'My 600-lb Life': What happened to Chrystal Rollins? Traumatic tale of heart failures and gaining 611 lbs

Chrystal was always overweight but things got worse after she fell into the 600 lb category and had to depend on her daughters


                            'My 600-lb Life': What happened to Chrystal Rollins? Traumatic tale of heart failures and gaining 611 lbs
Chrystal Rollins in a still from 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)
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"Having her daughters help bathe her is not how Chrystal pictured parenting..." Chrystal Rollins's story is chronicled in the new 'My 600-lb Life' episode from Season 9 and it will fill you with pity. Last week, Tammy Patton from Texas shared her struggle with food addiction followed by California native Chrystal who battled the same demon since the time she was 8 years old. 

As we look into Chrystal's life, it opens many secrets that no one knew about her struggle with weight gain. The official summary for the episode titled 'Chrystal's Journey' explains she is so large that there's no other option than to depend on her daughters. "Chrystal wants Dr Now's help, but she didn't know that bringing her childhood trauma to light would be part of the deal," it continues.

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Chrystal Rollins in 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

 

Who is Chrystal Rollins?

Chrystal Rollings grew up with her grandmother and is now totally dependent on her daughters — Ivoriana, 14, and Tatiana, 12 for her everyday needs. Did you know she needed an oxygen tank to breathe? Sadly, her lungs are unable to take the strain that the weight was putting on them. Feeling remorseful, Chrystal wanted to make a change for her daughters as they prepared to enter high school. She wanted to get better so that her daughters could focus on their life instead of continuing to take care of her. 

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Will be she able to lose the weight and qualify for the weight loss surgery by Dr Nowzaradan? Or will she crash and burn like Kenae Dolphus from this season? Remember how she was irresponsible with the diet and exercises suggested to her and was disqualified for surgery? Here is all the scoop from the new episode. 

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Chrystal Rollins in 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

Chrystal Rollins was molested as a child 

Chrystal Rollins was always overweight. She was the daughter of a single mother and they lived with her grandmother and great-grandmother. Chrystal missed her mother a lot while growing up as she used to work a graveyard shift at a donut shop and slept as she got home. 

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Chrystal did end up craving her mother's attention. Just so Chrystal could see her more, her mother decided to set up a ritual when they could have their meals together. Given that was the only time Chrystal had with her mother, she would eat endlessly even if she was full. That phase triggered her overeating habits and her weight started to escalate.

Chrystal Rollins from 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

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Who is Chrystal Rollins's mother Libby?

Libby started dating someone when Chrystal was 8-years-old and got married to him a year later. She moved in with her husband along with Chrystal and it was a very unwelcome change for Chrystal at that time.

Shockingly, she was molested by a family member and it was more than she could deal with. Chrystal confronted her mother about the incident who then asked her to forget about what happened and move on. Feeling betrayed by her mother, Chrystal moved out of her house and started living with her grandmother. 

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Chrystal Rollins' mother Libby in 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

Chrystal Rollins and her food addiction

Chrystal Rollins admitted to being addicted to food. She always resorted to food to feel happy and to forget about things that didn't make her happy. Chrystal's weight went on an upswing since the age of seven and even when she was 39, it never stopped. 

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But, she finally decided to put an end to the toxic habits and got ready to make a change. She uprooted her entire life in California and moved to Houston, Texas to be closer to Dr Nowrazadan. She did so to be able to stick to his weight loss program and the travel time between states didn't hinder her from her path. On the show, she also revealed she uses a CPAP machine to breathe while she sleeps, suffers from high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

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Chrystal Rollins in 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

 

Will Chrystal Rollins keep her promise to Dr Now?

The first step in the weight loss program was committing to a liquid diet that Dr Now devised for her — which in her opinion "sucked". But she kept up with it and lost 9 lbs in 2 months from the 60 pounds she was asked to lose. At the follow-up appointment, she lost 36 lbs. Of course, that accounts for some progress but not enough to make Dr Now happy. He even threatened her with tough consequences if she wouldn't change her ways and take charge of her health.

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Will Chrystal Rollins keep up with her promise to Dr Now and get better for her daughters? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 


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Catch new episodes of 'My 600-lb Life' as they air every Wednesday at 8 pm ET on TLC.