Jillian Michaels from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” now has her own show “Losing It With Jillian”. Did you miss the June 15, 2010 show? Read on for a recap!
Unfortunately, tonight’s Losing It with Jillian started 20 minutes into the show. I would have thought that the presidential speech would have delayed the show. Instead, it just cut into the beginning.
The show starts with the mother, Ruth, confronting Jillian that she wanted to look through all of her stuff for the garage sale. She feels that Jillian promised her that she could and she wasn’t able to. Jillian tells Ruth that she is not “the victim” and she needs to stop acting as if she is. Ruth’s daughter, Ashley, also confronts her and says that she wants her feelings validated. Ruth says that her children mean more to her than any of her stuff.
Ruth and Jillian go work out. Ruth knows she can accomplish anything.
The kids sign Ruth up for an online dating site. Surprise! It has been two years since her divorce and she hasn’t dated. Her kids pick out her outfit and the doorbell rings. It is Ruth’s date.
Jillian talks to the camera and says that we are ending Day #3. Jillian says that the focus has been on the mother and she needs to put the focus back on the girls.
The whole family is in the gym. Jillian is focusing on the kids and tells Ruth to focus on her kids. Jillian pushes Ashley to run on the treadmill. Jillian tells Rachel “I’m going to crush you in this workout.” Jillian keeps pushing her and tries to figure out what is at the “root of her self-sabotage”.
Jillian and Rachel have a heart to heart. Rachel discovers that she is living in the shadow of her mother. Rachel is stopping herself because she doesn’t think her mom is ready to be alone.
Jillian takes Ashley and Rachel to their local college’s soccer team practice. Ashley is still not fully participating and confident. Jillian pulls her out of the team practice and starts her own workout with her. Why does Ashley always stay on the sidelines? Ashley says it is because of her father and her divorced parents. She feels like her father broke her trust. Jillian reminds her that Ashley is in control. Ashley has confronted her mom this week and joined the soccer team. This shows “perseverance, hope, power”! Go Ashley!!
Jillian feels that everyone has been held back since the divorce and no one is progressing. Rachel states her concerns about her mom being alone. Ruth says after five kids and a divorce that she is actually looking forward to some time alone.
Jillian is heading out and saying her good-byes to the family. Ashley wants to lose 40 pounds. Rachel wants to be a size 7 and Jillian says she can be a size 6. Ruth wants to communicate with her children without being so angry. Jillian encourages Ruth for another goal. Ruth wants to be more sociable. Again, Jillian encourages Ruth for another goal. Ruth wants to lose 20 pounds in 60 days. Jillian says it is a low expectation and that she can lose 40 pounds. Jillian will be back in 8 weeks and encourages them to “not let me down and don’t let yourselves down”.
The family talks about eating healthier. They talk about their rough weeks. They are discouraged that they aren’t losing quicker.
The Big Reveal
The Mays family reunion is in a restaurant in Pasadena, California. Family members have come in from all over the country. Ruth’s father introduces the new and improved Mays family. Ashley walks out from the curtain looking amazing. She is proud of herself! Rachael is next. Also, looking amazing! Ruth is the last one out. She teases everyone by putting one leg out. Then she pops out of the curtain. Everyone keeps using the word “amazing” to describe her. Ruth says “I have never been good at losing weight, but I lost 74 pounds!” Wow!! Ruth’s family shows their support and Ruth thanks them. Ruth tells Jillian that they love her and thank her. Jillian announces that the family is getting $50,000 for Ruth’s masters and nursing and beauty school for the daughters. Ruth lost 74 pounds and is off of her medications. Ashley lost 34 pounds and 5 dress sizes. Rachel lost 30 pounds and is a size 6. The Mays family has done wonderfully!!
NBC’s “Losing It with Jillian” air date 6/15/10