Bob O. - Lost 138.25 lb. - 2016 International King Runner Up
Height: 5' 9" Achievement: 138.25 lb. lost with TOPS Chapter: TOPS PA 0977 Oil City
Although I had managed to lose a few pounds in 2014, my life was still a mess. I was stressed out and depressed about my weight, loneliness and my financial situation. I was fully convinced that I would never gain control of my weight. And because of my family history, I knew I was a prime candidate for heart disease and diabetes. I was afraid there was no hope.
But God led me in a different direction. Through a new church, I was introduced to TOPS and began my weight-loss journey. The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was the emotional eating due to depression. But whenever I began to feel depressed, someone from my TOPS family would cheer me up. The words of encouragement, supportive hugs and pats on the back gave me the motivation I needed to keep going.
The support I received helped me reach my goal weight, KOPS* status and the State King title. I am now totally off my diabetes and thyroid medication. My blood pressure medication has been cut in half. I couldn’t have done this without all of you at TOPS. Sometimes, just knowing someone cares is all it takes to turn a person’s life around.
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*A KOPS is a member who has successfully reached the goal weight set in consultation with a medical professional. KOPS members have taken off pounds sensibly and now Keep Off Pounds Sensibly® by staying in a leeway of +3/-7 pounds of goal.
TOPS can't do the work for you. 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.