So anyway, our team picks Kim up and they all fly to Vancouver, Washington and the next morning they drive over to Matt’s apartment. When they arrive they all just get out of the car and wait. Pretty soon Matt comes out and comes down some stairs to meet them. Well, there it is. He’s quite large. But I mean, he makes it down the stairs with no trouble, so it’s not like he’s immobile.
And black is very slimming.
He and Kim have an awkward hug then everyone heads inside. Matt explains that his weight was the only thing keeping him from meeting Kim. He doesn’t have kids or any other big secrets to share. He says that at his heaviest he weighed 619 pounds. Whoa! That’s not just a weight problem, that’s like a TLC special. Or series. He says that he actually WAS practically immobile. But he’s been working on it and has lost about 65 pounds. He didn’t want to meet Kim until he’d made more progress, but since he’s addressing the things he doesn’t like about his life, he figured it was time to meet. I have to say he’s quite spry for weighing over 500 pounds. He practically skipped down those stairs.
Kim is clearly disappointed, but she tries to stay upbeat, saying she’s glad he’s sticking to something that will make him happy.
“I think it’s fantastic that you’re so motivated!!!”
She tells him that it was crucial for them to meet because she’s trying to decide if she should marry her current boyfriend and she wanted to make sure she wasn’t missing anything. Yeah, that’s not good from any direction. Why would you consider marrying someone if you have to “make sure” about someone else first? Why would you want to marry a girl who had to meet another guy before she could give you an answer? And finally, how would it feel to be the guy being looked over to see if you’re good enough to chuck the wedding for?
Later, Nev is driving Kim around asking her what her gut is telling her. She says she just doesn’t know yet. Nev brings up Steve, saying Kim has known true love before. Oh yes, Steve, the drug addict who was mooching off of her and who traumatized her permanently. Can she ever find such love again? Kim says there’s just no comparison with either of the guys in her life now. Steve is a very tough act to follow. Nev and Max tell Kim not to settle. Hold out for Steve 2. Aim high, Kim. Reach for those stars.
Today we’re going to meet Matt’s family, who it looks like live in the same apartment with Matt – so Matt still lives at home. This would be his mom, sister and dog. Matt’s mom loves Kim, tells her how pretty she is and how much Matt loves her. Nev sits with Matt and discusses his new motivation and outlook on life. Matt says there were times he thought about killing himself because of his weight. Wow, another suicide? He almost reached immortalized Steve status. Are you sensing a pattern in the type of men Kim is drawn to? But Matt is much happier now that he’s taking control of his life back.
“My five year plan includes moving out. Maybe.”