Marla was one of the heaviest people to participate on the show, weighing around 800 pounds at the time. She was in an abusive relationship that left her traumatized, leaving her to turn to food for comfort. Her stress eating caused her to become severely overweight, but after her gastric bypass surgery, she lost an incredible amount of weight. She is now a motivational speaker, and she truly is an inspiration.
Donald Shelton had a breakthrough moment when he shared that he was totally dependent on his. He could barely walk when he weighed 678 pounds. Following his gastric bypass surgery, he lost 300 pounds. It was then discovered that he had Guillan-Barre syndrome, and after getting the help he needed, he was able to maintain a healthier weight.