"I do think there is something about them being removed from their environment that makes this a success," said Lewis, adding that the school system hopes to send a second group of students to MindStream next fall. "It just kick starts the process."
Chrystal Loyd, 15, said she felt "more energized" after losing more than 60 pounds and planned to focus now on her mother. Misty Loyd, 35, already had shed 15 pounds and run a 3-kilometer race, a first for her.
"We are going to start working out together," Misty Loyd said. "We are going to use their cookbook and start cooking healthier."
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