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, E01 (First Aired: Jan. 7, 2014)
Zsaylnn needs to lose weight to be the mother her daughter deserves; her husband loves large women and does not support her goals.
S04, E01 (First Aired: Jan. 6, 2016)
Nikki finds her career as a costume designer threatened by immobility, so she undergoes gastric bypass and confronts the emotional causes for her eating.