This week Jillian rolled into Goodlettsville, Tennessee to help the Northern family — father Patrick, mom Kim, and 12-year-old twins Ameer and Ameera. Patrick lost his job and his passion for life, leaving everything to Kim, which has been taking a toll on her. Both parents are overweight and the kids fear they will die and leave them all alone.
Jillian was watching the family eat lunch from a camera in her car. She was angered by what she saw and called them out on it. She met the family to work them out and yelled at them about knowing the food they were eating was bad for them but eating it anyway. After the initial workout she went home with them and threw out the leftovers.
As the workouts started, piles of emotional baggage started to fall away. Kim fell apart feeling like she was alone since Patrick lost his job and distanced himself from the family. Patrick felt like he let his family down by losing his job. The couple came together and promised to support each other through this difficult time and help each other get healthy. With our current unemployment rate I think this episode probably hit home for a lot of viewers. Feelings of loss and disappointment do often lead to emotional eating and inevitably weight gain.
Jillian set the family up on her website so they will get meal plans and daily exercises designed just for them. It looks like it would be awesome to be a member. They are currently running a free month trial membership. You do have to provide a credit card which is charged automatically if you don't cancel your membership after the trial period is up. I'd forget to cancel it. Even if people can't afford to continue after the trial, I think it will probably help them get on the right path; this is Jillian we're talking about!