Genre: Reality, Documentary, Medical
Premise: Telling powerful stories in hourlong episodes, 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.
S01, E04 (First Aired: Feb. 22, 2012)
Ashley wants to achieve her goal of owning a childcare facility, but must lose weight before her dreams can be met.
S03, E08 (First Aired: Mar. 25, 2015)
An overweight woman struggles with flesh-eating bacteria and butterfly shaped fat deposits; unexpected news threatens her weight loss journey.