2011 MA Division 4 2nd Place Female
Maria America

from MA 143 Holbrook with a loss of 36.50#
I joined TOPS for the second time in the last 20 years.  First time was to help my mother; this time is in her memory.

Before she passed away last January she kept asking me to lose the weight.  After she died I put on 14 lbs. in less than 2 months.  I knew I had to do something and decided to go back to the same Chapter we had belonged to in Holbrook.

The Chapter greeted me with warmth and enthusiasm.  It was nice to see some familiar faces of members that stuck with TOPS all these years.  Some have become KOPS.  I also got three of my sisters-in-law and a cousin to join with me which definitely has helped to keep me motivated.

My legs and feet are very grateful for the weight loss, they thank me every night.  I still hate to shop for clothes, but it is so much easier.