SOURCE: Lake of the Torches Resort Casino

November 15, 2010 00:01 ET

Wisconsin Woman Who Lost 220 Pounds in 18 Months to Appear on Nationally Syndicated Dr. Oz Show

Viewing Party to Be Held at Lake of the Torches Resort and Casino November 19

LAC DU FLAMBEAU, WI--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Cari Trapp, a Wisconsin single mother of three who succeeded in changing her life by losing an astounding 220 pounds in 18 months naturally, will be featured in an upcoming episode of the nationally syndicated TV show "The Dr. Oz Show" on Friday, November 19th, 2010.

In addition guests will be able to attend a very special afternoon honoring accomplishment and inspiration with a public viewing party for Cari Trapp, a Wisconsin Northwoods woman who lost over 220 pounds in 18 months naturally and will be featured on an upcoming episode of the nationally-syndicated Dr. Oz Show. Cari will be present in the Lake of the Torches convention center as her featured episode is broadcast from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Doors open at 2:30pm.

Cari's remarkable life-altering story began in 2007. After several years of being overweight (her maximum weight was 394) and having to cope with several health issues relating to her weight, her last straw was a visit to the dentist's office. According to Cari, "I was with my children at an appointment and when it was our turn to see the dentist, I stood up and realized the chair was stuck to my butt. I needed assistance to remove it. It was the shock I needed to send me into a clear mindset."

Soon after, Cari visited her nurse practitioner who started her on a supervised low-calorie diet and encouraged Cari to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. She soon started walking and within five months she had lost 100 pounds from her starting weight of 394. "I was ready to conquer the world and anything in it!! I was no longer eating unhealthy meals… I was eating proteins, 6-9 servings of fruits and vegetables, grains wheat, water-based soups and other healthy things."

Currently, Cari has maintained her total weight loss of 220 pounds for more than a year. She now teaches group fitness, works at several gyms including a fitness center exclusive to women, and will be touring the country giving motivational seminars to women who, like her, need to lose weight not just for their health, but for their children's sake too. Cari stresses that the key for success is to start slow and set short-term goals. Once those goals are accomplished, move on to the next step. "I know it's not easy. Some days I get up and get all my exercise in before anyone else is even up in the household. But I hold myself accountable -- no one else can do that for you," remarked Cari.

For more information on Cari and her inspiring story, please visit her website at For more information on the Dr. Oz Show and local listings, please visit For booking information for appearances, endorsements, and sponsorships by Cari, please contact Eddie Sandas of Entertainment America at (715) 543-8250 ext. 3. For press inquiries, contact Michael J. Broderick at (715) 892-6922.

Contact Information

  • Michael J. Broderick
    (715) 892-6922