When we first met Nikki Webster on My 600-lb Life, she weighed 650 pounds and had difficulty accomplishing even the most mundane tasks. However, after undergoing life-saving gastric bypass surgery, the Little Rock, AR native now has a second shot at life.
In an interview with People Magazine in May, the 34-year-old opened up about her old life after dropping an incredible 450 pounds. “It’s hard to imagine now how I used to live. It’s just become so vastly different. It’s been hard. It has been the hardest two years of my life, but it’s been the most victorious and exciting.”
Prior to losing weight, however, Nikki felt ashamed of the way she looked and was even banned from seeing her sister’s children in case her weight “distressed” them. She said at the time, “My weight is debilitating. My body is so painful, I hate it. But I say this to myself. Food is an addiction to me and my addiction is killing me.”
Nicki after dropping more than 450 pounds.
These days, however, Nikki sticks to a healthy diet and workout routine. “I do a lot of walking, that’s my favorite thing to do,” she revealed. “I’ll walk at least 2 to 3 miles a day or I try to. I’ll also try to do weight training and that kind of thing. I go to the gym every now and then and do those sorts of things.”
She added that’s it’s not always easy to stick to, though. “Consistency is the most important part of all this and if you don’t have it then it’s really difficult to be successful. While I’ve been able to be consistent, it’s still difficult. Consistency and balance. Balancing my work, which is demanding, and balancing the social lifestyle that I have now, then balancing family… That’s the most difficult part of it all, balancing and being consistent.” Somehow she manages to make it work.
That’s not the only major change in her life, though. The reality star also tied the knot back in 2017! Though it took her a few months to get around to sharing the news with her fans, she revealed in May that she and Marcus, the guy she went on a date with in her 2017 Where Are They Now? special, had actually gotten hitched. During a whirlwind eight months, the couple got engaged, married, and moved in together. “[We are] ridiculously and blissfully in love and happy with married life,” she wrote on her Instagram. “Seriously. We’re gross.” She also shared some wedding photos that were absolutely gorgeous.
It’s clear that this lady is killing it at life. We’re so excited for you, Nikki! We can’t wait to see what you get up to next.
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