At a certain point when one watches the TLC series My 600 Lb-Life you just want to throttle the enablers and get the afflicted obese patient a reality check. But it never happens unless the doctor comes in the room and lays down the law on the hundreds of pounds that should not be there.
It’s maddening. Meet 800-lb Marla. She is a bed-ridden tyrant with one daughter, who is also in dire need of an intervention. Her obesity was kick-started by trauma following a brutal kidnapping and this has complicated her treatment. With her eating behaviour continuing to be unhealthy despite a gastric bypass and her hopes for skin surgery. Marla is still frying chicken IN HER BED!
We also meet Laura who dropped over 300-lbs and is now far less dependent on her husband Joey. He is having trouble finding his way in their relationship. She doesn’t really need her enabler anymore.
Marla McCants endured a horrible domestic violence incident, fearing she would be killed by her ex-boyfriend. Now she eats away her psychic pain.
This Tennessee woman describes herself as a “junk food junkie.” Although her ex-boyfriend was arrested and brought up on charges she had reached 700 pounds. At her heaviest Marla clocked in at over 800 pounds.
The situation forced her three daughters to become carers. At age 43, Marla has arthritis, diabetes, gout and lymphodema. Due to her lack of any exercise, she just gets bigger, weaker and is unable to support her girth.
Catch My 600-lb Life tonight at 9/8c on TLC.
After weight loss surgery