“Extreme Weight Loss”: Jenn Begins a Transformation Journey at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in the Shadow of Impending Tragedy

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Jenn's life has been full of overwhelming challenges which are chronicled in this newest edition of the popular TV show. Her latest agony is knowing that her husband is expected to live only another five to seven years, which prompted her to attempt to transform her life and become healthy for their children.

Jenn begins her emotional and healing transformation journey at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Jenn has struggled since childhood to deal with the death of a sibling and is now supporting her husband as he battles a terminal illness.

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 features an obese mother who is desperate to become healthy for her two young children. Jenn (42 years old; from Cody, WY) has had a life filled with tragedy. She has struggled since childhood to deal with the death of a sibling and is now supporting her husband as he battles a terminal illness.

Jenn’s unprecedented 365-day weight loss journey will be chronicled in the episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” airing on TUESDAY, JULY 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

Jenn’s struggles with weight trace back to when she was just eight years old. Her younger brother struck his head on a brick hearth while she was playing with him and died three days later. Jenn spent the following decades gaining weight as she tried to deal with her guilt and now weighs 342 pounds.

Her latest agony is the prospect of her husband’s death. He is expected to live only another five to seven years, which prompted Jenn to attempt to transform her life and become healthy for their children. This episode follows Jenn as she sets out on her inspiring journey despite the intense emotional pressures facing her at home.

“Extreme Weight Loss” returns to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for Season 5. This is where cast members will again spend the first 90 days of his or her weight loss journey. Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director for the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, also serves as medical director for the television program. She’s affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” to the cast members and is seen on the show each week helping participants safely lose up to half of their body weight.

At the end of this episode, Jenn will continue the tradition of “paying it forward” by giving a friend or family member the opportunity to transform his or her life. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will provide the designee a place at the one-week, evidence-based Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation program.

Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp was inspired by Wyatt’s participation in the TV show. She designed the boot camp 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 CU 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 and Twitter.

“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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