Hello and welcome to Extreme Weight Loss on ABC. Tonight, we meet Jami, a girl who feels worthless and disgusting due to her weight. She also wants to see her birth mom again, but not until the weight is gone.
Chris Powell visits her in a leotard and tights to surprise her at the dance class she teaches. It is actually quite cute. He whisks her away to begin her journey.
Her initial weigh in is 292 lbs. She visits a doctor and a nutritionist before her training with Chris begins. She is crying because she is afraid of letting everyone down. He tells her to stop worrying and start living for now.
After they work out together a bit, she says she is going to leave her job and focus on her health. He tells her that her first phase goal is to lose 80 lbs in 90 days. She is also given a Walmart gift card for food expenses.
During the first part of her journey, she is over exercising and under eating, which causes problems at her grandma's 90th birthday party. She and her mom fight and she has flashbacks to her mom saying she adopted her so someone will take care of her when she is older.
Chris decides to surprise Jami with a visit after a few weeks, where they learn she lost 39 lbs so far. However, her body is going into starvation mode, so he changes her diet and stays with her to make sure she is eating and working out properly.
At her 90 day weigh in, she weighs 218 lbs, just 6 lbs shy of her goal.
Her next phase will lead into her trip to Chile. She counts down, works hard but still has her share of struggles. Her injuries prevent her from doing a Crossfit competition, so once she is in Chile, he makes her a swimming and running challenge instead. She has under an hour to complete it and as she works, she looks at her journey and how her life is chancing for the better.
Jami goes to see her birth mom and although she is scared, she knows it is something she has to do. They meet up, hugging and crying. We get a look at Roxanne's (birth mom) life and she meets the rest of her family. Seeing the way she lives and the town just breaks my heart.
At her second phase weigh in, she is down to 192 lbs and lost 100 lbs so far. They then go to work out with his wife Heidi. After the workout, the three of them sit down and Jami talks about her previous plan to commit suicide. She says that Chris saved her. My heart just breaks.
Jami has lunch with her adopted mom, where they joke about how classy the restaurant is.
After more training she is down 115 lbs and weighs 177 lbs. She has to go to the doctor to see if she is eligible for skin removal surgery. Chris is worried she did not lose enough percentage wise, but the doctor agrees to do the surgery.
Chris and Aunt Bea accompany her on surgery day and her mom sends her a good luck video and tells her how much she loves her and is glad she adopted her.
On final reveal day, everyone, including her sister and birth mom are there to see what she looks like.
WOW, she looks gorgeous. She is so much happier than the girl we saw at the beginning of the show. She shares how much her life changed and how she never knew what was waiting for…and how loved she is. She thanks everyone for their support and goes for her final weigh in.
She is in a bikini for the weigh in---and looks JAMAZEBALLS!
Her final weight is 162 lbs--with 130 lbs lost. She also gained 30% in muscles and got a new laptop and gift card from Walmart to help her with school.
Join us next week for another another Extreme Weight Loss episode. Goodnight.