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Episode 55: Josh

Season 4, Episode 6

Josh Season 4 episode 5

Age: 22
Location: Undetermined
Addiction: Food
What’s Memorable: How sad he is that he got so big, the incredibly messed-up family dynamic, especially dealing with his father. The followups and Josh’s subsequent youtube videos that shed more light on his situation. Here’s the latest video I could find.

Note: Josh is in the “Homosexuality as possible addiction trigger” category because he came out after the episode aired. I don’t know for sure that being in the closet was a part of his overeating, but it certainly makes sense.

Legacy Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hVbtf5L7O0&t=81s

Official synopsis: Next, a talented singer and the owner of his own karaoke business, 22-year-old Josh is addicted to food and weighs 550 lbs. Josh’s father, Rex, has the same weight problem–at 317 lbs., he’s a diabetic who’s had six strokes. Now, Rex watches helplessly as Josh follows in his footsteps toward an early death. Josh’s mother and two brothers hope that an intervention will be a wake-up call for the whole family to choose health.

Original Air Date: January 2008
Interventionist: Ken

Categories: Addicted Parent, Childhood Violence, Eating Disorder, Homosexuality, Ken, Legacy Updates, Overeating, Season 4


12 Responses to “Episode 55: Josh”

  1. Seems as if Josh continues to do well. https://www.facebook.com/joshadamsproductions

    Posted by jessinoz | April 26, 2014, 8:22 pm
  2. Hang in there Josh.

    Posted by Jerry | March 15, 2015, 8:27 pm
  3. http://youtu.be/NDdlJ4hfUQY
    I found this March, 2015 update!

    Posted by Vanessa | August 8, 2015, 8:36 pm
  4. Wow! Josh is successfully conquering his food addiction and has lost so much weight. He seems happy with life and, as a bonus, has a handsome partner now. Check out his public photo on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/p4z4wk2

    Waaaaaay to go, Josh! I love happy endings, or should I say…beginnings. 🙂

    Posted by Tina | October 18, 2015, 10:59 pm
  5. I am so happy to hear that Josh is doing well. He looks so great! As someone who’s struggled with my weight I totally felt his pain. So it’s inspiring to see him doing great.

    Posted by t.toro | January 1, 2016, 9:57 pm
  6. Hey Dizzy you should add legacy updates to his category.

    Posted by Andy | May 17, 2018, 8:48 pm
  7. Location: Arlington Texas. The comedy club Josh was performing at in his intro is 700 Secretary Dr.

    Posted by Jeanette | July 27, 2019, 1:32 am
  8. According to his Facebook page, Josh has checked himself back into rehab for food addiction. At this point I think he should just get weight loss surgery.

    Posted by Stefan | February 17, 2020, 10:10 pm
  9. As of June 2020 it looks like Josh is doing well, he has a YouTube channel as well and talks a lot about his journey.


    Posted by Amanda | June 26, 2020, 9:11 am

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