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Covington Woman Appears on "My 600-Pound Life"

A Covington woman appeared on the TLC reality series My 600 Pound Life on Wednesday.

Tamy Lyn Murrel weighed 591 pounds when the show first started to follow her around.

By the show's end, she had dropped 246 pounds, weighing 345.

Murrell, 45, told viewers that her obesity began as a child when she felt sad and lonely. The episode documented her troubled marriage and her relationship with her family. Her favorite food, she said, is a mashed potato sandwich.

Reality Blurb covered the episode after its airing:

Due to her excessive weight, Tamy also had to deal with her stomach hanging low which she described as being painful. A tearful Tamy revealed she felt like she was no longer living life, and was just simply existing.

She was able to make the move to Houston to see Dr. Now for weight loss surgery on the TLC show. Throughout her episode, she continued to make progress despite going through some hardships in her marriage when it came to dealing with her husband’s infidelities.

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan however held off on approving her for weight loss surgery as he insisted she get some help for her emotional issues after she revealed to him her husband James had cheated on her and fallen in love with another woman. She did acknowledge that she and James were essentially living in a loveless marriage and only staying together for the sake of their son Zachary.

Tamy continued to make progress, losing weight on her own, and was ultimately approved for her gastric sleeve surgery.

Reality Blurb included a newer photo of Murrell, captured from her Facebook page. Click here to see.

People watching the show also weighed in on Twitter, with a mix of cheers for Tamy and jeers for her husband, James:

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You can see a clip of the show or watch the full episode (with cable subscription) by visiting the TLC website.