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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The Assanti Brothers 07x21
Vianey & Allen's Story 07x20
Angela J's Story 07x19
Mercedes' Story 07x18
Cillas' Story 07x17
LaShanta's Story 07x16
Mother of four LaShanta has been bed-bound for two years, and she relies on her kids to keep her cleaned and fed; her last chance to break the cycle of food addiction is to join Dr. Now's program, but it will take a village to get her out the door.
Angela's Story 07x15
When Angela's family is unable to accompany her on her weight-loss journey to Texas, she is unsure what to do; at the last minute, she reaches out to an old flame, Eric, who still has love for her and is willing to make the trip.
Annjeannette's Story 07x14
When Annjeanette was nine, a campaign was established to send her to fat camp; she hated that her weight had become a source of public shame and she has struggled to overcome her food addiction; now, she must change her habits to save her life
Kelly's Story 07x13
Kelly is on the verge of immobility when she decides to make the trip to Houston to visit Dr. Now; her journey gets off to a painful start when a long travel-day grows longer as Kelly gets stuck in a cab on her way from the clinic to the hospital.
Aaron's Story 07x12
Since the death of his mother, Aaron lives at home to care for his aging father, but due to his food addiction, Aaron has to heavily rely on his father for help instead. Aaron must learn to care for himself to avoid eating himself to death.
Jeanne's Story 07x11
Jeanne lives in an unhygienic household with her mother and schizophrenic father; at well over 600 pounds, Jeanne might never get weight-loss surgery as she runs into several obstacles, especially after an unexpected death in her family.