Whitney Thore was once a slender dancer, but over the course of just one year at college she gained 200 pounds due to a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It took her a long time to deal with the change, but now she is happy with her body, and through her active social life and love of dancing, she lives vivaciously and holds nothing back. She keeps busy with her dance, and though she currently lives with her parents, she is mustering up the courage to strike out on her own as she approaches her 31st birthday.My Big Fat Fabulous Life focuses on Whitney's life, her one-of-a-kind family and her friends. Deep down, she is just an average girl from small town North Carolina trying to find her way in a world that judges people by their size. Now 380 pounds, Whitney has a fresh outlook on life. She has learned to embrace her body and love herself again and urges others to do the same. Following the success of her "fat girl" dance videos, Whitney launched the #NoBodyShameCampaign, a movement that works to fight the devastating effects of body shame and promotes self-love and acceptance. The campaign encourages people to rise above the negativity that society imposes on anyone who is "different," and to live their lives to the fullest no matter what the scale says. The movement lives by the motto: "Love yourself. Live fully. No excuses. No shame."
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Aloha Buddy 05x08
Buddy needs to find a sober coach in order to meet the gang in Hawaii. Meanwhile, Whitney feels betrayed when Glenn admits he wasn't truthful about a very important detail of the 5km race; and Babs gets jealous over Glenn's former girlfriend, Keiko.
A Sobering Reality 05x07
With the Hawaii trip fast approaching, Whitney prepares for the 5km. Whitney and Heather visit Buddy in rehab and he tells the life and death story of how he got there. Whitney invites Buddy to Hawaii.
We're Having a Baby 05x06
Whitney helps Ashley induce labor, but when push comes to shove, the labor coach panics. Meanwhile, Piggy bites Babs; Glenn announces a Hawaiian surprise that no one saw coming; and Heather gets a shocking letter from Buddy.
Buddy's Big Secret 05x05
Buddy's Missing 05x04
Big Fat Ambush 05x03
Whitney finds an ally in Nada, Avi's other ex from Egypt, in an effort to move on from his infidelities, but they never imagined they'd come face-to-face with Avi, until a chance encounter leaves them shell-shocked.
Rescue Me 05x01
The Skinny 04x14
Whitney and cast look back on the most outrageous moments of the season; Whitney comes clean to Roy about her feelings, and a visit from Jiya makes things more tense; when host Shaun Robinson rubs Buddy the wrong way, he storms off the set.
Whitney Steps Up 04x13
In the wake of Babs' stroke, the family struggles to hold it together; Whitney offers to help with Babs' recovery, but when she receives an unexpected offer, she must choose between her family and her dance career.
Toe to Toe 04x12
With the dance battle rematch looming, Whitney's friends attempt to repair her relationship with Todd, but an untimely injury leads to an even bigger problem; Whitney learns that Babs has been rushed to the emergency room.