“Extreme Weight Loss”: Robert & Raymond's Transformations Began at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center— Holly Wyatt MD, Reflects on the Journey

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Holly Wyatt, MD is associate director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and medical director for the hit ABC series "Extreme Weight Loss". Wyatt's reflections on the TV show in her weekly video blog inspires viewers to begin or continue their own transformation journeys.

Twins Robert and Raymoond with Holly Wyatt, MD after their successful transformation journey began at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Robert and refused to play the victim despite the bad things that had happened to them, they didn’t make excuses, they took control and played the hero in their lives.

Every episode of the hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 begins at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. Holly Wyatt, MD is associate director of the center and medical director for the TV show. She is affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” to the show’s cast members and her patients.

Each week, Dr. Holly watches the show then records a video blog offering fans her insight plus advice on how to begin, or continue, their own weight loss transformation journeys.

In this blog, Dr. Holly reflects on twin brothers Robert and Raymond from Monett, MO. When Robert and Raymond were just 13 years old their mother went to prison and their father skipped town, leaving them to raise their two pre-teen sisters, who they still look after to this day. Their dramatic transformation journey to reclaim their athletic youth was a true inspiration to Dr. Holly.

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Dr. Holly’s observations:

  • Robert and Raymond impressed me right away when they demonstrated their dedication to change by showing up early on the very first day and set the tone for their transformations.
  • They refused to play the victim despite the bad things that had happened to them, they didn’t make excuses, they took control and played the hero in their lives.

Dr. Holly’s advice:

  • You have the power. Decide to be your own hero and take action today with a small step toward your big goal.

Dr. Holly’s participation in the TV show inspired her to create the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s first destination weight loss program. The weeklong Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp is designed to provide participants with the tools they need to complete their own successful weight loss transformations— without the TV cameras! Limited space is available in upcoming boot camps and weight loss seekers are encouraged to learn more and register now.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is recognized as a global leader in the fight against obesity. It offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/AnschutzWell) and Twitter (twitter.com/AnschutzWell).

“Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.

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