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Fat March Episode 5 Preview

Posted on 08/28/2007 by RealityWanted in Fat March

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"Episode 105" - With only $60,000 in prize money left for each walker, the marchers are crippled by the unbearable heat and steep hills -- with not a patch of shade in sight! Then, at the vote-off, there is a crucial decision on whether to send home a delinquent teammate, on "Fat March," MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Having completed 330 miles, our marchers begin in Millstone, New Jersey and head for the heart of gorgeous Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, needing to make up six uncompleted miles from the previous stage of the walk. The competitors face the "farmers' market challenge" to win an all-expense-paid trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Three teams of two marchers each enter into a fast paced, think-on-your-feet, nutritional scavenger hunt to win the golden prize. An interesting fork in the road teases the walkers with a choice: either they can walk a longer route, or they can opt to take a canoe across Lake Redman in Pennsylvania. Once again the contestants fall short of the finish line, meaning that more miles will be added to the final stage of the competition.

At the vote-off, a previously hidden passion erupts between two unlikely marchers - Anthony and Jami Lyn. The scandalous revelation of their growing relationship shakes existing alliances and further frays everyone's nerves.

The eight remaining contestants are:

Chantal, 35, 5'2", comedian -- A student who resides in Brookline, Massachusetts. She dreams of one day owning a pair of slim designer jeans.

Weight after first four stages: 221 lbs. Total weight lost: 29 lbs.

Jami Lyn, 30, 5'9", military wife -- A housewife who resides in Daleville, Alabama. She is the mother of three children and finds it difficult to be so much larger than her husband and the only big person in the family.

Weight after first four stages: 202 lbs. Total weight lost: 34 lbs.

Loralie, 30, 5'3", wants to have a baby -- A marketing resources expert who resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She's married and dreams of starting a big family, but her doctor demands that she lose weight first before having children.

Weight after first four stages: 206 lbs. Total weight lost: 35 lbs.

Shea, 27, 5'7", former college softball player -- A make-up/special effects artist who resides in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. She is embarrassed that she is the biggest person in the make-up trailer and her parents are worried about how her weight is affecting her health.

Weight after first four stages: 255 lbs. Total weight lost: 34 lbs.

Anthony, 25, 6'3", 25-year-old virgin - He is unemployed and resides in Addison, Illinois. He is determined not to let his being overweight kill him.

Weight after first four stages: 367 lbs. Total weight lost: 66 lbs.

Matt, 37, 6'3", professional wrestler -- He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and is married with two children. He was released from pro wrestling in the U.S. last year when officials felt he was too heavy and it wasn't safe for him to compete. He must lose weight to return to his career.

Weight after first four stages: 336 lbs. Total weight lost: 53 lbs.

Michael, 41, baseball coach - A lab technician who resides in Elwood, Illinois. He is married with two children and has tried every diet from A to Z.

Weight after first four stages: 258 lbs. Total weight lost: 66 lbs.

Sam, 22, 5'9", certified massage therapist - He resides in Everett, Massachusetts, is single and believes that his weight has kept him from being hired.

Weight after first four stages: 323 lbs. Total weight lost: 59 lbs.

"Fat March" is an epic, life-changing journey that began at the starting line of the Boston Marathon with 12 participants, and will end in Washington, DC. The contestants and their two charismatic fitness trainers, Steve Pfiester and Lorrie Henry, will walk over 570 miles, passing through nine states, with the goal of shedding unwanted pounds and getting fit along the way in an attempt to permanently alter their lives. In addition, they all will compete for a prize pool of $1.2 million. Stressing team work, the more people who finish, the more money each person wins. Each person loses $10,000 for every competitor who is eliminated or drops out on their own.

Executive producer is Nick Emmerson; co-executive producers are Julie Laughlin and Kirsty Robson. The production company is Ricochet (producers of "Supernanny"); "Fat March" is based on the British series, "Too Big to Walk."

Source: ABC MediaNet

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