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Chicopee Woman on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” Show


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — A Chicopee woman appeared on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” show Tuesday evening.

Jami Witherell started her journey at 292 pounds.

She says she had a plan to commit suicide when ABC’s star trainer Chris Powell contacted her about the show.

She spent the next year working with him, exercising, eating right and learning to love herself.

“For me there so many years of I can’t.  There’s been 28 years of I will never be able to do that, to try that and there’s only been 365 short days of maybe I give it a try and so the world is my oyster.  There’s so many things I want to do and every day is a new I can or even if I can’t, I can try,” says Jami.

In taking part in the show she ended up losing a 130 pounds.

But losing the weight wasn’t the only dream come true to come out of the show for Jami, she was also able to meet to her birth mother in Chile for the first time ever.


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