I’m living to learn…yes, it’s Jillian Michaels time! Last week I missed my Jillian fix so it was with great excitement that I settled down to watch last night’s episode of Losing It. From the very beginning it seemed Jillian had met her match with the Franklin family. It seems the father, Todd, had called for Jillian’s help, but was really just talking the talk (he didn’t really want to walk the walk). The mother, Amy, wasn’t on board at all because she knew Jillian would make her stop smoking. Really, the only two thinking people in the Franklin family were the two girls, Lily and Chloe. They desperately wanted their mother, whom they considered to be one of the smartest people they knew (along with Jillian), to stop smoking, and they wanted their father to lose weight so he wouldn’t die or have a stroke.
Todd’s issue: Way overweight, late night eater (in secret), sleep apnea, and talked a good game, but had no follow through.
Amy’s issue: Overweight, smoker, lost a lot of weight with gastric bypass, but gained it all back when she lost her business.
Of course there were marital issues that needed to be dealt with too. It was a job that looked too big even for our Jillian.
In the end Jillian was able to break through Todd’s barriers to help him lose weight (at the “reveal” he had lost 33 lbs) and he no longer needed his breathing machine. After six weeks, Amy had lost 17 lbs. She looked great, had stopped smoking, and returned to her Yoga community where she had once found such strength and peace. It was a nice ending, but I have a feeling those two have more work to do.
My favorite quotes from last night’s show:
“Amy, are you worth it? Are you smart enough to get it done?” ~JM
“What intelligent man goes out and kills himself with food?” ~Todd
“It was a huge time in my life when I was accepted into a wellness and fitness community. On the first day of class, after just six minutes, I was crying.” ~Amy
My take on the whole thing: There comes a time when no one can help you, but you.
Thanks for “Losing It” again with us this week, Jillian!
Are You Worth It? Only you know.