Woman with 450 kg once dubbed the 'half-ton killer' after she falsely confessed to accidentally killing her nephew, has lost 800lb.
Mayra Rosales, from Texas, said she had given up on life when she decided to protect her sister Jamie and take the blame for the death of her nephew Eliseo in 2008.
Rosales, 34, told police she had smothered the child by rolling on top of him, a claim later disproved when autopsy results revealed the boy had died from multiple injuries to his skull.
After her sister Jamie confessed to the crime and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Mayra vowed to get healthier to take care of her sister's surviving children.
Miss Rosales decided to turn her life around and since 2011 has been shedding hundreds of pounds.
Miss Rosales lost weight with the help of 11 surgeries, including a lap band surgery and extra skin removal procedures.