Texas, Lost 203.4 with TOPS
"Being a KOPS makes me realize how important it is for me to inspire others to reach their weight-loss
Even with my health issues, I still didn't realize how destructive my weight was to me. I was stubborn. My doctor used to say, "When he wants to lose the weight, he will." Before my weight loss, it was a struggle to get out of bed, get dressed and do daily chores. Now, I'm playing golf, walking daily and playing my saxophone better.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I was at a loss of what to do. No church, no TOPS and no visiting family. I had my pacemaker surgery redone and had limited activity. So, I started walking every day. I began walking 1 mile and gradually worked myself up to 6 miles. I'm amazed I can go that far without any struggles or breathing problems. Being a KOPS* makes me realize how important it is for me to inspire others to reach their weight-loss goals.
I wish to thank my sister, Debbie, for the encouragement and support. She invited me to TOPS and led me to a new doctor who offered me a diet plan I thought I could do.
My TOPS chapter has been very inspiring throughout the ups and downs. They cheered me on all the way.
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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.
*KOPS are TOPS members at their goal weight who continue to Keep Off Pounds Sensibly.