The human body is a marvelous thing. Yet it can also be the bane of many people.

For Mayra Rosales, her body has always been her major problem. It was unknown how she grew to such an incredible mass but it led to several issues, including problems with walking because her excess fats are too heavy and her legs just could not carry her weight.

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For years, she lived as an invalid, just staying on her bed because she could not move. There was even a time when she was accused of accidentally murdering her nephew because she had fallen on him but further investigations revealed she was merely used as a scapegoat to cover up for her sister’s crime. Her sister was, incidentally, the poor child’s mother.

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She came to international attention as the “giant killer” for her size and supposed crime. After the charges were dropped against her, Mayra came back to the spotlight in reality show Sábado Gigante. The show chronicled her weight loss attempt.

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She underwent dieting and several surgeries to cut down her body mass. The gym also became her favorite place to go.

Who would have thought she would become slimmer?

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At her largest, she weighed 1,036 lbs (470 kg) but she managed to slim down to 198 lbs (90 kg). Though she is still a bit on the overweight side of the scales, her new weight is so much lighter than her previous ones what people won’t believe she was the giant woman if they don’t see proof.

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Her weight loss journey is amazing because it inspires people to slim down – not because society loves slim people but because being morbidity obese could shorten her life span. Kudos to this amazing woman!