My 600-LB Life
Dr. Now is pictured consulting with a subject on “My 600-LB Life” Season 7. TLC

When viewers tuned into “My 600-LB Life” Season 7 on Wednesday night, they met 37-year-old Mercedes Cephas, who was over 700 pounds. The episode followed the TLC subject’s attempt to complete Dr. Nowzaradan’s weight loss program and receive gastric bypass surgery.

However, according to the way Mercedes’ episode ended and a few online updates, it appears the subject has yet to reach any of the goals she set out to accomplish.

During her episode, Mercedes revealed she turned to food due to the abuse she faced from her late father. Mercedes’ unhealthy eating habits caused her to lose her mobility and become bed bound.

As a result, Mercedes was forced to rely on her two small children to take care of her. Mercedes traveled to Houston to join Dr. Now’s weight loss program but continuously failed to meet the goals set for her.

By the end of her “My 600-LB Life” episode, Mercedes was not approved for surgery and her Facebook page suggests she has moved back to Cincinnati.

“My name is Mercedes Cephas I am 37 years old single mother of 2 and I have been struggling with weight issues for most of my life and started to gain more weight during and after the births of both my children. I had a C-section with both and got infections both times leaving me with big open wounds that had to be closed with a wound vac machine and I couldn’t really get around with the machine attached to me.”

“I’m just so tired of not being able to be a regular mom like not being able to take my kids to the park or to just have family time with them or take them out or go to school plays or parent-teacher conferences or to just check up on them at school also tired of missing family functions and gatherings birthdays and my family I’m ready to get my life back and start living again and my son wants to go to the beach and I want to be the one to take him. That why I’m taking these steps to better my life for me and my children any donations will greatly be appreciated I know it’s not going to be easy I have a long road ahead of me but this is my start to a healthy life and journey for me and my children.”

While she hasn’t shared any recent photos, Mercedes created a GoFundMe page on March 1 asking for help to pay for her surgery.

As of May 2, her campaign is no longer active after raising $175 of her $10,000 goal.

“My 600-LB Life” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on TLC.