I was wondering if the same thing might happen at my workplace. Everyone expresses the desire to lose, anyway.
My two best girlfriends are dieting right along with me, and one has lost 60 pounds, the other 30. It's been nice having each other. And I started it.
I lost weight because my cousin did it! She lost 90 pounds, then I started, then my two girlfriends and my husband too! So her 90 pound loss affected at the very least four people. Amazing.