15. Charity Pierce
Charity Pierce is a 38-year-old single mother who was the most overweight woman in the world. Her weight was 798 lb. She decided to lose weight for her own wedding with a 22-year-old man Tony. Aside from obesity, Charity had lymphedema which causes huge swelling. The woman couldn’t move and leave her house.
But the wish to be beautiful and walk down the aisle on her own legs motivated Charity to overcome the difficulties on her path to being healthy. She now weighs 299 lb after 30 lb of tissue was removed and she continues to do exercise on a regular basis.
16. Olivia Cruz
Olivia Cruz weighed 579 lb when she joined the project. At that time, she lived in her mother’s basement and was fully dependent on her family. She couldn’t do the simplest things without help. She survived several serious surgeries, and her weight was reduced to 198 lb. Now she continues to keep this weight while dealing with a medical issue with her knees. For the first time in 15 years, Olivia was able to go to work and make her dream come true — she became a chef.
17. Mayra Rosales
Mayra Rosales holds a record among women who have obesity. Her weight before she started losing it was 1100 lb. The woman couldn’t walk or take a shower and she could barely lift her body. Her family had to take care of her. A tragedy pushed Mayra to make a decision to change her life and start fighting for her health. Her nephew received a serious head trauma and died soon after. The woman tried to prove to the police that she accidentally fell on the child but the police discovered the truth — it was Mayra’s sister.
She was sent to prison and Mayra had to take care of the children. This put her in an impossible situation and she decided to start losing weight. She survived a series of very dangerous surgeries, changed her eating habits, started doing physical exercises, and managed to lose 80% of her initial weight.
It takes years to become obese and, of course, it’s not a good idea to lose control of the situation and lose the ability to have a normal life. But why do people often miss the right turn and only realize they are in danger when it’s almost too late? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments section below.