Too obese to walk because her “excess baggage” are too heavy and often get in the way, Mayra Rosales lived a very difficult life. At her largest, she weighed as much as 470 kg [while the average woman her height weighs around 60 to 65 kg].
Her old photos were just crazy. You could not tell where her legs end and where her hips begin because her fats are all over the place. I could only imagine how she lived in all those days she was that heavy – how hard life must have been for her!
Today, her photos are so different from the old ones that you might think these are two entirely different people.
It is not clear what really motivated Mayra into changing her image but she must have realized the morbid obesity could shorten her lifespan. Plus, how boring life must have been inside her room, not being able to see the world and enjoying the breeze… Spanish-language TV show Sábado Gigante chronicled her weight loss journey.
Mayra embarked on a weight loss program that had amazed everyone. On the first week, she shed off 5 kg on her own. She also had several procedures done to remove her excess fats and to help her cut down her weight.
She went on a diet, started a fitness exercise regime, and soon enjoyed her much lighter body. Over the course of her personal challenge, Mayra lost a total of 350 kg! How awesome is that?
She’s lost some 80% of her total body weight and is smaller than what her leg had been back when she weighed over 440 kg.
Today, she looks truly beautiful and slimmed down; though she is still overweight at 90 kg. Still, her amazing journey is quite inspiring to the people aiming to lose weight but just could not find the right motivation.