My 600-lb Life: Where Is Isaac Martinez, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now

My 600-lb Life: Where Is Isaac Martinez, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now

‘My 600-lb Life’ is a TLC original series that takes the viewer through the lives of morbidly obese individuals hoping for a better, healthier lifestyle. It also lets us know about their daily activities and their struggle to move forward with their transformation. Dr. Now or Dr. Younan Nowzaradan is the one who helps them through their huge transformation and gives them guidance and supervision.

Every patient that Dr. Now meets receives a renowned program tailored to their problems. However, ultimately the choice is up to the individual if they can proceed with the program and be approved in time for high-risk bariatric surgery. One such individual is Isaac Martinez, the patient in season 9, episode 8.

My 600-lb Life: Isaac Martinez’s Story

The episode titled ‘Isaac’s Story‘ is described by TLC as “Isaac helped raise his siblings after his mum suffered a debilitating stroke when he was 10. As he learned to cook for his family, he began eating for comfort. Now, to avoid eating himself to death, Isaac must learn to take care of himself for a change.” A 23-year-old Isaac considered it embarrassing to ask for help.

At the beginning of the episode, Isaac says, “My life has become such a struggle, because of my size everything is hard, and I’m so big now, even simple tasks like getting dressed can be a big chore for me and I have to have help sometimes.”

Since his birth, Isaac Martinez was hypoallergenic and underweight. So when he was finally allowed to eat everything, Isaac lost control and gained more than 30 pounds by age 6. He started eating for comfort and developed his eating disorder when his mother had a stroke, and the entire family’s weight fell on him.

This disorder caused him to reach 90 pounds by age 10, and over 300 pounds by 14, as Isaac continued to return to the comfort of food. However, because he felt comfortable in his body and no one told him otherwise, he felt like nothing was wrong.

For the next two years, Isaac Martinez enjoyed his life and was a very social person, but his abusive relationship with food caused his weight to climb to 450 pounds when he was 16 years old. It was then that he realized the severity of his problem, as his weight prevented him from continuing his activities.

However, giving up his social activities was easier for Isaac than giving up food, and by the time he entered college, Isaac was up to 500 pounds. During his first year of college, he had to return home from Houston and care for his mother, who was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer.

From that point on, the more Isaac gained weight, the more he kept to himself and away from all social gatherings. With food being the only constant in his life and having no one to turn to in times of need, Isaac could not stop eating, and his weight quickly surpassed 600 pounds. This was the point in his life where Isaac decided enough was enough.

Although he knew that saying goodbye to his only friend – food – would be difficult, he knew he needed to take back control of his life. He wanted to take better care of himself and his family. So began Isaac’s long and arduous journey with Dr. Now, which saw him lose an impressive 122 pounds in just 12 months.

My 600-lb Life: Where Is Isaac Martinez, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now

The biggest win for Isaac Martinez was the victory in his battle with an eating disorder. He also regained the ability to walk without a walker and was even able to go outside without any help or fear of falling. Although halfway through the procedure, his mother became ill and he relaxed.

However, Isaac kept going and made sure to reach out to his landmark for approval of the procedure. At the end of the episode, Isaac’s weight scale read 539 pounds, and we saw Dr. Now schedule his surgery in two months, provided he continues with his weight loss routine.

The channel and the show ‘My 600-lb Life’ require complete secrecy from the entire cast and crew to ensure zero leaks. Therefore, no one can reveal any information about their progress until well after their episode has aired.

Since we left Isaac in the episode, we were shown that he was diligently following his weight loss plan and was well on his way to his surgery. He had already started making amends and reconnecting with his former friends, thus changing his life for the better.

Written by Christine Cohan

Christine Cohan is a US Reality TV/Entertainment Writer with theworldnewsdaily.