LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles resident Kathleen Mulcahy has been fighting with her weight for 55 years.
“My parents had a baby, a son, and he died at birth. I was 7, and I think that was the time I started gaining weight. My mother died when I was 12 very suddenly, and then my weight just escalated. By the time I got out of high school, I weighed about 260 pounds (118 kg),” Mulcahy said.