Covington Woman Appears on "My 600-Pound Life"
A Covington woman appeared on the TLC reality series My 600 Pound Life on Wednesday.
Tamy Lyn Murrel weighed 591 pounds when the show first started to follow her around.
By the show's end, she had dropped 246 pounds, weighing 345.
Murrell, 45, told viewers that her obesity began as a child when she felt sad and lonely. The episode documented her troubled marriage and her relationship with her family. Her favorite food, she said, is a mashed potato sandwich.
Due to her excessive weight, Tamy also had to deal with her stomach hanging low which she described as being painful. A tearful Tamy revealed she felt like she was no longer living life, and was just simply existing.
She was able to make the move to Houston to see Dr. Now for weight loss surgery on the TLC show. Throughout her episode, she continued to make progress despite going through some hardships in her marriage when it came to dealing with her husband’s infidelities.
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan however held off on approving her for weight loss surgery as he insisted she get some help for her emotional issues after she revealed to him her husband James had cheated on her and fallen in love with another woman. She did acknowledge that she and James were essentially living in a loveless marriage and only staying together for the sake of their son Zachary.
Tamy continued to make progress, losing weight on her own, and was ultimately approved for her gastric sleeve surgery.
Reality Blurb included a newer photo of Murrell, captured from her Facebook page. Click here to see.
People watching the show also weighed in on Twitter, with a mix of cheers for Tamy and jeers for her husband, James:
James is TOXIC AF! You can’t be with somebody that constantly reminds you what they do for you as if you owe them. Nah I’m rooting for Tamy to leave this man and get herself together #my600lblife
— Adrienna (@AjayTheGreatest) March 8, 2018
— TLC Network (@TLC) March 5, 2018
Tamy is doing better than many at the start of the process..
1. Her feet fit in shoes
2. She can walk
3. She didn't need medical transport nor was her only option for travel the cargo area of a Dodge minivan.
4. She can fit in a bathtub. #my600lblife
— Folasade Fan (@ValdeDomina) March 8, 2018
This is why you never be so dependent on anyone. Tamy was so dependent on James she can’t even move to Houston to save her life #My600lbLife
— M’Baku’s baby mama (@bigbrotherfan35) March 8, 2018
— Ariel N King (@BemusedBarmaid) March 8, 2018
My heart stopped when I saw Tamy drop to the floor. She is doing way too much. Proud to see her shake off James worthless ass though. Next time James, do the fucking laundry! Probably washing his shit. #my600lblife
— JenniferCharlemagne (@pretty_wings09) March 8, 2018
— J.Simone ❤ (@LadiiJ88) March 8, 2018
You can see a clip of the show or watch the full episode (with cable subscription) by visiting the TLC website.