On Extreme Weight Loss Chantell, this Tuesday July 30 on ABC, 25-year-old Chantell Johnson from Chicago, Illinois, weighs 327 pounds at her initial weigh-in.
With her trademark flower in her hair, Chantell is a personable and stylish young lady. Now, she no longer wants to try hiding behind her fashionable clothes, but she wants to take her life back and lose the extra pounds that she’s been trying to hide for years.
With four out of five African American women being overweight or obese, Chantell wants to defy those odds and with the help of transformational coach, and co-host of Extreme Weight Loss, Chris Powell — and his wife, Heidi — she hopes to beat them.
Her mother and other family members — who have a history of obesity, diabetes and heart disease — don’t believe Chantell has a real weight problem… they are in denial, until she gets on the scale.
Chantell is committed to changing her life, both through losing weight and changing her feelings about herself and her relationships with her family. She inspires her mother to start her own fitness regimen.
Chantell is ecstatic when trainer Chris Powell chooses her to go on a year-long weight loss journey. Chris likes to offer incentives to the participants of Extreme Weight Loss, and this episode is no different in that regard.
If Chantell makes her 90-day weight loss goal, Chris is prepared to reward her with a shopping spree in Paris, France. There, she can fulfill another dream of hers, that of running a marathon. As a thank you to Chris for all he’s done, Chantell catches him off guard and gives him a heartfelt surprise of her own.
There are struggles along the way, as there are in every episode of Extreme Weight Loss. Losing weight and sticking to your diet and exercise regimen for an entire year are difficult to do for anyone, even with added incentives.
Her problems include facing her apartment building’s eviction notice right before her 90-day weigh-in and a difficulty Chantell experiences in balancing weight loss with her senior year in college.
She knows she must lose the weight or she could lose her life, and hopes her passion and commitment will lead her to success, on Extreme Weight Loss, TUESDAY, JULY 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Extreme Weight Loss is so interesting and has been attracting an ever-growing audience because it focuses on real people with real problems we all can identify with, whether or not you are also overweight. All of us have similar problems in our lives, such as problems with our parents, other family members, at our jobs, at school, etc. Seeing how the participants on Extreme Weight Loss handle their problems helps give us all strength to continue on in our own lives.
Extreme Weight Loss is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
Written by: Douglas Cobb