Morbidly obese woman prepares to walk outside of her home for the first time in four years as she desperately tries to get fit enough for weight loss surgery

10:00 • 03.02.18



A morbidly obese woman who tipped the scales at 680lbs is attempting to take her first steps outside of her house for the first time in four years as part of her efforts to get healthy enough for weight loss surgery.


Chitoka Light, 49, and her cousins Naomi Anderson and Drew Stewart have been documenting their weight loss journeys on the TLC reality series Family By the Ton. On Wednesday night's episode, Chitoka is hoping to finally be able to leave her home, the Daily Mail reports. 


“Today, the plan is to go outside. It will be the first time I've done that in over four years because of my high weight,' she says in a preview clip for the episode.


Chitoka stopped going out because carrying her weight around was causing her too much pain. It eventually got to the point that she could no longer leave her house.

She made certain accommodations such as strategically placed mirrors and monitors in her room so she could do everything she needed to from her bed. However, she is hoping to change her life around.    


Chitoka has been working with her trainer Robyn with the goal of being able to walk outside, and she is admittedly shocked that she has finally reached that point.  

 

 Changin her life: Chitoka Light, 49, tipped the scales at 680lbs when she started her weight loss journey on the TLC reality series Family By the Ton

Big step: Chitoka is gearing up to leave her house for the first time in four years in the hopes of qualifying for weight loss surgery 

Can she make it? If Chitoka is able to walk outside, get inside a vehicle, and make her way to her doctor's office, she will be approved for weight loss surgery

On her way: Chitoka hoists herself out of bed with her cane and says: 'Let's do this' 

 





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