TV Episodes The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life  

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There are so many good episodes of My 600-lb Life, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Henry's Story" the best, or is "Olivia's Story" your favorite episode of My 600-lb Life? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of My 600-lb Life are, let's rank every My 600-lb Life episode from best to worst.

The reality TV series My 600-lb Life follows the daily life (across the span of one year) of a morbidly obese individual who attempts to reduce his/her weight to a healthy level. My 600-lb Life, which began as a five-part miniseries, premiered on TLC on March 26, 2012. This series isn't serialized in any way, so you can watch any of these episodes on their own without feeling like you're missing out on something.

Vote up your favorite episodes of My 600-lb Life, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one My 600-lb Life episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Steven and Justin's Story ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 13: Steven Assanti weighs nearly 800-lbs and his brother/nemesis, Justin, is almost 600-lbs. Though the brothers can't stand each other, their father packs up the family to travel across the country to seek help, desperate to save both his sons' lives.

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Olivia's Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 2: Battling severe depression in the wake of a suicide attempt, 46-year old Olivia hasn't left her Chicago basement in two years. With one last chance at a new life, Olivia will travel to Houston with the hope of having a life-changing surgery.

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Amber's Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 1: At age 23, and over 600-lbs, Amber relies on her family, and boyfriend for even simple needs. Her fear of dying young is so overwhelming that she makes the decision to relocate 2,000 miles in hopes that weight loss surgery will give her life back.

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Zsalynn's Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 1: Zsaylnn, once known as the "Fat Girl Rock Star" - married a man who loves large women. Now weighing over 600lbs, she urgently needs to lose weight to be the mother her daughter deserves. Can Zsalynn succeed with a husband who doesn't support her goals?

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Henry's Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 1 Episode 4: 750-lb Henry begins his weight loss journey in the hopes of transforming himself in time to attend his high school reunion.

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Nikki's Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 2: Lifelong secret eater Nikki finds her life and career as a costume designer threatened by immobility as her weight climbs to 650-lbs. In urgent need of drastic weight loss, she undergoes gastric bypass and confronts the emotional causes for her eating.

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Paula's Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 6: Paula has had a tough life, and at over 600lbs, has built a physical wall around herself to push people away. When she suddenly loses someone she loves, Paula can no longer ignore the threat of losing her own life - especially for her children's sake.

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Sean's Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 12: 26-year-old Sean weighs over 700-lbs with a massive growth protruding from his side and skin so stretched it is tearing apart. His mother is forced to change both of their lifestyles before he can be approved for gastric bypass surgery.

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Lupe's Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 13: At 600 pounds, Lupe spent the last 10 years in bed & totally dependent on her husband. A doctor in Texas is her only hope for change. A cross-country move to save her life, may end up backfiring. Did Lupe wait too long to begin her weight-loss journey?

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James K's Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 11: Weighing 791-lbs, James is bedridden, unable to stand, and can barely move his legs. He may only have a few months to live, so his family takes a high-risk journey to Houston, TX with the hope that bypass surgery can save his life.

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Brittani's Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 3: Brittani married a man who loves large women but at 600 lbs she can barely contribute to their marriage. With dreams of a normal relationship, she gets weight loss surgery. Her entire world then changes leaving her with the challenge to forge a new life. 

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Melissa's Story Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 1 Episode 2: 650-lb Melissa struggles to get to her ideal weight.

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Ashley's Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 1 Episode 5: Ashley's career was derailed after she was let go due to her excessive weight. Will she be able to turn her life around and achieve her goal of owning a childcare facility?

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Steven and Justin's Story ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 14: After a year on a weight loss program, Steven remains completely non-compliant, and Justin focuses on a new career instead of his diet... With neither brother close to being approved for life-saving surgery, time is quickly running out for the brothers.

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Moments of Truth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 1: Pivotal moments, whether tragic breaking points or ultimate triumphs, decide the success or failure of individuals struggling with extreme obesity. They must face the reality that weight-loss surgery alone is not the answer to reclaiming their lives.

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Joe's Story is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 6: Joe is only 30, and trapped in an 800-lb body. He lost his job and is mostly housebound. Can Joe find the strength to face his past and save his life?

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Melissa's Story Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 1 Episode 1: 650-lb Melissa begins her seven-year weight loss journey.

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Tara's Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 8: Tara is a mother of two from Lafayette, LA. Addicted to food, she is too ashamed of her size to be seen with her kids, confining herself indoors. Now seeking gastric bypass, Tara is committed to regaining her confidence and being a proud mother once more.

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Nicole's Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 9: Weighing over 700-lbs, Nicole is on the verge of leaving her two young children motherless. Trying to survive a family of addicts, she commits to Dr Nowzaradan's diet program, but crisis threatens to derail all her hopes for weight-loss.

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Erica's Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 6: At 661 lbs, Erica regrets not keeping a promise to her mom. She hopes her siblings will help but they are reluctant based on her past failures. Each meal threatens Erica's worst fear coming true; dying the same way she lives, alone and surrounded by food.

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Brandi and Kandi's Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 1: Twins Kandi & Brandi have a combined weight totaling over 1100lbs. These inseparable twins fear losing each other to obesity, so they make a change together. But a life-threatening event during weight loss surgery recovery may separate them forever.

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Gideon's Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 7: At 650 pounds, Gideon's weight prohibits him from working, making him completely dependent on his exhausted wife. Desperate for change, he uproots his family to restart his life with weight-loss surgery and hopes for a future of happily-ever-after.

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Laura's Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 7: Laura has used food to cope with her emotions for too long. Confined to a wheelchair, relying on an oxygen tank to breathe, she depends upon her husband and mother to survive. Love for her family must conquer her demons if she is to turn her life around.

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Christina's Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 5: Christina is a 22-year old married woman from South Haven, Mississippi, who hasn't left her house in two years due to her size. Her doting family has enabled her and she's eaten herself into a state that will soon kill her, if she can't make a change.

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Penny's Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 3: Bedridden for four years, 46-year old Penny knows that her weight may kill her if drastic actions aren't taken. Penny moves from Maryland to Texas, to have gastric bypass - but her unwillingness to make real lifestyle changes could be her downfall.

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Chad's Story is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 4: At 700 pounds, Chad's weight is dangerously out of control. After gastric bypass surgery, he quickly sheds pounds but faces a medical crisis when he does not follow the doctor's orders. In dire straights, Chad puts his weight loss journey on the line.

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Diana's Story is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 7: Diana, a once thin and active woman, is now a prisoner to her 620lb body. Desperate to break free of her food addiction, she trades the comfort of her apartment for a weight loss journey under the strict authority of her niece in order to regain her life.

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Robert's Story is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
George Long added Robert's Story

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Kristen's Story is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 4: Weighing over 600 pounds, Kirsten is close to losing all her mobility. While she's trying to get control ofher obesity she's also in danger of losing her troubled son. Can Kristen lose the weight, regain her health,and learn to be a mother again?

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Doug's Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 5: After overcoming a dependence on drugs & alcohol, sneaking food is 660-lb Doug's last remaining vice. Can this husband, and father of 3 overcome his addictive personality and take control of his eating habits in order to save his life and his marriage?

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Dottie's Story is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 6: Dottie loves being a mom but, at over 600lbs, she's on the verge of leaving her 2 young children motherless. She agrees to a drastic new diet, but her child's life-threatening emergency & her own self-sabotage threaten to derail all hopes for weight-loss.

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Cynthia's Story is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 3: Cynthia is a 610-lb single mother raising five kids. She's been focused on her children, but now realizes what her death would mean for them. As she battles her emotions and the pressures of life, she is forced to fight even harder to save her own life.

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Tracey's Story is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 12: Most of the extreme weight on Tracey's body resides in her shockingly misshapen legs. They're so massive with severe lymphedema, that gastric surgery is her only chance of survival. Will this mother and grandmother ever gain control of her overeating?

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Tanisha's Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 10: Tanisha weighs around 600-lbs and she's desperate to survive for her kids and avoid her mother's tragic fate of dying at age 50 from super obesity. Now at 32, her future looks grim if she doesn't make a drastic change to save her life.

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Ashley R's Story is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 5 Episode 2: At 670 pounds Ashley must live in her parents' home with her husband. Desperate to save her life and her marriage, she decides it's time for a drastic change. Can weight loss surgery save her life & give her the chance to have a family of her own?

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Randy's Story is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 10: At 650lbs, Randy's food addiction led to the loss of his marriage and visits with his daughter. To regain control of his life, he endures a rigorous pre-surgery diet, surrounded by fast-food temptations. Will he be approved for a weight-loss operation?

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Milla's Story is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 11: At 700lbs, Milla is bedridden and dependent on her husband and five kids. Terrified each day will be her last, they still can't resist her unending requests for junk food. Can Milla stop a lifetime of unhealthy eating to qualify for gastric surgery?

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James' Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 7: James comes from a long line of family obesity and at 706lbs, is determined not to die in the same hospital bed that his father and sister did. James vows to change his lifestyle in order to get gastric bypass, and even has hopes of dating again.

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Angel's Story is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 5: At 42 years old, Angel is staring death in the face. She is struggling to make a positive change and be an active part of her partner and son's lives. With so much at stake, can she turn her life around?

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Donald's Story is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 1 Episode 3: Love motivates 660-lb Donald to begin his weight loss journey.

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Susan's Story is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 2: Weighing in at over 600-lbs, 37 year old Susan is committed to drastic weight loss. But, when an unforeseen medical disorder strikes her mobility, finding the strength to make it through these obstacles is a matter of life and death.

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Teretha's Story is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 9: At over 700lbs, Teretha's life is confined to a bed which is a far cry from her former job representing Detroit's healthy eating program. Her adoring family fears losing her and hopes a gastric bypass will provide the solution she needs to save her life.

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Bettie Jo's Story is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 4: At just 24, Bettie Jo is eating her way towards 700-lbs. Housebound, she is reliant on her husband for even basic needs. Bettie Jo's future relies on her losing weight, and her husband losing his fear that if she loses weight, she will leave him.

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Charity's Story is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 8: Charity weighs nearly 800-lbs. Suffering from flesh-eating bacteria and butterfly shaped fat deposits; she is unable to function without help form her family. When unexpected bad news threatens her weight loss journey, she must decide if she can continue.

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Ashley D's Story is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 8: Weighing over 700 pounds at 26-years-old, the clock is ticking on Ashley's life. Ashamed of her body, she mostly hides at home. After bypass surgery, Ashley confronts medical setbacks and struggles to get past the trauma that ignited her eating disorder. 

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Pauline's Story is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 3: At nearly 700 lbs., 51-year-old Pauline has an addiction to food that is killing her and taken over the life of her son, who is the primary caretaker. Can she overcome this addiction to change her lifestyle and save both their lives?

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Chay's Story is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 9: Chay is just 23, but to cope with the emotional turmoil of his childhood he has eaten his way to 600-lbs and it's threatening to kill him before turning 30. When Chay loses his emotional support, he must find new strength to take control of his life.

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Chuck's Story is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 2 Episode 4: Chuck weighs almost 700lbs and it has hindered every aspect of his life. He's had to downsize his business and his wife feels like a single-parent, who is ready to leave him. Can Chuck take control and reclaim the life that's slipping through his fingers?

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June's Story is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 4 Episode 5: 600-pound June copes with the tragic death of her son by eating. After gastric bypass surgery, she must confront the emotional issues driving her food compulsion. If she can stay on track, she can become the mother she desperately wants to be.

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Marla's Story is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of My 600-lb Life
Season 3 Episode 10: Marla is so heavy she cannot stand up. Bedridden, her true weight is unknown but estimated at 800-lbs. Marla must face the facts about her health and the toll it takes on her supportive family if she is to save her health.