Just wanting to change is not enough for people who appear on ‘My 600-lb Life‘. You have to be willing to put in the time and effort and commit to your goals. Seeing that their food addiction often stems from past traumas, these people tend to fall back into old patterns and struggle to break free.
But Lucas Higdon proved that with hard work and perseverance, nothing is impossible. When he first met Dr. Now, Lucas Higdon weighed 619 pounds. And while his journey wasn’t easy, Lucas was determined to stay honest and on the right path. His perseverance paid off, seeing that he was finally cleared for surgery.
Lucas got down to 550 pounds before surgery and Dr. Now was delighted with his progress. Initially, Dr. Now worried that Lucas’ family dynamics might cause problems, as Lucas was helpful to them as a stay-at-home mom, taking care of his sister’s children and being their homeschool teacher.
However, Lucas Higdon took matters into his own hands and even started going to the gym while on the diet. The operation was a long one, seeing as Dr. Now wanted to repair Lucas’ hernia and give him a gastric sleeve. The operation was successful, which made Lucas recover quickly. By month 10, Lucas had accomplished things he had only dreamed of a year ago – he was closer to 300 pounds, he got a job in a field he liked, and he was exploring community colleges.
The episode ended on a rather wholesome note, with Lucas claiming that there was so much more he wanted to do, such as starting his own family and even travelling abroad to places like South Korea. Fans were amazed at how far Lucas has come.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Lucas Higdon, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
Lucas Higdon’ weight-loss journey is still ongoing, according to his Facebook profile. However, judging by his screenshot, there’s no doubt he’s shed a few more pounds. She even addressed her weight loss, saying she’s thankful for her family and acknowledged she still has a long way to go.