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.
S02, E03 (First Aired: Jan. 21, 2014)
Penny has been bedridden for four years and moves to Texas to have gastric bypass; her unwillingness to make lifestyle changes could mean failure.
S02, E05 (First Aired: Feb. 4, 2014)
Christina has not left her house in two years due to her size; she has eaten herself into a state that will soon kill her if she does not change.