Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition “Sally” Season 2 Episode 6 airs SUNDAY, August 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Episode Synopsis: A 45-year-old devoted mother and wife, Sally never dealt with obesity till her 30s. A marketing and communications pro who now works as a Washington, DC tour guide, Sally was a slim, athletic child, adolescent and young adult. But serious injuries in her 20s and early 30s nearly cost her the ability to walk and forced her to spend a year in a wheelchair.
This sent her into a weight-gaining spiral which has resulted in her weighing 335 lbs today. With a family history of weight-related illness and premature death, she needs to lose weight to save her life. Sally desperately wants to get back to living life to its fullest with her husband and young son. However she finds it almost impossible to balance motherhood, working, job-hunting and daily exercise.
Though she says she’s working out at top intensity, when she checks in with Chris, he finds something amiss. He brings in his secret weapon to help her break through her plateaus — his wife, Heidi, also a physical trainer. Chris says that she’s even tougher than he is. Can Heidi succeed in pushing Sally past what she sees as her limits? “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” airs SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 (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.