“Skin Tight” subject Jenae has had a tough life. Bad eating habits and coping mechanisms haven’t exactly made it any easier.
As a teenage single mom, Jenae turned to fast food to conveniently and affordably feed her family, which caused her to gain weight. Two more pregnancies also added additional pounds, per the Discovery cable channel’s episode synopsis. And when her three boys were young, Jenae’s husband died in a car accident.
“My life stopped,” she says in the above sneak peek clip, which is exclusive to TheWrap. That year, she comfort-ate her way to 200 more pounds.
Within a few years, a near fatal respiratory condition landed Jenae in intensive care. That’s when she dedicated herself to losing 350 pounds, an effort just to stay alive.
As the number on the scale sunk, Jenae’s skin started sagging dramatically. With all her excess skin, Jenae worries that she doesn’t “look human.” Watch the video above.
“Skin Tight” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on TLC.
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