I watched Tuesday's episode of Extreme Weight Loss yesterday, and WOW--I never cried so much during a TV show in my life! (If you're not familiar with the show, trainer Chris Powell chooses an obese person to work with for a year to help them lose weight. It's not competitive at all, like The Biggest Loser--the sole focus is on one individual. It's very inspiring!) I loved that the girl ran a marathon at the end of Tuesday's episode.
Chris Powell has my dream job--wouldn't it be amazing to help someone completely transform his/her life and reach his/her weight loss goals? I first saw Chris Powell on a documentary on TLC, called "The 650-lb. Virgin", and I really liked him. He seems very genuine in his desire to help people. On that show, he helped David Smith lose 400 pounds. I really liked Smith, and I just googled him to see how he's doing today. I am so sad to see that he gained back almost all of his weight. He's on a second weight loss journey now, so I hope that he's successful.
Remember the photo shoot that I did with Stephanie last month? Well, she gave me a disk of the photos, so I can finally share a few! :) She asked if she could drop the disk off, and I told her I wouldn't be home, but she could leave it inside the storm door. I wanted to pay her for the shoot, but she insisted that she did it for her own experience as much as mine, and didn't want money; so I ended up buying her a bottle of her favorite wine as a thank you.
When I left the house, I put a bow on the bottle of wine and put it just inside the storm door, so when she opened the door to put the disk inside, she'd see the wine. Well, I later got this text from her: "I opened the door and my first thought was, "Oh, it must be a popular day to drop stuff off at Katie's house... someone left her a bottle of wine!" Then she put two and two together and realized it was for her ;) Hahaha!
Anyway, she wrote all about the photo shoot from her point of view, which you can read about on her blog, That Loud Redhead. She posted a lot more photos from the shoot there, too. But here are a few of my personal favorites:
The whole reason I really wanted to do the photos was because I wanted some "goal pictures" to remind me of why I did all the hard work to lose the weight. Seeing these makes me want to stay on track and maintain my weight, because I think I look pretty darn good in them ;) When Stephanie suggested I bring Jerry and the boys for some pictures, I was really excited; I don't have a lot of photos of Jerry and me with the kids.
Anyway, I am thrilled with how the pictures turned out. I'm going to get a few enlarged prints to hang up in my house--I really love the one of Jerry and me above, and there are a few family pics that I like. It's going to be hard to choose!