Not everyone from My 600-lb Life gets a happily ever after.
LB Bonner died of apparent suicide . Others have compromised physical health — or struggle with their mental health.
Brittani Fulfer has a much more positive life update and is flaunting some serious weight loss. Take a look:
It was only a few years ago that Brittani Fuller struggled to even move because of her weight.
Even years later, as you’ll see in photos below, she was still overweight, and had a lot of excess skin after losing nearly 300 pounds.
Now, however, she is showing the world that she is a real weight loss success story.
“Me on my birthday a couple weeks ago,” she wrote on Facebook, sharing a stunning photo.
Brittani is almost unrecognizable.
She looks so good!
“Three years ago I weighed 600 pounds,” Brittani writes.
Her post continues: “Now I am stronger, healthier, and more alive than I thought was ever possible!”
“Am I skinny?” she asks herself. “Nope!”
“Am I okay with that?” Brittani asks, answering: “Yep!”
That is an extremely healthy mindset.
“My goal is to be healthy,” Brittani explains. “Not skinny!”
We hope that we do not have to explain that there are small people who are unhealthy and large people who are doing just fine.
Brittani advises her fans: “Remember to love yourself today!”
Brittani then wishes her followers well, writing: “Be blessed!”
As you may recall, Brittani dropped her weight by 230 pounds on her episode of My 600-lb Life.
In her follow-up episode, she lost another 103 pounds, and had 27 pounds of fat removed from her abdomen.
As we mentioned, you can see in these photos that, even after losing a lot of weight, she had a great deal of excess skin.
That is the sick joke of massive weight loss — your body might shrink, but your skin does not.
Brittani revealed on My 600-lb Life that her eating was a coping mechanism for the horrific childhood sexual abuse that she survived.
The abuse began when she was only five years old, and continued for another six years.
Like most people who use food — or drugs, or self-harm — as a coping mechanism, she was essentially self-medicating herself with food.
Different people cope in different ways. We’re glad that she was able to overcome her weight issue.
In a recent post, Brittani reflected upon her weight loss journey on My 600-lb Life.
“One of the questions I get the most is would I do this whole experience over again,” Brittani wrote.
“The answer is…in less than a heartbeat,” she revealed.
“I have become much more the me I have always wanted to be,” she said. “I WILL ALWAYS be forever grateful for this experience.”
“I believe that nothing in life worth doing is easy,” she concluded. “It is hard work every day.”
Good for her.