Valerie's weight loss has inspired a countless number of women to start getting healthy—including a group of women who met on the Jenny Craig message boards and now call themselves Val's Pals.

We brought these women to Chicago, and they think they're in town to film a show about girlfriends. Little do they know that Valerie is going to drop in on their dinner! "I can't wait to meet Val's Pals," Valerie says. "More importantly, I can't wait to see what they're eating."

The gals are delighted to see Valerie. "Oh, man, you're all skinnier than me!" Valerie says. "Bravo to all of you."