Hi Gina, welcome. When I first joined TOPS I lost my first 20 pounds quickly, but I found the group's true worth when I stagnated in my weight loss. For over a year I was losing and gaining the same three pounds. If I didn't have TOPS I would have given up at that point and I would certainly have gained the weight back. TOPS are truly encouraging and have motivated me to keep going. Good luck!
Goriana, So Cal, USA
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My name is Gina. I went to my first TOPS meeting last. I wasn't sure what to expect. I had heard about it from someone online a long time ago but wasn't aware TOPS was in my area until I did some research online. I was pleasantly surprised to see just how much I enjoyed myself. I learned some interesting facts about weight loss, and living healthier. I met some really nice people. They walked me through each step of the meeting. They even allowed me to weigh in *unofficially* since I haven't paid my membership yet. The scale showed 308.8 and instead of being in omg mode. I truly felt that this is it. This is the moment when I begin to truly loose the other person trapped inside of me. My next meeting is Thursday. I will pay my dues at that time, and be an official member. Btw, I am 38 years old, married, mother of five children, and three dogs. We live in Eastern North Carolina.
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