City: Cambridge, Massachusetts
53 years old - Account Manager - 5'6" - 241 lbs
12 years old - 7th grade student - 5'3" - 162 lbs
10 years old - 5th grade student - 4'11" - 105 lbs
Debra Jones is a widowed mother of two, who lost her husband without warning six years ago when he died suddenly from a heart attack. In the past year, Deb has been diagnosed with diabetes and the fear of leaving her two kids without a parent has taken over her life. Too scared to work out in case she hurts herself, she's at an impasse. Isabella and Jordan are both worried about the state of their mother's health. They know she has to start looking after herself, but they don't know what to do.
As the sole breadwinner for the family, Debra works long hours and struggles to juggle her responsibilities. Increasingly, she's leaning on her 12-year-old daughter to take the strain; Isabella's becoming a mini-mom. The whole family knows things must change. Deb needs to lose weight, conquer her fear, and stop placing adult responsibilities on her daughter. Jillian has only one week to show Deb the error of her ways.