Whitney Thore was once a slender dancer, but over the course of just one year at college she gained 200 pounds due to a rare condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.My Big Fat Fabulous Life focuses on Whitney’s life, her one-of-a-kind family and her friends. Deep down, she is just an average girl from small town North Carolina trying to find her way in a world that judges people by their size.Now 380 pounds, Whitney has a fresh outlook on life.
Whitney hangs out with transgender friend Mattie, only to find she's been withholding something; Whitney gives trainer Will excuses for her gym absences; Whitney stalks Lennie after he cuts off communication.
Between her parents' birthday party and Will's criticism of her diet, Whitney is feeling stressed; a comedian targets fat people while Whitney is working at the radio station.
Whitney gets a chance to make a dance DVD, but her reputation is at stake when her backup dancers fail; Will is fed up with Whitney's lack of commitment; Glenn threatens to get rid of Allister.
Whitney and the cast dish on the past season, from Whitney's feelings about the funeral intervention to her fight with Caitie; Lennie and Whitney meet for the first time since breaking up.
Lennie and Whitney talk for the first time since breaking up; Whitney finally confesses her true feelings about Roy; sparks fly when Whitney confronts her nemesis, comedian Kerryn Feehan.