John and Lonnie’s weight-loss journey allowed them to reconnect once again.
John, 35, and Lonnie, 36, started equating food with comfort from a very early age, dating back to the time when their mother remarried. When we first meet them on the show, they weigh 686.5 lbs and 612.7 lbs, respectively.
“This trip is one of hope for me and I’m glad we’re both doing it because I want both of us to get healthy so we can be a part of each other’s lives for a long time,” Lonnie tells cameras. “Neither of us have been able to get weight-loss surgery and it’s gonna take something drastic like that to give me and John a fighting chance to lose all the weight we need,” he adds.