4. Donald Shelton
Donald Shelton went from weighing 674 lb to 295 lb in 4 years. He had a gastric bypass surgery but during treatment, doctors diagnosed him with Guillain—Barré syndrome. The diagnosis didn’t let Donald do any physical exercise, so he is in a wheelchair. But Donald didn’t give up and is not going to.
5. Melissa D. Morris
Melissa D.Morris is one of the first participants of My 600-lb-life. She was a woman who dreamed of having a child. But she couldn’t get pregnant because of her extra weight — she weighed 652 lb. Thanks to the gastric bypass surgery, dieting, and a lot of physical activity, Melissa managed to lose almost 154 lb. This allowed her dream to come true — she managed to get pregnant. But after her pregnancy, her weight started to return.
When she reached the 273-lb mark, Melissa cut her daily calorie intake to 1,200 calories and lost 176 lb. Now she is really careful about what and how much she and her family eat, she is very active on social media, and she motivates other people to live a healthy lifestyle.
6. Chuck Turner
Chuck Turner had never had problems with extra weight but everything changed when his wife was murdered. After the tragedy, Chuck tried to escape from the pain by eating a lot of food. He was able to stop only when he weighed 692 lb. He remarried and had a son. But the man couldn’t help his wife raise the baby because he was barely able to get up and he had a tumor on his leg. Thanks to the project, Chuck lost almost 418 lb and became a totally different person.