Jillian is back again this week (and so are we)! I am totally in love with Losing It. As they cue the music at the beginning of the show and the theme song begins to play…
I’m learning to live – living to learn
Starting to sing my song right or wrong
Breaking away setting me free
Free to be my own me
I’m learning to live
I know something special is about to happen. Tonite Jillian helped a family of four: The Northern family. The show opens with Jillian watching the family eat their meal: macaroni and cheese (7150 calories – in the pan they made) and 50 chicken wings (3100 calories) and the first words out of Jillian’s mouth were, “I didn’t think a family could get me that pissed off.” Yep, she was that mad. It turns out that the father had lost his job and weighed well over 3o0 lbs and the mother weighed over 250 lbs. Their poor health due to bad habits, and unhealthy family dynamics due to the loss of the job, were literally killing this family. Only Jillian could get to the bottom of this mess and get to the bottom she did. In the end, the father lost 61 lbs and the mother 40 lbs. It was clear that there was still work to do for this couple/family, but the change written in their faces said — anything and everything is possible.
My favorite quotes from last night:
After seeing what they ate, I wanted to kill them. ~JM
C’mon daddy, don’t stop, go. ~Ameer (14 year old son)
I need both of my parents to be healthy so they can live a longer life and see me grow up. ~Ameera (14 yr. old daughter)
I used to be a quitter, but now I am done quitting. ~Patrick (father)
Why do you even have a stash (of food)? ~JM
The theme from last night’s show: “Do you think that achievement ever comes without risk?” When Jillian poses this question to Patrick, I actually said to myself, “That’s right”. Facing the fear of failure has been a common theme this summer for the families that Jillian has helped. I wonder, “What are we so afraid of?”
Jillian also posed a challenge/question to Patrick as he was struggling to finish his workout and was getting ready to quit again:
You have 10 minutes to rewrite history, how is it going to end?
I am looking forward to doing some rewriting today, I hope you will join me.
InPerspire Bingo word of the day: muscles