My 600-lb Life followed the life of sweet Joe Wexler, a 31-year-old man who weighed 777 lbs. Since his gastric bypass surgery, he has lost 418 lbs. For the follow-up “Where Are They Now?” episode, the cameras follow Joe as he meets his girlfriend Sara in person for the first time. (They met online.) For their first in-person date, Joe plans a romantic (healthy!) picnic in a park and admits that he’s scared because he’s not sure if he’s going to live up to Sara’s expectations. Well, he does. Joe proposes to Sarah and she says yes!
When Joe visits bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan for his checkup, Joe invites the doctor to the wedding. “I want to thank you for giving me the life I love now,” Joe says in that earnest voice of his. Joe and Sarah have since gotten married. And on Mother’s Day last year, he gave Sarah another special ring (see below). It has the two birthstones of her daughter Hayley and her baby boy Brayden who has passed away. My 600-lb Life airs Wednesdays at 8pm on TLC.