CliqueClack.com: Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition – Change Comes From Within
“This episode of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition took us on a journey with Ashley, a 20-year-old cosmetology student who lives at home and weighs 323 lbs. Trainer Chris Powell surprised Ashley on her 20th birthday by whisking her away to the California Health & Longevity Institute to help get her life back on track. But it was clear that Ashley had more issues than just her over-eating.
In the two years that the show has been on the air, I’ve never seen someone have to deal with the family issues that Ashley had to deal with. When she and Chris returned from CHLI, her whole family was supportive (Chris made them sign a support contract), joining her during her workouts and even using the equipment when she wasn’t there. But by day 51, that support had evaporated, her mom complained about the exercise equipment using too much power and accused her of trying to make the family look bad by shooting video of the Thanksgiving food. She totally lost it when Ashley wanted to go for a 30-minute bike ride on Christmas. The stress of the situation was not helping Ashley lose weight — her 90 day goal was 80 lbs — and Chris was very concerned that she would not make her goal and get the reward: her own apartment (I’m curious to know who was going to pay for the apartment since Ashley had no job or really any income to even feed herself on her own). A week away from home in a hotel helped Ashley hit a double digit weight loss for the week, but she still fell short of her goal, losing only 68 lbs (still a good number though).”
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