GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Though she often jokes about being “vertically challenged” (at 4’5”), Sara has faced a lifelong struggle with her height…and her weight. At 39 years old, Sara is nearly 150 pounds overweight. Believing her weight is holding her back from her true potential, Sara wrote a letter to trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell asking him for help. Her yearlong physical and emotional journey will be documented on the hit series “Extreme Weight Loss,” airing TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) on WOTV.
Growing up, Sara was constantly made fun of for being short. When her weight started increasing, the bullying worsened. Though she belongs to a large and supportive family, fitting in with her siblings and friends was always difficult. At 26, in a fit of frustration, Sara decided to join a convent, hopeful that answering to a higher calling would help her find her place in the world. Unfortunately, she felt she wasn’t accepted as a nun, either, and decided to leave after six years.
On “Extreme Weight Loss,” Chris will take on Sara — his first ever “little person” — as a client, and lead her on a journey that will transform her life forever. Neither Chris nor Sara will allow her physical limitations to stop her from achieving her goals. In fact, Chris challenges Sara to complete a half marathon. Plus, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito will stop by to teach Sara how to make healthier versions of her favorite Tex-Mex dishes.
*Courtesy of: ABC