Where is Thederick Barnes from 'My 600-lb Life' now? Here's how much he weighs after appearing on the TLC show
32-year-old Thederick from Gretna, Florida was the subject of Season 9 Episode 2 of 'My 600-lb Life'. His weight loss journey was fleshed out over two hours of the show that aired on Wednesday (January 6) night. Thederick signed up for the show weighing 740 pounds. The official summary of the episode stated, "Thederick has become housebound from eating, and for 10 years, he's only gone outside to greet the ice cream man. After a recent hospital scare, it's finally clicked that if Dr. Now's program doesn't work for him, then nothing will."
Thederick was addicted to ice cream and pizzas. He has a whole account set up with his ice cream vendor who used to drive up to his house every morning with an array of options in his van. After buying a number of fudge pies, nutty buddy's, strawberry shortcakes, ice cream sandwiches as well as sodas, and later on consuming them as soon as the ice cream man drove away, Thederick still found it hard to feel satiated. He then proceeded to order yet another meal, this time it was his second love, pizzas but even that couldn't help him feel full.
Thederick had his mother by his side who did everything she could to make him feel supported, sometimes mollycoddling him, a little too much. She helped him with everything, even his basic necessities including taking a bath. He enlisted himself on Dr. Nowrazadan aka Dr. Now's program and was successful in curbing his ice cream and pizza addiction and switched to more healthy options like lemonade, boiled eggs, and mashed potatoes. While an update on where Thederick is now was not provided at the end of the episode, what audiences now know is that he was able to drop 77 lbs, made his goal weight but still had a lot of work to do before he could get the surgery done.
By the end of the episode, Thederick and his mom sat down and the two decided to detach from each other. He was ready to spread out on his own and keep bettering himself while his mom decided that she'd take a vacation. Thederick's episode ended on a very hopeful note, he walked himself to the hair salon all by himself. He got out after 10 years and got a haircut and said that he wanted to meet more people and didn't want to be stuck inside his house forever because he like social interaction. We just have one thing to say, Great job Thederick!
'My 600-lb Life' airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on TLC.