Obese reality star Casey King loses 600 pounds in life-changing transformation
This is worth it.
A reality TV star who once weighed as much as 845 pounds has lost nearly two-thirds of her body weight after following an intense workout and diet plan over the past four years.
Casey King, 38, underwent bariatric surgery back in 2019, which helped him on his weight loss journey that ultimately cost him 600 pounds.
That same year, the native Georgian appeared on the TLC reality series “Rich Kids,” where he was photographed nude because all the clothes were too tight.
“I'll eat till I die,” Kim said on the show. “A normal day for me is waking up around 12 and figuring out what I'm going to eat right away. [and then] TV, video games, bed. Not much activity. “
In the episode, King claims he was always a “big kid” and weighed 300 pounds by the time he graduated high school. After graduation, he started working in restaurants and started eating more. A few years later, he quit his job and moved in with his father, where his weight skyrocketed to a staggering 845 pounds.
The staggering weight gain made it difficult for him to carry out daily activities – including bathing. Kim was forced to wash in the outdoor sink on his father's back deck because he couldn't fit in a normal-sized shower or tub.
“Because I'm a bigger person with ruffles and flaps, I have to move around, almost like a pig in a way, and roll and roll to get the back of my leg. I have to lift literally skin. It's just a super difficult process,” King claims.
He also admitted that he had to ask his father to wipe his bum because he couldn't reach that area.
“I need a little bit of his help to clean myself, you know, just wipe one of mine—because I can't get to everything on my back, I can't get to everything under me,” he said on the reality show Frankly admitted on the show.
In the episode, he meets surgeon Dr. Charles Procter Jr. for the first time, but learns that he needs to lose weight on his own before undergoing bariatric surgery.
King's mom helped him start the weight loss process by getting him to eat healthier and get his massive body moving.
“We joked that my mom was an instructor,” he quipped on the show. “She's just more in control of what I eat, how much I eat, and she's so strict with my diet that sometimes I want to cheat. I'm not proud of it. Dieting sucks.”
King eventually underwent a vertical sleeve gastrectomy to shrink one side of his stomach, which took it “from the size of a basketball to the size of a squash ball” and allowed him to eat less.
The surgery reduced his weight from 700 pounds to 631 pounds, and he has continued on his weight loss program for the past four years.
King shares his wellness journey on his Instagram page, where he has amassed more than 38,000 followers who have raved about his epic physical transformation.
King eventually emerged from unemployment and has been working at Home Depot for the past three years, a job that has helped him stay active.
In November 2021, on his 37th birthday, Kim posted that he was down to 255 pounds.
“I'm the healthiest I've been since #highschool I'm the happiest I've been since #forever I don't know if I feel more or #love myself more,” he wrote in the caption. Never really thought it was conceivable, I never saw it possible.”
The inspiring star even posted highlights on Instagram, offering all her weight loss tips for anyone who might need advice, which includes drinking water throughout the day and avoiding sugary drinks.
He also says focusing on protein that isn't fried or loaded with high-sugar marinades is a key part of his diet.
“Finding healthy options isn't that bad. It's not hard. You have to be smart,” King told his followers.
“Be as active as you can. Build activity into everything. Find activities that interest you,” he adds. “I love hiking, and I've always loved running, so I'll do those things. Do what works for you.”
Now, King weighs down to 250 pounds and hopes to lose another 25 pounds. He also wants to have surgery to remove excess skin on his stomach, chest and arms, and a friend of his has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the surgery.
The fundraiser had a goal of $15,000 and nearly $19,000 has been raised so far.