Extreme Weight Loss — Bruce Seeks to Shed His Demons… and Half His Body Weight (VIDEO)
Chris and Heidi Powell have inspired some amazing physical transformations on Extreme Weight Loss, but in the episode airing tomorrow night (June 24) at 8 p.m. ET, they'll be shepherding an emotional transformation, too.
The subject of this week's episode is Bruce, a 29-year-old football coach, who hopes to drop half of his 382 pounds — and to lose the emotional scars of his father's mental and sexual abuse.
In the sneak peek below, you see Chris respond to Bruce's plea for help. "For him to make the most of everything that he suffered as a child, for him to actually become the man that he is today, that takes so much strength. If he could do that, he can definitely survive 365 days of me," Chris tells us.
Bruce tells Chris that his ultimate goal is to "finish this and to really believe that I did it and that I'm worth something."
But even a journey as challenging as Bruce’s isn't all work and no play. Bruce will get a chance to meet his idols, the Oakland Raiders, and to sweat it out at the gym with football legend Jerry Rice.