Let me say that having my tops pals is my best support. I get support here but I need to face a scale each week and hear people clap when I lose some weight and hug me when I am down. My aunt has lost 60 pounds with tops and loves it. She started out with Jenny Craig but needed more support so joined tops and sparkpeople. She has lost almost 120 pounds all together as she started out at 300 pounds. Check out a video about tops. www.tops.org click the circle in top right hand corner. TOPS has been around for 60 years.
I Care, Sharon
current weight: 214.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,399) Posts: 282 4/20/08 12:05 A
Hello group, I have been in TOPS for years and I think it is the best group. The thing is all the chapters are a little different so if you can go and visit a few before you decide to join one that is great. TOPS is having it 60th anniversary this year and yes they were here before WW. It is much more afforable too. TOPS is worth the try and there are several tops teams on this site too.
Hi, I have been attending TOPS for the last 2 weeks. I don't know if I like it that much. Its very structured like a town hall meeting. They have a leader, co-leader, secretary and treasurer. They just told us this week that there will be a vote in the next 2 months for a new leader, co-leader etc. I was also informed by the leader that she is creating committees for each of us to be responsible for. They discuss meeting minutes and vote to have them recorded. I was just looking for a place to go weigh in, complain, and exchange ideas. Kind of like Weight Watchers but without having to spend $12 a week. I have too much stuff already going on in my life with boy scouts, baseball and school functions to have time to chair committees or run a TOPS meeting. I don't know if all TOPS meetings are this structured but I don't like mine. I have discussed starting our own meeting and weigh in night with some family and friends. Hope this helps. If the first meeting is free definitely go and check it out and see what you think!!
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I used to go to TOPS and I really liked it, they just get together, someone weighs you and they encourage each other. I have been thinking on rejoining, in fact I found out there is one not too far from where I live. They have a web site that you can go to to learn more!
Edited by: ONMYWEIGHDOWN at: 2/10/2008 (10:11)
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