Fans of My 600-lb Life were first introduced to Michael Dominguez earlier this year and were shocked to learn that he weighed more than 300 pounds by the time he was 14. The Arizona native grew up with a strict father, who was especially strict when it came to food.
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During his episode of the hit TLC show, he said, "I wanted to take all my fear and just eat, but he wouldn't let me, and the way I grew up, I couldn't show emotions," he told the cameras. "Any emotion was a sign of weakness, so I didn't know how to deal with that. I just bottled up everything inside of me, and then when I felt any kind of pain, any kind of hurt, I ate because it made me feel good."
When Michael was only 10-years-old, his father went to jail, so he felt comfortable eating whatever he wanted. By the time his father got out of prison, however, he tipped the scale at 300 pounds and was kicked out of his house because of it. By the time he graduated high school, he weighed more than 400 pounds and when he met his wife Roni in his mid-twenties, he weighed more than 500 pounds. However, seven years after they started dating, Roni was fed up with his eating habits and she hated how he relied on her and their children Briana and DJ to take care of him. She nearly left him.
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These days, however, Michael is down 300 pounds — from 632 pounds — and he and his wife are still happily married. Over Fourth of July this year, Michael took to Facebook to post a photo of the two — and he looks amazing! He now has a second shot at life, and we couldn't be more proud of him.
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Christina was 708 pounds when she first appeared on the show in 2014. After getting gastric bypass surgery, she dropped to 183 pounds. However, in her 2016 "Where Are They Now?" special, the 25-year-old admitted to still feeling like she was 700 pounds and often went days without eating if she gained any weight.
"My fear of gaining weight has crippled me," she said in 2016. "But I have to move past that fear if I want to live my life."
She doesn't have any social media accounts of her own, but she sometimes appears in other My 600-lb Life cast members' accounts looking strikingly different from her old self.