Pounds lost: 70
Her advice: "For anyone beginning a weight-loss journey, the best advice I can give is to not cut anything out completely. Don't change your diet so drastically, because you will get overwhelmed, and you won't stick to it. Slowly make changes and transform your life. Remember: it's not a diet; it's a complete lifestyle change. It will take time, and you will get discouraged, but I promise you it will be worth it and you can do it — I believe in you! I never thought that I would be able to lose 70 pounds. If I can do it, you can too!"