Mayra Rosales loses 800 pounds after making a change in her tragic life, one which kept her in a room most of the time. She is the same woman who claimed to have killed her 2-year-old nephew by accidentally sitting on him, according to Examiner. Mayra was acquitted of the crime after she recanted the story and her younger sister was found guilty of child abuse.
Mayra Rosales Wanted To Die
The south Texas woman told ABC News that she only tried to take the rap for her sister in the first place because she believed she was going to die anyway.
“I tried to protect my sister, and I was already dying, so I didn’t see … like I was doing [something] wrong … I was already giving up in life, and the way I saw it, when they began saying I was going to get capital murder charges, I really saw it like they were doing me a favor.”
Mayra Rosales has lost 800 pounds even though her sister Jamie is serving 15 years in prison for the death of her son, little Eliseo Rosales Jr. She also wants Mayra to have custody of her other three children while she is in behind bars.
In 2008, Mayra weighed 1,200 pounds. She took up a whole king-sized bed to herself and needed to be cut out of her bedroom to attend her court proceedings. “I couldn’t even stand up on my feet,” she said. “My legs couldn’t hold my weight.”
Autopsies of her nephew showed that it was impossible for the “half-ton killer’s” story to be true. Eliseo had suffered from repeated blows to the head, according to The Inquisitr. While Jamie has been serving time for the young boy’s murder, Rosales has been working hard on herself and undergone a metabolic metamorphosis.
As Mayra Rosales loses 800 pounds, TLC was there with their cameras to catch the Texan’s journey. Doctors told her she needed to lose 600 pounds before they considered gastric bypass surgery. In her first week she lost 100 pounds.
“I think it’s a miracle of God that I’m healthy … I’m alive, and I’m not diabetic. I do not have cholesterol [problems]. I don’t have high blood pressure, so I’m healthy.”
Loses 800 Pounds After Surgeries
She has lost 800 pounds after various surgeries to remove tumors and excess skin, in addition to maintain a high-protein diet. She says she is practically in perfect health and has been searching for a job.
“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.”
Houston surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan said he could see Mayra Rosales was driven to make a change.
“Once you’re in bed for several years, she had no life … Once she got up and walk and do things, you’ll be amazed how motivated people become.”
While Mayra Rosales loses 800 pounds, her life will be featured in a special called “Half-Ton Killer: Transformed” to air Wednesday on TLC, notes Opposing Views. Rosales now has an active following on Facebook with over 18,000 fans, who she keeps updated as her transformation continues.