When viewers tuned into “My 600-LB Life” Season 8 on Wednesday night, they met Coliesa McMillian. At the beginning of the episode, Coliesa weighed around 643 pounds. According to an update, it appears she may be committed to her weight loss journey.

During her episode, Coliesa revealed she can’t care for herself so she and her two daughters moved in with her sister, Mendi. Following the move, Coliesa became dependent on Mendi and Mendi’s daughter, who helped her in a variety of ways, including going to the bathroom in a bucket.

However, Coliesa wants to make a change so she can stick around for her daughters. “I hate that I’ve done this to myself and let it get this bad. But I have no choice,” she said during the episode.

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“To carry this amount of weight, people don’t understand the pain. It — it hurts. I mean, imagine backpacking 600 pounds of weight every day with every move that you make,” she added.

Coliesa eventually made the trip to Houston to join Dr. Nowzaradan’s weight loss program. Although she attempted to lose weight, she struggled to meet Dr. Now’s requirements during her follow up appointments.

The “My 600-LB Life” subject revealed she had a tough childhood and was abused by her father. After her mother’s death, Coliesa and her four siblings were separated and put into foster care.

Coliesa sought comfort in food and continued to gain weight after she was molested by a cousin at eight and was raped by an uncle. Later in life, Coliesa lost her fiancé following a fatal car wreck and turned to food once again.

After Dr. Now’s suggestion, TLC star began to go to therapy and addressed her past traumas. However, she was later admitted to the hospital after suffering sharp pains in her stomach. As a result, Dr. Now had no choice but to perform the gastric bypass surgery.

Although she struggled to lose weight in the beginning, the procedure helped, and she was able to lose 150 pounds. By the end of the episode, Coliesa was confident about the future and revealed that she quit smoking.

“My 600-LB Life” Season 8 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on TLC.

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Coliesa McMillian shared her weight loss journey on “My 600-LB Life” Season 8. TLC