Cousins Naomi, Drew and Chitoka nearly weigh a combined 2,000 pounds. With the help of Dr. Charles Procter Jr., the desperate cousins attempt to overcome anxieties and live healthier lives, and this series follows their progress. It begins with Naomi's mom, Beverly, undergoing weight-loss surgery, which she hopes will inspire her daughter, niece and nephew to follow her footsteps. Despite seeing the complications involved in her mom's recovery, Naomi is motivated by her dream to start a family. Drew, meanwhile, needs to realize how addictive his eating habits have become, and Chitoka -- bed-bound for more than three years -- must literally take steps forward before qualifying for surgery.
Cousins Naomi, Drew, and Chitoka are morbidly obese. They are eating themselves to death & without weight loss surgery their lives could be cut short. Family matriarch Beverly has surgery in part to inspire the others to do the same. Can they do it?
Stressed out Naomi struggles with her liquid diet & may hit her breaking point. Drew wants to have the weight loss surgery, but when he steps on a scale he's thrown off entirely. Bedbound Chitoka takes a big step & asks Dr. Procter for a house call.
After struggling with her liquid diet, Naomi learns if she is approved for surgery. Drew's new weigh-in leads him down a slippery path. Family tragedy motivates Chitoka to try to become more mobile, starting by trying to leave her bedroom.
Chitoka takes on her biggest challenge yet: attempting to walk outside for the first time in years. Naomi finds some things remain the same post-surgery. Drew's surgery is on the brink of being canceled if he doesn't fight for it & lose weight.
The family anxiously waits while Drew undergoes surgery. Chitoka surprises even the doctor when she pushes herself further than ever before. Things take an unexpected turn when Naomi and her boyfriend go on their first dinner date post-surgery.