A southwest Michigan woman who weighed 310 pounds before trimming down to 149 will tell her weight-loss story to Rachael Ray.

Thirty-two-year-old Julie DeVisser is scheduled to appear Tuesday on Ray's TV talk show.

DeVisser lives in Ottawa County's Holland Township and works as an operations manager for an investment management firm.

The Holland Sentinel reports that she started trying to lose weight in 2005. Her motivation intensified after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer because obesity is a risk factor for the disease.

DeVisser tells The Grand Rapids Press that she lost the 161 pounds after joining Weight Watchers. She says she not only feels better now but also interacts more with people and enjoys trying new activities.