Extreme Weight Loss: Jackie sheds her guilt and extra weight

The next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 follows Jackie (266 pounds; Denver, CO) through her emotional battle to overcome the guilt she’s lived with for more than a decade. Her son Hunter was barely a toddler when Jackie received the phone call that shattered her happy and healthy life. The nanny had shaken Hunter, and he’d suffered severe brain damage.

Jackie used overeating as a way to deal with the guilt she felt over the incident and rapidly put on more than 100 pounds. Her journey to reclaim her life, learn to forgive and break out of her downward spiral will be featured on “Extreme Weight Loss” on TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.

After her son was injured, Jackie endured two years of court dates and intense media coverage, as she and her husband fought to put the nanny behind bars. Today, Hunter and Jackie have a special bond, but he continues to suffer from his injuries.

At the core of Jackie’s yearlong transformation is her effort to forgive. She must first forgive herself and then find the courage to forgive the nanny.

“Extreme Weight Loss” returns to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. 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 show. 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, Jackie 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 at AnschutzWell 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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About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and patient care facility located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Our research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through our Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center. We provide programs, in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado. Our vision is a world where wellness is the norm.

About the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Faculty at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Degrees offered by the University of Colorado School of Medicine include doctor of medicine, doctor of physical therapy, and masters of physician assistant studies. The School is located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, part of the University of Colorado Denver. For additional news and information, please visit the School of Medicine’s newsroom.

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