Rose started gaining weight during her first pregnancy, which further increased during her second pregnancy.
In 2001, she reached her maximum weight ever – 156 kg. She went for a gastric bypass surgery and lost about 80 kg. She was able to maintain it until 2010.
Then, a traumatic event further triggered weight gain. Leaving a parking lot one day, she was nearly kidnapped and carjacked. Before the man could take over her car, Rose escaped.
She said, “After that, I was terrified to leave my house. I would not go anywhere. That’s when I started gaining the weight. I was so depressed, and I was beating my insecurities and my fear with food.” Five years later, she reached 135 kg.