310-lb. woman loses 151 pounds to become a mom

Posted at 10:32 AM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 12:32:07-04

A woman weighing more than 300 pounds came to Extreme Weight Loss this season with a goal - lose the weight so she could fulfill her dream of becoming a mom.

But Hannah's journey was not easy. Along the way, she broke her foot, slowing down her workouts.

"You saw Hannah decide she wasn't going to concentrate on what she couldn't do, she couldn't walk for six weeks, she was going to concentrate on what she could do," said Extreme Weight Loss medical director Dr. Holly Wyatt. "Therefore she was absolutely successful in her transformation."

Wyatt, medical director of the UNiversity of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, credits Hannah’s weight loss success to her determination to live in the “no excuse zone."

"It’s such a waste of their energy,” Wyatt said. “No excuses, no regrets. That’s the direction you want to go. Concentrate on what you can do, instead of what you can’t. That’s often the key to weight loss transformation success and Hannah understood that.”

Dr. Holly’s advice for others:

  • Identify the possible barriers to your success
  • Spend your energy concentrating on ways to get past those challenges
  • Make a list of the things you will do to get around the barriers
  • Focus on what you ARE doing, the things you can do and not on the excuses
  • Create your own “no excuse zone”

Hannah started her weight loss journey at 310 pounds. She lost 151 pounds. See Hannah's episode here.

While the Extreme Weight Loss TV show season is over, Dr. Holly will continue posting video blogs on her Facebook page. She encourages weight loss seekers to look for the posts and to seek advice from others visiting the page who are experiencing a similar weight loss transformation journey.