Jennifer N. - Lost 178.25 lb. - 2016 International Queen
Height: 5' 7" Achievement: 178.25 lb. lost with TOPS Chapter: ON 1042 Thunder Bay
I have spent my entire life being overweight. I first joined TOPS in my 20s and although I lost almost 100 pounds, life got in the way and I managed to gain back double the weight. It wasn’t until my 30s that I got serious. I remember walking into a new TOPS chapter and stepping on the scale, only to find out that I was too heavy for it to weigh me. After the meeting, I got into my car and cried. At that moment, I knew I needed to change.
I went out that same day and bought a bathroom scale that would weigh me and showed up the following week with it in my hand, determined to start my weight-loss journey. I started by setting small, healthy and attainable goals for myself. I cut back on portions and made healthier food choices. I added in some exercise – first walking, then swimming -- and now I have my license to teach Zumba. It wasn’t an easy journey, believe me, but I was able to reach my goals through determination and support from all of you.
I wouldn’t have been as successful if it wasn’t for the support of my TOPS chapter and my family. I have had the pleasure of meeting several TOPS members through chapter visits and Facebook pages … and I can’t wait to meet many more!
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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.