'My 600-lb Life': Where is Carrie Johnson now? Here's how much weight she and her husband Chris lost
She first started eating heavily at a very young age and by the time she entered college she was already 400 pounds heavy
Carrie Johnson's story was the subject of Wednesday night's episode of 'My 600-lb Life'. The two-hour episode highlighted the journey of this 37-year-old woman from Texas who was very self-aware about the harm that she was causing to her body by eating to a point that she felt like she might die any instant but still couldn't stop. This episode did not just feature her battle with weight gain but her crumbling marriage with her husband Chris too.
Like all other things, Carrie was also aware of the fact that her struggles were weighing hard on her marriage that she described as "strained". Even though she admitted that Chris loved her more than anything in the world, a fear loomed large over her that he might someday walk out of it because she felt that taking care of her was wearing him down.
Here's why she gained weight
According to a Distractify report, there was a lot of trauma that Carrie had to endure in her growing up years. She first started eating heavily at a very young age and by the time she entered college she was already 400 pounds heavy. She became pregnant at a very young age and raised her daughter on her own. Things got bad when she fell into an online dating trap and met a man who went on to put her through a lot of abuse and even threatened her as well as her daughter's life.
Carrie put on a brave front and got out of that relationship but she couldn't let go of the trauma. Around the same time, her father underwent gastric bypass surgery but died after he developed an infection that soon turned into septic. To get through with all these struggles, Carrie turned to food and never looked back, leading to all that weight gain.
Carrie's husband on 'My 600-lb Life'
Carrie's husband Chris Johnson will go down as one of the best spouses ever on this show. He helped wash Carrie in the mornings and even cooked food for her. The two of them tried to have babies but Carrie suffered a miscarriage and later on underwent a hysterectomy after a tumor was found. The two had not been intimate for a year because of her weight gain and one of the reasons Carrie wanted to lose weight is to save a marriage while also adopting a healthy lifestyle, and Chris and her daughter joined her in the process.
Where is Carrie from 'My 600-lb Life' now?
Carrie entered the show weighing a little over 600 pounds. Dr Now had set her goal weight to 442 pounds and Carrie managed to reach the same after months of hard work and support from Chris and her daughter. She got the surgery done and followed a strict exercise routine and switched to a diet full of nutrients necessary to help her lose more weight. Carrie now goes out without any hassles including being a mall rat with her daughter, something that she couldn't do earlier. By the end of the episode, she weighed 409 pounds after losing 194 pounds. Below is Carrie's most recent photograph that she shared on her Facebook page on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
Update on Carrie and Chris's marriage
Carrie and Chris are in a much better place and so is their marriage. Both of them continue to live a happy and healthy life. Chris too lost weight on the show. He weighed over 300 pounds at the beginning and by the end, it was revealed that he was 60 pounds down. He still loves Carrie and his Facebook is proof of the same where he often shares loved-up photos of each other.
You don’t find happiness you make it!! I love you Carrie Johnson! 😍😘Posted by Chris Johnson on Tuesday, 29 December 2020