550177_450498674963829_144893008857732_1840545_221711361_n.jpegThough “Desperate Housewives” and Extreme Home Makeover are officially over, I have to say, I’ve found my new favorite Sunday show…Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. Are you surprised it’s not the Real Housewives or Jersey Shore? Well don’t be. I happen to be one of those rare people who loves to be inspired and even shed some tears while kicking back on my couch. I don’t feel like watching people yell at each other and flip tables over. Or scheme their way to find their perfect match. Nope – give me a man who needs to lose two hundred pounds and you’ll have me hooked.
240x135.jpegSeriously though – my daughter and I were totally drawn in by the story of Tony, a 398 pound man who was engaged to be married but wanted to finally lose weight before he reached his 50th birthday. Over the course of two hours, not only do we see Tony’s miraculous journey, but we see how his weight loss plays a profound effect on his relationship with his fiance. Plus, over the course of one year, Tony faces everything from homelessness to the loss of a child and in spite of it, he soldiers on and is committed to losing weight and becoming the man he’s always wanted to be.
I have to say, this show is so inspiring and Chris Powell? What can I say. I love this guy – he seems like the sweetest, most trustworthy trainer I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see more weight loss transformations this season and can’t wait to see how Chris Powell singlehandedly helps incredibly obese Americans to start their lives over once and for all. Kudos to ABC for another great reality show.