Just when you thought Jeanne took the cake (no pun intended) for the Nasty Award on “My 600 Pound Life,” Angie J. comes along & makes mincemeat out of her.
Poor Daisy, Angie Johns’ granddaughter. Will this three-year-old repeat the cycle of self-destruction?
After all, the preschooler lives with her smoking, morbidly obese mother and her smoking, super morbidly obese grandmother (Angie) who stuff themselves with junk food and argue and cuss at each other.
Poor Daisy. She looks innocent now (preschoolers are quite resilient), but don’t be surprised if by the time she’s 15 she’s 300 pounds, smokes and is pregnant by a 22-year-old.
Don’t Dr. Now’s Patients Ever Watch the Show?
Angie J. is in the seventh season of “My 600 Pound Life.” Certainly she’s seen enough episodes to know how Dr. Now’s program works.
Hasn’t she seen other patients with serious attitude problems — like Jeanne and Penny?
Certainly she thought, while watching those very difficult people, “Gee, I’d never be like that if I was on Dr. Now’s program.”
How do you get on “My 600 Pound Life” without first knowing how things are supposed to work?
I guess Angie J. never watched “My 600 Pound Life” more than once by the time she decided to get on.
How can Angie J. blame a scale for being wrong when it showed a weight gain?
How dare she accuse Dr. Now of “punishing” her with another weight loss goal?
How dare she call her husband (the only man in her life who apparently hasn’t mistreated her) “pathetic” and a “loser” just because he won’t go to the store in an unfamiliar town and buy her food?
Deranged Childhood Begets Super Morbid Obesity
We all know that Angie Johns had a horrible childhood.
Even though (reportedly) her parents didn’t physically abuse her, she stated that when she told her mother that a family friend had molested her, drug-addict Mama didn’t even defend her. That would cause much more damage than a belt whipping.
But there comes a point in time when a person, who grew up without love, praise, structure and healthy food, must take accountability.
At only 13, Angie slept (with consent) with a 27-year-old and got pregnant (eventually giving the baby away).
Many will say that a 13-year-old should not be blamed for such decisions, being that up to that point, she’d been living in a highly dysfunctional home.
And furthermore, the perv who slept with her got away with it. Angie talked about this “first, real relationship” as though it was perfectly normal for a 27-year-old to have sex with a 13-year-old.
Again, there comes a point when an individual, despite growing up in a painful, train wreck household, must take some responsibility so that her future children don’t suffer – like Desiree (Angie’s daughter) – who’s had two out-of-wedlock kids by age 21.
Angie J. at one point says that she won’t allow her husband, Justin, to be a caregiver because otherwise he’d “cross over” from being a husband.
But go ahead, heap the caregiving duties on Desiree (whose face tells a lifetime of pain) so that she crosses over from daughter to caregiver.
Angie had the money all along to move to Houston.
She whined to Dr. Now over the phone she didn’t have money to move to Houston (which she eventually somehow obtained).
My first thought was, “Stop buying cigarettes and so much food, and you’ll have plenty of money in no time!”
Enablers Fear the Wrath of Angie
Desiree and Justin are enablers, bringing the nearly-bedbound Angie large quantities of junk food.
Being that three-year-old Daisy is living in such an environment, it’ll be easy to understand if one day she’s on the 30th season of “My 600 Pound Life,” referring to the weight loss program as “bullshit,” just like her grandmother did.
Remember Jeanne? She was just nasty. Who didn’t think there could be a worse patient?
Well, Angie J. takes the cake for that. She’s even worse than Steven Assanti. In some ways, anyways.
Each time Angie was given another chance by Dr. Now, she admitted to slipping up on the diet.
But then, during her last chance, she said she had to starve herself and eat only salads (though two slices of bread were sitting nearby) because the diet had not worked.
Angie kept making one excuse after another, ultimately blaming Dr. Now for her failure.
What’s really provoking is that many body positivity influencers insist that you cannot tell a person’s health by their size.
Not only can a person’s size be highly indicative of their health, but so can their voice!
Dr. Now detected drug use simply by Angie’s voice over the phone – and toxicology tests later on confirmed this.
Angie is not only a compulsive overeater, but she’s a heavy smoker (according to the toxicology test) and is on the narcotics bandwagon, also admitting to smoking pot.
She was offered a rehab program by Dr. Now, but rejected even that.
Dr. Now stated that Angie J. will die soon if she continues on her current path.
And because tormented generations tend to repeat themselves, daughter Desiree will continue subjecting her kids Daisy and Karson to a deranged home life.
And if we see Desiree on the 15th season of “My 600 Pound Life,” we won’t have to wonder how she got that way.