City: Wilmington, Massachusetts
43 years old - Truck Driver - 5'10" – 296 lbs
Lost 48 lbs
45 years old - Medical Biller - 5'5" – 261 lbs
Lost 34 lbs
24 years old - Registration - 5'1" – 133 lbs
20 years old - Mechanist - 5'10" – 239 lbs
Lost 25 lbs
For the Mastropietro family, FOOD equals LOVE and they love each other a lot. They cook five-course feasts of pasta, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and creamy desserts. They are now facing catastrophic health problems.
Head of the family, Jimbo, has already had an unsuccessful gastric bypass and wife Agnes has hers scheduled. Both of them are looking forward to walking their daughter Michelle down the aisle later this year, but they are ashamed that they may not fit.
Jillian hits the family like a tornado and, shocked by their eating habits, puts them through a grueling first workout. What she didn't expect to find is a much deeper problem - the family weight gain began after the loss of their newborn son, Jimmy, over 20 years ago. This tragic event has been an emotional roadblock for them and has fragmented the family in more ways than they realize. As she gets to know the family, she finds out that Jimbo has never spoken about the loss of his son since it happened. She has a lot of work to do.