What happened to Margaret on ‘My 600-Lb Life?’

TLC’s My 600-lb Life is no stranger to controversy, with numerous lawsuits and various scandals over the years. However, the show has also provided many individuals with the push they needed to turn their lives around. Janine Mueller from Season 6 is now an executive for Paparazzi Accessories, and Samantha Mason has found fame as a TikTok influencer. But what about Margaret Johnson?

Unlike some of her peers, Margaret hasn’t been vocal about her post-show weight loss journey or career developments. Her social media presence is sparse, making it challenging to track her progress since her appearance on Season 10. However, there are a few updates from various sources about her life after the show.

Margaret made her reality TV debut on My 600-lb Life in 2022, weighing over 700 pounds. She faced numerous challenges, including severe physical issues—such as being hospitalized due to breathing difficulties—and emotional struggles stemming from childhood verbal abuse by her father, which contributed to her food addiction.

The episode description on IMDb highlighted her situation: “Margaret’s life at 700 pounds is in need of a jump start. At age 35, she is a mama’s girl. Now, it’s time for Margaret to get out of bed, overcome her food addiction and break away from the comfort of her mother so she can finally live her life.”

Dr. Nowzaradan, the show’s resident surgeon, dismissed her concerns about her health scare, attributing it to an infection. He prescribed a strict diet and medication regimen that helped Margaret lose enough weight to qualify for gastric bypass surgery. Over the course of a year, she lost 236 pounds.

However, this progress was short-lived. When Margaret appeared on the spin-off My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?, she had regained weight, reaching 548 pounds, and admitted to feeling more emotionally and mentally drained than ever. “I’m physically here, but emotionally I’m checked out. I had an emotional breakdown. I hurt in the leg. I’m getting a cellulitis infection again. I feel like nobody cares about me. Nobody loves me.”

To address her decline, Dr. Now and Margaret’s mother renewed their focus on her health. She was admitted to the hospital for closer nutritional monitoring, and her mother enforced a stricter diet schedule, helping her achieve a new low of 463 pounds.

 

Where is Margaret from My 600-lb Life Now?

Margaret is on Facebook but isn’t very active. However, recent photos suggest that she continues to make progress, standing as one of the few success stories from the TLC reality show. While detailed updates are scarce, these images indicate that Margaret has managed to maintain her weight loss journey, despite the ups and downs.