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Topic : 09/10 The Ultimate Weight Loss Race, Part 1

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Created on : Thursday, September 04, 2008, 12:11:05 pm
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The obesity epidemic is so dire, an estimated 86 percent of the population will be overweight by 2030. Dr. Phil challenges Americans to get real about shedding pounds with his biggest weight loss series ever: The Ultimate Weight Loss Race! First up, meet the contestants. Annette and Emilie are college roommates who blame junk food and cafeteria buffets for their bulging midsections. Lauren is a pastry chef who calls food a drug, while her twin, Joe, says he’s overweight because he’s "a total slacker." Phil is a police officer who can no longer fit into his uniform, and his wife, Tiffany, jokes that she loves McDonald’s more than their children. Verne says he’s frustrated that he let his weight spiral out of control, and he blames himself for his son, Patrick’s, obesity. Finally, brothers Richard and Jeffery were once star football players but now say their combined weight is 731 pounds. Follow these five teams on a countrywide race as they compete against each other and complete challenges at some of the nation's most famous landmarks and cities. And, don’t be a couch potato when you can join this weight loss movement! Log on to DrPhil.com on Wednesday, September 10 to get healthy eating tips, support and to follow the progress of your favorite contestant in our new weight loss community. Then, join the discussion here.

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September 14, 2008, 6:09 pm CDT

hello

Quote From: jencus

I love you guys and am cheering for you all the way!  I don't care that you got confused in the first competition because I know you can do it!  You guys are so supportive of each other and I know you both want the best for each other.  I will be following you all the way to the end of the race where I know you will both meet your goals! And although I'm married I love you both and get teary eyed every time I see you!  I just saw the preview that said something about one team giving up and it had Richard (I think) saying something about wanting to go get a burger, but I know that was just a teaser and that you will do it!

        Hi this is Richard. Just wanted to sincerely thank you for all your kind words. Also wanted to let you know  will never give up or ever quit! Me and Jeff are taking this 100% serious we will not let you down!

                                                                     Love,

                                                                               Richard&Jeff

 
September 14, 2008, 6:41 pm CDT

Thankyou Jen

Quote From: jencus

I love you guys and am cheering for you all the way!  I don't care that you got confused in the first competition because I know you can do it!  You guys are so supportive of each other and I know you both want the best for each other.  I will be following you all the way to the end of the race where I know you will both meet your goals! And although I'm married I love you both and get teary eyed every time I see you!  I just saw the preview that said something about one team giving up and it had Richard (I think) saying something about wanting to go get a burger, but I know that was just a teaser and that you will do it!
Thankyou for your support and kind words. Do not worry however, richard will not be having any burgers anytime soon and i wouldn't let him anyways! lol, and Tiffany and Phil were just as awesome and great people as well. Two of the nicest people we have ever met. Thankyou once again and godbless.
 
September 17, 2008, 3:09 pm CDT

Weight Loss Challenge

I would like to be part of the weight loss challenge race online.  Let me know how I go about it.

 

Thanks,

 

Carole

 
September 17, 2008, 8:26 pm CDT

Hang In There!

Quote From: rkm0726

Here I go again.

I turned on the tv last night when I got home, and the Dr. Phil show was on. Now I usually am on the computer at that time, but after the visit to the doctor I had just had, I was emotionally drained. So I sat in my recliner and flipped the channel and saw the new Weight Loss Challenge. Coincidense? I don't think so. I sat there and watched, listened, cried. And wished I was one of those people getting such a wonderful chance.

I'm a 50 year old woman, wife, mother of two grown children, and Nanna to 2 beautiful grandaughters. I see my reflection in a store window, and think "that poor woman HAS to be so uncomfortable!", then realize it's me!  I went to the doctor yesterday to have my bloodpressure checked because I have been having terrible headaches and to get weighed after another bout of steroids for a throat/lung infection. They had to go get a 2nd scale, because the regular doctor office scales only go to 350. I started to cry. As I got on the scale, I couldn't see the numbers past my chest and stomache. Heck, I couldn't even see my stomache! When I stepped off and looked down, the tears started flowing. 350.8, and I am only 5'1" tall. The heaviest I have ever been in my life. And up until 28 years ago, I never weighed more than 125. Where is it all at? Well, I can tell you. It is in my face and neck, because I no longer have the high cheek bones I got from my Cherokee grandmother. And it's in my neck, that doesn't even exist any longer. It is in my chest, because I can't find bras large enough to actually fit me. It is in my arms, that ache when I wash my hair. It is in my stomache because I can't bend over to tie my shoes. It is in my thighs, that EACHmeasure the same as my hips did when I got married. And it's in the shelf that follows behind me where ever I go.

My blood pressure was 148/100. And was the same when I went back today. About 5 years ago, I flipped over to type 2 diabetis after being hypoglycemic for 10 years. I manage it with diet right now, with my A1C at 4.9. I have osteoarthritis that has eaten both of my knees. I had my right knee replaced in Nov. 04, and my left this April. And am still having so much pain in my knees and back because of my weight. I take a huge amount of diuretics and potassium, the specialist said it is the same amount he gives his transplant patients. This is because I am so fat, it is compressing my circulatory system and won't allow them to expand to pull the excess fluid from my tissues to carry to my kidneys and bladder. I have compression stockings to wear to help, but have no one to help me put them on.

I am not whining. I have done this to myself. But it is time to try again, yet again..one more time. I am running out of chances. 3 years ago, the kidney specialist said even though my kidneys were fine, he gave me 5 years to live if I didn't get this weight off. I didn't believe him. So I went back to my doctor, and ask him. He looked me straight in the eye, and said yes. So why didn't I do anything then? I didn't believe them. I was at 275. I believe them now. I'm afraid. Scared witless to be exact. So, I'm trying one last time. Because I know I am running out of chances, and time.  Anyone want to go on the journey with me? Thanks for listening.

                                        Hello,

Hi this is Richard Jackson. Just  wanted to let you know that i will be praying for you. I was told on the show that i have onset diabetes and critical sleep apnia, i could have been dead alrteady but, by the grace of God i was given a second chance and i'm taking it! You need to do the same. There is hope for both of us. We can do it!

                                                                             Sincerely,

                                                                                              Richard Jackson

 
September 17, 2008, 8:33 pm CDT

Hi Darlene

Quote From: darlene12345

I watched your show on weight loss and it made me think about my life.The 2 poeple that bought tears 2 my eyes were the 2 brothers that lose there dad 6 yrs ago.I can feel there pain because when u are very close 2 a partent it is very hard 2 move ahead.I lose my mom last year she was my best friend.Igained a lot of wieght.Those 2 brother have made me want 2 change my life.I hope they win the race.your friend darlene

                                             Darlene,

Hi this is Richard, one of the brothers you mentioned, i'm sosorry for your loss...It's devastating sweety, no doubt about it! Its not your fault and dont let it desroy you like it almost did me! If you ever need someone to talk to i am here. Let's change our lives togethert!

                                                                     Love,

                                                                               Richard

 
September 17, 2008, 8:47 pm CDT

Hi Its The Brothers

Quote From: tracyh7728

I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for doing this show. I do need to lose some weight, as does my husband, but our personal life has proven that to us immensly, in a much more personal and compelling way.  We live in Florida, currently my husband is in Wisconsin, burying his step-mother whom he thought of as a mother.  She was 59!!!!  She died of complications due to diabetes.  She has been severely overweight the entire time I have known her, the past 9 years.  It finally killed her. 

 

At 59 years old, her life is over.  This stuff is SERIOUS!!!!  Please, everyone, take care of yourself.  I know my husband and I are serious now, neither of us want to bury the other, nor do we want our daughter to have to go through what he has gone through this past week.

 

Again, Dr Phil, thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing this to the forefront, and helping people to get healthy.

 

Also, the last pair, the brothers, they brought tears to my eyes, they remind me, the bigger one especally - forgive me I can't remember their names, so much of my mother in law.

 

You are an amazing person, Dr Phil, for the way you give back and never judge. 

 

I had to tell my story, in hopes it may convince other people that weight can and will KILL you.

                                                               Hello,

Hi this is Richard and Jeff Jackson, the two brothers. First let us tell you how deeply sorry we are for your loss are heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I want you to know that we are taking this 100% seious! We will not let you down!

                                                                        Love,

                                                                                 The Jackson Brothers 

 
September 17, 2008, 9:09 pm CDT

Hello

Quote From: eileenjp

I wish I could come on Dr. Phil's stage and bring with me one year's worth of what I have do go through with my diabetes -- just as Oprah did with the wagon of beef she brought on stage when she lost weight.  Calculate if you will taking three insulin shots a day (3 needles per day), five test strips per day, many many bottles of two different types every two weeks of insulin bottles per month.  Put all this is a big pile and look at it because this is my life.   Now times that by 10 because this is my life since the age of 11. Then take another pile and put the many many juice boxes, sugar tablets, etc. that I have to injest daily to include sometimes twice in the middle of the night, just to get my blood sugar up before I am unable to save myself before passing out.

 

I WISH I HAD THE LUXURY OF SOMEONE SAYING TO ME THAT IF I DO: A, B, AND C, THAT I WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO ENDURE THIS LIFESTYLE OF TESTING AND TAKING INSULIN SHOTS.  IT'S SO FRUSTRATING THAT THERE IS SO DARN MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE SO DARN LUCKY THAT THEY HAVE A WAY OUT!!!!  LISTEN TO DR. PHIL AND COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS THAT YOUR LIFE ISN'T MY LIFE AND SO MANY OTHER CHILDREN WHO SUFFER WITH JUVENILE DIABETES!!!  BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T LISTEN YOU JUST MIGHT GET YOURSELF IN A SIUTATION THAT A PILL MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO CONTROL YOUR DIABETES -- RATHER; YOU WILL BE ON THE ROAD OF DOING EXACTLY WHAT SOME OF US HAVE TO DO.  MAKE THIS WARNING A PART OF YOUR MINDSET AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!  I WISH YOU WELL.  BUT PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE OF US WHO NEED A CURE AND NOT JUST A WEIGHT PLAN BECAUSE I AM NOT OVERWEIGHT.  MY PANCREAS DOESN'T WORK!!!

                                                             Hi,

Hello this Richard Jackson, the biggest one on the show. I wanted to thank you for having the courage to post this message. I do feel priveleged to have been chosen, and to be honest with you, your message scared the crapout of me, but was something i needed to hear. I wish you the best and thank you for opening my eyes up even further!

                                                                         Sincerely,

                                                                                         Richard Jackson(Orange Team)

 
September 21, 2008, 12:32 pm CDT

09/10 The Ultimate Weight Loss Race, Part 1

Quote From: labelfree

I used to weigh 330 and I had a gastric bypass in 1999.  My lowest weight I ever got to was 157  than guess what happened?

 

PIZZA,  MCDONALD'S,  chocolates,ice cream...

 

To make a long story short 11 days ago I got on the scale and I weighed 211 OMG!  So my husband found this 11 day on 3 days cheat diet and now I am 202 like you.  nine pounds in my first week!

 

Daily I walk my doggie and like you I don't have alot of money so I am winging it.

 

I think its a really good thing you want to loose weight!  I guess the bottom line is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!  I AM...

Hello this is Jeff from the Orange team.Congrats on the weight you have lost already thats awesome! Just  remember 1 thing that Dr.Phil said. This isn't a diet,its a lifestyle change. Diets work for a short period of time,but then you gain the weight back again. Get Dr.Phils book, "The utimate Weight Solution" and follow his 7 keys to losing and keeping the weight off forever. We are all behind you 100 percent! Good luck and godbless!

 
September 21, 2008, 12:45 pm CDT

motivation starts now!

Quote From: bitsyandmax

Count me in on the 50 lb club. Yesterday I read all of the messages and watched Dr Phil for the past 2 days. Today I watched the show while eating trail mix. Then to make matters worst I ordered his book while still eating trail mix. Trail mix doesn't sound to bad in moderation but this stuff has M&M's in it. I feel hopeless about loosing weight. I need to loose 50 pounds. I want my husband to look at me like he used to, I want my clothes to bag instead of crawling up to places no one wants to witness. I feel lazy, not motivated. Crowd, I need to be pushed, pulled and prodded but please help! I need you.
hello,jeff here from the Orange team. i read what you wrote amd do not worry,you have us all here for support. cut out the trail mix and substitute that with a healthy Kashi bar for a snack. it's a little hard but you will get used to it and it tastes really good. foods with a lot of fiber help suppress your apetite. have a healthy breakfast,then a healthy morning snack,a healthy lunch,then a healthy afternoon snack and a healthy dinner. i know it sounds tuff,but once you start eating healthy,you will feel much better about yourself and notice the weight starting to go down. most importantly though,you "MUST" stay away from fast food! also get Dr.Phils Ultimate Weight Solution ook and read it as well. If you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime. Good luck and godbless.
 
September 22, 2008, 9:39 pm CDT

possible buddie...

Quote From: ljsamora

Hi everyone I am excited to do the weight loss challenge. I am a women 5'1 I want to loose 40-50 pounds. I joined LA fitness for 25$ a month and if theres anyone in my area that wants to work out please let me know I would love a partner!

Hi, my name is Danielle & I live in chandler too. I am looking for someone to hold me accountable, someone that I can call when needed(within reasonable hours of coarse) & excises with when possible. Excises is no fun by yourself. I am 32yrs old, I need to lose 70lbs & am 5'1 as well.  I wouldn't be able to join La Fitness right now, but am up to getting together & meeting other places to walk or whatever. Let me know what you think.

 

Danielle

azbumnit@cox.net

 
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