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After Dropping 400 lbs., The Star of 'My '600 Lb. Life' Is An Inspiration To Us All

When Amber Rachdi first appeared on the TLC show My 600 lb. Life, she weighed 660 pounds.

A then-23-year-old, Amber came on the show after years of battling a severe anxiety and eating disorder. She told the viewers that at just 5 years old, she tipped the scale at 160 pounds and she felt like a "nasty, yucky monster."


Obesity had seriously interfered with her daily life and she needed help performing the most basic tasks like walking. By the time Amber was 16, her tendency to overeat worsened and she became wheelchair bound.

Then in 2015, the Portland, Oregon native decided that enough was enough and she opted for bypass surgery.

Viewers tuned in to watch her lose her first 20 pounds so she could qualify for the weight loss surgery.

Today, over two years since TLC introduced Amber and her story to the world, she has made some significant changes including dropping over 400 pounds.


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Amber's surgery was successful but she still had a long journey ahead of her. Not only did she have to change her eating habits, she had to learn how to exercise properly and seek help for her anxiety issues.

But Amber is a fighter, and despite not having a solid support system, she still managed to lose hundreds of pounds and completely transformed herself.

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She now workouts regularly and attends therapy to work through her anxiety and anger problems.

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She's also developed a great sense of style and her make up skills are excellent.

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Since her dramatic weight loss, Amber has also been able to live by herself, drive and socialize with people. She's very active on social media and uses various platforms to share her inspiring story.

Amber still has more pounds to drop, but she's confident, now more than ever, she can do it.

"I have hope. Now the world is open to me. I'm no longer Amber of one room, one house."

What do you think of Amber's transformation?

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