Texan woman loses 500 pounds

A Texan woman has lost 500 pounds in weight

A morbidly obese mother from Texas, who weighed 673 pounds, has now slimmed down to just 170 pounds.

Melissa Morris was one of the heaviest women in the world but is now a healthy weight after undergoing gastric bypass surgery and changing her diet, reports the Daily Mail.

The married mother of one decided she needed to lose weight after her own mother who was recovering from a cancer operation asked Melissa if she wanted anything to eat.

Melissa told ABC News: "My mom could die and she's worried about whether she can get up and get me something to eat."

She added that she had become over-reliant on her husband Chris as she couldn't get around without a mobility scooter and now they are adapting to her new-found independence.

Fans of the Chawner family, a family of four who are all overweight and unemployed, may like to see how they are getting on in 'The Chawners' Last Chance' on the Biography channel every Tuesday at 10pm.
 

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