A one-time fit athlete, who added more than 100 pounds after her baby suffered brain damage from Shaken Baby Syndrome, hopes to lose her excess weight and, also, gather the strength to forgive the nanny who forever changed her and her child's lives.
A 531-pound former pro football player and Army veteran strives to shed his excess weight prior to meeting the son he never knew he had; and a 313-pound camp counselor hopes to lose his excess weight, too.
A New Orleans couple that has gained a combined 150 pounds during their four-year courtship is helped. He hopes to gain the confidence to ask for her hand in marriage; and she hopes to find the confidence to say yes. They spend three months together at weight-loss boot camp, but then are (unexpectedly) separated for three months while they reach their individual goal weights, unable to see one another until their wedding day.
Season 5 opens with twin brothers, former high-school basketball players who each weigh almost 400 pounds. They're also L.A. Lakers fans, and get to meet Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash; and play two-on-two against Byron Scott and James Worthy at their six-month milestone.