TLC's "My 600-lb Life" follows four individuals--Melissa, Donald, Henry, and Ashley--over the course of seven years as they struggle to go from weighing over 600 lbs. to being at their ideal weight. Their journeys begin with gastric bypass surgery, which allows them to start losing weight.
These people want to become "normal," but they have no idea the struggle that lies ahead. As they begin to regain control of their lives, they'll learn the real battle is not physical, but mental.
High-risk surgery, addiction, dependency, fear, pain, helplessness, victory, pride –- My 600-lb Life is as much about heart as it is about weight loss. (Source: TLC)
Angel finds it hard to make a positive change to be part of her partner and son's lives.
At just 24, Bettie Jo is eating her way towards 700-lbs. Housebound, she is reliant on her husband for even basic needs. Bettie Jo's future relies on her losing weight, and her husband losing his fear that if she loses weight, she will leave him.