True friends go through best of times and the worst of times together.  This describes the friendship between Allison Manning-Williams and Joddy Amerson.  We have been "Pearl" friends for over ten years.  We have been pregnant together and birthed our babies together and we have experienced sickness and death of loved ones together.  One of the many things that we have in common is our struggle with our weight which has made us even closer friends.  Our journey on this path started this past summer when we both agreed that we had had enough of being overweight and miserable.  While knowing that we have a long road ahead of us, we realized that not only do we need to do this for ourselves, but we have to do it for our kids.  Neither of us have had the energy to run and play outside with our kids.  We decided to sign up for the Nash Surgical Weight Loss Program which started with an informational session.  We made a pact then that we would walk every step of the ...