'My 600-lb Life': What happened to Thederick? Meet the ice-cream addict still hungry after two large pizzas
Thederick's story will be the focus of the upcoming episode of the series. Here's all you need to know about the man obsessed with ice-cream and what egged him to get his health back on track
TLC's 'My 600-lb Life' is back with another hard-hitting episode from season nine. For the uninitiated, the show casts morbidly obese people who face life-threatening conditions after abusing diets for half of their lives but are now ready to lose weight and get a grip on their health ailments. Last week, the show featured the journey of Samantha Mason, a fetish model who ate to get paid.
She was a mother to a college-going kid and having grown up being depressed about her own father's passing, Samantha didn't want her daughter Isabella to go through the same ordeal and wanted to live to see her graduation. Her story struck a chord with the show's vast audience and the episode drew much curiosity about her life. Now, it's time for them to witness Thederick, whose story will unfold on the season's second episode titled 'Thederick's Story'.
What happened to Thederick from 'My 600-lb Life'?
An almost two-minute trailer released by TLC on their official Facebook and Instagram handles revealed that Thederick — like most other people on the show — is addicted to food. An unnatural obsession with ice-creams and pizzas hampers his fitness and the only exercise he actually gets is to get out of his bed, out of his front door, sit on the porch and wait for his ice cream man to drive home with an array of options for him to choose from.
His love for ice creams is not new. In fact, he has maintained an account with the vendor. Can you believe it? Well, it's true. "The treats make it worthy for me to push myself to go outside," he was heard saying in the clip as he made his way to the porch.
What exactly is Thederick's icecream obsession?
Thederick gets three sodas, two bags of hot Funyuns, a Nutty Buddy, a Strawberry shortcake, an ice cream sandwich, two Fudge round pies, and yet another Nutty Buddy, the plain variant. After having his fill from the above order, he starts to feel a little better about himself but confesses he's not done yet. Surprisingly, that order is just to begin the day and he admits that those "starters" are only making him feel all the more hungry.
He then goes ahead and orders another meal — a pizza. Taking on a poetic stance on his love for pizza, he gets two large meat lovers' pizzas, an order of cheesy bread, two orders of wings and soda to wash it all down. He was heard telling the cameras that he keeps telling himself "you don't gotta eat it if you don't want it". However, his addiction to food is real and he just cannot bring himself from putting it down.
In the clip, we see how he eats it all at once but continues to be hungry and spends all his time thinking about what to order next.
The summary of the episode reads: "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." Can he break the cycle of food addiction?
Watch his story here:
Catch new episodes of 'My 600-lb Life' every Wednesday at 8 pm ET on TLC.