My 600-Lb Life's Christina Phillips Looks Completely Different Today

The TLC reality television series "My 600-lb Life" follows patients of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan (better known as "Dr. Now") as they seek to be approved for bariatric surgery that could improve the quality of their lives. One of Dr. Now's earliest patients on the series was Christina Phillips, who appeared on Season 2 of "My 600-lb Life" in 2014, according to Us Weekly.

Phillips has had one of the more dramatic transformations witnessed on the long-running reality series, shedding more than 500 pounds by the end of the surgical procedure performed by Dr. Now. Phillips also appeared on a 2016 episode of the follow-up series, "My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?," in which Dr. Now became concerned about the extent of her post-operative weight loss (via People).

Since then, fans have undoubtedly wondered how Phillips is doing and what she has been up to since her last appearance on TLC.

Christina Phillips became a mother

According to her public Facebook page, Christina Phillips is now a mother. Her son, Ethan, was almost 16 months old as of her Facebook post from June 1, 2022, and Phillips also updated fans that she was expecting her second child, another baby boy. She wrote alongside an album of more than 50 photographs, "Ethan will be 16 months old in 2 days, he's such an amazing child and being his mom is the best thing to ever happen to me" (via Facebook).

From posts on her Facebook page we can see Phillips has also appeared at annual conventions run by the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA), called the Making a Difference Conference. Per the WLSFA website, these conferences are intended for bariatric surgery patients to come together and share their experiences. Phillips has also posed with medals that she has earned from completing 5K walk/run events associated with the WLSFA Making a Difference Conference (via Facebook).

Christina Phillips' experience wasn't easy

Back in 2017, Christina Phillips was one of the former patients from "My 600-lb Life" who spoke with People about the hardest parts of losing weight following gastric bypass surgery. She said, "I have definitely had moments of weakness where I'm just like, 'What's the point?' It's been hard. Then I remind myself, look how far I've already come. I can't give up now."

A separate piece by People in 2017 chronicled more of Phillips' individual experience, in which she explained, "I'm so much more happier now. Being able to wake up in the morning and get out of bed without feeling like I'm gonna die, I thank God every morning for that. I am so blessed to have a second chance at life."

From her latest update, at least, Phillips seems to be enjoying life to the fullest since her time on "My 600-lb Life."

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