Dallas, Lost 158 lb. with TOPS
"I came back to TOPS in January 2006. It was like coming home.”
I first joined TOPS in 1972 at the age of 16. My aunt was going and invited me to go with her. I had problems with my weight even then. I came and went from TOPS many times over the years. I tried many diets only to gain the weight back, plus more. I came back to TOPS in January 2006. It was like coming home, but the journey was not easy. I would do really good, then slip back into old habits and gain the weight back.
In July 2014, I was within two pounds of my goal. Instead of taking off those two pounds, I put back on about 75 pounds. Then in 2019, I decided to get serious. My mindset changed. I started journaling faithfully. By the end of 2019, I was under 250 pounds and in a different weight division. I continued to lose as 2020 began. Then in March, everything came to a halt with COVID-19. We could no longer meet. We couldn't even weigh in. I wasn't going to let that stop me! I continued to journal every day. I would go walking for at least an hour every morning. By September, I had lost 75 pounds and reached my goal. I was finally a KOPS! I couldn't have done it without my faithful TOPS friends and my TOPS chapter, OR 0232 Dallas. They never gave up on me and would not let me give up on myself.
You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of your weight-loss journey. Your results may vary.