As with all of the My 600-lb Life stars, Diana Bunch‘s story is one of both tragedy and triumph. When we were first introduced to the Seattle native back in 2017, she was suffering from a severe food addiction that caused her to become morbidly obese.
Weighing in at over 600 pounds, Diana faced extreme lymphedema (swelling) in her legs, as well as open sores and blisters. As viewers watched her journey unfold, they came to learn that she was molested as a child by two older boys. At the time of her abuse, she was unable to turn to food as comfort, as her mother insisted on strict dieting. As a teen, she only weighed 115 pounds.
However, when she went off on her own, the addiction spiraled. It was so out of control, that she was discharged from the Air Force. As Diana continued to reflect on her struggle, she came to realize that her childhood was definitely a root cause.
Fortunately, Diana was able to turn her circumstance around and nowadays, she’s living a positive, healthy life! After appearing on the harbor for me, and I learned very young that I really was the only person I could depend on and at times that was a very lonely thing,” she explained. In addition to that, Diana shared feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and shame.
Fortunately, Diana was able to turn her circumstance around and nowadays, she’s living a positive, healthy life! After appearing on the TLC reality show, Diana lost 265 pounds from a gastric sleeve surgery that removed 70 percent of her stomach.
See what Diana Bunch from My 600-lb Life looks like today below.
As of today, the 56-year-old keeps very active on social media, updating fans of the show on her story. Earlier this afternoon, she wrote on her Facebook page, “Here is my preview for tonight’s episode. I have not seen it either so we will all watch it together!” You go, girl.
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