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Idaho, Lost 133.6lb. with TOPS

"It is very comforting to have someone in your corner to support you during your struggles and to celebrate each successful milestone toward your goal.”

In October 2021, my wife and I visited our first TOPS meeting. We were greeted with a big warm welcome and lots of smiling faces. We knew then and there that we wanted to join this loving and supportive group to aid us on our weight-loss journey. One month earlier, we each had a physical. I was informed that I had a fatty liver and my wife was told that she was diabetic. We were both quite overweight after retiring from stressful jobs three years earlier, had gained more since, and knew that we had to make some life changes.

My official TOPS starting weight was 308.6 pounds, with 200 pounds my goal weight. At a doctor’s appointment in April 2022, I was down 82 pounds from my previous visit. My doctor was extremely pleased, but set a much more aggressive goal of 175 pounds. I thought he was off his rocker for suggesting such a challenging goal considering that I hadn’t weighed that little since high school, but I’m proud to say that on October 11, 2022 (364 days from when I first joined TOPS), I weighed in at 173 pounds and became a KOPS. I went from size 50 pants to size 34 and from 4XL shirts to medium.

I owe my successful weight loss, and very possibly my life, to TOPS ID 0167 Nampa. With weekly informative lessons, my chapter taught me the importance of exercise and responsible eating with an emphasis on portion control. The accountability and support of my chapter has been instrumental in me achieving and maintaining my goal.


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.

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