Pauline Potter weighed 678 lbs. when she first appeared on My 600-lb Life. The 50-year-old from Sacramento, California didn’t follow Dr. Nowzaradan’s dietary instructions at first and made a lot of excuses which did not please Dr. Now. But Pauline did eventually lose enough (40 lbs.) in the hospital to have gastric bypass surgery.
After the surgery, Pauline still couldn’t walk on her own and she refused to meet with physical therapists. While Dr. Now had lost hope for Pauline to lose more weight, Pauline said: “I feel like I am making the progress that I want. I do have to take it at my own pace. I know I will get there that way.” And based on the profile photo she posted on Facebook just three months ago, she did find a way and she looks amazing. My 600-lb Life airs Wednesdays at 8pm on TLC.