'Thintervention' Season Finale Recap

Did Jackie's clients reach their goals?

It’s Week 13 and Jackie Warner’s clients have been on their own for the past 42 days, charged with eating clean, working out and furthering the transformations they began a baker's dozen weeks ago on Thintervention. Last night, they gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel for the dramatic final weigh in. Friends and family members joined Jackie and her crew to witness firsthand the exciting transformation physical and emotional changes their loved ones have undergone.
 
Jackie, dressed in a sleeveless black sheath that revealed bulging biceps that would leave Kelly Ripa salivating, welcomed everyone, psyching them up for a series of seven unbelievable before-and-afters. The question on everyone’s minds: Did they reach their goal weights?
 
(Spoiler alert) They did! Well, most of them, anyways. And the ones who fell just short still managed to lose some serious poundage, while transforming their souls in equally impressive ways.

As each person emerged from a back room to stand before their admirers, the camera panned first to their shoes, proving sexual fodder for foot fetishists everywhere. Everyone was styled to the max to look their sveltest, complete with spray tans, black clothing, face-slimming hair styles and jewels to draw the eye upwards. But they didn’t need all that jazz -- everyone looked fabulous.
 
Mandy
Consider this former pro cheerleader’s pom poms fluffed! She showed some major Vavavoom! in a tight, plunging neckline dress and black platform stilettos that highlighted her sexy legs. Mandy’s gotten so into fitness that she’s earning her trainer’s license. She’s gonna be a mini Jackie! She now works out with her husband, who has also lost weight, (and can do push-ups with Mandy wrapped around his back like a koala bear), and has been handsomely rewarded for reaching her goal with a new convertible. Jackie praised the perpetually perky Mandy, who now realizes that by taking care of herself, she’s ensuring a better life for her kids, saying, “You never, ever had a frown and you always kept your energy up.” 
 
Mandy
Age: 48
Starting weight: 167 pounds
Wants to lose: 30 pounds
Pounds lost after finale: 34 (in heels)
 
That’s 4 pounds more than her goal!
 
Jeana
The former Real Housewife was depressed at the start of the program, having struggled with talking about feelings and standing up for herself. But through Thintervention, she has worked on reprioritizing her life. Now, she works out with her athlete son and is comfortable eating dinner in a public place alone, without friends (or coconut fried shrimp) as a crutch. In a fitted burgundy dress, you can really see her weight loss in her face. And she has gotten her strut back. 
 
Jeana
Age: 54
Starting weight: 174 pounds
Wants to lose: 25 pounds
Pounds lost after finale: 21 (in heels)
 
That’s just 4 pounds shy of her goal!
 
Shay
Jackie has caught Shay lying about her eating (for example, consuming three breakfasts instead of one). But two weeks after being released on her own, Jackie learned about a painful secret Shay was carrying: She’d starve herself on purpose, then use laxatives when she resumed eating. In fact, Shay has been abusing laxatives since she was 12. Admitting this was incredibly brave of Shay, and Jackie praised her for her courage. Shay said once she freed herself of the pills, she discovered a workout that she loves: dancing.  “In the beginning, I was not confident at all -- I was just a big girl,” she said. “Now, I feel great about myself.”
 
Shannon aka “Shay”
Age: 22
Starting weight: 204 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after finale: 34 (in heels)
 
She also lost 24% of her body fat!
 
Joe 
Joe’s intensity (and snarky comments) has alienated others, but Thintervention has changed him. He has learned how to hold himself accountable for his actions, and losing the weight has boosted his confidence with women. Now, he realizes he needs to focus on emotional connection, not just looks. “Jackie has educated me and empowered me to love who I am, and that is not where I started out,” he said.
 
Joe
Age: 35
Starting weight: 230 pounds
Wants to lose: 40 pounds
Pounds lost after finale: 42 (in shoes)
 
That’s 2 pounds more than his goal!
 
Nikki
Introduced with a smirk as “my most challenging client” by Jackie, Nikki’s journey has been about stopping the self-sabotage. To succeed, she's enlisted her friends for emotional support. Like Shay, Nikki discovered a non-workout workout that she actually enjoys: hiking. So instead of going for a drink, she now goes out for a hike with her former vodka buddies. “I realize this was a mental issue and that’s where I had to start.”

Nikki
Age: 39
Starting weight: 223 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after finale:  41 (in heels)
 
That’s just 9 pounds shy of a huge weight loss goal!
 
Stacy
The standup comic had to overcome her fear of working out along with the added challenge of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which can make weight loss even more challenging. Stacy had to stop using food as a security blanket, as she was using her medical issues as a scapegoat. Now, she no longer makes fat jokes at her own expense and has “a new outlook on life.”
 
Stacy
Age: 23
Starting weight: 224 pounds
Wants to lose: 50 pounds
Pounds lost after finale: 40 (in heels)
 
That’s double what a PCOS sufferer would be expected to lose!  
 
Bryan
The darling of Thintervention, Bryan had the biggest weight-loss goal and, many would argue, put forth the most effort. Before, he would hide food in his house. Now, he wakes up at 6:30 a.m. to work out. As his body slimmed down, he was able to fit into his once-much-thinner partner’s clothing. He feels more comfortable showing affection in public, giving him a new lease on love. Jackie calls him her “hero in this project.” We’ll second that: He’s a hottie with a fabulous sense of humor. Too bad he bats for the other team.
 
Bryan
Age: 36
Starting weight: 259 pounds
Wants to lose: 60 pounds
Pounds lost after finale: 68 (in shoes)
 
That’s 8 pounds more than the largest weight loss goal in the group! He also lost 48% of his body fat.

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