TLC, which, in case you forgot, stands for “The Learning Channel,” is back with its third season of My 600-Lb Life. I’m confident we’ll all learn a lot from this.
The premier is on January 7th, and one of the featured participants in the show is a 24-year-old woman named Amber. Amber, like the rest of the show’s participants, will soon be undergoing a gastric bypass operation in a desperate attempt to lose weight.
"I am so limited in what I can do and where I can go," she said in a preview clip. "I feel trapped. I'm miserable."
Amber openly doubts whether she’ll able to pull off the transformation, but says she has no choice but to try.
"Sometimes I think to myself, I'm never gonna change," Amber says. "I feel like a nasty, yucky monster."
Amber says she takes nearly an hour every morning to get out of bed. From there, she struggles to get downstairs where she gives herself a sponge bath. She was once a college student with a job, but her obesity now holds her hostage in her own home. She admitted to camera crews that she’s “killing herself” by overeating but feels trapped in a vicious cycle. This show is her attempt to break that cycle.
To learn more about Amber's story, watch this preview: