‘My 600-lb Life’ is TLC’s powerful reality show that chronicles the medical journeys of morbidly obese people in each of its hour-long episodes. As these individuals attempt to save their own lives, they also try their best to bring down their weight from the staggering 600 pounds mark. The series follows their emotional and physical struggles as they move forward with only one goal — become eligible for the high-risk gastric bypass surgery. They do this in order to “reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth” — as described by TLC.
Currently in its eighth season, the show recently aired its seventh episode this week. Now, fans who have already finished watching it want to know everything about the upcoming episode. Below, we have described the tune-in times and streaming details of ‘My 600-lb Life’ season 8 episode 8, alongside a brief recap of episode 7.
My 600-lb Life Season 8 Episode 8 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
Season 8 will follow a weekly schedule, airing one new episode every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
Where to Watch My 600-lb Life Season 8 Episode 8 Online?
You can watch the latest episode of ‘My 600-lb Life’ if you have a cable connection, by tuning in to TLC at the above time slot. You can also watch the released episodes online by logging into TLC’s official website.
If you don’t have cable, you can live-stream the episodes on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming devices through subscription services such as DirecTV, FuboTV, PhiloTV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV.
Entire episodes and seasons are additionally available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video.
My 600-lb Life Season 8 Episode 7 Recap:
Joyce Del Viscovo is a 44-year-old woman who is a native of Kansas. She weighs 758 pounds and has a BMI of 160. She decides to seek the help of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan when she is forced to close down her daycare center because of her extreme weight and immobility issues. According to TLC, “Joyce needs home health care 24/7 and hasn’t left the house in years. But getting to Dr. Now in Houston is just the first step, and when he prescribes therapy where Joyce must revisit an unhappy past with her mom, it may be more than she can handle.”
But the thing is, Joyce blames everyone else apart from herself. She abuses her caretakers for telling her how much she should eat in one sitting. She even blames her family and friends for allowing her to eat as much as she wants. Joyce even tells in the show: “I know my family and Dawn are all worried about me. And they don’t think I’m going to make it much longer. But just like me, they keep doing what they’ve been doing, and help me eat the stuff I’m not supposed to have now. And I know when I do that, my mom’s judging me when I eat a lot.”
Joyce’s food addiction can be traced back to her childhood when she resorted to food to calm her nerves at the age of eight after her parents’ divorce. She moved in with her grandmother and her dependency on food further multiplied. At 9, she weighed 90 pounds and by the time she was 18, she weighed around 300 pounds.
After she meets Dr. You, Joyce starts with her weight loss journey. But eventually, she drops out. She does lose 147 pounds but then again gains back 58 pounds. When she leaves the program, she weighs 611 pounds. After this unsuccessful journey, we don’t have any updates on whether Joyce has tried to continue on her mission. We hope we will get a follow-up episode later to check up on her progress.