Where is Lacey Buckingham? A look at 'My 600-lb Life' star's weightloss, relationship
Watching 'My 600-lb Life' can stir up a wave of emotions; after all, it's not easy to see people become victims of their circumstances. However, committing to a healthy lifestyle is a slow and arduous journey that often takes an emotional and mental toll on the patient and everyone around them.
And if anything, Lacey Buckingham's case is proof of just that. Although Lacey had the right intention to solve her food addiction, the way she went about her whole situation proved to be quite disastrous. In the end, she ended up in quite a dire situation and even ended her engagement. So what happened to her weight loss progress, you ask? Let's find out.
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Seeing that Lacey and her then-boyfriend Rick are unable to drive, they enlisted Sharon, Rick's sister, to take them to Houston to see Dr Now. Sharon and Lacey continued to get into spats, with Sharon constantly berating her for her lifestyle choices and how she treated her brother. During Lacey's weigh-in, she stood at 593 pounds, and Dr Now's instructions were clear -- she was to follow a diet and regular exercise and lose 50 pounds to be eligible for his programme.
While Lacey agreed to it, Dr Now wasn't entirely convinced that she was serious about. Upon returning home to Washington, she and Rick began planning their big move to Houston for the programme without giving Lacey's weight loss top priority. Dr Now had explicitly mentioned that only if she dropped 50 pounds she would be eligible for the programme. He even said that she would do her weigh-in in Washington to avoid the long and tiresome journey.
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However, Lacey and Rick uprooted their whole lives and hit the root. Matters only got worse when Sharon lashed out at Lacey when she found out she missed a previous appointment and cited excuses about expensive flight tickets. Lacey called the cops on Sharon and Ricky, saying that she left unsafe. The whole ordeal hurt Ricky as he mentioned he would never do anything to hurt but now had had enough.
Lacey grabbed a few essentials and was taken to a hospital, as she thought she was having a heart attack but was cleared later that day. With all her things now gone, she finally managed to see Dr Now thanks to help from a friend. But when it boiled down to her weigh-in, Lacey weighed 577 pounds and had not met the requirement. She explained her story to Dr Now and asked for a second chance. Although he encouraged her to lose the 50 pounds, he was not convinced, as he believes Lacey orchestrates these situations in her life.
Where is Lacey now?
After Sharon and Rick donated all her belongings, Lacey moved back to her old apartment in Washington as per the episode. She retrieved the furniture she gave to the church, stated that she had begun her weight loss journey, and claimed that she didn't eat fast food 'that often'. She blamed Sharon entirely for the failure of her programme and even mentioned that she took Rick for granted. However, the fact that he did not stand up for her was inexcusable. At the end of the episode, she planned to get a new apartment with a friend of hers. Per her social media, it looks like Lacey is back in a relationship, although there is no mention of her mystery man. Regarding her weight loss journey, too, there are no posts pertaining or indicating towards it.
'My 600-lb Life' airs every Wednesday at 8/7c on TLC.