Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

7:30pm – Thursday, September 8 on TV 3

This week’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition season finale sees Chris Powell taking Krista through an unforgiving journey to conquer her weight and live the life she wants. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition concludes its first season on Thursday, September 8 th at 7:30pm on 3. A 34-year-old married mother of one, Krista had it all, until a fateful day in 2006 when she discovered her then two-year-old daughter had suffered a seizure. Everything in Krista’s world changed at that point, including her weight.

Now, at the morbid weight of 445 pounds, Krista knows that if she doesn’t get help immediately, she could lose her life, and her daughter could lose her mother and greatest advocate.

Can trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell help this food addict regain the life that she’s lost? Find out in the Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition season finale, screening on Thursday, September 8 th at 7:30pm on 3.

7:30pm – Thursday, August 25 on TV 3

This week sees Chris Powell facing his toughest Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition challenge ever when a 26-year-old fast-food addict who weighs 490 lbs. attempts to lose 110 lbs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition screens on Thursday, August 25 th at 7:30pm on 3. Wally, a 26-year-old caring husband and loving father, is also a self-admitted fast food addict. Turning to food at an early age to cope with a rough childhood, Wally weighs in at 490 pounds when he meets trainer Chris Powell.

Wally’s weight loss progress appears to be going well, until Chris receives a troubling email that leads to an emotional intervention. Wally’s addiction to food has caused him to spiral downward, and Chris wonders if Wally is beyond the kind of help he can offer.

“He would rather pick an addiction over me, over his family, over his wife, over his daughter. He would rather pick his food over anything,” trainer/transformation specialist Chris Powell says of this week’s contestant, Wally. Worse yet, over the episode Wally will lead Powell to believe he is on track with both his exercises and weight loss routine.

So how will the trainer react to this deception? Find out when Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition continues on Thursday, August 25 th at 7:30pm on 3.

7:30pm – Thursday, August 18 on TV 3

This week sees Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition continuing its life-changing season with 24-year-old Larhonda. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition screens on Thursday, August 18 th at 7:30pm on 3. After losing her mother to diabetes, 433-pound Larhonda knew it was time to do something about her weight, as well as turning to God for help, LaRhonda also turned to Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. Now with the help of personal trainer Chris Powell, the 24-year-old Oklahoma City resident wants to change her ways, and her body.

“In the depths of my pain I cried out to God and I trusted in him to see me through,” Larhonda recalls about her Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition experience. “He’s worked miracles in my life over the past year and placed opportunities in my path beyond my wildest dreams. Larhonda’s battle to lose weight lasted most of her life. When she was eight-years-old and weighed 100 pounds she went on her first diet.

With her morale affected by her weight, Larhonda says she started sneak-eating to avoid being teased by family or friends. And gradually the weight crept up on her until she reached her peak of 433 pounds. Before entering the program, Larhonda couldn’t do even the simplest of tasks like drive her car or even sit at the dinner table with the rest of the family.

“My mom’s death was the real turning point,” LaRhonda continues, “I just thought enough is enough. How bad do you want it to be? We all have a choice. Where you wanna go is up to us.” Asked about her goal, LaRhonda says: “I don’t have a goal weight. I have a goal life. I don’t hang myself on a number. When you’re hooked on a number, it goes up and down. I just want to live a life and I want to inspire others.”

Will she be able to achieve this goal and lead the life of a normal 24-year-old woman? Find out when Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition continues its latest season on Thursday, August 18 th at 7:30pm on 3.

7:30pm – Thursday, July 21 on TV 3

Premiering on Thursday, July 21 st at 7:30pm on 3, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition documents the amazing makeover of eight courageous, obese individuals who set out to safely lose half of their body weight over the course of a year.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition sees trainer/transformation specialist Chris Powell move in with each of the eight participants to guide them through the process. He’s there to make sure the participants get the proper nourishment and exercise and provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.

“You don’t just coach somebody through a year of their life without trust, without friendship,” Powell explains. “When I see them change and when I see them grow, I feel like a proud parent.” “I cried more than anybody on this show,” the trainer continues. “In fact, like all eight of the people that I’ve transformed, they’re good friends of mine now. And I mean we spent a year of our lives together and they always give me such a hard time because I cry more than anybody. It’s such an emotional process.”

In each episode, participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each episode of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition chronicles one participant’s journey. But it’s not only the series’ participants that stand to gain from Powell’s advice, the trainer says viewers who feel they could stand to lose a little weight are also in luck. “For any individual who says, ‘Well, I just need to lose 10 to 20 to 30 pounds,’ there’s also all those incredible tidbits and golden nuggets of information that are sprinkled through every episode,” he explains.

Make sure not to miss when the first of the series’ eight participants undergoes their transformation on Thursday, July 21 st at 7:30pm on 3.