She was 778 pounds before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, as well as subsequent surgeries to remove large masses from her legs and 38 pounds of skin.
In 2014, Paula was 533 pounds and fearful of dying and leaving her children without a mother. After undergoing surgery, she dropped to 269 pounds over a span of a year.
Today, she continues to live her new healthy lifestyle and shares photos on Instagram of herself at the gym. Earlier this year, she also co-hosted a weight loss and empowerment summit in Atlanta.
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