We first met Janine Mueller in 2018 during Season 6 of My 600-lb Life, and as Republic World reported, her enthusiasm, drive and determination made her a fan favourite. Weighing in at 678 pounds for the first time, she brought an unbreakable positive attitude to the show, despite her daily struggle with her weight.
Janine Mueller is one of many morbidly obese Americans who have turned to the TLC reality series in its nine seasons so far, seeking help to lose life-changing weight. The show is hosted by local surgeon and weight-loss specialist Dr. Nowzaradan – known to his contestants as Dr. Now for short – who subjects his participants to a grueling diet and exercise regimen.
Often, the ultimate goal is to drop enough pounds to qualify for a safe weight-loss surgery at Dr. Now’s clinic, which will hopefully set the participants on a path of further progress.
As viewers may recall, Janine Mueller did not lose enough weight during her participation in the show to qualify for such surgery, despite losing an impressive 122 kilos. Her final episode showed a weight of 566, but her journey was far from over.
What Is My 600-lb Life Star Janine Mueller Doing Today?
Janine Mueller is proving to be one of the biggest success stories of ‘My 600-lb Life’, as announced by the TV Shows Ace. In her ‘Where Are They Now’ episode, it was revealed that Janine Janine was still making progress towards a lighter life, weighing 312 kilos by the end of the show.
That’s a staggering weight loss of more than half her original weight, and with it she finally got the go-ahead for surgery. However, there has also been off-screen drama. Janine’s Facebook post betrays hints of a falling out with TLC, claiming that “the TV show may have edited out everything I’ve ever said about God.
But I’m here to say that I never would have got half as far if He hadn’t carried me through that hard time”, as the TV Shows Ace archived. This is not the first time the show’s ‘reality’ credentials have come under fire and it appears Janine may have breached his notoriously strict contractual agreements.
In the excitement over his achievement, he accidentally posted his final weight score on Facebook before his update episode aired, as reported by Starcasm. According to speculation, this may have been the reason for her disappearance from the show, after announcing that she would no longer be taking part.
However, her permanent move from her native Washington to Houston – where Dr. Now’s practice is based – suggests she is committed to continuing her slimming battle off-camera.