Alex has since lost 30 pounds by following all of Jay's keys, including eating healthier and exercising. His parents are more than his circle of support; they're also joining the Challenge. His mom has lost 15 pounds, and his dad has dropped 24 pounds.
Demonstrating that he can now ride his horse, which he couldn't do before he lost weight, Alex says, "I'm a much happier kid now. I'm a lot more self-confident, and I feel a lot better about myself."
Alex explains, "I just didn't feel good about myself. I wanted to lose the weight to feel better about myself and to look better."
His dad adds, "When we started this, we didn't know if we'd be able to cut out all the fast-food." But they created a no-fail environment, and no longer crave the unhealthy foods they used to eat regularly.