Michael is 28 years old and never been in a relationship or even kissed a girl. He is a small business consultant from Tarpon, Springs, Florida, weighs 493 pounds and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t obese. He wants to share his life with someone special and eventually raise a family, but his weight issues have destroyed his self-confidence about his romantic prospects. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell commits to helping Michael lose weight, but also puts him on the path to love by getting him a professional matchmaker. In an inspiring development, Michael’s entire family commits to losing 500 pounds, and by the end, the results of Michael’s journey and his family’s are revealed, on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.
Mike is an inspiration to me, and many others who are faced with a seemingly impossible battle. He never gave up, and he believed in his future. Slowly and consistently, he started working away at his goal, until one day, he reached it! We can all learn a lot from his accomplishments, and the battles he faced along the way. A huge congratulations to Mike and his life transformation!
Here are some behind the scenes photos of when we met him for a “Diva Bootcamp”
I met up with Mike some time later at the Gracie Academy, and he brought his friend Jacqui along! They both look great.
To find out more about Mike’s transformation and watch the episode, click HERE.