Latonya Pottain: Where is the My 600 Lb Life Contestant Now?

My 600-lb Life’ on TLC follows the struggles associated with the weight loss journeys of morbidly obese individuals as they try to better their lives. The reality show presents unique inspirational stories of different individuals having distinct relationships with food. But their determination and hard work leave the fans with admiration for the individuals. Latonya Pottain is one such cast member from season 11, episode 2, who showed her persistent side and attempted to continue her journey despite several hardships. Now that she’s been away from the cameras for a while, her fans must be curious to know where she is. If you’re also eager to know about her, here’s everything we found out!

Latonya Pottain’s My 600-lb Life Journey

When Shreveport, California, native Latonya Pottain appeared in season 11, she was 37 and weighed around 642 pounds. She wished to reduce her weight and appear healthier for her then-fiance, Daune Anderson, whom she met through her cousin. Latonya’s primary goal was to lose a chunk of weight before her marriage, as she was frustrated living with obesity that contributed to other physiological problems. Because of her weight and excessively bulging abdomen, she entirely depended on others for every task around her house. Besides, Latonya was in pain due to the weight around her stomach and needed professional help to live healthier without being dependent on anyone.

Latonya admitted to eating to ease stress when asked about her dietary habits. She recalled having a wonderful upbringing until she was 12 when her mother suddenly passed away. To cope with her grief, Latonya resorted to binge eating, which provided her comfort. She shared that she weighed 200 pounds at 15 and 300 pounds at 17. Throughout her appearance on the show, Latonya’s weight stayed between 620 and 640 pounds.

The reality TV personality only ever lost weight when being hospitalized by Dr. Now due to his concerns over her health. Since they had her adhere to the medical expert’s diet, she could shed some weight in the hospital. Eventually, Latonya was at 594, reducing 48 pounds in 2 weeks. Surprisingly, viewers saw her complaining about the highly nutritious food provided to her and calling it “dog food.”

Latonya appeared to have worked on herself for a while with the help of the assigned physical therapist and was making some dietary modifications. Sadly, she gained five pounds after leaving the hospital, suggesting she was still relapsing without supervision. The Shreveport native traveled to Houston to see Dr. Now a second time to transform her life and lose weight despite weighing more than 600 pounds. But after Latonya tried following his plan and failed to lose weight, he informed her that there was “nothing more” he could do for her. Furthermore, it turned out she did not qualify for bariatric surgery as she didn’t meet the weight requirement.

Latonya Pottain is a Proud Family Woman Today

Toward the end of Latonya’s journey on the show, she managed to go from 642lb to 594lb in two weeks. However, given her inconsistency, her weight issues did not subside. Sadly, Latonya continued having pain in her legs, which caused her mobility issues. Though her journey on the show was not as successful as most other participants on the show, she shared the good news with her fans that she accomplished one of her major goals: to be married to the love of her life.

Latonya shared details of her journey on social media in a January 2023 post. She penned, “My story will help other people.”  She added, “No, I have not reached my goal, but I’m working on me. Please keep all negative comments to yourself. If you know me, then you know I come with that [fire] that will blow back. So if you wanna do anything for me, say a positive prayer and thank you in advance.” As of writing, Latonya and Daune are happily married and living a life away from the limelight. She has continued to work as a hairstylist, and we sincerely hope she wins her battle against obesity and leads a healthier, happier life.

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