Chris and I are talking dehydration with the lovely Judy Greer on Reluctantly Healthy today! Check out this webisode (and the adorable host) to find out just WHY it’s so darn important to hydrate this summer!!! And always .
Watch the webisode here: http://screen.yahoo.com/surprise-side-effects-dehydration-050000603.html
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JACKSON, Miss. —Have you struggled to lose weight and feel you can’t achieve your goals without some help? This may be your chance.
The producers of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will be in Jackson looking for candidates for Season 4.
16 WAPT is joining with the producers to host a casting call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Metrocenter Mall.
Producers of the ABC show are looking for men and women who have at least 50 percent of their body weight to lose. Applicants are asked to bring a non-returnable photograph with them to the casting call. Applications will be provided at the event.
Those who cannot attend in person may submit an audition video to www.extrememakeovercasting.com.
“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” is also making stops in 12 other cities across the U.S. in search of Season 4 participants.
Those chosen for the show will receive a visit at their house from expert trainer, Chris Powell, who will work with them over the course of a year to help transform mind and body.
Pressandguide.com: Oakwood Healthcare System Nurse to ‘Reveal’ Her Weight-loss Progress on Reality Show Program
Originally published on pressandguide.com
As a nurse and mother of three, Trina Miller has always taken care of everyone else. Now, someone has helped her to see that it is her turn.
Soon, the progress that the once 295-pound Grosse Ile Township resident has made will be revealed.
Her journey began when she and her husband, Erick Miller, looked at each other one day with the realization that their children were now adults, and now it was their time.
Miller, 47, attended an open casting call for ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” at Gardner White in Canton Township in February 2012.
She stood in line for hours in snow and rain with hundreds of other people, she said.
At that time, she sat at a table with two producers of the show and had only a few minutes to tell her story.
Miller has been overweight her entire life. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she turned to food to help cope with the stress.
“Food was just a comfort for me, and then it just escalated from there,” she said.
She later raised three children, and as a contingent nurse for Oakwood Healthcare System, she travels to different locations as she is needed. She is only paid if she is working, and they are a two-income family. Therefore financial concerns became among her stressors.
At the open casting call, she was told that they would call her if they liked her, and they did that same evening.
The following week they had her go out to Southfield to film a short interview.
She was told to wear the clothing she would wear to work, so she wore her nursing uniform, including a scrub top with a shirt underneath.
At the time, she was wearing a 3X.
“When you sit down, pop, pop, pop go the buttons,” Miller said, adding that she had only one uniform that fit her that she just kept rewashing.
She also was asked to send in videos showing how she lived her life.
“I am addicted to food,” she said. “I am a stress eater.”
The videos showed the family’s eating habits and factors such as how she loved chocolate, doughnuts and fast food.
From thousands of hopefuls who applied throughout the country, the show’s managers narrowed the field to 35, which she learned she was a part of in March 2012.
That month, she went to California for a week as one of the 35 candidates. There, they met the show’s trainer, Chris Powell, who taught them about food and nutrition. And then they were sent home with instructions.
“We were told that we needed to continue to lose weight at home,” Miller said.
On April 1, 2012, Miller was in an Oakwell nutritional meeting at work when they were told that they had a surprise speaker — Powell — with the news that Miller had been chosen as one of the now only 15 candidates who would be featured on the television program.
“I will never forget that day,” Miller said. “I will never, ever. It really just brings tears to your eyes. What a blessing.”
She jokingly talks about how surprised and overjoyed she was that day.
“This is how Chris surprises you,” Miller said. “You never know he’s coming.
“I was hyperventilating.”
Being overweight her entire life and turning to food to deal with her many stressors, Miller said that when Powell came into her life, he changed it.
He told her to put herself first and to believe in herself.
“I don’t know why I always felt that I wasn’t good enough,” Miller said. “He changed my life, and he changed my way of thinking. It’s amazing when instead of turning to food you can turn to exercise. And it makes you feel good.”
All of the candidates were signed up to a gym and were required to submit videos once a week showing them working out and weighing themselves. The candidates also had milestone weigh-ins every three months to see if each had reached goals that were set for them.
During her first seven months, Miller went to Plymouth Crossfit in Canton and the YMCA in Southgate for swimming, which she describes as a wonderful exercise.
About six months into her program Powell visited her at the YMCA in Southgate and led an exercise session, where others recognized him and were happy to see him.
Later in the year, she started going to 3D Fit in Trenton, where owner Donna Burick has been helping her focus on body sculpting.
“I got strong and lost a lot of weight (in) Canton,” she said, but Burick helped her define her body and work on trouble areas.
Miller also had a lot of support at home and at Oakwood throughout the year.
At home, the family has changed its eating habits, and her husband has lost weight, as well.
Six other Oakwood nurses — Kristin Quint, Ebony Gibson and Jamie Fineran, all of Westland; Vickie Schell of Ypsilanti; and Wynema Timmons and Lisa Rigney, both of Southgate — began working out with her.
“They love it,” Miller said. “We’re in the gym together all the time.”
They motivate her as much as she motivates them, she said.
Combined, the six of them lost a total of 317 pounds and are expected to be included in the episode that will highlight Miller.
Miller is not allowed to tell how much weight she has lost, but those interested can see her “reveal” live as it is filmed from 7 to 11 p.m. April 12 at Oakwood Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, 17101 Rotunda, Dearborn.
She said she had considered having her reveal taped in California, but she wanted to give due credit to Oakwood, which has sponsored and encouraged her through this.
Individuals interested in attending the April 12 filming must RSVP by April 5 to firstname.lastname@example.org and include names, email addresses, phone numbers and the number of people who will attend.
While her reveal will be taped April 12, the series of episodes will not begin airing until May 28 on ABC. Miller said she is unsure exactly when the episode highlighting her accomplishments will be televised.
Miller said her original inclination to turn to food to deal with stress still exists, but she has learned better ways to deal with it.
“It’s still something that I struggle with everyday,” she said. “I think I probably will for the rest of my life.”
One of the healthier outlets has been turning to exercise.
“Your body actually gets used to working out,” Miller said.
Now, when she wakes up in the morning, she looks forward to stepping on the treadmill or jogging around Elizabeth Park.
She also has learned to prepare healthy foods ahead of time so that she is not reaching for something unhealthy.
She said she has so much she wants to share with others to let them know that, while no one is perfect, there still are ways to manage stress in life and to meet goals.
“I cry because I’m so proud of myself,” Miller said. “It’s been such a journey. It really is.”
She said that as part of the program, she has been hiding from a lot of people throughout the year.
“It’ll be amazing when I step out on that stage,” she said. “I feel so strong and empowered, really I do.
“When I stand on that stage next Friday, I feel like it’s my launch.”
Originally published on EdmondSun.com.
Producers of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will bring their nationwide search for season four contestants to Transformation Fitness Center in Edmond.
Transformation at 14701 N. Kelly will present this event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20. They are expecting 200 to 350 people to come apply.
Contestants will need to be bring a non-returnable photo and will be able to fill out the contestant application while at Transformation.
“Medically we have been able to live longer lives but it’s about the quality of life, so start now by eating healthy and being active,” said Ricky Turssell, general manager at Transformation.
The ABC hit series documents transformational specialist Chris Powell, author of the New York Times bestseller “Choose to Lose,” to help educate and encourage 15 obese contestants to lose weight in 365 days.
These contestants are set-up to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing their incredible transformations. In each of the stand-alone, two-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation on who they are as individuals as well as the changes to their bodies.
The show is set to help guide the participants through their unmanageable weight by having Powell move into the contestants homes with their families.
For the individuals that are not chosen to be a part of the show, Transformation Fitness still wants to help. They will be setting out information to help educate potential candidates on nutrition as well as information on fitness classes and gym equipment available. They also will provide participants with information on gym memberships and personal training.
Information on how to apply can be found on the official casting website atwww.extrememakeovercasting.com.
Originally published on WISN.com.
FRANKLIN, Wis —”Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” is casting in Wisconsin for a second time.
For three seasons, trainer Chris Powell has helped people transform their lives. It’s all documented for the show “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.”
Kerry Shanahan is a casting director for the ABC show.
“The feeling I get when watching the show is unlike any other. What you see on the screen with Chris is, he’s humble, he’s caring,” Shanahan said.
Shanahan is at the Franklin Planet Fitness, searching for 12 participants who can dedicate a year for the fourth season.
“It’s 365 days, and you’re at home addressing issues that got you to this weight,” Shanahan said.
Casting directors like Shanahan are visiting 13 cities in all to meet people who need to lose 50 percent or more of their body weight.
“Somebody that makes a good contestant is somebody who has the drive and has the will right now to want to change,” Shanahan said.
This is a second visit to Wisconsin for the show.
They are looking for people 18 and older who will spend the next year exercising, changing their diet and even soul searching to drop the pounds.
Originally published on Moultrie News.
Eyeworks USA, the producers of the hit “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” is beginning a nationwide tour to 13 cities across the country in search of participants for Season four of the show. Along the way, they will be stopping in Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Nashville, Phoenix, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Jackson (MS), Chicago and Los Angeles.
Although this may not be in your immediate area, they are hoping to have some candidates travel the short distance to meet with us in an attempt to change their lives. Candidates are asked to either attend an open call in one of the following cities or send in a home tape.
“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” – The hit series returns for season three as transformational specialist Chris Powell, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Choose to Lose,” documents the amazing makeover of 15 courageous, “super obese” people who, in an unprecedented 365 days, set out to safely lose up to half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. In each of the 13 stand-alone, two-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. By assuring they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Powell provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. He guides each of the participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones.
The upcoming season is filled with remarkable and eye-opening changes, including twins who work together to shed weight, a married couple, and an inspirational story of an amputee who worked to shed the weight he gained after losing his limb. From the producers of ABC’s new celebrity diving series, “Splash,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus, and Brant Pinvidic. The series is produced by Eyeworks USA. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” premiers Tuesday, May 28 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Information on how to apply can be found on the official casting website at www.extrememakeovercasting.com. Casting call attendees should bring a non-returnable photo. Casting Call Applications will be provided.
Open call locations are:
Atlanta, Ga.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Life Time Athletic – 5580 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, Ga.