Stacey Halprin in 2006

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February 20, 2006
During a show about Oprah Show viewers' all-time favorite moments on February 20, 2006, a viewer named Monica talked about how Stacey's weight loss journey inspired her to lose weight, consider gastric bypass surgery and transform her life as well.

Monica decided to do the gastric bypass surgery and lost 125 pounds. Sharing words of encouragement, Stacey told Monica, "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."