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.
Nicole nears the verge of leaving her two young children motherless; Julie and Andrew prepare for skin removal surgery.
Tanisha desperately tries to survive for her kids and avoid her mother's tragic fate of dying at 50 from obesity; Megan and Ashley prepare for skin removal surgery.