According to TV station KTLA, Mayra Rosales who previously weighed 1,000 pounds, has managed to lose even 800 pounds.
She said to the media outlet: “ I was dying. 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.”
KTLA reported that Rosales first came to the public’s awarness after she was being accused of accidently “crushing” her 8 year old nephew. It was a lie in order to protect her sister.
The TLC documented the case in the television program “Hlaf-Ton Killer” and she gained nationwide attention.
The charges against Rosales were dropped after determining that she had lied in order to protect her sister.
Rosales explained that at the time, she had given up on life.
“I was dying. I don’t know if you had seen pictures before you could see it in my face. I had given up in life,” she told the television station. “I was alive but not living a life.”
Due to her excess weight, she was confied to her bed and she felt like a prisoner.
Nowadays, after losing 800 pounds, she has a much different outlook on life. Beside dieting, she also went under multiple surgeries, including a lap band procedure in order to lose weight. Now, she is 30 pounds away from her goal weight, station reported Wednesday.
Once she lived to eat, but know, Rosales told KTRK that her perspective has completely changed. “Food to me is I have to eat to live … it’s just something normal,” she said.
Rosales shared her story with the hope that will isnpire and motivate other people who are in struggling with their weight as she once did.
Her advice to them: “Do not lose hope and keep fighting because we only have one life, and it’s well worth fighting for it.”