As reported by People, Justin McSwain recently appeared on “My 600-Lb Life: Where Are They Now?” Not only had he lost over 450 lbs., but he joined fellow Dr. Now patient Christine Phillips to speak publicly about his incredible weight loss. During his speech, he credited therapy for helping him realize that he was “someone who deserved a chance at life.” Justin, who previously had to quit his job due to his health problems, recently completed a hiking 5K, a milestone he celebrated on his Instagram.
The South Carolina resident seems to have a new love for the outdoors. His feed is full of jubilant moments, from wishing Dr. Now a happy birthday, to before and after pictures, and hikes with his adorable corgi Finn. In a recent Instagram post featuring a black and white photo, Justin said that there are still moments where he feels self-conscious about his body, but on occasion, he feels confident.
In June 2020 Justin celebrated his 30th birthday, a day which he told his followers he wasn’t sure he would see, but can now say he has a “new and full life.” He followed the post with the caption #Here’sToMyNext30Years, a sentiment that many share with the inspiring reality star. Cheers to you, Justin!
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, or know someone who is, help is available. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association website or contact NEDA’s Live Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You can also receive 24/7 Crisis Support via text (send NEDA to 741-741).