What Happened To Erica Wall From My 600-lb Life?

What Happened To Erica Wall From My 600-lb Life?

If you’re not familiar with the world of reality TV, you may not be familiar with the concept of TLC’s “My 600-lb Life”. It’s very much a show about people struggling with some pretty serious emotional issues – which translates into their bathroom weight.

Each episode follows a year in the life of a person who weighs around 600 pounds or more as they seek medical help to lose the weight and regain some semblance of normalcy. For some, this transformation is very successful. For others, it can end in tragedy.

The series’ recurring co-star, bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan (appropriately nicknamed “Dr. Now” by patients and fans), is an expert in helping people recover from morbid obesity through diet and bariatric surgery.

In an episode of Erica Wall, she paired him with nutritionist Susan Swadener to help him fight her food addiction and prepare for surgery with a low-carb, high-protein diet. So… how did it go?

What Happened To Erica Wall From My 600-lb Life?

Erica Wall’s story premiered on TLC on February 8, 2017, in season 5 of the show. The show dove deep into Erica’s emotional past, describing how she went from a happy child who enjoyed home-cooked meals to being called “Godzilla” by her father, who consequently forced her to have her stomach stapled as a teenager. She was raped at the age of 17, a year after her operation, and tried to escape the pain of her trauma with comfort food.

At one point, Erica was unable to visit her dying mother in hospital because of her weight. Eventually, her frustrations led her to turn to TLC for help. She weighed 661 kilos at the time of filming.

Erica had a tough journey both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. According to Heavy, Erica lost almost 300 kilos: 190 kilos during filming before her bariatric surgery and another 100 kilos after the cameras were gone. But losing nearly half her weight wasn’t easy.

Her previous abdominal stapling made her last bariatric surgery a nightmare for Dr. Now, who had to take extra measures to repair the earlier damage. And for a short time, she and her boyfriend, Jimmy, broke up when she essentially accused her of fornicating. They have since reconciled, if her Facebook banner is any indication.

Written by Emma Fisher

TV Writer.
Former Senior Editor of

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