BRENDA & FAWN COMBS, VAN
“We were in town for a movie and just happened to stop by to see what was going on,” Ms. Combs said.
Upon signing up, they also created a team, which will include Ms. Comb’s daughter (Fawn’s mother). Ms. Combs said the challenge is just what they needed. Her granddaughter will travel to Italy in March and will be incentivized to lose weight to be in shape for the long walks during the trip.
VERLETHA REDWINE, TYLER
“You’re with some people to get the support you need,” she said.
While at the event Saturday, Ms. Redwine found some people she knew, and they pledged to stay in contact daily to discuss health and nutrition while keeping each other motivated.
DAWN SMITH, BIG SANDY
“I figured it would be even more motivation,” she said. “I’d like to lose 100 more (pounds). I have to be here for my four kids. … I’m gonna do it, too.”
Mrs. Smith, who is new to the area, is searching for fellow oilfield worker wives to join her in her journey. Contact her at email@example.com
TODD & MYRA RUSSELL, WINONA
“This will help me put it into perspective,” Russell said. “I need to eat better, exercise. I need to lose 75 pounds, at least.”