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Chris Powell of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition

On the show, he sounds gay-ish if not gay.

by Anonymousreply 6111/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 105/30/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 205/30/2011

his ex has posting up a storm, hasn't he?

by Anonymousreply 305/30/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 405/31/2011

He is married WITH 2 kids.

by Anonymousreply 505/31/2011

Damn, I just wanna stuff him between my legs and keep him there for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 606/11/2011

He must think he's taking his life in his hands when the obese people hug him.%0D %0D He's a built guy, but he's not a big guy.%0D %0D It's like when Raj told Mama on What's Happening Now when she was hugging him, 'I can't breathe.'

by Anonymousreply 706/13/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 806/14/2011

Could you repeat that in English, r8?

by Anonymousreply 906/14/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 1001/05/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1107/03/2012

He twittered that he gave his one year old son a yam for his birthday. I guess that is healthy tho.

by Anonymousreply 1207/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1307/03/2012

r13, every person on TV needs some 'unique' catch phrase or shtick that makes him stick out from all the rest of the bunch.

by Anonymousreply 1407/03/2012

This is Jacquie McCoy now after skin surgery and losing like 200 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 1507/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1607/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1707/03/2012

I thought he was until I found out he was married with kids...

by Anonymousreply 1807/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1907/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2007/03/2012

Seems gay to me. Gay voice, gay eyes, and gay eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 2107/03/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2207/03/2012

Watching this now

by Anonymousreply 2307/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2407/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2507/08/2012

He wears a lot of pink. It's his signature color.

by Anonymousreply 2607/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2707/08/2012

How tall he?

by Anonymousreply 2807/08/2012

Wow. More pics! Someone get him on a porn site!

by Anonymousreply 2907/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3007/08/2012

Does he have nice feets?

by Anonymousreply 3107/08/2012

R3, what makes you think his ex is posting on that thread?

by Anonymousreply 3207/08/2012

Well r3?

by Anonymousreply 3307/09/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 3407/09/2012

I thought the first client who put him on the map, the 600 lb virgin, put all the weight back on.

by Anonymousreply 3507/09/2012

Was this the fat Canadian gay chef that just died?

by Anonymousreply 3607/09/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 3707/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3807/09/2012


by Anonymousreply 3907/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4007/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4107/10/2012

No, he has a degree in hotness.

by Anonymousreply 4207/10/2012

[quote]No, he has a degree in hotness.

An associates degree...

by Anonymousreply 4307/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4407/10/2012

I agree the mom and sisters seemed nonplussed.

by Anonymousreply 4507/10/2012

323 lb Ashley's hair looked like shit at the finale. Way too flat.

by Anonymousreply 4607/10/2012

Ashley has great lips.

by Anonymousreply 4707/10/2012


by Anonymousreply 4807/22/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4907/22/2012

r3 I can't find a single mention of Chris in that thread :/

by Anonymousreply 5007/22/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 5107/25/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5201/04/2013

How old is he? How does he already have kids that old?

by Anonymousreply 5306/19/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5407/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5507/01/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5607/01/2013

Chris Powell ad.

by Anonymousreply 5707/01/2013

That family looks like they were carved out of cream cheese.

by Anonymousreply 5807/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 5907/01/2013

I have seen him in too many boot cut stone washed jeans to believe he is gay.

by Anonymousreply 6007/01/2013

married a chick with 2 kids

now they have 2 bio kids

he is kinda cute

by Anonymousreply 6111/23/2013
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