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Anyone have experience with TOPS

There is a local group and I am wondering if anyone has ever attended a TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) meeting?

Fri. Aug 4, 11:59am

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i sent for their brochure once but never attended. really interested, report back if you go OP!

Sunday, August 06, 2006, 5:10 PM

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OP here-thanks for replying. I will join in another month, once we move and kids get situated in school. Hopefully will make new friends and score a walking buddy or two along with the support to keep on track with eating.
I will report my experience later in the fall.

Monday, August 07, 2006, 12:40 PM

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I have gone to a meeting in my area. I liked the concept, but everyone in all the chapters were really old. 60's seemed the average.

Monday, August 07, 2006, 12:44 PM

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Blech. Cheesy, not "PT" at all.

Monday, August 07, 2006, 12:51 PM

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tp 12:51 poster

How did you articulate such a deep and informative response?

Brava............ Not



Monday, August 07, 2006, 3:55 PM

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I'm a TOPS member, just joined a few months ago. TOPS is a national organization of self-help clubs. Yeah, it's a little hokey at times, but I've found it to be a caring group of people - almost all women in my group, mostly thirties, forties and fifties. If I were in my 20s it would probably not appeal to me. It's very inexpensive, groups set their own dues - ours are just 5$ a month, some are more, some less. It's not for everyone but the groups vary quite a bit. I suggest trying several different groups if there's more than one in your area. Check out tops.org for more information and to find groups in your area. It's nice to have a real live group of people for support and encouragement. You can visit groups for free to see if you like it.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 5:24 AM

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People come here for the truth/opinions and reviews. At least I do. TOPS is creepy. I don't like it, it's cheesy. Then again, I'm in my early 30's, feels old and even when I'm 65, I don't want to feel old. Why do I want to gather in a place that makes me feel old? Maybe that's why but it is NOT motivating in any way. Again, BLECH.

Signed,

The poster above.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 10:17 AM

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10:17

"creepy" - please explain

Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 11:10 AM

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can we just assume that the poster who attended a meeting and found it creepy does not recommend this group and move on?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 11:37 AM

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Good for the 5:24 poster who found the help she needed. No program is perfect!!!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006, 12:46 PM

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