Member News



  • 'They check on each other'
    'Every Friday morning, a dozen or so folks from all across the area file into the Hilltop community center in West Cullman. Men and women, old and young, they show up to the unassuming, small brick building not only to lend each other some support — but to receive a little support in kind.'
  • Clinton woman honored for weight loss success
    'Kathy Cliché of Clinton, who lost 85.4 pounds, and Larry Faber of Mason City who lost 102 pounds, are the 2021 Iowa Queen and King. They were recently honored at the Iowa recognition events.'
  • Ludington’s Brett Vanderwater earns TOPS honor
    'Brett Vanderwater, of Ludington, was honored by TOPS for his 76.6-pound weight loss at the Michigan recognition held in Mount Pleasant in May.'
  • 88-year-old Claresholm woman celebrated for losing 122 lbs
    'Alberta’s biggest 'losers' are being recognized. TOPS Club has announced its members who lost the most weight by the end of 2021, regardless of how long it took them to shed those pounds. Velda Weisensel, 88, of Claresholm has been named the 2021 Alberta Queen, losing a total of 122.75 lbs.'
  • Lincolnville woman recognized as a leading ‘loser’ for 2021
    'Cynthia Rainfrette-Barlow, of Lincolnville, who lost 51 pounds, is the 2021 Maine Queen. She was honored May 14 at the Maine recognition event.'
  • Local Man is Crowned TOPS Iowa King
    'Weight loss, for some, is a concept. For others, like Mason City's Larry Faber, it is not only achievable, but it also actually happened. Larry was recently crowned TOPS Iowa King for his weight loss success.'
  • QC woman is weight-loss royalty (wait until you see her now!)
    'TOPS provides an individual approach to weight loss and overall wellness. Consistent group support, health education, and recognition are all key components to successful weight management. Iowa has an adult obesity rate of 36.5%, eighth highest in the United States.'
  • Claresholm woman is the weight loss queen of Alberta
    'Although Velda Weisensel had lost an impressive 122.75 pounds, she did not think she would be the 2021 queen of Alberta, because that title was going to someone in Lethbridge. However, when the final numbers were tallied, Weisensel was in fact the TOPS 2021 Alberta Queen.'




  • Muskogee residents recognized internationally for weight loss
    'Muskogee residents Ed Harmon, Erika Self, and Daryl Collins, as well as several other Muskogee TOPS members, were recognized for their weight loss success at the Oklahoma TOPS State Recognition Days recently in Tulsa. Together, this group has lost more than 400 pounds.'
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