Happened To Tammy Patton

The weight loss stories on My 600-lb Life are interesting, but sometimes the endings are not satisfying. The show often doesn’t wrap up the stories of the obese people featured.

So, viewers are left wondering, what happened to them? Did they get surgery and reach their goal weight?

In her episode of My 600-lb Life (premiered March 17), Tammy Patton from Wichita Falls, Texas was 41 years old and weighed around 600 pounds. On the show, she said, “Every day I wake up desperate for change,” she said on the show. “Because being the size I am and carrying around all this weight, my body is in constant pain because of the strain I have on it. And every day it gets worse. Because every day, something new hurts. And I feel like I’m trapped in this body.”

Tammy’s two daughters, Alize, 19, and Serenitti, 21, lived with her to help take care of her. Tammy’s mother also moved in recently to help. Tammy said, “At this point, my addiction to food is causing me to get worse by the day because I can’t stop going there for the comfort that I need, that happiness that it brings me,” Tammy Patton said. “And to keep that feeling with me for as long as possible. And so I eat constantly.”

Tammy Patton started struggling with eating when she was 9 years old. Her family had financial problems because of her father’s drug addiction. Tammy and her mother moved to Texas to live with her grandfather and start over. She said, “I didn’t know anyone. All of our family was back in California. I had no friends,” she said. “So food became all I had for a while. It was the way I dealt with the loneliness in my life at the time, by eating.”

My 600-Lb Life: Whatever Happened To Tammy Patton

On her first visit with Dr. Now, Tammy Patton weighed 594 pounds. The surgeon told her to lose 60 pounds in two months. Tammy changed her diet and did the exercises Dr. Now assigned her.

During her follow-up with Dr. Now, Tammy had lost 19 pounds, according to her scale. She called him and told him the truth about her progress. He gave her another month to lose the weight. When she returned, she weighed 550 pounds, so her total weight loss was 44 pounds in six months.

Dr. Now still wanted her to lose 40 pounds in the next two months to qualify for surgery. Tammy met with a psychologist, Dr. Paradise, who encouraged her to process her children’s father’s death instead of keeping the pain inside.

Because of the pandemic, Tammy couldn’t see Dr. Now in person two months later. They talked on a video call, and she told him she hadn’t lost or gained any weight. A year and a month later, Tammy saw Dr. Now in person and weighed 552 pounds. She had technically gained 2 pounds but essentially maintained her weight.

Dr. Now gave Tammy a goal of losing 40 pounds in two months. She worked hard and weighed 496 pounds in her follow-up appointment. She lost a total of 98 pounds.

Written by Lisa Lindsay

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