David From 'My 600-Lb. Life' Has a Long Road Ahead of Him

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Jun. 12 2023, Updated 10:35 p.m. ET

David from 'My 600-lb Life'
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David from 'My 600-lb Life.'

No one's story on My 600-Lb. Life is simple. David — who was featured in the Feb. 9, 2022, episode — shared his story of growing up in multiple foster homes and leaning on food throughout his childhood. His eating habits never changed and, as he grew into adulthood, David continued to overeat during most meals.

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David started gaining weight more rapidly when he became bedridden for two months due to a cellulitis infection. He moved in with his foster mother, who had raised him from the time he was 17, and she started to take care of him.

Unfortunately, David continued to gain weight while living with his foster mother. Even though she wants to see him healthy, she now enables him as the person who cooks his meals and orders fast food for him. In the episode, it's clear that David needs to make a big change.

David and his foster mother on 'My 600-Lb. Life'
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David from 'My 600-Lb. Life' Season 10 hasn't had it easy and struggled on the show.

David started off the episode at 763 pounds. He visited with Dr. Now, who got him started on a rigorous weight-loss program. David lost 75 pounds over the following two months and got scheduled for bariatric surgery. However, between that appointment and his next, David gained back all of the weight. It was a low moment for him, but he didn't make excuses for himself, and Dr. Now seemed to admire him for that.

David wasn't discouraged. Instead, he decided to continue to put in the effort. By the end of the episode, he lost weight again and even started working out to try and continue to shed pounds in preparation for his weight-loss surgery.

He said in the episode that he was going to change his life for the better and that he was "never going back" to the weight or lifestyle he had before.

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Where is David from 'My 600-Lb. Life' now?

Fans are eager to know what happened to David from My 600-Lb. Life and we can't blame them. David started off his My 600-Lb. Life weight-loss journey on a positive note. He went through some major highs and lows, but ended the episode with hope for the future.

It's only natural that fans would want an update!

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David shared a post in February 2022 that showed him out walking, trying to get in steps with his Fitbit. Also, he let fans know that he's continuing his "physical and mental health" journey.

Part of that journey seems to have led him to lean into his love for travel. David actually started a GoFundMe in 2022, asking for financial assistance to get his van fixed.

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His travels have led him all over the country — from California to Idaho and plenty of places in between. Part of his travels included moving to Texas to get his weight loss surgery. While he was approved for the surgery, we're all just waiting to hear when he'll follow through with it.

Let's hope for David's sake that he has been able to continue to improve his health physically and mentally. Fans will be waiting for another update and hoping that he's able to follow through and get weight loss surgery. David has many people rooting for him! Hopefully he realizes that his journey has inspired many people.

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