The new season of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition 2012 started with an amazing transformation.
Tony was a 398-pound man who had suffered with being morbidly obese his entire life. He had worked in the fast food industry for many years and eating their food had taken a major toll on his health. His plea for help got the attention of his new trainer- Chris Powell.
Tony found out that due to his poor eating habits he was at high risk of having a heart attack. He took care of his son who had cerebral palsy and made the decision to change his ways to be their for Marcus. Tony then departed on a 365 day transformation to be celebrated at the end with his 50th birthday.
On the first day at the gym with Chris Powell, Tony was called and informed that Marcus was in bad shape at the hospital. It was a hard time for him, but Tony continued to train hard with Chris over the next few months. He was having great results, but his fiancé was very unhappy to see Tony change. She was no longer attracted to him physically and did not want him to continue to work out and lose weight. In the end she broke up with him and kicked Tony out of her house. This left Tony homeless and living out of his car. Even homeless, Tony continued to work out in back alleys and where ever he could.
The heartbreak was just beginning, as we soon found out that Marcus had passed away. He was 28 years old and left this world too young. There was a touching service where we saw Tony give a eulogy to his young son. Any normal person would stop the show and the filming, but Tony persevered. He knew that his son would want him to succeed at losing weight and refused to give up.
We found out that Tony had found a new girlfriend who supported him in his decision on losing weight and getting healthy. Through the months we had seen him lose weight and get very physically fit. On his final weigh in at the birthday party celebration, he weighed in at 198 lbs! He had lost a full 200-pounds and completely transformed his body. It was an amazing result and showed just how far Tony had come.