An 34 year old American woman who weighed 1,000 pounds has shed nearly 80% of her body fat after a host of operations designed to help her lose the flab. Mayra Rosales shot to fame in 2008 when she was arrested for murder after confessing that she had killed her young nephew Eliseo. Mayra claimed that she had fallen and accidentally crushed Eliseo when her right hand slipped, while trying to pick the child up. However, she was lying. After doctors revealed that he was killed by blunt force trauma, police suspected that she might be covering for someone.
She was. At the trial, where Mayra had to be cut out of her house to attend, her sister finally confessed to the killing of her son.
After her sister was jailed, Mayra decided that she needed to shed the pounds in order to take proper care of her nieces and nephews. She went under the knife on 11 different occasions, including a skin removal procedure, as part of her regime to shed the weight. She also altered her relationship with food. She told ABC13:
“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.”
Click on the play button below to see a video of Mayra explaining her tremendous weight loss.