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7/11/13 11:49 P

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Thanks Bev and Barbara
Welcome Angie and best wishes as you travel along your journey
One day at a time

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1/23/13 5:52 P

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Welcome Angie! This is a small group and sometimes it isn't a very active group, but we do our best to support one another. I hope we hear more from you and get to know you better.

Bev

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1/23/13 12:14 P

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HI Everyone! I am Angie and I have been a member of TOPS for over 10 years and I am currently a member of TOPS IL#1733, Ingleside. It's my goal to reach KOPS this year!! I will do it! Looking forward to getting to know all of you and supporting each other.

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1/9/13 7:58 A

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I'm Barbara, from SE Michigan.....I rejoined my local TOPS in Sept. 2010 and made it to goal as a KOP on Valentines day 2011, getting rid of 23#. I got rid of 16 on my own, but I just knew I needed the support again of my TOPS family! I first joined the MI group in 2005, made my goal, left in 2007 after my cat and my dad died within 3 months of each other....and just lost my care of what to eat, didn't exercise, then I woke up and rejoined as stated above.

Happy anniversary Bev!!

Barbara .....that's what my friends call me! Never cared for the name Barb.

Make it a blessed and healthy day! IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

Remember how special you are and how you are soooooo worth it to be healthy and fit!!

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the assurance of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1

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1/8/13 9:51 P

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My name is Bev. I joined TOPS in 1996 and went on to lose 129.75 by the end of 1997. I was named Vermont State Queen at SRD in 1998 and attended IRD in Milwaukee that year. Unfortunately I did not keep the weight off. What started as a leg ulcer that forced me to give up walking for a few weeks in an attempt to get it to heal led to the start of my downfall. I did not cut back on my eating to compensate for not being able to walk and the weight started to come back on rather quickly. The leg healed, but I got discouraged and developed a very negative attitude for a while that led me to gain back even more weight. I continued to attend TOPS meetings or else I probably would have gained it all back and more, but I still managed to gain back all but about 25 pounds of it before I got my attitude under control again. I am still working on getting the weight off for the second time. I have my ups and downs, but I can proudly say I have never weighed as much as I did the day I walked into my first TOPS meeting in 1996. Thanks to TOPS and now SparkPeople I am currently 70 - 75 pounds lighter than I was that day. Someday I will be a KOPS again with the help of my TOPS and Spark friends.

I have been married for 31 years as of tomorrow. We have one son together and I have two stepdaughters, although one of them chooses to ignore us so I usually just say I have one stepdaughter. We have four grandchildren.

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1/8/13 9:34 P

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My name is Bernice
Been a member of TOPS going into my sixth year
Have been a former member in three different chapters over the years
Now take one day at a time
Married DH has alzheimers and am him main caregiver
We have five children nine grands and three greats
Happy and contented with our lives
Have Faith Hope and Love
One Day At A Time

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