Pam tells us that it's terrifying and sad to leave the ranch, but she's looking forward to showing her new, healthier self to family and friends. This has been the hardest experience of her life, and she had no idea what she was getting into. Pam and Jillian had some kind of friction initially, but Pam said that she needed the beating to be able to really look at herself, and push herself to go further than she ever thought possible. She feels like a whole new woman, and blessed to have had her time on the ranch. The next time we see Pam, she's going to be the type of lady to whom men scream, "Damn, girl!" That's some lofty goal setting, right there. We visit Pam at home, where she now weighs 182 pounds! She's lost 55 pounds since starting the show, and looks fantastic. Pam's relationship with her daughter has improved since she's become more active and is happier with herself. They go ice-skating together, and enjoy their mom/daughter time. Pam was disappointed that she didn't make it to the makeover episode, so decided to undergo a self-financed transformation to "own her sassiness," as if that was ever her problem. She wears leopard print and yells, "Damn, girl!" into the camera, because learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. Pam plans to lose another 30 pounds and fit into a size 9 dress by the finale. I would like to gently suggest that Pam stop shopping in the juniors section, which is the only place a size 9 exists.
Next week: Oh, poor Danni. Alex has some kind of meltdown, which leads to the most dramatic weigh-in yet! Also, some other eliminated contestants get makeovers, too!
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