Tonight was the latest episode of the ABC show, Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. Tonight we meet Jarvez, a 28-year old man who weighs 548 pounds at the beginning of the episode. You can follow his facebook page here.
(read all of my other Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition recaps)
Jarvez calls meals “snacks” because it sounds better – he can eat lots of snacks but eating lots of meals would be odd. Due to his size, Jarvez had to order pants online because the local Big & Tall stores didn’t carry his size.
Jarvez says a lot of his weight gain came after his mother got sick and died. He said he gained over 250 pounds since her death. He said it was very hard for him after he lost his mom.
Of all of the Extreme Makeover Weight Loss shows to-date, Jarvez appears to be the most “fit” of all of the people – he was able to do 50 pushups at 550 pounds.Chris said the same thing after their first workout.
The ABC nutritionist showed Jarvez how to replace his fast-food chinese meals with healthier options using stir-fry chicken and less oil. He will be on a 2,000 calorie plan with low sugar and low sodium.
Phase 1 which is 3 months Chris wants Jarvez to lose 135 pounds. Jarvez ended the phase at 406 pounds losing ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO POUNDS IN THREE MONTHS.
Phase 2 goal is to lose 80 pounds. During the phase he went to the Superbowl (which the most awesome NY Giants won) and got to meet his football idol. He also got sick during the phase with vertigo. He ended the phase at 358 pounds, short of the goal. He did lose 190 pounds in six months. DAMN.
Phase 3 goal is to get Jarvez to a weight where he can have the skin removal surgery. Jarvez and his wife went on a one-year wedding anniversary vacation during phase 3. He ended phase 3 at 284 pounds with a total loss in 9 months of TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOUR POUNDS (264 lb).
Dr. Stoker said that Jarvez was a good candidate for the skin removal surgery and he had the procedure done during phase 4.
At the final party, Jarvez looked absolutely amazing. He finished the year at 267 pounds with a total of 284 pounds lost. Congrats to Jarvez and his family!
In the update, Jarvez noted that he and his wife are expecting a baby. And he noted that he put 20 pounds back on but then took it off. He must have read my post about the occasional seed.