Before and After

My 600 lb. Life Zsalynn and Christina update

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The first season of My 600 lb. Life featured an update on two heart wrenching stories from last season: Zsalynn and Christina. Zsalynn originally found attention in a BBW community where she met her husband, but when she gained so much weight that her health and mobility began to fail, her husband turned on her. Christina had found herself at 700 pounds in her early 20s with a husband and mother who both enabled her, and had to take care of her daily needs. Now, more than a year after weight loss surgery, these two women have regained their lives.

PHOTO Whitney Thore before she was “a fat girl dancing”

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Earlier this year 30-year-old Whitney Thore got the world’s attention with a video of herself cutting a rug. Lots of people post dancing videos, but hers stood out because she’s 380 lbs and still dancing like nobody’s business. Her weight gain came on suddenly after developing polycystic ovarian syndrome in college, and for a while she gave up dancing altogether. Now she’s committed to her passion of dancing, while also finding her way back to a healthier weight, all while promoting body positivity.