Posts about My 600-lb Life
At this point I’ve watched so many episodes of my 600 lb life that I can guess a patients weight within 5 lbs at the first weigh in. Are you guys able to accurately guess the weights as well? Was there anyone’s first weight that completely threw you for a loop? Maybe it was way smaller or larger than you would have thought?
I have no doubt that y'all have had to deal with patients who were the equivalent of Steven Assanti. But have you ever seen a patient get kicked out of the hospital like he did? Or making very obvious crocodile tears while asking for a specific painkiller? Curious as a non-medical lurker who's only been admitted once for emergency.
Hey there people,
I was having some thoughts, and I was wondering what other viewers of the show felt about some things. When I watch My 600 lb. Life, I feel a sense of guilt in the way I suspect TLC exploits the subjects and manipulates circumstances in the episodes. On the other hand, I feel fascinated and inspired by the participants that are really able to turn things around and, in essence, change the course of their lives. It makes me realize how much being an adult is about taking responsibility for your health and happiness. What are your thoughts? I hope everyone is well.
I've been laid up from surgery the last 10 days or so and recently got TLCgo. Been binge watching My 600 Lb Life and WATN and an extremely common theme running through nearly (if not all) episodes is eating in response to stress or emotion. I've been really stressed. I've been really depressed. The move was really hard. I'm dealing with family problems. And so on.
I tend to lose my appetite in response to stress, so I can't personally relate to this dynamic with food. But I admit that occasionally when I get totally stressed out I'll bum a cigarette from someone and go hide somewhere to secretly smoke it so my wife and colleagues (I'm a doctor) don't find out. I assume the concept is similar - using a "thing" to cope with stress.
I'm wondering how common stress eating is in general. How many people on this forum turn to food when they are stressed, depressed, lonely, anxious or bored? And how big of a problem is it for you?