Though she often jokes about being “vertically challenged” (at 4’5”), Sara has faced a lifelong struggle with her height…and her weight. At 39 years old, Sara is nearly 150 pounds overweight. Believing her weight is holding her back from her true potential, Sara wrote a letter asking for help. Well, help is on the way!
Growing up, Sara was constantly made fun of for being short. When her weight started increasing, the bullying worsened. Though she belongs to a large and supportive family, fitting in with her siblings and friends was always difficult. At 26, in a fit of frustration, Sara decided to join a convent, hopeful that answering to a higher calling would help her find her place in the world. Unfortunately, she felt she wasn’t accepted as a nun, either, and decided to leave after six years.
Sara currently works for the Green River District Health Department in a program called HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Developmental Services), where she is a family support worker and certified state trainer.
Chris Powell leads Sara on a journey that will transform her life forever. Neither Chris nor Sara will allow her physical limitations to stop her from achieving her goals. In fact, Chris challenges Sara to complete a half marathon (which is the equivalent of a full marathon for someone of regular height). Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito also stops by to teach Sara how to make healthier versions of her favorite Tex-Mex dishes.