The seventh season of My 600-lb Life is coming to an end and boy, what a ride it's been. We started with Octavia, saw Justin become literal fitness inspo, and even sadly witnessed Kelly's tragic death on the show.
Next, all eyes were on Cillas Givens from Fairview, Oklahoma, who wants to change his life around so that he can be there for his fiancée Jessica and her three step-children.
"I'm extremely determined to make my family proud," Cillas says on the TLC series. Meanwhile, we hear a little girl crying, saying, "My dad needs to lose a lot of weight so he can play with me."
However, undergoing such a dramatic lifestyle and diet change isn't going to be easy for Cillas, who weighs 600 pounds and has spent the last two years of his life immobile. "I've been in my medical bed for the past 2.5 years," Cillas reveals while Jessica and he are driving out to Dr. Now's office in Texas.
While the drive from Fairview, Oklahoma to Houston, Texas typically takes between eight and nine hours, the couple has to stop midway in Denton, Texas, because Cillas is running low on oxygen and is exhausted from the ride. "Let's just find a place to stop and we can change it there once I'm out of this car," he exclaims, exasperated, as we hear a deafening beep from his machine in the backseat of the car.
"We've made it to Denton, Texas, and I'm at my limit right now," Cillas later reveals in a voice over. "My back is really hurting real bad so I just need to get out but this isn't going to be simple for me."
Since we've been watching very attentively over this past season, we all know how hard it can be to perform otherwise mundane tasks, like getting out of a car, when struggling with morbid obesity. Remember Lacey, after all?
Cillas continues to say he's "kind of anxious and nervous to see how this is going to go but it's got to be better than being in this van." His anxiety, of course, stems from two reasons: on the one hand, he's unsure if the hotel he was "hoping to avoid" has a bed that will be able to hold him.
"And on top of that," as he puts it, "I'm not going to be able to just get out and walk into the room so we're going to have to call EMTs to get me out." We've seen many Dr. Now patients struggle with similar mobility issues — back in the season premiere, Octavia also needed EMTs to get out of her house, after being bed-bound for over a year.
See what Cillas looks like today! And follow his progress on social media.
In TLC's teaser for Cillas' episode, they called his transformation the most dramatic of the season. Considering the unbelievable changes we've seen patients undergo throughout their time on the show (Aaron, here's looking at you), we really don't know what to expect from Cillas.
Cillas still seems to be with his fiancée Jessica, and the couple seem happier than ever. Just a few hours ago, they started a social media presence for Cillas so that fans could keep up with his progress. Here's how you can follow him on Facebook, where he currently only has one picture up — but we're sure there's more to come!
And if you want to catch the happy dad on Instagram, head over to his page here. Congratulations on all the hard work, Cillas!
Watch Cillas' episode of My 600-lb Life when it airs tonight at 8 p.m. on TLC.
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