Cute guy but the show is a crock of shit. He doesn''t see the girl after the first three months for another three months? And he said at the start that no one else in her family was overweight. Did he even look at them? Both parents were obese. He even mentioned the mom lost 50 lbs. in the process and she still looked fat at the end. And the girl lost quite a bit of weight, but the final weigh-in was pretty anti-climactic since she still weighed over 200 lbs.
Some TWOP-ers think that he pings, and others think not. He is married to 2 kids, so there''s that.\
Maybe he''s a really good explanation for the recent survey that indicated that Americans think 25% of the population is gay. I would say they are correct if you include people (like Chris) who appear gay or gay-ish. They may not be having gay sex, but they''re sure gaying it up, nonetheless, which increases the perception that gays (or pseudo-gays) are everywhere.
He is married WITH 2 kids.
Damn, I just wanna stuff him between my legs and keep him there for awhile.
He must think he''s taking his life in his hands when the obese people hug him.%0D\
He''s a built guy, but he''s not a big guy.%0D\
It''s like when Raj told Mama on What''s Happening Now when she was hugging him, ''I can''t breathe.''
Even when the subject last night - upon meeting Chris - told him that he, Chris, would be a groomsman at his wedding, I pegged him as gay. After telling Chris first that he was sexually abused he later in the process told him he was a homosexual.
Could you repeat that in English, r8?
They rant about Chris being married with kids.........................your point is? If you have kids does that automatically confirm you as str8? He may be having his trunk popped secretly on the side. He does have a good body. Talks totally gay though.
He is a nice guy, but he may have a cover up like Rock Hudson
He seems straight to me. did you see the one with the large brunette woman with the firefighter husband, jacquie? I sensed weird sexual tension.
He twittered that he gave his one year old son a yam for his birthday. I guess that is healthy tho.
I think he has a serious secret fat fetish. His wife is typically hot, but every episode he "sneaks" into BED with the fatties. he like leaps into bed with them and is like WAKIE WAKIE all excited.
You never see bob or Jillian do that.
r13, every person on TV needs some 'unique' catch phrase or shtick that makes him stick out from all the rest of the bunch.
This is Jacquie McCoy now after skin surgery and losing like 200 lbs.
I give him credit for sincerely giving big hugs to the sweaty overweight people. It grosses me out every time I see him do that.
I felt like that 600 pound virgin David was in love with Chris.
I wonder if Chris fights the gay as he seems to be faithful to his wife.
I don't know r16. He does seem kind of gay but as jacquie got hotter and hotter on her season I saw intense repressed sexual tension between them, even as they each blathered on about their love of their spouses.
Now jacquie is currently a weight loss couch for season 3, which is now taping, and is apparently living out there in AZ near or with the Powells?
Maybe the sexual tension was edited though to make better TV. jacquie is actually quite attractive now.
I thought he was until I found out he was married with kids...
Chris Powell, Jacquie in the middle, and Chriss wife Heidi and their baby on far right.
Heidi suffers from a tragic case of Tori Spelling face.
Battling our Brain: Food Addiction
This is a post that has been on my mind for months. So many people ask what I eat and how much I exercised, hoping to do the same and shed the pounds. This is great, however so many of us know what to do but it is the actual doing it that is so hard. I could write pages and pages on the mental battle of weight loss, so this will have to be part of a series. I want to start by telling you all something that you may not want to hear. I lost 207 pounds and finally achieved a healthy weight but guess what, I still struggle with food and I always will.
I am a food addict. I started using food for emotional reasons after being raped at 14. Of course I didn’t realize what I was doing at the time but when I look back I remember eating until I passed out. My Mom has always tried to feed us pretty healthy growing up and there really wasn’t a lot of junk food in the house. I should have known I had a problem since even if all there was in the house was cans of lentil soup, I would sneak the soup and a can opener into my room and eat it cold. Then I would have to hide the evidence because I wouldn’t want my mom to know I was eating so much and breaking the rule of no eating in your roo
I would feel so ashamed that I was eating so much, which would make me eat more to numb all the bad feelings. It became a vicious cycle that was my life. I felt trapped, I felt hopeless and I kept gaining weight.
After being picked for the show, and I started losing weight I felt like I was so in control. Once the days turned into weeks and then the weeks turned into months I truly thought I was free of my addiction. It wasn’t until I got some bad news a few months in and I was standing in front of the fridge looking for anything and everything to stuff in my mouth that I realized even though I had been good for months, food was still where I ran when things got tough. This realization scared me. I knew I had some more work to do to be free of my food issues.
A few weeks later I remember I was talking to Chris and I asked him a question that changed my mind and my life. I asked “When will stop having issues with food?” His answer: Never, it will always be a struggle for you. You can get to a better place with food but it will always be an area in life you need to be careful with.
At first this thought depressed me. I wanted to believe there would be a time where I finally arrived with food and would be able to check off that I won the war. A few days later I realized what a gift it was to know the truth. It is empowering to know what you are battling and that you will always have to be on your guard. I then realized how the day to day battles are all won or lost in my mind. I have to keep in the forefront of my mind that I can slip at any time. I have to wake up every single morning and remind myself why I fight each and every battle.
You know what, sometimes I still lose a battle. The difference between then and now is that just because I messed up one day doesn’t mean I give up. I didn’t get to 355 pounds because I had one or two bad days. I learned to get up and brush myself off and move forward. It is never to late to change your direction.
Has anyone mentioned that Chris Powell was once a contestant on For Love or Money? For some strange reason, it's not on his IMDB entry. But he was! As much as he likes helping people lose weight, he likes being on TV even more.
Watching this now
He kind of makes me want to gain 500lbs to get him to live with me for a couple of months.
This is my opinion about the gay issue. I think 10% of the population is 100% straight and 10% of the population is 100% gay. So there is a large portion of the Straight population that claims it is straight but in actuality are bi-sexual.
Jaqui's husband is so sweet and handsome (yes, I'm a bear chaser). I loved the part of the episode where she was talking about leaving her job to focus on her weight loss and transformation, and her husband was just like, "Do it, we'll make it work. I love you." Bears have a lot of love inside them. What a supportive guy.
And yeah, I don't know what to make of Chris. He seems really nice, but it seems like he's a bit...fake.
He wears a lot of pink. It's his signature color.
He is my ideal guy, especially at the pic at R1. If I could get a guy like that I would be able to commit for life and not stray.
How tall he?
Wow. More pics! Someone get him on a porn site!
He has a great face. But his body is a bit out of control for his height. He needs to do some yoga or something, lean down a bit. He looks like his is 5'3" in those pics.
Does he have nice feets?
R3, what makes you think his ex is posting on that thread?
I saw the 20 year old who lost 200 lbs on GMA this morning. What I'd like to know is - what is Chris Powell's success rate for keeping weight off? Would these people be better served with gastric bypass?
I thought the first client who put him on the map, the 600 lb virgin, put all the weight back on.
Was this the fat Canadian gay chef that just died?
Chris Powell doesn't know what the fuck he's doing. every episode involves someone losing massive weight for the first 9 months of the year, getting skin surgery, and then showing up at the "finale" looking amazing.
Well, just about ANYONE can lose a lot of weight in a year when following by surveillance cameras, with a coach living with them, with food delivery and a built in gym.
But are ANY of these people going to keep it off once the cameras are gone?
At least that have a chance at a new life r37 - one they probably wouldn't have had without all of the extra help.
Of course keeping it off will be up to them. But at least now they have a real choice.
I just don't like how Chris Powell takes credit for the 600 lb man losing weight but blames him for regaining when nearly EVERYONE regains. It's not like Chris Powell has some insight into obesity prevention.
Is Chris Powell credentialed? As in does he have a degree and license in athletic training or exercise science? Usually the best trainers have a master's in athletic training. These are the real deal.
No, he has a degree in hotness.
[quote]No, he has a degree in hotness.
An associates degree...
The gal that lost weight on Sunday's show was very cute and sweet. Did it seem that the Mom and sisters were less than thrilled? I loved seeing her get that 50K Walmart card. Of course, she'lll probably spend half of it on her Mom to please her.
I agree the mom and sisters seemed nonplussed.
323 lb Ashley's hair looked like shit at the finale. Way too flat.
Dude pings off the charts. I'm mostly interested in what went down between him and David Smith (650lb Virgin)... Chris seemed to cross the professional line becoming best friends and roommates with a client.
Then David gains all the weight back and Chris is nowhere to be seen. Did they have a falling out because of the weight gain, or did their falling out trigger the weight gain?
Not convinced they didn't have a fling.
r3 I can't find a single mention of Chris in that thread :/
I don't understand the filming of this show. He spends 3 months living with contestants. He has a different person on every week. How does he live with all these people. Does he have a doppelganger?
Never heard of him before today when I saw him on Dr. Oz.
Pings off the charts. But googling him says he's married with three kids.
How old is he? How does he already have kids that old?
Chris Powell was on The View today, and sounded really gay...even his voice was squeaking, like a nerdy gay. I've never heard him talk like this, did his voice just come out of the closet after Gay Pride Week?
Btw, Chris Powell is a very handsome man with a great smile, but it's hard to believe he's married with kids. Purses just flew out today.
[quote]He wears a lot of pink. It's his signature color.
He was wearing an orange apricot shirt on The View...he could be the first male co-host.
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