Vannessa's Weight Loss Journey Is Far From Over in Season 2 of '1000-Lb Best Friends'

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Jan. 4 2023, Updated 10:53 a.m. ET

Ashely and Vannessa from '1000-lb Best Friends'
Source: Instagram / @ashthebff

Ashely and Vannessa are friends on and off '1000-lb Best Friends.'

Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of 1000-lb Best Friends.

At the end of the first season of 1000-lb Best Friends, Vannessa was finally on the path to losing weight and getting healthy. And with Season 2 here, fans want to know what Vannessa weighs now.

Her journey has been long and arduous and she has struggled with giving in to defeat and being inspired by her friends both on and off the show. But it looks like her hard work is starting to pay off.

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In Season 2 of 1000-lb Best Friends, Vannessa is once again joined by friends Ashely, Tina, and Meghan as they work on their own individual goals to lose weight while trying to inspire each other. Sometimes, that's a little easier said than done, sure. But Vannessa and her friends' hearts are in the right place and Vannessa is working harder than ever.

Meghan and Vannessa from '1000-lb Best Friends'
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Meghan and Vannessa struggle with their weight on '1000-lb Best Friends.'

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What does Vannessa from '1000-lb Best Friends' weigh now?

During the Season 2 premiere of 1000-lb Best Friends, Vannessa has a check-up with Dr. Proctor, six months after her bariatric surgery. This is her first time weighing in and she's nervous about how much she has lost. Dr. Proctor warns producers that, at this stage, Vannessa should still be losing weight at a fast pace.

When Vannessa got surgery, she was 398 pounds. At her weigh-in during the episode, she's 304 pounds. It's a huge feat for her and Dr. Proctor is pleased with her progress.

Right now, outside of the show, it's possible that Vannessa weighs even less. Season 1 of 1000-lb Best Friends was filmed in 2021. Season 2 picks up six months after the end of the first season, so chances are, it was filmed sometime in early 2022.

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Vannessa's Instagram details her continued journey to living a healthier lifestyle and her photos show a much leaner and healthier version of herself than viewers saw in Season 1. She likely weighs less than 304 pounds now.

And, if she continues on this path, she could lose enough to qualify for skin removal surgery, which is something bariatric patients often need due to how quickly they lose weight following their procedures.

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Meghan, Tina, and Ashely struggle with their weight on '1000-lb Best Friends.'

Although Meghan and Ashely both once had procedures related to weight loss surgery, they both gained back weight they lost as a result of their surgeries. Now, they want to get back on track.

And, while Vannessa's weight loss success inspires them, Meghan admits on 1000-lb Best Friends that she's also a little envious of Vannessa's progress.

Ashely, Meghan, Tina, and Vannessa from '1000-lb Best Friends'
Source: Instagram / @vannessa_1kbestfriends

Ashely, Meghan, Tina, and Vannessa encourage each other on and off the show.

But this is a show about the four friends encouraging each other every step of the way. So, just like Meghan and the other ladies stood behind Vannessa in Season 1, it's now her turn to push them to make the right lifestyle changes for themselves. But none of that is easy for any of them.

Watch 1000-lb Best Friends on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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