TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals -- each weighing more than 600 pounds -- confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
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Melissa M's Story 09x05
Melissa has isolated herself at home and lost many friends to avoid feeling the shame of what her food addiction has done to her body; now, the only way to get her life back is to leave it behind to start a new one with Dr. Now's help in Houston.
Cindy's Story 09x04
Cindy is resistant to change and has spent years creating a world that makes her feel safe. When her friend notices Cindy's health declining rapidly due to her size, she pushes Cindy to move to Houston and see Dr. Now. But Cindy isn't so easily persuaded.
Carrie's Story 09x03
20 years after her dad died as a result of a botched weight loss surgery, Carrie is on the brink of eating herself to death. To live, she must face the fear and grief of losing her father and end a cycle of toxic behavior with her husband Chris.
Thederick's Story 09x02
Samantha's Story 09x01
At nearly 1,000 pounds, Samantha is dangerously close to dying. To make matters worse, she's paid to eat by making videos online. If Samantha doesn't overcome her toxic relationship with food, she worries that she will leave her daughter motherless.
Where Are They Now? Alicia And Pauline 08x18
Where Are They Now? David & Benji & Erica 08x17
Leneatha's Story 08x16
For 23 years, Leneatha has worked as a pharmacy tech at a local hospital; now, she has a young daughter to support, but she's so big that it's hard to move; if Dr Now can't help her stop eating, losing her job could be the least of her worries.
Ashley T's Story 08x15
Ashley is 24 and lives alone; her only sources of comfort are food and the relationships she has online; but not a single one of her profiles is real; Ashley learns that Dr Now isn't someone she can lie to like her online friends.
Megan's Story 08x14
At 24 years old and over 600 lbs, Megan lives at home with her mom, who cooks for her since Megan can't do much on her own; Megan must travel to Houston to meet Dr Now and change her eating habit or her life may end before it ever begins.
Dominic's Story 08x13
Dominic's life is falling apart due to his food addiction; over 600 pounds and living in a van with his brother, Dominic decides to leave California for Texas.