Syreeta Covington, a star of the hit TLC series “My 600-lb Life,” has been on a weight loss journey for over a year, working closely with renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. Despite some setbacks, Syreeta has made progress towards her goal of achieving a healthier weight, and recent updates suggest that she continues to work hard towards that end.
A Rocky Start
Syreeta Covington began her journey on “My 600-lb Life” weighing in at a staggering 603 pounds. Under Dr. Nowzaradan’s supervision, she managed to lose 59 pounds through diet and exercise. However, in order to qualify for weight loss surgery, Dr. Nowzaradan required her to lose an additional 25 pounds within a month. Unfortunately, Syreeta fell short of this goal and gained nine pounds instead.
Determined to Keep Going
Despite this setback, Syreeta Covington did not give up. She continued to work with Dr. Nowzaradan and began therapy to help her address the underlying emotional issues that had contributed to her weight gain. Her hard work paid off when she lost 29 pounds in two months, bringing her total weight loss to 97 pounds.
Since her time on “My 600-lb Life,” Syreeta has continued to work hard to maintain her weight loss. Her Facebook page shows that she has been keeping up with her diet and exercise regimen and has even been working out on her own. Her husband Lawrence has been a great source of support for her throughout her journey, and the two remain happily married.
A Difficult Childhood
Syreeta’s journey to a healthier weight has not been easy. She revealed on “My 600-lb Life” that she had suffered from childhood mental, physical, and sexual abuse, which had led her to turn to food for comfort. Through therapy, she has been working to address these traumas and develop healthier coping mechanisms.
Hope for the Future
While it is unclear whether Syreeta has undergone weight loss surgery since the end of her “My 600-lb Life” episode, recent updates suggest that she is continuing to work hard to achieve her weight loss goals. She has expressed a desire to start a family with her husband, and achieving a healthier weight would certainly improve her chances of a successful pregnancy.
Syreeta’s journey is an inspiring reminder that weight loss is not easy, but it is possible with dedication and hard work. She has shown that even in the face of setbacks, it is important to keep pushing forward towards one’s goals.