In the fifth episode of this season’s My 600-Lb Life, we meet Gina Krasley, who lives with her wife Beth Krasley under her mother’s roof and desperately needs to lose weight to save her life.
My 600-Lb Life: Gina’s Story
At the beginning of her journey to lose weight, Gina Krasley, a 28-year-old girl from Tuckerton, New Jersey, weighed just over 600 kilos and lived at her mother’s house with her wife, sister and her sister’s fiance. Because of the enormous weight she carries, she is forced to sit on the sofa all day and can only bathe once a month, a task she fears she will have to perform. During the show, Gina explains that her family has become very frustrated since she had to do so much to take care of her. Gina’s wife, Beth, also expresses her dissatisfaction with Gina’s burden. And even though she’s willing to take care of Gina because she loves her so much, she admits that it’s not the kind of marriage she wants. She can’t help but be angry because Gina let her weight drive her out of control.
Gina Krasley explains in the program that her childhood was not easy because she was often bullied at school for being overweight and because her father often inflicted severe punishments on her, including physical abuse such as pulling hair and choking. And even though she told her mother about her father’s behavior, she did nothing to stop it.
To escape her abusive father, Gina Krasley and her sister often ran away from home to go to fast-food restaurants. By the time she was 14, she weighed 300 pounds. After high school, Gina continued to eat too much and gained another 200 kilos. Eventually she moved in with her mother and met the love of her life, Beth, whom she married in 2016. But since they got married, they were not close and Beth got into the habit of putting her down because of her weight.
After hitting bottom, Gina Krasley travels to Houston, TX to visit Dr. Younan Nowzaradan in an attempt to get the weight loss surgery she needs. However, after several attempts to lose the initial amount of weight needed to be approved for the procedure, Gina fails to meet Dr. Now’s requirements and weighs 556 pounds – which is only about ten pounds down from where she started 12 months earlier. The surgeon then gives Gina one last chance to get the surgery and tells her she has three months to lose 75 pounds. If she can’t do it, then he won’t continue to work with her.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Gina, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
Although it’s not clear how much weight she has lost since she recorded the show, Gina seemed to lose a few pounds based on her appearance in some of her recent photos. We also know that Gina’s wife, Beth, supports her current path of health as she continues to try to lose weight.
Gina does not hesitate to post online, both on Facebook and Instagram. However, most of them don’t show much below her chest. Even so, you can see a more defined jaw, which means a possible weight loss. Immediately after the episode, Gina shared this before and after the episode showing some weight loss.