Wow, you’ve done a lot of work, girl. You look amazing. My name’s Adriana. I’m from Orlando, Florida, and the Rachael Ray show inspired me to lose half my size. Weight has been an obstacle my entire life, and it’s something that I’ve always struggled with. At my heaviest weight I was 353 pounds. I was not watching what I ate. I ate whatever I wanted, whatever was convenient, and just didn’t care about my health at all. One day I had my a-ha moment, and that’s when after seeing pictures of myself I knew it was time to change my lifestyle. I add ground toasted nuts. Oh.
Yeah. Then one day I was watching Rachael Ray, and something flipped and I knew I could change my life. Ta da! Rachel’s always so positive, and she is actually a huge inspiration to me. I started my weight loss journey in May of 2017. I had to make a lot of changes. Not just my diet but my exercise and I would ultimately say my mindset. One of the major changes I made was I started cooking my own meals. Before I was eating fast food all of the time. It just blows my mind she uses Rachael’s recipes to cook, and she’s just, she’s lost a ton of weight. My mom has been a huge part of this. She has supported me along the way, encouraged me every single day just by shooting me a text to tell me, “Hey, you look amazing” or “You’re doing great.” Adriana has definitely inspired me. I’ve been tryin’ to cook healthier, I’ve been tryin’ to exercise ’cause you see her do it and you know you can do it yourself if she can do it. After losing over 180 pounds, I still do find myself wearing the same wardrobe. Currently I have on a shirt that’s a size 3X. I’m currently a size large, so I do feel like I’m swimming in my clothes. I haven’t even changed my hair since I’ve lost all of that weight. I have worked very hard for this new body and this new lifestyle, and I am ready for a new look. (audience applauds) Yeah, she is gonna be smoking hot. Yeah. Please welcome Adriana, live and in person. (audience cheers) How are you?
Good, how are you? Rachael.
You’re gonna be so hot. (audience applauds) All right. We gotta talk fast to get through this ’cause she needs to go get her smokin’ hotness together backstage. Her mom Heather’s in the front row. Hi, Heather. Hi.
Hi Heather. You look like sisters. I know.
Thank you. You both look adorable,
Thank you. So she’s your new inspiration. Isn’t that sweet?
Oh, it’s amazing. She has taught me so much. It’s supposed to be the other way around, but (laughs)
I know, right? But you could tell you feel good. Yeah.
180 pounds, that’s awesome, but you could tell you feel good on the inside. You’re standing up really straight, you got your dimple on. (laughs) You feel strong emotionally.
Yes, I definitely do. I feel like a whole new person. It’s amazing, right?
Isn’t it kinda surreal to be standing next to this woman that has inspired you so much?
Yes. (audience applauds)
Come on. I mean it’s proof. You have this opportunity to talk to Rachael right now. What do you wanna say to her? I just wanna thank you for all of your positive and inspiration, and you’ve just been, I mean, throughout this whole 11 months, almost a year, you’ve been so positive, so I think about–
It’s all about positive energy, baby. Don’t waste your life on negative. Her daughter lost 180 pounds. That’s a Bob. (audience cheers)
That is a Bob. That’s Bob’s weight.
It’s a Bob. So that was her before she lost 180 pounds. She’s smokin’ hot gorgeous before she even started this. How did it go, Greta? Amazing, unbelievable. You guys, seriously, get ready, your jaws are gonna drop. Mom, I’m holdin’ Mom up,
She is, Just in case. So Heather, you’re ready to see this, obviously.
Oh, I am so ready. (laughs) So she has not seen herself by the by. I mean, she can look down, we didn’t blind the poor girl. She’s like,
(all laugh) But she hasn’t seen herself head to toe in a mirror, is that true?
That’s right, we don’t show her, no hair or anything.
All right, come on out, girl. (audience cheers) Wow.
(excited chatter) Wow, unbelievable. Down, mom , down. You look like Jessica Simpson or something, smoking hot. You look like a movie star. Like Margot Robbie. I’m so excited.
What are you feeling? So excited. Turn around look at you. Oh my god. (upbeat music) I mean, beautiful, look how gorgeous. All on your own. Let her tell you how she– You look so pretty, you look so pretty. Oh don’t cry.
So good. So, I love that you just checked yourself out, and you’re like,” Wait, there’s no more of me.” (laughter) That’s exactly right. That’s all there is, I look good there. What are you feeling right now? So excited, so happy, it’s like, I do look like a different person. A really hot different person! (cheers)