Jillian spent a week with Todd and Amy Franklin in Detroit, Michigan. The couple have two young daughters who worried about their parents' health. Todd had sleep apnea and Amy was heavy again after losing weight with gastric bypass surgery. When Amy's business failed she gained weight and started smoking again.
I always wondered about gastric bypass surgery. It's changing how your body functions and we don't even know the long-term effects. Seeing how people can put weight back on worries me, it's such a drastic surgery. I think doctors do it more often than they should. I don't believe all other options have been tried for every person they operate on. Too bad everyone can't give Jillian a shot before going under the knife. I think she could help anyone.
Jillian startled the family by being in their house when they got home. The greeting really seemed to scare the youngest child. I don't know that I would do that kind of welcome again in a home with kids. Jillian immediately took the family to a gym for a workout. It's during the initial workouts that Jillian seems to get an idea of the family dynamic and what isn't working.
Amy was the most willing participant even though it was her husband who asked Jillian to come. He appeared to want to pick a fight with Jillian and she wasn't going to have it. Instead, she let Amy address his lack of effort and what it was doing to their marriage. This enabled the couple to express feelings they have kept hidden from each other.
The couple's daughters asked Jillian for help in getting their mom to quit smoking. Amy promised she'd quit and buried her last cigarette in the front yard. Amy said she loves to smoke but Jillian pointed out that she loves her daughters more. Jillian said Amy had to find motivation to quit, she wouldn't just quit because she told her to stop.