There is more to weight loss than the eye-pleasing final result. Sacrifice is real, having to confine to a strict diet plan and fitness resume, patients can no longer eat the food of the desire, and lazy bedridden days are out of the question. In the case of Melissa Morris, she also had to go through gastric bypass surgery. Melissa at highest weighed around 653 pounds and with the help of Dr. Nowzaradan, she was able to lose over 500 pounds. Follow with us to know more about her weight loss journey in this biography.
Melissa D. Morris
Date of birth
Place of birth
5 feet 8 inches
653 pounds (in 2012)
Weight loss surgery
Gastric bypass surgery performed by Dr. Younan Nowzaradan
Total weight loss under the care of Dr. Nowzaradan
Spending time with her children, reading books, watching movies, traveling
Melissa Morris Birthdate/Age/Nationality
Melissa Schackart was born in July 1975 in McDermott, Ohio. Born to parents Dave Schackart and Claudia Schackart, Melissa is 48 years now. Melissa is American and belongs to white ethnicity. Melissa has a sister, Michelle Burchett, and a total of 12 nieces and nephews.
Early Life & Weight Gain
Besides the fact, Melissa grew up in Ohio there is very limited information about her early life. Of what little is know of her, she was a big eater, and as a result, kept growing throughout her teenage years. Even the times her mother confronted she would neglect her growing weight. At one point in her teenage years, she weighed 337 pounds and did not think much of it. The weighed kept going and as a grown-up, she weighed around 653 lbs at highest.
Personal Life: Melissa Morris husband & children
Melissa Morris was married to Christopher Morris. The couple met back in 1997 and it was love at first sight. Melissa was far from a slim girl weighing 400 pounds during the time, the weight did not matter for the lovers. A couple of years in relationship Melissa and Chris exchanged wedding vows on June 17, 2000.
In the years of togetherness, the couple gave birth to three children, eldest Allona Gabrielle, middle Elijah and youngest Austin.
Melissa Morris Divorced from her husband
Melissa and Chris had a fair share of difficulties eventually resulting in a divorce. She found it hard to cope with weight transformation and relationship with Chris. While pregnant with the third baby Melissa and Chris struggled. And after birth, Chris moved out of the house.
As a single mother, Melissa feared passing down bad habits mainly food addiction that led her to go overweight. Amid her fears the positive that came as she got to explore a better and stronger version of herself.
Melissa is officially divorced from Chris now. But as they say, love and family prevail difficulties, despite the divorce Melissa and Chris keep in touch for their children. Melissa has custody and as a working mother, she uses Chris’s help to look after them.
Where is Melissa Morris now?
Melissa Morris is single now. Even though without a life partner Melissa seems happy. She often shares pictures of her children on Instagram. She currently resides is in Texas, with her children.
Melissa Morris’ 600-lb Transformation
Melissa is the first-ever participant of the reality TV show ” My 600 lb life.” She could not do anything by herself and needed help from Chris. Also as a mother, she had trouble raising and taking care of her children. Hence Melissa finally decided to see Huston based surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. Her starting weight was 653 pounds. She underwent Gastric Bypass Surgery and under the care of Dr. Nowzaradan, Melissa lost over 500 pounds and dropped down to 157 lbs.