Baggy Clothes – Be Gone! Debra hid inside t-shirts, sweats and plus-sized outfits until she shocked herself by losing 25 pounds on Joy's program. Now she's upgrading her wardrobe, showing off her new shape and garnering plenty of compliments.
Height: 5'5 1/2"
Start weight: 165 lbs (6/27/08)
Current weight: 140 lbs (12/01/08)
Goal: Weight loss of 20-25 lbs
Pounds lost: 25*
Debra is a 55-year-old woman who became concerned with weight gain related to peri-menopause. After the passing of her father and, two weeks later, a 21-year-old cousin, she realized that life and health are not guaranteed. When presented with the opportunity to try the Joy's program, she signed up with the simple goal of improving her health, rather than losing weight for aesthetic reasons.
Not only has she met her initial goal, but she has exceeded her own expectations for herself. She now exercises with a DVD (something she would never have done prior to starting Joy's plan) and has cut out foods she would have never cut out before (salt, wine, and bacon). As a woman who has never enjoyed being photographed and who has been relatively shy about her appearance, she was surprised to be complimented by bank tellers, former coworkers, and even her OBGYN for her amazing weight loss. Her energy has increased and she says she now really does feel extraordinary.
She admits she had been wearing baggy clothes for years and resisted donating her old clothes to charity once she started losing weight. But one day she noticed that her pants were literally falling off. When she went to the store, she realized she had shrunk two whole pant sizes. Now she no longer shops in the plus-sized department, and a local charity is the grateful recipient of several shopping bags of gently worn women's clothing.
*Weight loss varies by individual. You may not achieve these results.