My 600-pound Life alum Ashley Bernard is another patient of Dr. Now who went through a difficult past. She appeared on the show at 637 pounds. The Louisiana native claims that she’s a survivor of physical abuse. She resorted to food to cope with stress, leading to her unhealthy weight. She was stuck using a walker in her day-to-day life. Fortunately, she found the determination to turn her life around and sought the surgeon’s help. She quickly made good progress on her programs, which led to stunning results. Keep reading to see what she’s up to today.
My 600-lb Life: Ashley Bernard’s Weight Loss Story
Ashley did an impressive job early in her journey. She became a regular at the gym and often did treadmill sessions. After a couple of months, the My 600-lb Life alum dropped enough weight to qualify for bariatric surgery. Dr. Now was even impressed by how quick her progress was. She was able to shed 133 pounds in less than 12 months, dropping her weight to 504 lbs.
The single mother continues to pursue her physical goals after the show. Many of her photos indicate that she’s still following a healthy lifestyle. She has yet to share her present weight. However, it seems she also had issues with her health, which may have hindered her journey.
Ashley Continues To Face Health Problems
Ashley is currently a single mother to four kids, and she’s eager to lose even more weight to take care of them. But the former My 600-lb Life star took to Facebook in August to share her recent struggles with walking. She sought help from her FB friends in the hopes of finding an organization or people who could provide “lumber or building a handicap ramp.” According to Ashley Bernard, she can no longer go up and down the stairs. She also added that her last two c-sections made her body even more prone to injuries.
My 600-lb Life: Ashley Bernard Continues To Stay Positive
Despite the struggles in life, Ashley continues to stay positive. Many of her posts are motivational messages about personal growth and overcoming challenges. She has also been spending a lot of time with her family and trying out different outdoor activities. It’s unclear if she has any jobs today. However, she launched a fundraiser to help pay her family’s medical bills after all of them suffered difficulties breathing due to carbon monoxide. The donation has reached $1,476 with a goal of $2,000. It’s been a year since she sought financial assistance. But it just shows that the My 600-lb Life alum also struggled with money after her episode.
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