When Beth Alteri walked into her first Weight Watchers assembly in October 2012, she had no concept how far that call would take her. “I’m nonetheless having a tough time processing all of it,” Alteri mentioned. “I’ll consider it when I see it on TV.”
On Tuesday, April H, Alteri, a Deer Isle native, was flown to New York City together with her husband, Philip, to movie a section with the Rachel Ray Show on her weight reduction story. The present will air on Monday, April 21 from eleven a.m. to midday on native channel P.
Since October 2012, Alteri, who as soon as weighed 260 weight, has lost one hundred ten.
“I began out at a measurement 22,” mentioned Alteri. “Now I can match into one leg of these pants. It was nearly like I had blinders on.”
She managed this vital feat by sticking to the Weight Watchers program “to a T,” exercising commonly, and having a healthy dose of household assist.
“My husband has been so vital on this,” Alteri mentioned. Philip Alteri helped the youngsters prepare for college on Tuesday and Thursday mornings when Alteri was understanding on the health club. He additionally informed her she was lovely day by day, no matter her weight. “I wouldn’t have wished anybody else by my aspect all through this complete course of,” she mentioned.
Her dad and mom, Wendy and Eddie Faulkingham of Deer Isle, paid her tuition for the primary few months of Weight Watchers when she began as a result of Alteri requested for it as a birthday current.
“Whatever your youngsters do, it doesn’t matter what, no matter their success is, it’s your success,” Wendy Faulkingham stated. “This has actually been blood, sweat, and tears for Beth. She’s needed to actually work.”
Her sister, Deena Staples, drove together with her to conferences. “My household has been extremely necessary to my success,” Alteri mentioned.
On Wednesday, April P, Alteri submitted her story for consideration to the producers of the Rachel Ray Show, primarily based on a suggestion from a good friend. “I actually thought nothing would come of it.”
That night time, a producer referred to as to ask about her, her household, and her story. The subsequent morning, she spoke to another person from the present. By Friday, April A, the producers had known as to ask Alteri onto the present to movie a section on weight reduction tales. The subsequent day, Saturday, at N a.m., a contract movie crew was following her at house and during she was figuring out on the gymnasium.
By Monday, lower than per week after she had clicked the hyperlink, Alteri and her husband had been on a aircraft from Portland to New York City, care of the Rachel Ray present. “I had by no means been on a aircraft earlier than,” Alteri stated.
The section included a makeover, so Beth was whisked into wardrobe on Monday, then onto a hair stylist.
“We did somewhat sight-seeing on Tuesday morning. I assume we have been in Times Square at S:30 within the morning,” Alteri mentioned.
At eleven a.m. on Tuesday morning, April H, per week after she submitted her story to the present, Alteri was standing beside Rachel Ray in New York City.
“I needed to chew my lip to maintain from crying. I thought, ‘that is truly occurring.’ There have been a hundred folks there, applauding. It’s nonetheless somewhat overwhelming,” Alteri stated of the expertise.
The present included an enormous reveal of her full makeover to her husband on the studio and her mom who was patched in by way of Skype.
“It was superior,” Faulkingham stated. “She appeared lovely.”
Additional surprises shall be revealed when the present airs.
By Wednesday, Alteri had returned to her regular life, the place she is a spouse, mom, editor of Fenceviewer.com for The Ellsworth American, and a Weight Watchers chief.
“[Weight Watchers] pays me, however the pay is only a bonus,” defined Alteri. “I get to share my story, and contribute to different folks’s success. Even if I get to assist only one particular person really feel nearly as good as I really feel, and allow them to know that it’s doable, then it’s price it.”