I'm sure Paula is a lovely woman and I'm happy for her success, but I hate her success story. She starts as an already perfect-figured woman, points to the puniest little roll of fat she can barely bunch up on her belly--she even has to slouch to get a decent grip on it, then she turns into a body-building model with bigger muscles than a lot of men. I'm sure lots of people want that, but I would like to see someone go from a typical middle-aged, overweight office-worker type to someone who looks like Paula did in her before pictures.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2