In season 10, episode 9 of My 600-Lb Life, fans are introduced to 33-year-old Lucas Higdon. Lucas lives on his family’s property in Conroe, Texas and has no idea how much he actually weighs. He confesses to his sister Maegen that he hasn’t weighed himself since 2017. When he finally does, he finds out he weighs 619 pounds.
Lucas Higdon explains that he had to leave his job as a pizza delivery driver because of his weight gain, and because he could not support himself, he had to move to a warehouse on his family’s property. Most of the showers didn’t fit his size, so his parents built him an outhouse. However, she eventually got too big to use it and now has to walk across the plot to use the big shower at her sister’s house.
Lucas Higdon adds that he hasn’t been going to the grocery store alone for four or five years. He can’t go alone because he can’t fit in the front seat of the car to drive himself. In the episode, we see him driving to the supermarket with his sister. While in the store, Lucas leans on the shopping trolley to help her get around.
Lucas admits he is in a very bad situation and hates having to rely on everyone around him. She wants to make a change and learn how to stop using food to cope with her emotions. He makes an appointment with Dr. Now, who will help him start a weight loss operation.
Lucas is nervous but excited to meet Dr Now. When he arrives for the meeting, they discuss a plan to lose 30 kilos in one month. It involves a 1,200-calorie low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet, intermittent fasting and daily exercise. Her sisters say she and their mother plan to do the diet with her.
Over the next few weeks, Lucas will try to manage his eating habits, but will focus his energy on spending time with his nieces and nephews. He even does exercises with them in the backyard as part of a PE class.
After four weeks, Lucas and his sister visit Dr Now again. Lucas steps on the scales and finds he has lost 29 kilos, just one kilo short of his target. Dr. Now sets a new goal: Lucas has to stick to the same plan and lose another 60 kilos in the next two months.
Lucas will work very hard to reach Dr. Now’s goal. But when he steps on the scales once again, he’s displeased to discover that he’s only lost 51 kilos. Although Dr Now admits that Lucas should have lost more weight, he happily approves him for surgery.
What Is My 600-lb Life Star Lucas Higdon Doing Today?
After the operation, Lucas will follow his diet and exercise regime carefully. He even contacts a personal trainer for intensive training sessions. Thanks to a combination of all these things, we see Lucas Higdon lose an impressive 218 kilos by the end of the episode. He finally gets to drive his own car and is at a point in his life where he can work outside the home again. Lucas, who previously said his goal was to get into IT, seems to have got a job fixing computers.
Unlike some of the other people on the show who have deviated from their weight-loss journey, Lucas Higdon seems to have stayed committed to his journey. While we don’t know if he has continued to lose enough weight to qualify for skin removal surgery, this photo from the end of October shows Lucas noticeably thinner, so it looks like he’s on the right track! He also appears to be attending IT courses.