HI, all, Last night I joined tops for the first time. There wasn't too much info shared...I guess I was used to ww with all the info they always share. But it was the first meeting so I will give it time. I am going to follow the weight watchers program and share recipes and ideas from that at the tops meetings. Plus I can get weighed there at tops, and it's only $2 per week as opposed to approx. $10 per week at ww. Either way I'm excited about eating healthier and losing weight. AND keeping it off once I get there. I figure I have to take off between 65-70 pounds. I can do it!! well, I hope someone out there would like to be my buddy...all I want is someone to email back and forth to share ideas, recipes, and successes! thanks. pixie
I re-joined TOPS after an absence of over 10 years. It's a good program, but some chapters are better than others. One chapter I was in was very cliquish and I felt very unwelcome, so I never made any progress. It was basically a social club, most of them gained and lost the same pound every week, so I don't see how they managed to keep their charter. I won't even go into their after-meeting gourgefests.
In my new chapter, I have earned my 5-lb bracelet, 10-lb charm, and quarterly best loser (I joined in March!). I'm only 3.5 lbs from getting my 20-lb charm! I never earned any of these in my old chapter.
They made me feel welcome and special. I also enrolled my 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, and the chapter has embraced them as well. My daughter has only 15lbs to lose, and my son 25 lbs to lose. I have much, much more to go as I am in excess of 100 lbs overweight.
I hope you found a good chapter, Pixie. The friendlier and more supportive they are, the more success you'll have.
If you can't take me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best.
the chapter I joined are very friendly and supportive. The only thing I think is different is, I've lost 9.5 lbs. so far and I haven't gotten a charm or a bracelet. Maybe our chapter gives bracelets to us when we lose 10? I don't know...But I"m sticking to it...We are starting a contest, starting this tuesday and ending in 7 weeks, right after 4th of july. see how much weight we can lose, whoever loses the most in that time period wins a prize. We are going to have 3 winners, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. It should be fun. To the lady who wanted to be my buddy, I'm sorry, I think it's best that I just stick to the posts. But THANK YOU! anyway. well, I hope that you both lose the weight that you want, and God bless, pixie
I too have joined TOPS and lost 6 pounds or so. I enjoy going to their meetings and getting my weight recorded for less money than Weight Watchers. I recently started following weight watchers points. I hope I will be more successful now that Im trying ww. I would love any recipes you might have that includes point totals.
Hi Pixie.....I have found my TOPS group very supportive and helpful....since last August I have lost 111 lbs and I would have never been able to do this on my own. They have helped me become a new person and this summer I'm going to look so much different then I have for years.....yippee! If you need a diet buddy or help to get you started just e-mail me and I'd be delighted to share my diet tips with you...e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Susan