'Want to live as long as possible': 'My 600-lb Life's Chris Parsons forgoes surgery to live with daughter
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: 'My 600-lb Life' participants are motivated by a variety of factors. Recently, Chris Parsons said on the March 15 episode of the hit reality television series that his daughter is the main reason he wants to reduce weight and become well. By the end of the episode, Parsons appears to be dissatisfied with Dr Younan Nowzaradan's treatment plan and decides to take matters into his own hands. So, where is Parsons from 'My 600-lb Life' nowadays?
In the most recent episode of 'My 600-lb Life,' viewers meet Parsons from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. TLC fans are bound to fall in love with Dr Now's newest patient by the conclusion of the episode. He did create a new Facebook profile to emphasize his ongoing weight reduction quest following his time on the show. Similarly, Parsons has a somewhat active TikTok account. So, how is he doing now that he's through with the show? Continue reading for a 2023 update.
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Who is Chris Parsons?
Chris from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is introduced in Season 11, episode 7 of 'My 600-lb Life' on Wednesday. In the episode, Parsons is prepared to make the necessary adjustments in order to save his life. Parsons' tenacity pulls him ahead through his episode, despite the fact that his typical plot is not without its own hurdles. Parsons' eating habits are investigated at the start of the episode when he weighs 620 pounds. Fans will be able to see Parsons reconcile with his mother for the first time in six to seven years. Laura quits everything to be present for her kid when she realizes how horrible things are for him. Parsons, his mother, and his brother Tommy are all on Dr Now's weight reduction program at the conclusion of the episode, and the pounds are just melting away!
Laura informs Dr Now that the weight reduction endeavor has now turned into a "family affair." Parsons confesses that seeing his entire family on this adventure together makes him joyful.
Chris wishes to live long for his daughter Zoey
In this episode, Parsons' major motivator is his daughter, Zooey, for whom he wishes to stay well. Parsons' bond with his daughter is flourishing outside the program. He told Distractify that they've been able to conduct more physical activities, something he was previously unable to do owing to his weight. Parsons informed the network that after he reaches the required weight, he intends to utilize the trampolines at a trampoline park. And his adventure is still in process.
"My daughter and I want to live as long as possible," he told the network. "As my mobility started to crumble and just existing every day was getting hard, the feeling of being more lonely and alone was really starting to show, and that just sent me off in the right direction."
"I learned a lot over this last year and I want to share that with everyone because this journey is not something you see often, and they are not praised enough," he added.
Where is Chris Parsons from 'My 600-lb life' now?
Parsons is still working hard to preserve his health. His social media usernames reflect this, as they all utilize the username, Chris.LosingIt. His TikTok videos show that he has maintained his weight reduction success and that he was definitely enjoying himself as he received a new facial piercing! Parsons has been heavily advertising his 'My 600-lb Life' episode on social media. And he's stated that he can't wait till his episode airs to talk more about his experience.
While Dr Now is normally wary of individuals losing weight without surgery, Parsons continued to wow him throughout the episode. By the end of the episode, Parsons had convinced Dr Now that he was the finest weight loss patient he'd ever had.
On 'My 600-lb Life,' Parsons loses 382 pounds. Fans will learn in the last seconds of the episode that he weighs 364 pounds, with a total weight loss of more than 250 pounds. And, while bariatric surgery isn't strictly his objective, Dr Now urges him to expect it at some time. Parsons informs Dr that he is now "building a lifestyle" in order to "prepare for the long term." Even now, he maintains firm in his choice to forego surgery.
"I decided to not have the surgery," Parsons told Distractify. "I strongly believe that if you can do it without major surgery, you should. But you also have to be prepared to get it if you cannot do it on your own, and you truly gave it a shot." Parsons went on to say that "weight loss surgery is not a bad thing," but he's also had success shedding weight on his own.
"If you can naturally lose the weight, I believe that is the healthiest option and I plan to live to be at least 100 years old," he stated before adding, "So I need to take every step of my weight loss seriously."
Parsons' mother's weight dropped from 225 pounds to 191 pounds. And, by the conclusion of the episode, his brother Tommy had dropped from 243 to 209 pounds.
Catch Parsons's journey in its entirety when TLC drops a new episode of 'My 600-lb Life' on Wednesday at 8 PM ET.