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How much weight has Chitoka lost so far?  Her arms still have s significant amount of fat. I'm not sure why she thinks she is ready for plastic surgery. 

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23 minutes ago, Hellga said:

If he just does elective plastic surgery and doesn't take insurance, he might not be required to be compliant.  I know very little about ADA requirements, though.

I dunno, for a variety of reasons, I have had to see many different types of doctors, though not a plastic surgeon, but I have never, ever seen a more handicapped unfriendly medical office like that. He may not be required by law but, as a medical professional I find that unacceptable. Personally, I need to use hand rails when climbing stairs.

Actually, that whole scene made me angry. I found it humiliating. So Chitoka will literally need a small army of people with her each time just to see this guy? If that was yet another case of TLC manufactured DRAMAH, then I am not amused.

Edited to add: Didn't mean to be Debbie Downer with these comments. Not having reasonable access to buildings when I need it makes me grumpy!😊

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3 minutes ago, ArmenianGirl said:

How much weight has Chitoka lost so far?  Her arms still have s significant amount of fat. I'm not sure why she thinks she is ready for plastic surgery. 

I think she just really wants it so she thought she would give it a shot.  They do look uncomfortable.

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I love this family and I am rooting for them.  Looks like this is the end of this season, though. Do we have another family starting next week or is this it for the year?

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They all look so good for this party! The hair, makeup, outfits, and accessories for the ladies of the family and Drew looks great too! Absolutely no excuse for most of those folks on M600PL looking a hot mess with sheets draped over them or sloppy clothing. These folks are very uplifting and I wish all of them continued success.

Is this the last episode? Gee, I hope not.

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I just looked and there is no new episode next Wednesday.  I guess that's it for the year.

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1 minute ago, DC Gal in VA said:

They all look so good for this party! The hair, makeup, outfits, and accessories for the ladies of the family and Drew looks great too! Absolutely no excuse for most of those folks on M600PL looking a hot mess with sheets draped over them or sloppy clothing. These folks are very uplifting and I wish all of them continued success.

Is this the last episode? Gee, I hope not.

This family seems to have a bit more money than the M600PL folks.

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2 hours ago, DC Gal in VA said:

Hey, what happened to that new suit Drew had tailor made? Still wearing that old shirt and jeans combo. His date seems like a nice lady and is trying to lose weight as well.

Well, I think he met her in the park.  I am thinking the suit is probably for church.   I liked their interaction, especially after watching the end of M600PL.

I hated the wig Naomi had on, and she is still too big to rock that dress.

What's with the stairs to the doctor's office?  I wondered if he had a wheel chair entrance on the backside of his building.  I would think she would find coming down the stairs even harder than going up.

Shavonne looked good in that dress.

Can someone give me a quick backstory on the smaller woman whose name I think is Bev.  I missed last season.  I was thinking she didn't have WLS, because she seemed normal size compared to the rest, but she mentioned in this episode that she had had it. 

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Can this family please adopt me?! I want to be BFF'S with all of them especially Chitoka.

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5 hours ago, Twopper said:

Can someone give me a quick backstory on the smaller woman whose name I think is Bev.  I missed last season.  I was thinking she didn't have WLS, because she seemed normal size compared to the rest, but she mentioned in this episode that she had had it. 

Beverly is Naomi’s mother, she was the first to have WLS and had complications that put her back in the hospital in one of the earlier episodes.

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I kept thinking there had to be another entrance to that building with a ramp or something, felt awful for Chitoka the way she had to just about crawl up those stairs.  What an achievement to manage it, but I kept thinking how badly she could hurt herself it she fell.  I think Dr. Procter gave her the referral to motivate her to lose more weight so she would be eligible for the skin removal surgery she wants so much.

This was a good episode, I was so happy when Shavonne (with Naomi’s encouragement) packed up all that food from her “fat funeral” and didn’t eat it.  She really was working hard even before the surgery, I wasn’t sure if she would or not.

All of the family are so likeable, a wonderful antidote to the very nasty Jeanne.

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10 hours ago, DC Gal in VA said:

Wow, can we say totally ADA non-compliant for a doctor's office with all those stairs AND no hand rails!?

The building has an accessible entrance, if it’s owners are complying with the law, but pulling up to the side door and taking a ramp or an elevator doesn’t make for good TV.  Toc was talked right into that so she could have her TV “victory”; so she could scale her Everest.  She’s losing weight very slowly for a WLS patient; she needed some non-scale successes for production to show off.  

Personally, that scene made me sad for her, although showing up to the party without her canes warmed my heart.  

And what that surgeon talking about, 50 more lbs?  I’d assume she needs to be much closer to goal for cosmetic surgery.

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I bet the doctor's office had an elevator somewhere in the building, or it was producer shenanigans filming the difficulty going up unused stairs for the drama.  

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13 hours ago, DC Gal in VA said:

I dunno, for a variety of reasons, I have had to see many different types of doctors, though not a plastic surgeon, but I have never, ever seen a more handicapped unfriendly medical office like that. He may not be required by law but, as a medical professional I find that unacceptable. Personally, I need to use hand rails when climbing stairs.

Actually, that whole scene made me angry. I found it humiliating. So Chitoka will literally need a small army of people with her each time just to see this guy? If that was yet another case of TLC manufactured DRAMAH, then I am not amused.

Edited to add: Didn't mean to be Debbie Downer with these comments. Not having reasonable access to buildings when I need it makes me grumpy!😊

I'm with you on this.  And, like the poster above, I need a handrail to climb stairs, not because of disability but because of age and fear of falling.

Here is what (in part) the ADA says:

Each facility or part of a facility constructed by, on behalf of, or for the use of a public entity shall be designed and constructed in such manner that the facility or part of the facility is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, if the construction was commenced after January 26, 1992.

https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAstandards.htm#medicalfacilities

That building looked pretty new to me, certainly post-1992.  I suspect that there is a ramp for accessibility somewhere, but if there is not a clear sign pointing to it, it might as well not exist.

The scenes of Chitoka crawling up those stairs would go over big in court, should she decide to sue for non-compliance.

Another thing that bothered me about that doctor visit was that he seemed to be examining her in the waiting room.  I wonder why?  Maybe there were stairways to each exam room.

At any rate, boo to this guy.

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3 hours ago, Mothra said:

I'm with you on this.  And, like the poster above, I need a handrail to climb stairs, not because of disability but because of age and fear of falling.

(raising hand) SAME! If I'd arrived at that office and seen no handrail I would have turned around and left. I can't imagine a medical facility not even providing a handrail. Plastic surgeons work on older folks, someone might come in for a consult while on crutches, a patient might have a baby in a stroller. Sheesh.

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21 hours ago, DC Gal in VA said:

Wow, can we say totally ADA non-compliant for a doctor's office with all those stairs AND no hand rails!?

I think there was a handicapped-compliant entrance, but for drama, they chose to use this one.

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13 hours ago, ThereButFor said:

All of the family are so likeable, a wonderful antidote to the very nasty Jeanne.

Chitoka's sister seemed happier than she did the first season.  I imagine her life is a lot easier now, than when she was a caretaker.
 

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Woohoo...at the reveal, Drew was with that in-the-park date girl!!

I really hope they give us another follow-up next year....

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 7:22 PM, DC Gal in VA said:

Hey, what happened to that new suit Drew had tailor made? Still wearing that old shirt and jeans combo. His date seems like a nice lady and is trying to lose weight as well.

I really wish he had gone for a darker color fabric for that suit.  The color he chose shows every lump and bump.

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On 3/14/2019 at 5:34 AM, ThereButFor said:

I kept thinking there had to be another entrance to that building with a ramp or something, felt awful for Chitoka the way she had to just about crawl up those stairs.  What an achievement to manage it, but I kept thinking how badly she could hurt herself it she fell.  I think Dr. Procter gave her the referral to motivate her to lose more weight so she would be eligible for the skin removal surgery she wants so much.

This was a good episode, I was so happy when Shavonne (with Naomi’s encouragement) packed up all that food from her “fat funeral” and didn’t eat it.  She really was working hard even before the surgery, I wasn’t sure if she would or not.

All of the family are so likeable, a wonderful antidote to the very nasty Jeanne.

I give Chitoka and the entire family credit about not crying that people are looking at them.  She practically crawled up those steps but I never heard her say anything about how embarrassing it was.  

I think she knew she wasn't ready for surgery but was hopeful.  She could easily lose 50lbs if she continues healthy eating and exercise.  

I'm also impressed they wear real clothing and great looking clothes at that.  I guess M600PL made me think everyone who can't shop in most stores just gives up and wraps a king sized sheet around them and calls it a day.  

This family also seems to have genuine love for each other, which is nice to see.  

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3 hours ago, mellowjoi said:

I'm also impressed they wear real clothing and great looking clothes at that.  I guess M600PL made me think everyone who can't shop in most stores just gives up and wraps a king sized sheet around them and calls it a day.  

I think there's an economic difference between this family, and a lot of of the 600 pounders.
 

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 1:28 PM, Friday said:

I really wish he had gone for a darker color fabric for that suit.  The color he chose shows every lump and bump.

Maybe he chose it on purpose so he will notice when he gains?  Or given where he was, things like small lumps and bumps don't bother him at all and he just went for a color he wanted?

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I think that was a summer weight suit, for church and other events in warmer weather.   I bet he has a darker one, for cooler weather.  

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