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Janine Mueller from Seattle, Washington, had been immobile for almost 10 years and even struggled to get somewhere on a scooter, tilting the scale at 678lbs

A morbidly obese woman who weighed a whopping 678 pounds, lost nearly two-thirds of her body weight and found love after she joined a dating agency and got a wig.

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Janine Mueller from Seattle, Washington, had been immobile for almost 10 years and even struggled to get somewhere on a scooter.

But after a two-year battle with the help of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, she is now up to 17.6 degrees (17.7) and she is ready to undergo a skin removal surgery, taking as much as 431 pounds ( 31.5) disappeared.

After being adopted when she was two months old and on a three-year-old diet, Janine claimed that her adoptive mother administered her diet pills the following year triggered her increasing weight gain.

The 55-year-old, who first appeared on TLC & # 39; s My 600lb Life last year, finally decided to seek help from Dr. Nowzaradan because her weight dropped the scale on a hefty 678 lbs (48.4 stone).

Janine Mueller from Seattle, Washington, had been immobile for almost 10 years and even struggled to get somewhere on a scooter, tilting the scale at 678lbs

Janine Mueller from Seattle, Washington, had been immobile for almost 10 years and even struggled to get somewhere on a scooter, tilting the scale at 678lbs

The 55-year-old is now up to 17.7 degrees (17.7) and is ready to undergo skin removal surgery, disappearing no less than 431 pounds (31.5) in two years. Pictured with doctor Younan Nowzaradan and her new friend Doug
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The 55-year-old is now up to 17.7 degrees (17.7) and is ready to undergo skin removal surgery, disappearing no less than 431 pounds (31.5) in two years. Pictured with doctor Younan Nowzaradan and her new friend Doug

The 55-year-old is now up to 17.7 degrees (17.7) and is ready to undergo skin removal surgery, disappearing no less than 431 pounds (31.5) in two years. Pictured with doctor Younan Nowzaradan and her new friend Doug

In an effort to save her life, & # 39; would soon be in danger & # 39 ;, stuck. Nowzaradan a balloon in her stomach to control her appetite.

A month later she finally lost 42 pounds and she fell 112 pounds in total, weighing 566 pounds.

But when he started the second year of the weight loss program, Janine was still struggling and only lost 7 pounds in the second month after the balloon was stuck in her stomach.

She started therapy and managed to shed another 82 pounds (5.8 pc) in two months, reducing her to 478 lbs (34 pc). She then underwent surgery and had a Lymphedema mass removed on her right leg, which weighed nearly 40 lbs (2.8 pcs).

But Janine was still struggling to get out of bed and walk, claiming she was in too much pain.

Janine has lost almost two thirds of her body weight and found love after she joined a dating agency and got a wig
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Janine has lost almost two thirds of her body weight and found love after she joined a dating agency and got a wig

Janine has lost almost two thirds of her body weight and found love after she joined a dating agency and got a wig

Janine, who was on diet pills at the age of four, eventually got a stomach balloon after failing to lose weight on My 600lb Life

Janine, who was on diet pills at the age of four, eventually got a stomach balloon after failing to lose weight on My 600lb Life

Janine, who was on diet pills at the age of four, eventually got a stomach balloon after failing to lose weight on My 600lb Life

She spent time in the rehab clinic and eventually the balloon was removed, at which point she was finally approved for weight loss surgery.

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After this, she returned to physiotherapy and lost more than 80 lbs (5.7 pc), moving to 23.2 pc (325 lbs). She also started using her walker instead of her scooter.

With her renewed confidence, she joined a dating website, got a sexy wig, and was connected to a man named Doug.

The couple began dating and Doug even accompanied her to a weighting at Dr. Nowzaradan, where it was revealed that Janine had lost another 44 pounds.

Janine & # 39; s mother and her pediatrician put her on her first diet when she was only three years old

Janine & # 39; s mother and her pediatrician put her on her first diet when she was only three years old

Janine & # 39; s mother and her pediatrician put her on her first diet when she was only three years old

By the time she was four years old, Janine's adoptive parents took her diet pills that had the same side effects as amphetamines
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By the time she was four years old, Janine's adoptive parents took her diet pills that had the same side effects as amphetamines

By the time she was four years old, Janine's adoptive parents took her diet pills that had the same side effects as amphetamines

After her weight began to rise, Janine started working as a plus-size model, posing for seductive shoots that saw her put her body on show

After her weight began to rise, Janine started working as a plus-size model, posing for seductive shoots that saw her put her body on show

After her weight began to rise, Janine started working as a plus-size model, posing for seductive shoots that saw her put her body on show

Janine was put on a diet as a child after the adoption agency warned her parents that her weight and food intake had to be closely monitored because her biological mother was a & # 39; great woman & # 39; used to be.

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& # 39; At the age of four, the same pediatrician decided it would be a good idea to get me started on diet pills, & # 39; Janine remembered. & # 39; That really started to mess me up because the pills had the same side effect as amphetamines.

& # 39; I was actually a four-year-old with speed and my life was never the same after that. & # 39;

The feeling of always believing that she was not good enough for her parents eventually led to her food addiction

The feeling of always believing that she was not good enough for her parents eventually led to her food addiction

The feeling of always believing that she was not good enough for her parents eventually led to her food addiction

Paramedics took Janine on a stretcher after she tried to travel to Houston for the first time. To see Nowzaradan

Paramedics took Janine on a stretcher after she tried to travel to Houston for the first time. To see Nowzaradan

Paramedics took Janine on a stretcher after she tried to travel to Houston for the first time. To see Nowzaradan

Janine is now starting to rely less on her mobility scooter after a weight loss operation

Janine is now starting to rely less on her mobility scooter after a weight loss operation

Janine is now starting to rely less on her mobility scooter after a weight loss operation

After her surgery, Janine went back to physiotherapy and lost more than 80 kilos, bringing her to 325 lbs

After her surgery, Janine went back to physiotherapy and lost more than 80 kilos, bringing her to 325 lbs

Pictured: Janine during her slimming surgery

Pictured: Janine during her slimming surgery

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After her surgery, Janine went back to physiotherapy and lost more than 80 kilos, bringing her to 325 lbs

Her weight was later out of control and as she became a large-sized model, she continued to administer pounds when her parents died.

Finally she decided to seek help from Dr. Nowzaradan as part of a performance on My 600lb Life and tried to travel to Houston, Texas for a consultation.

After he contacted Dr. Nowzaradan, Janine had a panic attack on the plane en route to meet him and he had to be dropped off by ambulance personnel. Then she Skyped Dr. Nowzaradan and agreed to follow a diet and try a new flight.

This time Janine managed to get on the plane, but after he landed in Dallas to make a connection, she was in so much pain that she had to be treated by paramedics again before they were ambulance the rest of the way traveled.

Before her weight loss operation, Dr. stopped Younan Nowzaradan a balloon in her stomach in an attempt to curb her appetite while her weight got out of control
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Before her weight loss operation, Dr. stopped Younan Nowzaradan a balloon in her stomach in an attempt to curb her appetite while her weight got out of control

The operation caused visible suffering for Janine

The operation caused visible suffering for Janine

Before her weight loss operation, Dr. stopped Younan Nowzaradan a balloon in her stomach in an attempt to control her appetite, while her weight got out of control of yo-yos – causing Janine visible misery

Now Janine uses her walker more than her mobility scooter and has the support of friend Doug

Now Janine uses her walker more than her mobility scooter and has the support of friend Doug

Now Janine uses her walker more than her mobility scooter and has the support of friend Doug

Janine has switched her diet to include more healthy foods such as salad
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Janine has switched her diet to include more healthy foods such as salad

She also likes to paint in her garden now that she has better mobility

She also likes to paint in her garden now that she has better mobility

Janine has switched her diet to include more healthy foods such as salad, and loves to paint in her garden

During her weight loss program, Janine was rushed to the hospital with an infection in her groin and on her leg.

After two months in the hospital, she had lost 118 pounds and had lost up to 545 pounds. Janine was sent home, but only a month later she was back for a weigh-in and raised 63 pounds.

At this point Dr. Nowzaradan to a tearing Janine that her life would soon be in danger, unless she had left a balloon in her stomach.

& # 39; I have tried so many things to control my weight and everything has failed, & # 39; she said.

After being told that her life would be endangered if she continued as she was, Janine shed no less than 431 pounds and dropped to 247 pounds

After being told that her life would be endangered if she continued as she was, Janine shed no less than 431 pounds and dropped to 247 pounds

After being told that her life would be endangered if she continued as she was, Janine shed no less than 431 pounds and dropped to 247 pounds

Sharp painter Janine embraces the new life that her weight loss surgery has given her

Sharp painter Janine embraces the new life that her weight loss surgery has given her

Sharp painter Janine embraces the new life that her weight loss surgery has given her

& # 39; So I know this is quite literally my last chance to get the help I need to change my life. So I can't fail here. But now I'm so nervous. & # 39;

However, there were further complications when Janine's weight made it impossible for the doctor to use the X-ray machine while inserting the balloon.

As a result, Janine had to be hospitalized at a later date, where the procedure was successfully performed.

A month later she finally lost 42 pounds and she fell 112 pounds in total, weighing 566 pounds.

But she returned to Dr. Nowzaradan because she was still struggling with pain and immobility and was finally approved for a weight loss operation, which really changed her life.

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