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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Recap: LaRhonda Tries To Beat Her Food Addiction

June 27, 2011 08:36 PM by Veronica Dudo

ABC’s hit reality TV makeover show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition will forever change another person’s life. Tonight, meet 24 year old LaRhonda who weighs 433 pounds. Can she shed the weight with trainer Chris Powell? Keep reading to find out what happens!

LaRhonda recently lost her mother to Diabetes. Knowing that she herself is extremely overweight she has decided to take control of her life so she doesn’t lose her own. LaRhonda wrote a letter to Chris asking him to help her with her become more healthy. Chris surprised LaRhonda while she was teaching at her job to let her know that they would be embarking on this life-altering journey together.

On her first day of Boot Camp, Chris pushes LaRhonda to a place she didn’t think she was capable of getting to. While they’re working out, LaRhonda confesses something she has kept hidden from everyone in her life–she was molested as a young girl. Chris says he believes this breakthrough will be a springboard to get LaRhonda on the road to her transformation.

Chris’ team changes LaRhonda house to fit her new healthy lifestyle. Chris moves in with her to train her and teach her what to eat. LaRhonda’s first phase goal is for her to lose 100 pounds in 90 days. Chris says if she can do it, he’ll get her a new car! It’s now time for her first weigh-in and the scale reads 333 pounds, therefore LaRhonda lost exactly 100 pounds and gets a new car!

For Phase Two, Chris tells LaRhonda that she needs to lose 60 pounds. It’s also time for Chris to leave and LaRhonda to continue on her own after learning from him what she needs to do. But after watching the camera Chris had installed, he saw her eating chips and dip. It’s now time for LaRhonda’s second weigh-in and she steps onto the scale and it reads 273 pounds so she lost the 60 pounds.

In phase three, Chris tells LaRhonda her goal is to lose 23 pounds. She continues to exercise and eat healthy. It’s now time for her weigh-in, she steps on the scale and it reads 237 pounds! LaRhonda is now a candidate for skin removal surgery and goes in to have it done.

It’s now time for LaRhonda’s final weigh-in where dozens of family and friends are waiting to see her. She comes out and looks fantastic. Her relatives are overjoyed. It’s now time for her final weigh-in, she steps on the scale and it reads 231 pounds, so LaRhonda lost 202 pounds total.

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One Response to “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Recap: LaRhonda Tries To Beat Her Food Addiction”

  1. anitanelson Says:
    June 28th, 2011 at 4:04 am

    The similarities include both participants attending a twice-weekly group session led by dietiticians for six months and then monthly for another six months, along with each participant reducing their caloric intake by 500 per day, as stated in Endocrine Today.


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