Didn't See Birdie on 'Good Morning America'? Watch Her Video Now

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Birdie (DR_BIRDIE) has been a member of SparkPeople since August 2007 and lost more than 142 pounds. She is featured in the current issue of People magazine in a bikini, and today she shared her story on Good Morning America.

If you missed her this morning, watch her inspiring story now! Now Birdie, a neurologist from Orlando, talks about her motivation to slim down, her success wtih SparkPeople and her favorite healthful meals with Diane Sawyer.



Watch now! (Birdie is the second of three women featured in the video, and at the end of the segment, she shares her favorite SparkRecipe!)

Congratulations on your success, Birdie!

How did Birdie's story inspire you?

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Birdie, I read your article and you expressed yourself with such clarity and candor. You are an inspiration to me as you were steady and didn't lose focus. You look amazing! I'm so glad that the video was available to us! Report
Alright! Just what I needed this morning,motivation. Thank you. And, good luck to you Brentanr! This is a great site "Spark" Love it! Report
Congratulations! You did a lot of hard work and you look healthy and beautiful. Report
APO5758
Way to go, Birdie! Report
Its because of you and your testimony on GMA, I am here on Sparkpeople. You motivated me enough to register and do something to get healthy. Thank you. Report
SAMIMK
A very inspiring story. I know you are very pround of yourself. I know that I am unhealthy at my current weight. I am an RN and managing a cardiac rehab program. I also feel like a hypocrite saying one thing and doing another. Thanks for sharing on Good Morning America. Report
GREAT JOB!!!! A doctor that took a dose of her own medicine LOL
Birdie you ROCK Report
What a great inspiration you are. Thank you so much for sharing your success story with us. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Report
Congrats Birdie! Awesome job. Report
Woo Hoo Birdie! It takes a lot of guts to be photo'd in a bikini! And you looked great! Wonderful story and a true inspiration. Thanks for being brave and for spreading the Spark on national TV. Congratulations on your journey. Report
ARTWILD
You inspired me Birdie!! Thanks Report
You are a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Report
HEALTHYMOM2FOUR
Thank you for sharing. You encourage me.

T. Report
Birdie! You look SPECTACULAR!!!!!! I watched the clip and was amazed by the difference. You look like a completely different person and 10 years younger. WONDERFUL! Your story has really motivated me and helped me to realize that I CAN reach my weight loss goal and look as great as you. CONGRATULATIONS!! Report
PURPLESAURUS
Birdie,
You look marvelous, you are a inspiration for us all.
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Amazing!!!

and a wonderful representative for Sparkpeople! Report
Dr. Birdie, seeing your picture yesterday was the same as seeing all those other "after" pictures. A kinda, good for her, but I can't do it thing. Seeing you alive and SLIM and just gorgeous, well, that makes me say: I CAN DO IT. As a neurologist, I'm sure you know that makes all the difference (*my* neurologist told me that if I lost some of Tere, I'd start feeling better - and he was right!) to being successful.

Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I do that with pork, but wouldn't have thought to do it with chicken! Report
birdie, you're so beautiful, awe-inspiring, motivational, feeling good, in control, and IN THE ZONE!!! YOU ROCK! nancy Report
ANSIN2011
Wow, this is amazing! Congratulations..what an inspiration you are. You look wonderful!! Report
Glad you got your life turned around. Now the hard work is keeping it off, since 95% of people regain the weight they lose, but I know being a SPARKER, you won't do that. Report
SVELTELINDA155
Your before and after pictures, the grace you exhibit, the amazing weight loss are all very inspiring. I find myself saying, I can do this . Report
Great job, Birdie! Congrats on your accomplishment!!! :)
Hubby and I like that salsa chicken recipe too. Report
TANYAFRANCINE
Way to go! Keep sharing your story - very inspiring.

Tanya Report
Again, thanks for the inspiration! Report
Way to go! Congratulations on being able to share your success story with the rest of the world! I know I got great motivation from you and the others featured! Report
Congratulations Birdie, you worked hard and it sure paid off, you look wonderful! I cried watching this, because it is something I want for myself, this will make me strive a little harder to succeed! Hugs Elaine Report
I laughed, I cried, I was truly inspired. I read your story yesterday and then watching your video today just reinforced that "stick with it power" through Sparking can really take you to your dream weight. You go girl! Report
FITNHEALTHY5
Wow! you are a great inspiration, thanks so much:) Report
410JUDY
Hi Birdie,
Thank God you seen the Heart Attack Train Coming and decided to do something about it before that took place. Some of us are not as smart as you. I too have the family history of heart disease and unfortunately I did have a heart attack almost a month ago. I am doing well though, thank the Lord. I have also decided to change my life and start taking care of my body so hopefully I do not have another heart attack. I do belong to the Spark People website and now I will use all of the benefits it has to offer. You look fantastic but I can also tell you are so happy that you made yourself stick with your convictions to get healthy. Your whole family will always appreciate it. Report
Your story shows us all that being busy in NO excuse not to take care of yourself. You are awesome! Report
You are awesome, Birdie! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Report
So inspiring! Congrats Birdie, I was truly moved. Report
MISLED
Now that's what I'm talking about!!! Hooray for you Birdie, you have inspired me for sure :) You look great, congradulations on all your hard work, determination and success. I feel that I have finally found the place for me right here at SparkPeople. Report
Hello Birdie. I usually watch GMA but today I missed it. I just watched the excerpt and I am happy to know that you have accomplished so much and you look great. I started here a little over a month and will continue. Thank you so much for your inspiration and keep up the wonderful work that you are doing. Good Luck Doc. I am proud to be a part of SP. Report
Birdie,
I purposefully watched GMA this morning to see you! You looked wonderful on TV and did a great job! Your story has inspired me to keep going toward my goal. Like another person mentioned above, I was almost to the point of just trying to eat in moderation and be happy where I am. But you have inspired me to keep striving to reach my weight loss goal and to keep exercising and living a healthy life. In fact, I plan to pick up my pace and intensify my efforts! Thanks! Report
MISSAROSA1
This is what I call REAL WOMEN losing weight the hard way. Not like the "stars" who claim to have so-called "diet secrets". This is better than Valerie Bertinelli losing her weight. These women need to sell videos and how-to books. I am more motivated by watching them, than any "star". Report
Congratulations Birdie!....I saw you this morning on Good Morning America!...You look Great!...Thank you for sharing your story with all of us! Report
STEFFI264
I am at 100lbs lost
if I lose 30 more I am at the top of my recommended weight on the medical charts
I will go to my MD next week to ask about whether this weight is safe for me as I am wearing a size medium and I don't feel fat anymore.
I am very muscular thanks to the added exercise and I don't have a clue as to whether I should stay here or lose more Report
TIERRAJ
WOW! That is amazing, you are amazing to have transformed yourself into such a healthy person. It truly is inspiring to us who are starting out and I believe that success can be for all who stick to practicing the same good habits you did. I think you rock, I loved the recipe idea, and your before and after photos are dramatically different. Good for you and I am so happy for your accomplishment Doctor and fellow sparker!!:) Report
Thanks for sharing this with all of us... It is a real inspiration! Report
WOW, Amazing!!! I started to cry, tears of joy for you. I'm shedding and it feels great, I'm looking forward to getting back into my size 6 clothes and each week I get closer to that goal, by doing what you have done and continue to maintain.

Thank you for your inspiration!!! Way 2 go girl Report
You inspire me to succeed!! Report
RAINHAPPY
You rock girl!!!! Report
Congratulations You have inspired me to join SP. Hope I can do as good as you:) Report
Wonderful t.v. spot Birdie - you and the other two women are definitely inspirations! Report
CHER321
I just watched the video. You did a great job! Very inspiring! Report
Saw the video. You did good. Congratulations on your accomplishment.! Report
Congratulations Birdie - you're an inspiration that with hard work and determination that it can be done !!
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JOYSONG50
Just saw the video. Awesome job, Birdie. You look fabulous! Report
TILLIS47
Thank Dr.Birdie for you encourage, You have really encourage me to stick to my diet. I had try the Salsa chicken, again thank you and I thank sparkpeople also. Report
 
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