Weight Loss Challenge

Weight Loss Challenge
Charlie weighs 350 pounds, and his wife Kaye is so frustrated that she gave him an ultimatum — no sex until he loses 100 pounds.

"It's been over a year now since Charlie and I have had sex," says Kaye. "He's eating anything he wants. It's heartbreaking. That isn't what I wanted."

Charlie has struggled with weight all his life, losing it and then gaining it back. "I haven't lived up to my end of the bargain. I honestly don't know why I won't lose it for her," he says. "I've tried just about every diet you can think of. I would like to have sex again someday."

"I am so serious about this because I love Charlie," Kaye says. "I want him to have a happy, healthy future. I'm sticking to my guns."

She tells Charlie, "I don't want you to die." He responds, "And I don't want to die on you a couple years from now. I want to be with you for a long time."

Turning to Dr. Phil, Kaye says, "My husband values food more than he does his health, our sex life and our marriage. How can you help?"

"How many times have you had sex since you've been married?" Dr. Phil asks.

Though they've been married for less than a year, Charlie is not happy to say that he's never had sex with his wife, even on their wedding night.

Dr. Phil tells Kaye, "Let me tell you something about men. Men are stubborn, but they're trainable. But here's the thing, you've got to ... how can I say this delicately? You guys need to be having sex! You've been married since July and you haven't consummated the marriage!"

Kaye is surprised to learn that in Charlie's previous marriage, he lost 100 pounds at his wife's request, and then she left him.

"How come I know it, and you're married to him?" Dr. Phil asks.

"You guys are playing a game here with something that is a serious risk factor," Dr. Phil tells them.

Charlie weighs about 350 pounds. Before Jim started the Weight Loss Challenge, he weighed 360 pounds. Jim has lost 70 pounds — without feeling like he's deprived himself — so Dr. Phil encourages Charlie to use Jim as a role model.

"Don't use this as a weapon to beat each other over the head with. Make this a cooperative project. Both of you can do this together," Dr. Phil encourages Charlie and Kaye, since both of them want to lose weight. "What would happen if instead of making this a war zone, you guys cooperatively agreed to do this together and be each other's accountability?"

"I would love that," Kaye says. "It wasn't my intent to make it a war zone. I was just at the end of my rope."

Dr. Phil gives both of them a copy of The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom, and they agree to start Dr. Phil's program together.