This week we met Jonathan, a young father that is massively over weight. He was struggling with being unable to play with his two boys. He said that he had only played twice in his children’s playroom because he was too large to fit. Afraid that he would die young and miss watching his kids grow, he asked Chris for help.
The First Phase
On Jonathan’s first weight in we find out he was a massive 543 pounds. He had over 300 pounds of fat on his body. His medical report showed that when he was sleeping, he would stop breathing for 26 seconds at a time. His weight was well on its way to sending him to an early grave. His goal for this phase was to lose 135 pounds! If he reached this goal, Chris would be giving him and his family mountain bikes so they could spend more time together. To help motivate Jonathan, Chris made him pull a 4000 pound airplane over a mile. On his weigh in, he came in at 408 pounds. He reached his goal and was well on his way to a big change.
The Second Phase
On his second phase, Jonathan was given the goal of losing 80 pounds. He had difficulties this phase because he felt that it was taking too much time away from his family. Chris had him set to exercise for four hours each day. To motivate him, Chris lined up a personal work out session with the Harlem Globe Trotters. Jonathan weighted in at 353 pounds, missing his goal. Chris thought that he still deserved a reward and sent the family to Disney Land in California. Jonathan not only fit in the airplane seat, but he also was able to ride roller coasters.
The Final Phase
Jonathan’s goal for skin surgery was 299 pounds but managed to get to 298 pounds. He was a great candidate for skin surgery and went in to have his excess skin removed. The Harlem Globe Trotters performed for his entrance. We find out that Jonathan has made it to 277 pounds! He looks like a new man and at least a decade younger. Walmart rewarded his work with a $50,000 gift card to use at their stores. Chris also gave the family a brand new set of designer camping gear so they could spend time together.
Congratulations to Jonathan in his amazing weight loss!