Meet Debbi Ballard: Sing Teach Pray

AGE: 53

HEIGHT: 5’2″

DESIRED WEIGHT: Wants to be 140lbs (loss of 49lbs)

FAVORITE QUOTE:  “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter, don’t mind”.


INTEL:  Cantor. Freelance Spiritual Advisor.  Divorced Mother. Two grown children – son and daughter.

Weight gain began about ten years ago… while she does exercise, there’s no consistency or accountability. She feels that age also plays a role in her inability to lose weight.

ON WHY SHE WANTS TO BE ON MISSION MAKEOVER:  I have worked extremely hard over the last 10 years in every other aspect of her life. I have gone out and against all odds and built a tremendously successful business. I’m a mother that’s involved in my community and has dedicated 100% of myself to my family and friends, just haven’t devoted time to myself. I feel that it’s me time now. I have no more excuses and am ready to commit to doing this for myself. Also for support, accountability and validation. To be able to have someone in my corner cheerleading to make sure I get over those difficult humps. I am committed to doing that.

ON PUTTING EVERYONE ELSE FIRST:  I have eaten, lived, slept, and breathed my job, my career, my children for 6 years, alone, and sometimes works 15 hours a day (or more).

ON WHAT SHE’S MOST PROUD OF:  I am going into my second decade of doing what I do and have a tremendous feeling of success and accomplishment. I now want to feel that about myself.

ON HER GOALS:  I’d like to wear nicer clothes, go out on dates, buy a 2-piece bathing suit, maintain a health and wellness regimen and have photos taken of me, professionally.

ON WHAT SHE DOESN’T WANT OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT HER:  My decision to go for this program. I have a HUGE following, a HUGE community and I have people who love me and are my biggest cheerleaders in the world. But nobody knows outside of this circle (except for 1 other person) that I am talking about this program. I don’t want to put it out there until I know for sure– because as soon as I tell my circle and the universe that I am going to be a 140-pound rock-star and conquer this one little area left of my life that needs to be conquered, it’ll happen.


Weight Loss

Mission Makeover Weight Loss

Initial Weight: 189 lbs

Goal Weight: 140 lbs

Pounds to Lose: 49 lbs

Debbi Ballard Mission Makeover Video Diary Playlist

Debbi Ballard Mission Makeover Season 4 Contestant