CHRIS POWELL CHALLENGES 25-YEAR-OLD MEREDITH TO REACH OUT
TO HER BIRTH MOTHER ON HER "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS" JOURNEY
Meredith Challenges Herself with a Goal Weight of 155 Tattooed on Her Stomach;
If She Makes It, It Will Be Removed
A Lifelong "Baywatch" Fan, Meredith Gets a Surprise Visit by Nicole Eggert
"Meredith" - Given up by her birth parents, Meredith was adopted by a loving couple who eventually had another daughter naturally. The only one in the family with weight challenges, Meredith struggled to fit in. She hopes to lose weight to gain confidence to reach out to her birth mother, and even has her goal weight tattooed on her stomach�if she makes it all the way to her goal of 155 pounds, she will qualify for skin removal surgery and can start fresh, so the tattoo will be removed. During his year with Meredith, Chris Powell helps her contact her birth mom, which ends with a surprising revelation. Chris challenges Meredith to run a full marathon, and while watching her, is inspired to run it himself. A lifelong "Baywatch" fan, Meredith gets a surprise visit from former "Baywatch" babe Nicole Eggert, and is surprised to learn that Nicole struggled with her own weight. "Extreme Weight Loss" (formerly "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,") airs TUESDAY, JUNE 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In "Extreme Weight Loss," now in its third season, transformational specialist Chris Powell (author of the New York Times bestseller, Choose to Lose, and the recently released Choose More, Lose More for Life), documents the amazing makeover of 15 courageous, "super obese" people who, in an unprecedented 365 days, set out to safely lose up to half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. In each of the 13 stand-alone, two-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. By assuring they have the proper nourishment and exercise, Chris provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. He guides each of the participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. This season is filled with remarkable and eye-opening changes, including a married couple, and the inspiring story of an amputee who worked to shed the weight he gained after losing his limb.
From the producers of ABC's celebrity diving series, "Splash," "Extreme Weight Loss" is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic. It is produced by Eyeworks USA. "Extreme Weight Loss" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.