Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition S04E05 – Melissa

When Melissa’s navy husband, Mike, returned from Afghanistan, he appeared to have develop into a special particular person. Later recognized with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he dedicated suicide in 2009, abandoning Melissa and their two sons, one in all whom has additionally been recognized with PTSD.

In the years following Mike’s loss of life, Melissa turned to provisions for consolation, finally reaching 301 kilos. Her poor consuming habits served as an escape to keep away from coping with the ache of her loss. Five years later, Melissa determined it was time to take motion earlier than her dangerous habits made her kids orphans. Feeling a kinship with Heidi, additionally a working mom, Melissa reached out to ask for assist. Her request is answered and he or she even learns correct vitamin from superstar chef Rocco Dispirito.

Melissa shortly realizes that Heidi means enterprise. Though Chris is named an affable encourager, Heidi is way more of a “bulldog” calling Melissa out on all of her excuses throughout their 12 months collectively. She forces her to confront her demons. With encouragement from Heidi, Melissa figures out easy methods to have a good time her husband’s life, quite than mourn his dying.

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