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Where Is Erica Wall From My 600-Lb Life Now?

If you aren't a connoisseur of the reality TV world, you might be unfamiliar with the concept of TLC's "My 600 lb Life." In many ways, it's a show about people who are struggling with some pretty serious emotional turmoil — which manifests itself on their bathroom scale. Each episode follows a year in the life of someone who weighs about 600 lbs or more as they seek medical help to lose weight and get back to some semblance of normalcy. For some, the transformation is wildly successful. For others, it can end in tragedy.

The recurring co-star of the show, bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan (appropriately nicknamed "Dr. Now" by patients and fans of the show) is the go-to expert on recovering from morbid obesity through diet and bariatric surgery. In Erica Wall's episode, he teamed her up with nutritionist Susan Swadener to help her fight her food addiction and prepare for her surgery on a low-carb, high-protein diet. So...how did it go?

From success story to obscurity: Erica Wall is living a very quiet life

Erica Wall's story premiered on TLC on February 8, 2017, during Season 5 of the show. The show took a deep dive into Erica's emotional past, describing how she went from a happy child who enjoyed home-cooked meals to being called "Godzilla" by her father who, consequently, forced her to get her stomach stapled when she was just a teenager. She was raped when she was 17 years old, a year after the surgery, and sought to escape the pain of her trauma with comfort food. At one point, Erica was unable to visit her dying mother in the hospital because of her weight. Eventually, her frustrations led her to contact TLC for help. She weighed 661 pounds when filming began.

Erica endured a rough journey, both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. According to Heavy, Erica lost nearly 300 lbs: 190 during filming before her bariatric surgery, and an additional 100 pounds after the cameras were gone. But it wasn't easy to drop nearly half her body weight. Her previous stomach stapling made her most recent bariatric surgery a nightmare for Dr. Now, who had to take extra steps to repair the past damage. And for a brief time, she and her boyfriend Jimmy broke up after he essentially accused her of being a hoarder. They have since reconciled if her Facebook banner is any indication.

These days, Erica is living a quiet life and keeping to herself. She hasn't done any recent interviews, and she has almost no social media presence aside from her Facebook page. Her latest post was from December 21, 2020. Wherever she is, or whatever she's doing, here's hoping her journey is still going well.