The world’s heaviest woman has lost a staggering 600lbs in the five years since she shot to fame as the ‘Half-Ton Killer’.
She made headlines in 2008 after being accused and then found not guilty of murdering her nephew with her own 1,000-pound body, and now Mayra Rosales, 32, has embarked on a grueling journey to save her own life by losing weight.
In TLC’s upcoming special Half Ton Killer: Transformed, Mayra’s astonishing story is being brought to light as she reveals how she has changed since the murder trial that rocked her life.
In a trailer for the episode, which airs on December 4, Mayra – who weighed a shocking 1,200lbs at her heaviest point – is wheeled out of her home after construction workers break a hole in the wall to get her out.
They haul her body onto a stretcher and into a U-Haul, since she is too big to fit into an ambulance. ‘At this point, if things don’t change, I’m going to die,’ she says.
According to a press release, she has indeed managed to shed ‘an astounding amount of weight’ thanks to surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation and huge changes to her diet.
But with her new 400-pound body, she must learn to carry out normal activities she has never been exposed to, like grocery shopping and job hunting.
Last year, TLC aired a TV special about Mayra’s murder trial and acquittal, in which she was accused of smothering her two-year-old nephew Eliseo to death by falling on him with her 1,000 body.