Mayra Rosales was 1,000lbs, and dubbed the 'half-ton killer' after she falsely confessed to accidentally killing her nephew in 2008. Now, after a trial that saw her sister rightly going to jail for the crime, Rosales has lost 800lbs and weighs within her normal range at 200lbs.
According to Dailymail, she said back then that she'd given up on life and had confessed to killing her nephew in order to protect her sister Jamie. Rosales had told police she had smothered the child by rolling on top of him, but her claim was later disproved when autopsy results revealed the boy had died from multiple injuries to his skull.
Her sister Jamie later confessed to the crime - she had angrily hit her 2 year son on the head with a hairbrush - and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. After that, Mayra vowed to get healthier to take care of her sister's surviving children.
Miss Rosales decided to turn her life around and since 2011 has been shedding hundreds of pounds. After her trial, Rosales immediately began around the clock treatment with Dr. Nowzaradan. She lost 100 pounds in her first 10 days. Rosales would have to lose 500 more just to get gastric bypass surgery.
After the lap band surgery, she managed to lose the weight with the help of 11 surgeries, and extra skin removal procedures. She also changed the way she thought about food. She told ABC 13:
'Food to me is I have to eat to live. Before it was living to eat, and now you know, it's just something normal.'
The newly slimmed down Rosales hasn't just seen a major change in her appearance. Her health has drastically improved as well. She told ABC's Nightline.
'I'm not diabetic, I do not have high cholesterol, I do not have high blood pressure. Now I'm okay and my organs are perfect.'
Now 34, Rosales now has an active following on Facebook with over 20,000 fans, who she keeps updated as her transformation continues. She recently shared photos of her latest surger to remove skin from her legs.
Rosales also revealed that she and her husband Bernie, who was shown in her TLC documentary when she was still 1,000 pounds, had gotten a divorce in 2013 because he wanted to move back to Mexico to be with his family.
She recently posted photographs smiling with a new boyfriend.