A sickly obese woman who had been in bed for three years and had to trust her children to wash and take care of her, shed 42.5 stones and learned to walk again.
Mother-of-five Milla Clark, 51, from Fayetteville, Tennessee, became the most successful patient ever on TLC & # 39; s My 600lb Life after losing weight to just 155 lbs (11 stone).
She originally weighed a hefty 751 lbs (53.6 stone) when she first consulted weight loss expert Dr. Younan Nowzaradan three years ago.
Mother-of-five Milla Clark, 51, from Fayetteville, Tennessee, became the most successful patient ever on TLC & # 39; s My 600lb Life after slimming to 11 pounds
She originally weighed a hefty 751lbs (53.6 stone) when she first consulted weight loss expert Dr. Younan Nowzaradan three years ago
Milla was completely motionless and was completely unable to get out of bed for three years, largely due to a 43-pound lymphedema on her leg – a painful swelling that left her when she tried to stand.
As a result, Milla had not been walking alone for more than 13 years when she first sought help with her weight – and admitted at the show that her life & # 39; miserable & # 39; was made because of her condition.
& # 39; Every day of my life is miserable, & # 39; she said then. & # 39; I have been attached to these four walls for more than two years. I didn't stand once in that time. I can only eat and sleep. & # 39;
Because she couldn't get out of bed, Milla had to rely heavily on her children, four of whom were adopted, to take care of her, with the brothers and sisters having to bathe their mothers every morning to make sure she didn't infection.
Prior to her incredible weight loss, Milla spent three years in bed and trusted her children to wash and care for her
Milla said that her life was miserable for her weight loss every day when she was in bed
The mother of five, who was pictured before her weight loss journey began, admitted that all she could do alone was eat and sleep
When Milla & # 39; s daughter Hannah shared her & # 39; private parts & # 39; Jacob kept her lymphedema because it was so heavy that the teenager couldn't lift it to clean her mother.
Three of Milla's teenage children, Jacob, now 19, Hannah, 18 and Caleb, 18, would wake up every morning before dawn to enter her room and wash her because she couldn't do it herself.
While Hannah shares the & # 39; private parts & # 39; washed from her mother, Jacob held the lymphedema because it was so heavy that her daughter could not lift it and clean it at the same time.
& # 39; It's so humiliating & # 39 ;, Milla said in 2017, grieving: & # 39; Children their age should not have to take care of their parents. & # 39;
Milla struggled with her weight all her life, and when she was only three years old, other children started calling her fat, making her realize how tall she was.
Because she was so young, she did not associate her eating habits with her continuing weight gain, and she said that the only way her mother knew how to show her love for her and her sisters was by giving them food.
After graduating high school, she met Elroy and they got married, and while she weighed more than 400 pounds at the time, he didn't see her weight as a problem.
& # 39; I was so in love with Elroy. I forgot I was a minute tall, & Milla said.
Milla, pictured when she was younger (left and right), said children started calling her fat when she was only three years old
Milla, pictured on her wedding day, said she met her husband Elroy shortly after she graduated from high school
After their marriage, Milla became pregnant with their first child, but after her weight reached nearly 500 lbs, it became too risky to try to have another baby
Because they could no longer have biological children, Milla and Elroy decided to adopt four children who grew up in homes with drug-addicted parents
Shortly afterwards they said, "I do," Milla gave birth to her first child, and while they wanted to have more children, her weight was nearly 500 pounds, making it far too risky for her to try to conceive again.
Instead, the couple adopted four children from families with drug-addicted parents. And while she promised to take care of them, they became the ones who met her needs.
Hoping to save her life, Milla and her family made the decision to move to Houston, Texas, so that she could consult Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, the weight loss surgeon.
Before she embarked on her journey, Milla had been bedridden for two years, relying on her five children and her late husband Elroy to take care of her
Milla was inconsolable because she was unable to leave her bed to visit Elroy at the hospital before she died, but she remained motivated to stick to her weight loss plan
He made sure that her children met a dietician to find out more about their mother's diet because he wanted to be sure that she would no longer allow her addiction to food before he sent her home.
After losing more than 100 lbs on her own, Dr. removed Nowzaradan the large lymphedema – swelling caused by an accumulation of lymph fluid under your skin – on her leg.
When she could finally stand alone, she underwent a slimming operation.
Milla hesitated for a moment when her beloved husband Elroy died of a heart attack two months after the show started.
Milla, pictured in 2017, reported her weight loss journey on the TLC special, My 600lb Life: Where Are They Now?, Ranging from 751lbs to 477lbs (photo) in two years
As soon as Milla got less than 200lbs, she had both knees replaced so that she could finally stand up completely and walk independently without a stick or walker
Milla underwent various skin removal operations after shedding the pounds, leaving her with significant scars
Dr. Nowzaradan removed the large lymphedema – swelling caused by a build-up of lymph fluid under your skin – on her leg and Milla later underwent a weight loss operation
She was inconsolable because she was unable to leave her bed to visit him in the hospital before she died.
But it was her children who eventually motivated her to stick to her weight loss plan and she became more determined than ever to lose weight so that she became a & # 39; good mother & # 39; could be for her children.
She also underwent various skin removal treatments, and once she was under 200 pounds, she had replaced both knees, allowing her to finally stand up completely and walk independently without a stick or walker.
At the end of an episode of My 600lb Life in 2017, Milla had lost a total of 153lbs and stood for the first time in two years
Milla pointed out that she still had a lot of excess skin around her body, which was later removed
In the final episode of the show, Milla was seen as celebrating her 51st birthday surrounded by family and friends, including her children
During the celebrations for her birthday, Milla & # 39; s children said they & # 39; are very proud & # 39; were on her journey
In the latest episode of the show, Milla was seen as celebrating her 51st birthday, surrounded by family and friends, including her children, who also said they were very proud & # 39; were on her journey.
She was also seen for the first time in many years activities with her children, including canoeing – and she even took three of the children on a date with her!
By the end of the three years she was at her target weight of 155 pounds, giving her a well-deserved hug from Dr. Nowzaradan.
By the end of the three years, Milla had finished her target weight of 155 pounds, making her the most successful patient in the show of all time
Milla has also been busy with children for the first time in years, including canoeing
With her renewed confidence, Milla even took three of her children from a date with her
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