Martin A. - Lost 144.5 lb. with TOPS
Height: 5' 10" Achievement: 144.5 lb. lost with TOPS Chapter: TOPS NV 0116
TOPS has had a significant effect on my life. I never thought I could lose the weight that was slowly killing me. I had always been overweight, but then my weight ballooned after a car accident. I had to roll out of bed to get up in the morning.
My mother, who has belonged to TOPS for years and lost weight to her goal, kept trying to convince me to join. I resisted all her efforts. I didn’t think it was possible to lose one pound, yet alone 144 pounds. She would tell me that TOPS is a way of life, not a diet program. I didn’t believe her, but I finally gave in and went to a meeting. I just went through the motions for a few months and then I said to myself, “Let’s try to actually use the program and see what happens.” Well it started to work…and it changed my life.
I was on medication for diabetes and could barely walk. Now I am off all my medication. I walk every day and I go bowling. Thanks to TOPS, my whole life has changed. The new goal before me is to keep off the pounds sensibly. I think that is going to be harder, but remembering how my life was before is helping make this goal quite achievable.
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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.