Mayra Rosales was the star of TLC’s “Half-ton killer” show who recently managed to lose an astonishing 800 pounds! Her previous weight was 1000 pounds. “I was dying,” Mayra says. “I don’t know if you had seen pictures before – you could see it in my face. I had given up in life. I was alive but not living a life.”

Morales was put under the spotlight after she was accused of crushing her 8-year old nephew under her weight. However, Mayra says that it was a lie told to protect her sister, as KTLA reported. After determining that Mayra lied, the prosecution dropped the charges immediately. She gained worldwide attention when her case was documented in the TLC “Half-ton killer” show.



Mayra says that she felt like a prisoner as she was confined to her bed because of the weight. However, 7 years later, she lost 800 pounds and has a different view on her life. She lost the weight through surgeries and strict dieting. Now, she is only 30 pounds away from her goal.

Although once she lived to eat, Mayra has now changed her perspective – she now sees food as something normal. She hopes that her amazing story will encourage other overweight people to never give up. “Do not lose hope and keep fighting because we only have one life, and it’s well worth fighting for it.” Mayra says.