Anybody watch My 600lb life?

I have been watching and Dr Nowzaradan seems to get mean in the most recent season. He starts off really nice, and with each successive season he’s less understanding and angrier. That’s a bummer. I like him better when he’s nice. How about you?

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I watch it sometimes. He deals with some real whiners, so I can see him getting jaded

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I just watched an episode of one where a patient of his refused to try to walk and was complaining about the diet. She also said all the sugary food food was her 6 year old son’s.

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He regularly, almost exclusively, deals with people that struggle to help themselves and I’m sure that’s super frustrating.

I understand why he probably seems more harsh in later seasons.

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How could she say all the sugary food was her kid’s?! Lol. Talk about denial!

Yeah. @ZombieMombie @anon54386108, I can see why he gets so frustrated. I just wish he could stay nice overall. He really struggles with that the most recent season. To me, it’s an addiction problem. They’re addicted to food. It’s their heroin. They even describe the warm high they get while eating. They need a multifaceted approach to help them with their emotions and addiction just like other addicts.

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It’s a pretty entertaining show. It’s crazy how big some people get. Don’t think I’d ever let myself get that big.

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I thought I’d never let myself get to a size 18, but here I am, trying to lose it. I always said I’d never let myself go into the plus sizes. I think people just stop looking in the mirror or they become addicted and lose control. I feel bad for the people on the show who have died because of what they did to their bodies. I believe 6 people from the show have died so far

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I haven’t watched it very much, but the times I’ve watched it, it wasn’t too bad. Now, I don’t think I could handle it because I feel like I would get in a depression episode I sometimes have. I was 135 before my medication, but now I’m 297, so I can relate to feeling heavy, especially the lack of motivation to do something because you think you’ve tried everything.

Luckily I’m changing medication once again to Vraylar, which supposedly is more weight neutral. But I’m dieting and exercising still, so maybe I can lose more weight even before I’m fully on Vraylar.

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Yeah @John_Raven. I get what you’re saying. I gained 100 pounds after starting antipsychotics.

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sometimes being too nice can make you a walk over, people might not take him seriously, i have never seen the show but from reading here all i can think of is the saying ‘be cruel to be kind’

think about it though if someone is so big that it is causing them harm then something drastic needs to be done, idk how i’d handle it but maybe encouragement alone would fall on deaf ears,

they may have deep rooted psychological problems which prevent them from exercising and over eating, eating can be a comfort like comfort food so how do you teach them that something that gives them comfort is causing them harm?

just my thoughts on it, i’ve watched things on tv about it, some people can be very inspirational and beat the odds to lose weight.

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Very wise words @Resilient1

Yes I’ve watched some of these
My sister thinks I shud watch them to motivate me but it really doesn’t help because I can’t relate to such a weight

It’s morbidly serious weight and I feel really sad for these people because once u get to that weight the motivation to lose must be really seriously hard!

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What is the name of the program? What channel? ABC, NBC, or CBS?

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It’s on TLC @chordy

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May I ask how tall you are?

If that’s too personal, please just ignore my question.

I’m curious because I was weighed recently and I clocked in at 141 pounds. On the plus side I’m 5 foot 11 inches tall.

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I’m the same height and I weigh 180. I’m at like the top of a healthy bmi.

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Heya, we’re same height buddies. :wink:

Edit to add: I just realized I said my wrong weight. I actually weigh 241! Not 141. Sorry folks. :sweat_smile:

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Lol. Before sz I weighed 160, but my doctor is happy and I look good enough so I can’t complain. How do you maintain such a low weight? I’m on two antipsychotics and its hard not to overeat

Edit: I now see you are 241. I was like “should I tell him he is underweight?” lol

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LOL!

God, I feel like such a shitestick!

Not only have I derailed @ZmaGal’s thread, but I told everyone the wrong weight.

I’m just really distracted at the moment.

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