When the curtain lifted on Octavia Nichelle’s episode on TLC’s hit show “My 600-lb Life” Season 7, audiences were taken aback. Weighing in at 692 pounds, the Missouri native was at the end of her rope. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find a woman who not only dropped the pounds but also rose to business prominence. Let’s delve into this heartwarming tale of triumph over adversity.
My 600-lb Life: A Heartfelt Commitment to Change
When Octavia Nichelle first met Dr. Now, the famed bariatric surgeon and the cornerstone of the TLC show, she faced severe mobility issues. But as the saying goes, “When there’s a will, there’s a way.” Octavia absorbed Dr. Now’s guidelines as if they were gospel, making every effort to shed her excess weight through traditional methods—exercise and a balanced diet. The efforts bore fruit; Octavia lost an astonishing 236 lbs, bringing her weight down to 456 lbs.
What stood out to many viewers and fans was her commitment to stay away from surgical shortcuts. The former reality TV personality has been vocal on her social media accounts, regularly updating her followers about her journey. In July, she even shared a stunning photograph showcasing her enduring commitment to a healthier life.
My 600-lb Life: Entrepreneurship and Family
Life didn’t just stop at weight loss for Octavia; she’s been building a new chapter ever since her exit from the show. Not one to rest on her laurels, she launched her own customized jewelry business, aptly named Chains and Crayons. Her social media platforms aren’t just vanity metrics but serve as a source of inspiration for those looking to turn their lives around, just like she did.
Family, too, has been at the forefront of her new life. In October 2022, Octavia shared an endearing message for her sister, who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Health Care. Being able to invest time and effort into her family has become a fulfilling part of her new life, all thanks to her successful weight loss journey.
Maintaining a bond with Dr. Now, Octavia recently shared a photo with him, expressing gratitude for his role in her transformation. Although she admits her physical goals are still a work in progress, the life she’s living is evidence enough that her emotional and mental health has gained miles in the right direction.