Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition “Jonathan” Season 2 Episode 5 airs SUNDAY, August 5 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Episode Synopsis: A devoted husband and father of two young sons, Jonathan has everything — except his health. At only 30 years of age, this former athlete weighs 543 pounds. Jonathan, a Port Orchard, WA resident, is unable to play ball with his kids or sleep in bed next to his wife.
Trainer Chris Powell surprises the family with a VIP trip to Disneyland, where Jonathan gets to be the dad he’s always wanted to be. Also, Jonathan and his boys enjoy a fun day of physical challenges hosted by The Harlem Globetrotters; and with his family cheering him on, Jonathan hopes he can endure a test to pull a 4000-pound airplane one mile down the taxiway, on “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Show Summary: The hit series “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” returns for Season 2 as Chris Powell documents the amazing makeover of eight courageous, “super obese” people who, in an unprecedented 365 days, set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. In each of the eight stand-alone, two-hour episodes, the participants, whose ages range from 19 to 50 years, undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals.
The upcoming season is filled with remarkable and eye-opening changes, including one participant who loses a staggering 142 pounds in the first 90 days, while still another will lose a grand total of 281 pounds over the year. In a show of support, one participant’s family challenge themselves to lose 500 pounds together. In 2012 Chris Powell became a bestselling author when his Hyperion book, Choose to Lose, hit No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list.