TODAY | April 29, 2013
>>> club. a woman who decide she'd was fed up with her weight and decided to get healthy.
>> kristen scott decided she wanted to make a change.
>> my name is crystal scott, i weighed 279 pounds at my heaviest. at about age five or six i started putting on weight. by the time i was seven, i weighed 100 pounds. in junior high school my weight was up around 250 pounds and i was reminded every day br those closest to me that my appearance gave them permission to be mean. though my years at inn high school were good to that point. i was infat waited with losing weight . i always ended up back where i started. my turning point came when as a freshman in college i realized i had total control of my health for the first time and a responsibility to do better. i'm with the will to change, information i found on the internet and everything i've learned through the years i started paying close attention to what i was eating and going to the gym. losing weight and getting healthy has helped me to realize that how others felt about and treated me, how i treated and felt about myself. i'm grateful for the physical part of my journey, but more about the emotional, physical spiritual aspects and that i'm finally happy with me.
>> she's beautiful. before we meet her, we'll talk about the leader of the joy fit club .
>> you guys are going to flip out when you see the stunning reveal. but first i want to tell you how she did it. it's so smart and it's simple. she made herself a three-step plan. step one was to only drink water, no soda, fruit juice, sugary beverages. step two, eat five times a day. breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks, nothing else. and step three, once 3:00 p.m . struck, no starchy carbs. she does a meal replacement smoothie in the morning with truth, veggies and a little yogurt. a starch for lunch, quinoa and look at dinner, no starch, a big salad, lean protein and a yogurt for her second snack.
>> that looks delicious.
>> let's look at crystal's before picture.
>> crystal, come join the joy fit club .
>>> oh my gosh!
>> look at you!
>> are you serious?
>> stop it, crystal.
>> honestly you're going to have to stop it right now.
>> how did you drop the weight?
>> i dropped 60 pounds and then four years later i dropped 30 pounds.
>> do you feel like a different person? people don't even know you. people walk past you?
>> yeah. and i like to stop someone and they're like, people have walked away like i still don't know who you are.
>> and it's me.
>> and you're exercising you can tell. what kind of exercise do you do?
>> i walk a lot and use weights and use the body bar.
>> you look great.
>> thanks, crystal. congratulations!
>>> coming up tomorrow from the " celebrity apprentice " gary busey .