Angela Gutierrez’s My 600 Lb Life debut made her one of the most controversial cast members in recent memory. And the second cast member ever to drop out of Dr. Nowzaradan’s weight loss program now says she’s lost plenty of weight on her own.
Our My 600 Lb Life Angela update catches up with the Season 7 star. We’ve got plenty of new photos for you, taken since filming wrapped. Has Angela really lost well over 100 pounds all on her own? Read on and judge for yourself…
My 600 Lb Life Angela update: Did the Season 7 star really lose weight?
Angela Gutierrez was certainly no stranger to weight loss success. Before My 600 Lb Life was even a show, Angela had already undergone successful weight loss surgery.
Angela — then in her late 20s — lost over 100 pounds from her peak weight of 375. (She was actually the second Season 7 cast member to have undergone surgery once before; Holly Hager was the first.)
However, Angela wound up gaining all that weight back and then some. Her drug habits contributed to Angela’s weight loss. And she was eventually charged with child endangerment, losing custody of her children to their grandmother.
Based on how Angela described this period, it sounds like a classic feedback loop: Angela’s setbacks encouraged her unhealthy eating, which in turn brought about more setbacks.
Angela’s bottom was even worse. At her lowest, she attempted suicide. So it’s understandable that she hasn’t seemed bothered by My 600 Lb Life viewers’ skepticism over her claims.
Dr. Nowzaradan went so far as to call Angela “delusional” after she told him she had lost 120 pounds *after* quitting his program. And while Angela hasn’t offered any public updates specific to her weight since her episode aired, she did share a pair of new photos at the tail end of filming and after filming had been completed.
The first of these photos is from this past New Year’s Eve. In it, Angela appears to be on oxygen:
The second is from February 2nd of this year. Angela certainly looks calmer and more content than at pretty much any point in her My 600 Lb Life debut:
Will there be an Angela Gutierrez Where Are They Now? episode?
For awhile, it looked like Angela had been filming a follow-up. As we noted in another update, all of Angela’s photo updates adhered to production company Megalomedia’s legendarily strict rules about what cast members can show.
Since we originally wrote this article, though, Angela has also come out in full-throated support of the My 600 Lb Life cast lawsuit.
And it is possible that Megalomedia would produce — and TLC would air — another Angela Gutierrez episode after such a public declaration.
However, TLC has been quietly removed at least one cast member’s episode over the past few months. So it’s also possible that any follow-up footage of Angela might just be put on a shelf and never finished.
So we may never get a clear answer as to whether Angela really lost weight.
If you believe Angela’s claims, there’s probably more than enough in the two photos above to support your belief. And there’s doubtless enough to support a more skeptical point of view.
Regardless, we do know that Angela is still back in Ohio, and appears to be well removed from Dr. Now’s sphere of influence. It seems unlikely that we’ll get a Where Are They Now? episode featuring Angela, but it’s too early to say for sure.
You can revisit Angela’s My 600 Lb Life episode here, via the show’s official site.
(Photo credits: Facebook, TLC)
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