Bruce Pitcher: Shedding Pounds and Demons

Episode 6Brute Strength


Obviously watching any of the weight loss shows such as “Biggest Loser” and “Extreme Weight Loss” are impressive and inspiring. I had honestly never paid much attention to the people’s actual stories. I had a naïve, almost mean view of people that were extremely overweight. I thought they were just lazy, weak people that chose not to put the fork down. Then I watched Bruce Pitcher’s episode of Extreme Weight Loss, and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Bruce’s story is one of pain and destruction, abandonment, shame, and anger. Eating was a coping mechanism. What Bruce overcame was way more than losing 200lbs in a year. He conquered his demons. I hope every one of you can gain some perspective and inspiration from this show. Enjoy.