When Season 11 of 600 Lb-Life premiered on TLC on 1 February 2023, we were also introduced to Wess Schulze. Soon, as the series started playing its episodes Wess shared his stories, including his childhood trauma and finding comfort in food. He outpoured about how his method of coping with the abuse he went through was food. So, in his My 600-Lb Life journey, he wanted to change that. Was he able to? Let us tell you the answer to this and more of your queries in this writing called ‘Wess Schulze Bio’.
Wess Schulze On My 600 Lb-Life
S11E03 of My 600 LB Life presented the story of Wess Schulze, an incredibly self-aware man who used food to cope with life-alternating childhood trauma. This man weighed 705.1 pounds when he started his journey under Younan Nowzaradan’s televised weight loss program. The first 12 months of the weight-loss journey were documented by the TLC show makers as Wess continued to make impressive improvements. And as his journey completed one whole year, his physique changed drastically.
Wess in his episode of My 600-Lb Life also allowed the cameras to catch his vulnerability. And this part was especially challenging and not easy for him, given his private nature.
Wess storied that after his parents divorced when he was a toddler and that, his father (a truck driver) was gone a lot for work, his older sister (7-year-old) often took care of him. He said it was food that he turned to for comfort and that someone in his family was “very sexually abusive” at the time. Again, his method of coping with the abuse was food.
On My 600-Lb Life, Wess also opened up about his complicated relationship with his dad. He said it got strained when he came out as gay. It was fortunately “continually evolving” at the time he was telling all this.
When Wess’s dad wanted to support him in his journey with Dr. Now, he was resistant at first.
Where Is Wess Schulze Now?
At the time of this writing, Wess Schulze reportedly weighed around 477 pounds, having lost 227 pounds during his time on the show.
Wess seemed to have continually worked on his physique and his weight-loss journey.
In a Facebook post from February 2023, he seemed quite happy to share just how far he had come in his mission. “OMG, I AM FREAKING OUT! I just tried on a pair of jeans… 11 inches or roughly 5 sizes smaller than I use to wear! And they are about 1 size too big!” he gushed.
Though his success with Dr. Now’s program is quite apparent now, the whole process of it was a “hell of a ride” as his fans put it. What started with his decreased ability to walk and of him being scared of becoming bed-bound and suffering from Lymphedema, his first several checkups had disappointing results.
Wess Schulze Age
Wess Schulze was born in 1985. So, he turned 37 years old in 2023.
Is Wess Schulze On Instagram?
Indeed. Wess Schulze could be found on Instagram @my600lblifewess with 7 posts and 978 followers as of 18 February 2023.
Wess also routinely gave updates on his life on ‘Wess Schulze’ Facebook.
Is Wess Schulze In A Relationship?
It did not appear so at the time of this writing. Wess’s relationship status on Facebook read ‘single’.
Looking much healthier compared to his appearance on My 600lb Life, Wess also recently wittily remarked on social media that he is “single and ready to mingle”. He said he is looking for someone who can handle his “level of craziness”.
Wess Schulze Job
On his IG Bio, Wess Schulze went around as a survivor, advocate, and peacemaker.
Wess, as of now, continued working at the same place he was employed at during his time on the 600-lb series. His weight loss journey, he said, has made some quality-of-life changes in his workplace too. He informed his fans that he can now easily use his desk.
On LinkedIn, Wess is described as an experienced accounts receivable specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. However, this profile of his only explained his career from before 2018.
In 2018, between February and November, Wess worked as an A/R specialist at Accuworx-Gulf Coast. Before that, he was briefly a billing specialist at Space City Services in Houston, Texas.
For a year prior to that, he was a business administrator at Sprint Waste Services, for several years he handled affairs as a dispatcher, customer service representative, and finally operation manager at Tidal Tank in the Victoria Texas area.
Wess, back in high school was at 345 lbs. At this time around, he had discovered his passion for theatre.
Afterward, between 2010 and 2012, he went to Houston Community College.
Where Is Wess Schulze From?
Wess Schulze hails from Danevang, an unincorporated community in southern Wharton County, in the U.S. state of Texas.
After having dropped off school and used his college loans on binge eating and substance abuse, Wess moved to Houston to work in an office. But even then he continued to binge on food to cope with the newfound depression in the big foreign city. Things got worse, and by 33, he had lost his job and his apartment and had to move in with his parents.
After Dr. Now’s help, it seems he now has his own apartment and an online job, and his dad lives nearby.
When Is Wess Schulze Birthday?
Wess Schulze’s birthday is in June.