TLC’s programming with girth is back up again with a Detroit lady named Teretha, on My 600-lb Life.
Following this popular series is a new reality show, Fat Chance, that gives former fat people a window to tell their stories of redemption through exercise and diet.
The series both aired last night on TLC at 9/8c.
First up is Teretha, sadly at the young age of 47 is covered in sores and is confined to her bed at her current weight, over 700-lbs.
Ironically she was once worked for a healthy eating initiative in Detroit but her loss of that job led her to overeat. The weight gain turned her inwards to a deep depression. Like many who are afflicted with excess weight, her troubles began when she was molested at age 11 by a male relative.
However, her family feared they might lose her and intervened. They hope a gastric bypass will be the solution she needs to save her life.
Watch as the firefighters and emergency techs reassure Teretha as they respectfully carry her to a waiting van.
My 600-lb Life Teretha Clip
Then on Fat Chance is a wonderful story of 300lb+ Daniel who reclaims a long-time crush and is determined to be the best for her.
Through grueling weight loss and exercise, Daniel makes a new man of himself. Looking better but also helping to ensure his kids have a dad for longer.
As a single father and attorney with little free time, Daniel’s lifelong fight with his weight comes to an end with focus and discipline.
He hopes to lose 84 pounds and gain the confidence to ask out Christina.