Charles R. - Lost 65.6 lb.
I tried to lose weight on my own and I had a little success, but I could never maintain it. My wife had heard about TOPS from a friend, so she decided to join the group that met every Thursday evening. I would drive her there and wait in the parking lot until it was over. I would ask her what went on and she said it was talking and sharing. I thought to myself, "How can that possibly help to lose weight?" Three months later, I went with her to the meeting.
When the meeting started, a lady called out each person’s name and they would answer, "I lost," and everyone would clap, or they would say, "I gained," and everyone would say, "Glad you’re here." What made me feel good was that no matter what—no one laughed. I decided to join TOPS and give it a try. The following Thursday I said, "I lost," and everyone clapped. It warmed my heart that they were all so proud of me. Being the only man in the group I thought I would feel out of place, but as it turned out, I felt like I was home.