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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.

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Together weighing more than a ton, siblings Roshanda, Brandie and Clarence set out to lose weight as a family; the all-for-one approach may be hurting more than it helps when each of them shows signs of heading in the wrong direction after surgery.
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When Angela's family is unable to accompany her on her weight-loss journey to Texas, she is unsure what to do; at the last minute, she reaches out to an old flame, Eric, who still has love for her and is willing to make the trip.
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Lupe has spent the last 10 years in bed and is totally dependent on her husband, prompting a cross-country move that could save her life or end up backfiring.
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Brittani married a man who loves large women, but at 600-lbs, she can barely contribute to their marriage, and gets surgery to try to have a normal relationship.
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A woman battles severe depression and has not left her Chicago basement in two years; the hope of having a life-changing surgery.
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Vianey and Allen are locked in a co-dependent relationship based on a shared love of food; as they head to Houston, they will soon find out if their relationship can handle the strain of growing healthy together.
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Ashley confronts medical setbacks and struggles to get past the trauma that ignited her eating disorder.
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Penny has been bedridden for four years and moves to Texas to have gastric bypass; her unwillingness to make lifestyle changes could mean failure.
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After years of a tumultuous relationship with her husband, Tamy's eating addiction has caused her weight to balloon to over 500 pounds; she has become a hermit and hopes to restart her life so she can better care for her son, Zachary.
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Alicia's relationship with her boyfriend comes under the microscope in the second year of her weight-loss journey; now in her fourth year, Pauline must beg her way back onto the program after quitting when her last weigh-in didn't go so well.
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Alicia, all smiles and laughter on the outside, secretly fears that her food addiction will kill her before she can marry her long-time love or watch her nieces grow up.
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Pauline is 51-years-old and nearing 700 pounds; her addiction to food has taken over the life of her son and primary caretaker.
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Zsaylnn needs to lose weight to be the mother her daughter deserves; her husband loves large women and does not support her goals.
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Devastated by two miscarriages due to her weight, Schenee is desperate to start a family and stop relying on her husband, Freddie, to take care of her; she hopes weight loss surgery will be able to fix her fertility issues as well as her marriage.
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Liz, completely bed-bound, has severe lymphedema that makes it impossible to walk; utterly isolated, Liz has no friends, battles depression and lives with a mother too ill to take care of her.
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Jennifer and her daughter Marissa are stuck in a co-dependent relationship and, with a combined weight of over 900-lbs., both of their lives are in jeopardy; Jennifer must regain control and save both of their lives before it is too late.
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At over 600 pounds, Angie is trying to get to Houston to see Dr. Nowzaradan, in hope of getting weight loss surgery to save her life; family conflict and disagreements may stop her from being able to do what she needs before she even gets the chance.
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Jeanne lives in an unhygienic household with her mother and schizophrenic father; at well over 600 pounds, Jeanne might never get weight-loss surgery as she runs into several obstacles, especially after an unexpected death in her family.
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Amber is 23, over 600-lbs, and relies on her family and boyfriend for even simple needs; her fear of dying young is so overwhelming that she decides to relocate 2,000 miles in hopes that weight loss surgery will give her life back.
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A woman struggles to make a positive change to be part of her partner and son's lives and turn her life around.
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Bedridden Marla is so heavy she cannot stand up; she must face the hard truth about her condition and understand the toll it takes on her supportive family if she is to save her health.

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