TLC has a history of producing and airing reality shows and TV specials that no other network would touch, and it seems that they plan on continuing in this direction into the New Year. Confirmation has come that a third season of the hit series My 600-kb Life will air starting January 7.
Meet Amber, a 24-year old woman from Oregon who will feature in an episode of TLC’s TV series “My 600 pound life,” which will air in January next year.
Amber knows that she’s eating herself to death but she can’t stop: she’s caught in that never-ending circle of shame and guilt, which triggers more overeating. “I feel trapped. I feel miserable. I feel like I have failed myself and my parents,” she cries.
Amber started gaining weight when she was 4, but things only got very, very bad as she stopped moving round as much as she used to. Because the pounds kept piling on, she would move less and less, and the result is that, today, she can’t walk around her own house without pain in her entire body.
It was during college that Amber’s weight exploded and she was forced to drop out of classes at Portland University. After also losing her job Amber moved home and now her mother takes care of her.
Because of Amber’s weight, most things are beyond her, such as being able to take a shower because her legs won’t support her weight long enough. She also has to be careful going down stairs as her own legs get in her way.
Amber hopes to be able to have surgery to help her lose weight and she dreams of being able to go back to university.
Others who will feature in the series include 700lb Bettie Jo, who is desperate to lose weight to start a family, Susan, who weighs 600lb and attributes her weight problems to her parents’ divorce when she was a child, and 787 lb Charity, whose daughter has been taking care of her since she was eight.