Whitney Way Thore from My Big Fat Fabulous Life has made it perfectly clear that she has been considering weight loss surgery, but many viewers feel that she should be wary of committing to a bariatric procedure. At the end of season 8, Whitney from MBFFL was left heartbroken and looking for options that would give her a more normal life. In a drastic move, she made an appointment with a surgeon to find out details about gastric bypass operations.
The TLC personality was not always at the weight she’s at now, as she revealed in the season premiere that she used to be a size 12 and dance. She started to gain weight and found out that she has PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). As the weight piled on, Whitney stayed positive and continued to do everything she loved, ensuring that her weight didn’t stop her. My Big Fat Fabulous life viewers have watched her struggle through workouts, finding love, and fitting into clothes. Whitney from MBFFL always spoke about body positivity, but after last season, she was left shaken by a bad breakup. She almost resorted to going under the knife.
This past episode showed Whitney opening herself up more to the French tutor who stole her heart. During her conversation, she couldn’t help but compare the mystery beau to her ex Chase Severino. Viewers caught the TLC star in her old ways as she mentioned that the French government was only allowing married couples to reunite. While that was a hefty breadcrumb to drop, the French tutor understood her meaning. Between all the flirting, there was an authentic conversation about how her family would like her to lose weight and find a man.
Fans know that Whitney from MBFFL has wondered if anyone would love her since she is overweight. Whitney is an extremely positive person but she did start to doubt that her knight in shining armor would come along. Last year, multiple rumors swirled about Whitney deciding to get weight loss surgery. However, she has only considered it as an option until now. Chase was the catalyst for her mulling over a lifestyle change, but viewers worry that she might make a rash decision based on emotions. At the time, she told cameras that she felt the surgery would make her life easier.
Fans are well aware that there could be numerous complications with the procedure and worry that Whitney would be putting herself in harm’s way. Luckily, her French man from MBFFL was extremely supportive, telling her, “Just don’t do it expecting anything from anyone else. What I’m trying to say is you are already perfectly well the way you are.” With a support system like that, why go under the knife.