'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' premiere: Meet Rachel


Each week on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," viewers meet one "super obese" (ABC's term, not ours) person who spends a year guided by personal trainer Chris Powell. Although the show isn't competitive, the goal is for participants to lose half their body weight in 365 days.The show kicks off Monday (May 30) with the story of Rachel, a 21-year-old Georgia physical education teacher who weighs 400 pounds when Powell parachutes into her life.Last week, we talked with Rachel about her transformation.Zap2it: What was it like when you found out you were selected for the show?Rachel: The one word that seriously comes to mind is unbelievable. When Chris picked me I couldn't believe it. I'd been wanting to do something like this for a while. I didn't think I could do it on my own. There was a connection there. And he saw something in me. Zap2it: How have you fared since the taping wrapped?...



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