The world’s fattest woman has lost 57 stone and completely changed her life around

Mayra Rosales used to weigh 500kg and was unable to move. She spent 10 years bedridden until one day, she decided to completely turn her life around.

The 'half-ton killer'

Mayra Rosales really is incredibly strong. This young American woman was morbidly obese and weighed a whopping 71 stone, which consequently made her the fattest woman in the world. In 2008 Myra became bedridden and earned her title as the 'half-ton killer' after she was accused of accidentally rolling onto her nephew and killing him. However, it was later found that Rosales was just covering for her sister.

After clearing her name, Mayra decided to change her life completely. She seriously started worrying about the state of her health and finally decided that it was time to take action, so she underwent gastric bypass surgery. She ended up having to have 11 surgeries in total in order to finally lose all of her excess weight. Mayra stated:

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.

Mayra has totally changed her life around

Today, she has lost 57 stone and has slimmed down quite impressively. She feels like she has been given a second chance at life and has decided to make the most of it. She follows a healthy diet, takes care of herself and even does some exercise. Mayra revealed that her weight loss has helped her gain a whole new perspective on food:

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.

Rosalia also revealed that she never would have been able to lose the weight if it wasn't for Houston vascular and bariatric surgeon and star of TLC's My 600-Pound Life, Dr. Younan Nowzaraden. The doctor performed 11 surgeries on Rosalia in total including a lap band procedure and numerous skin removal surgeries, he also diagnosed her with Lymphedema, a chronic swelling in the arms and legs. Nowzaraden stated:

I think Mayra is very motivated. Once you're in bed for several years, she had no life. Once she get up and walk and do things, you'll be amazed how motivated people become.

And as a result of herradical transformation, she has also managed to find love. I guess it’s true what they say, if you want something bad enough, anything is possible!

At the age of 24 this woman lost over 28 stone and completely changed her life At the age of 24 this woman lost over 28 stone and completely changed her life