MARK Rutland joined TLC’s My 600-Lb Life life during the show’s eleventh season.
While most of the show’s participants opt for bariatric surgery, Rutland decided that he wanted to do it all naturally and now fans want to know what he’s up to now.
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My 600-Lb Life: Where is Mark Rutland now?
During season 11 of My 600-Lb Life fans were introduced to 42-year-old Florida resident Mark Rutland.
He was 715 pounds at his heaviest but made it clear that he wanted to lose the weight on his own– without the help of surgery from Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, who is also known as Dr. Now.
Rutland’s case is completely different from what viewers are used to and while some might not agree with his decision, he has already shown his determination by losing more than 150 pounds on his own.
After his episode premiered, fans began to wonder how his journey is now, so they’ll be happy to know that he is still putting in the work that’s needed.
“My mindset going into this was to put your head down and go to work, let your actions speak for themselves,” he said during an interview with Distractify.
“In doing so, I found purpose again, a mission that was so insurmountable that it — for me to accomplish it — would take everything I have, plus [I] would have to get stronger and develop traits I don’t have.”
Rutland went on to explain that his relationship with food is now “astronomically different” than it was before he started his weight loss journey, which has helped add to the success he’s seen.
“I am going to keep working hard and tackle this beast head-on,” Rutland continued.
“Surgery will probably never be off the table for me, the doctor might be right and I might really have a zero percent chance, but until I know that I can’t do this on my own, surgery is not an option.”
Fans can follow Rutland’s weight loss journey on Instagram @markrutland77.
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How can I watch My 600-Lb Life?
My 600-Lb Life first premiered in 2012 and has since introduced the world to several people who are looking to make drastic lifestyle changes.
While some people fail and continue to struggle with weight loss, others have had astonishing transformations thanks to the help of Dr. Now.
New episodes can be watched live on TLC Wednesdays at 8pm EST.
The show can also be streamed on TLC Go, Hulu, and Discovery+ with active subscriptions.