Growing up, weight was never an issue for Angel. But when her mother forced her to give up her baby at age 14, she began to gain weight — and it spiraled out of control from there.
Now, the 42-year-old mom is at her heaviest — 596 pounds — and she’s forced to come to terms with her addiction to food, or face the reality that she may not be alive to see her children grow up.
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“Angel doesn’t realize how much she eats a day,” her boyfriend, Donnie, says in an exclusive clip of My 600-lb. Life. “I don’t know exactly what the calories are, but it’s a lot. If I could put it in pounds, I would say 10-12 pounds a day. I don’t think she has an on/off switch to know it’s enough.”
Angel says she wants to be able to do what she enjoys — eating — without the judgment from her loved ones. But she knows the shame and guilt she feels pales in comparison to what could be the ultimate price to pay.
“It’s so hard to resist any kind of food — my will power is just got and the food wins and then I feel guilty after. It’s the same cycle over and over,” she laments in the clip.
“I have to break free of food — or it’s going to cost me everything.”
Check out the clip below, and see how Angel’s story pans out on ‘My 600-lb. Life’ airing tonight, March 4, at 9 p.m. on TLC!