Octavia, who appeared in the seventh season of ‘My 600-lb Life’, is the embodiment of determination, patience and strong will power. Her story began on a tragic note, but in her episode she showed that if you are firm on your goals, you can achieve anything.
My 600-lb Life: Octavia’s Story
At the time of filming, Octavia Gahagans was 42 years old. She’s from Kansas City, Missouri, and when we first met her, she was on the verge of £692. Because of her obesity, she remained immobile and could not leave her apartment. Of course, her condition was the result of a troubled childhood. She spent the years of her growing up in an abusive home and her stepfather often behaved violently with her mother. Octavia Gahagans was also a victim of harassment and when she reached the age of 20 she was already well over 500 pounds.
Things got worse when her mother died at 23. But since Octavia Gahagans had to take care of her sister, Desiree, she didn’t even have the space to mourn her loss. However, when Desiree got married and left home, Octavia’s eating habits got out of control and she started to approach 700 pounds. So, to turn her life around, she decided to visit Dr. Now in Houston.
Once she arrived in Houston, Dr. Now, as usual, prescribed a strict diet. And with extreme dedication and consistency, she managed to reach the weight limit necessary to be approved for gastric bypass surgery. By the end of the episode, she had reduced her weight by 236 pounds and weighed 456 pounds.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Octavia, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?
Fortunately, Octavia has remained true to her promise to follow a healthy lifestyle. And her progress is one of the most incredible transformations ever! One look at her Facebook page and you’ll wonder if she’s the same still woman we met in the exhibition.
Currently Octavia Gahagans lives in Houston, Texas and has founded her own brand Crayons and Chains. She may have moved to the city to be closer to Dr. Now, who checks her health from time to time. Octavia Gahagans also seems to follow the program that is necessary to maintain her health.
Of course, her posts have inspired many of her followers. One of her fans appreciated her efforts in a comment, which she wrote under a post: “You look fantastic! My daughter was overweight and did not want to get out of bed. Except when it was time to go to work. One day she decided to lose weight. She lost over 100 pounds in a year! That was over five years ago. I guess that’s what drew me to her story. She’s such a beautiful woman. And now she’s healthy and prosperous. Continue the success at journey♥️”