I would also be crazy to not mention the amazing teammates I have as well. We are constantly e-mailing, Facebooking, and setting up workouts with each other to maintain accountability. We have grown close as friends that will hopefully continue after this competition. Although this was my choice to join in this competition, I have discovered the support of many around me and that is what I am truly thankful for!
— Kalyn “Steve” Smith
My sister, Amy, checks my status on line on a daily basis and is constantly sending me encouraging e-mails!
— Jill Conaway
My husband went to the store yesterday and only bought healthy food like fruits and veggies and turkey meat. My girls watch what I eat and will say Mom you can't eat that because it is not healthy.
— Stacy Bentley
We haven't lived down here for too long and I’m an “at-home” right now, so my support group (aside from the Blue team!) is pretty much my family. My husband AND my kids have been amazing. Paul has pitched in any time that I've run out of steam or been too sore to move! Whether it's running interference with the kids or making dinner for me (he even measures/weighs everything out!). He is constantly telling me how proud he is of me for the commitment I have made and the results I am getting (I catch him checking me out far more frequently now — I love it!).
The kids have seen the changes that I've been making to my eating and are starting to make their own small changes. My teen daughter is now making sure she eats at least three servings of veggies a day (fruit was never a problem) and my 7-year-old son is “working out” every evening during his TV time.