Weight Loss Challenge - Show 11
The weight loss challenge continues.
"I've been heavy all my life. "I went up to somewhere around 375 pounds," says Maura, who attributes her more than 120-pound weight loss to Dr. Phil. "He gave me some concrete ideas for how I can change my life," she says, including "the idea that if I change my lifestyle, I can change my weight."


Maura realized that she was using weight as "body armor." "I was protecting myself from life, from the potential of having a broken heart," she says. "So I just chose to put on a fat suit to keep people at a distance."

Maura says people have discriminated against her because of her obesity. By implementing Dr. Phil's keys to weight loss, she feels like a new person.


"I am so grateful for the impact that he made on my life," she says. "I want to thank him profusely," she says in tears. "He gave me a whole new lease on life."


"How do you feel?" Dr. Phil asks.


"Unbelieveable," Maura replies. "Healthier and happier than I've ever been in my entire life."


As the audience cheers, Dr. Phil tells Maura, "We're proud of you."