"I'm pumped," said 20-year-old Kaitlyn Hildwein, while her mother, Lisa Nelson, said, "I'm terrified."
Hildwein explained, "I'm sick of being overweight and my mom is, too, so we're doing this together."
Hildwein and Nelson tried losing weight together in the past through the Weight Watchers program, but didn't care for it.
"I was younger and I think I was more self-conscious about my appearance," said Hildwein. "I felt the group wasn't very supportive. The first day coming here, I felt 'Wow, okay, I don't feel embarrassed about having to stand up in front of 40 people and say this is why I'm here and this is why I think I'm here.'"
As for working together, Nelson said, "It'll be really helpful to have her to call."