What Happened To Octavia Gahagans From My 600 Lb. Life?
When Octavia Gahagans first appeared on My 600 Lb. Life her weight was a whopping 692 pounds. The Season Seven star had become bedridden because of her weight. Octavia’s condition was so bad that it took a crew of paramedics to get her into the back of a van for transportation to Huston, Texas.
My 600 Lb. Life – It’s All About Self Control
Meeting Dr. Now from My 600 Lb. Life is only the beginning. Dr. Now begins by giving his patients the tools to lose weight. Dr. Now starts by handing out his book as well as his diet plan.
Afterward, it is up to the individual patient to stick to the diet and lose a certain amount of weight to be approved for surgery. Gahagans stuck to the recommended guidelines and lost a lot of weight while on Dr. Now’s program. Octavia weighed 456 pounds by the end of the episode. So where is Octavia today in her weight loss journey?\
My 600 Lb. Life – Octavia’s Continues Success
My 600 Lb. Life’s Octavia has continued her weight loss journey and has been very successful. That is not saying that surgery is the only thing needed to fix the situation. Just because Octavia had weight loss surgery did not fix her situation.
Octavia as well as the other participants in the show are required to stick to Dr. Now’s regimen. Even with surgery, a person can gain the weight back if they fall back into old habits. Dr. Now usually performs a gastric sleeve but it can easily be stretched out if you do not stick to the diet. Octavia keeps fans updated on her Facebook page
My 600 Lb. Life – Octavia’s Business and Social Media
My 600 Lb. Life’s Octavia keeps fans updated on her progress through her Instagram account as well. Fans often refer to Octavia as an inspiration to them. Octavia has also started a business as well. Crayons and Chains is the name of Octavia’s online shop.
Octavia sells bracelets and earrings as well as other products on her site. Octavia has come a long way from needing the fire department to come and carry her out of her home. Octavia has been one of Dr. Now’s big success stories and continues to encourage others through her social media presence. Of course, not everyone needs Dr. Now and perhaps Octavia has inspired others to not get to the point of needing him at all.
Congratulations on your continued weight loss and your online business Octavia. We wish you all the best.
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