T704-Lb. Woman Goes for Weight Loss Surgery After Finding Maggots in the Folds of Her Skin

Lisa Fleming was already overweight when she gave birth to her first child at 15, and her weight only went up from there. But she knew it was absolutely time to make a change when, bedridden and weighing 704 lbs., she found maggots in the folds of her skin. For the first time in years, Fleming, 49, is going to leave her bed — the same bed where her mom died due to obesity — and make the six-hour trip to get weight loss surgery. MORE FROM PEOPLE.COM “I’m tired, I’m hungry, and I’m not looking Read the full story