The programme mentions that Lacey Buckingham had an extremely difficult childhood and was even raped when she was in the third grade. Although it took her quite a long time to tell her parents about her ordeal, her mother did not believe her, which made Lacey Buckingham even more depressed.
So, when she got the chance to leave home and go to college, she developed an eating disorder and soon became overweight. When she went to work after finishing university, she discovered that her physique was a hindrance to her day-to-day work and so she was forced to leave her job.
The programme reveals that Lacey Buckingham then got into a feeding relationship, which meant that she ate as much as she could for the men, who in turn looked after her. However, by the time Lacey was introduced to the public, she had managed to get out of the feeder and was in a relationship with Ricky. She seemed to be completely in love with Lacey and was a constant support to her. Ricky assisted her in intimate activities and seemed to be extremely patient with her.
Although Ricky’s sister Sharon believed that Lacey Buckingham was taking advantage of Ricky, the couple stayed together and seemed happy. In consulting with Dr. Now, Lacey Buckingham learned that she weighed about 593 pounds. She was then given a 30-day ultimatum and asked to lose 50 pounds in order to get into the program.
Although Lacey Buckingham started off strong, she soon limped and began skipping appointments. Sharon resented her for skipping necessary appointments, which in turn damaged Lacey’s relationship with Ricky. Eventually, Lacey Buckingham called the police on Ricky and his sister, claiming they made her feel unsafe. Unfortunately, Lacey Buckingham was unable to stick to her weight-loss routine, so on her first repeat visit to the clinic, she only managed to lose a few pounds and was unable to undergo surgery. Although Dr. Now gave her a second chance to reach her goal, he was not convinced of her commitment or dedication to the cause.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Lacey Buckingham, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
The programme revealed that after Lacey Buckingham called the authorities on her then-boyfriend and her sister, she moved back to her Washington apartment and mentioned that she was ready to start her weight-loss journey. The broadcast also gave the impression that her relationship with Ricky was a closed chapter as she held Sharon responsible for her failure.
However, it should be noted that Lacey Buckingham’s Facebook profile still states that she is in a relationship, although there is no mention of a specific person.