Stephanie was once a dancer and cheerleader, but now she uses long hours at her high-pressure job and social outings as an excuse to avoid exercise. Her weight makes her feel self-conscious, and inhibits her from dating. She has been off and on diets for many years, but now she's ready to prove once and for all that she can lose the weight and stay healthy.
Stephanie and her mother, Patti Anderson, have been overweight all of their lives, and they're tired of being restricted by their size. They come from a very close, supportive family, and are ready to make big changes in themselves and their lives.