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.
Surgery helps Teretha finally return to family in Detroit, but it soon threatens to undo all the progress she's made; after his weight loss surgery, trucker Chad gets back on the road, but the job is putting any further weight loss in peril.
After losing 250 pounds, Nikki is on her way to skin surgery that will transform her body, but when a close friend dies from weight loss surgery, her progress goes off track; Mary and Lora prepare for skin removal surgery.