In the Skin Tight Transformed episode “Jenae & Julie,” a widow named Jenae tells her weight gain story, which started when she became a mother for the first time. Jenae was a teen mom who ate a lot of fast food and gained a lot of weight. A highlight of her life was meeting her husband and having two more children. But when her husband was killed in a car accident, “My world turned upside down,” says Jenae. Within a year, she gained 200 lbs., which brought her close to 500 lbs.
When she couldn’t breathe and was sent to the hospital and put on an oxygen machine, Jenae knew she had to lose the weight. And she did. She lost 352 pounds in two years. But now, as Jenae explains, “It hurts to see what’s left,” she says of the sagging skin left on her body. “I don’t look human.” Skin Tight airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10pm on TLC.