Diana Bunch may well be the most optimistic person to ever have appeared on My 600 Lb Life. The Seattle native — who sure looks like she’s lost way more weight since her last Where Are They Now? follow-up — has made gratitude and goodwill cornerstones of her life since appearing on the show. Judging by her weight loss journey’s ongoing success, it would appear that Diana continues to benefit from both.
Diana’s journey to Houston from her hometown of Seattle was an exceptionally painful one. The self-described invalid had a peak weight of 620 pounds when viewers first met her, and she often described life in terms of the physical discomfort it caused her.
However, after dealing with lymphedema in both legs, Diana was better able to focus on her weight loss. She ultimately lost a total of 265 pounds — or about 43% of her peak weight — thanks to diet and the removal of 70% of her stomach via gastric sleeve surgery.
The 2018 Diana Bunch Where Are They Now? follow-up depicted a much more buoyant cast member. It’s something Diana’s social media followers have become accustomed to: her “Thankful Tuesday” updates are a staple of her humility and fan outreach.
Speaking of which, Diana has offered a few new updates via those exchanges. She recently extolled the virtues of Dr. Nowzaradan and his surgical skills — while reminding her followers that the show’s participants don’t lose weight by surgery alone:
The amazing Dr. Younan Nowzaradan gives us a great tool and amazing support. Whether or not we choose to use that tool is entirely up to us.
I can keep the hammer in the toolbox and leave my pictures on the floor or I can pull the hammer out of the toolbox, grab the nails and get ‘er done. It is a daily decision…
I am so very grateful to have gotten this opportunity. Dr Now is just the best.
Diana also got specific about one of the show’s most frequently puzzled-over topics: the infamous Dr. Now diet. “He doesn’t really get that specific on grams of carbs and proteins,” she explained. “Generally it’s 1000-1200 cal a day. Check with your doctor or nutritionist for what would work best for you and keep you safe and healthy.”
The most recent photos Diana has offered make it clear that she is both safe and healthy, too. For comparison’s sake, consider that image on the left of the diptych at the top of the article was taken in February of 2017. The one on the right was taken in October of that same year.
Now, here’s a photo of Diana bunch from August 18 of this year:
Here’s a more recent shot, of a positively resplendent Diana back home in Seattle for a visit this past October:
Finally, here’s the latest pic Diana has made public. Here she is in mid-November alongside her fellow My 600 Lb Life cast member Pauline Potter, who’s had plenty of weight loss success of her own:
(Photo credits: Diana Bunch via Facebook)
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