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.
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.
While TLC appears to be keeping her present physical appearance a secret in order to add to the shock factor, Mayra looks visibly slimmer in recent photos posted on her Facebook.
In one, she strikes a confident and trimmed-down pose with her cousin in a low-cut dress, wearing green eye shadow, pink lipstick and a flawless manicure.
And the 32-year-old has also shared a number of selfies online, indicating an increased sense of self-esteem and openness about her appearance.
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The Texas native also showed off her slimmer frame in an interview with Access Hollywood in October.
She tells the interviewer that she has undergone two surgeries, one on each side of her legs, and she is awaiting a gastric bypass surgery in the coming months.
‘I was alive before, but I didn’t have a life. And now, I do’
She has also been following a high-protein, low-carb diet, with plenty of steamed vegetables, sugar-free desserts and soups.
In the interview, Mayra says optimistically: ‘I’m turning, sitting up, if I feel like going out I transfer to the wheelchair. I’m still in movement’.
So far, thanks to daily two-hour sessions at a physical rehabilitation center, she has been able to take 36 steps on her own with no support, but she is determined to go even further.
‘I was alive before, but I didn’t have a life,’ she says. ‘And now, I do.
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