After seeing Stacey's dramatic weight loss, actress Shirley MacLaine sent a message of encouragement to Stacey. Now that Monica has begun her journey to better health, Stacey has sent a message of her own to Monica.
"When I met you a year ago, I looked into your eyes and I saw so much of myself. I saw the pain. And I saw the willingness to do whatever it was going to take to make it. I'm here to give you a message today that I am so passionate about. I know you might think that the hard work is over, but the truth is the hard work is just beginning. I'm here to tell you three and a half years down the road, it is so worth it, Monica. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I'm so proud of you and I will be waiting for you at the finish line, girl. You look gorgeous."