Shannon Lowery caught our attention as one of the most candid and resilient contestants on the 2021 season of the popular reality TV show, My 600-lb Life. And what a journey it has been! Starting at 739 lbs, Shannon’s battle with weight was incomparable. With the help of Dr. Nowzaradan’s straightforward diet regime, she managed to lose about 80 lbs during her participation in the show. Granted, it wasn’t the 150 lbs goal Dr. Now had in mind, but progress is progress!
Raised by a single father who was often absent due to his job at a fast food restaurant, Shannon Lowery’s emotional eating habits were exacerbated. Can you imagine the temptation of growing up near a fast food place? She had every reason to succumb to comfort food. But after the show, she slowly took steps toward self-improvement.
My 600-lb Life: Shannon Lowery’s Journey Continues Online
For all of us following her journey after the show, social media has become our best friend. Shannon is pretty candid about her progress via her YouTube channel, where she posts regular updates on her fitness routine. From pulleys to medicine balls, she tries everything. And guess what? She has even secured a personal trainer, according to her Facebook profile. Is there anything this woman can’t do?
Another obstacle Shannon has encountered is the big financial wall between her and weight-loss surgery. You see, My 600-lb Life lets you totally sympathize with these life-changing journeys, but rarely addresses the sacrifices participants make to even participate in the show. Uprooting their lives to be treated by Dr. Now in Texas, not to mention the lasting financial impact of possible surgeries and aftercare – it’s pretty overwhelming.
But wait, there is a bright spot! When Shannon spoke openly about her financial troubles online, some fans promised financial support. Although it is still uncertain whether these benefactors have actually kept their promise, Shannon continues to move forward. With or without surgery, she is determined to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Whether you’re a fan or new to her story, one thing is clear: Shannon Lowery is a fighter. And she is fighting her way to a healthier, happier life – one step at a time.