Hi Everyone- I am a current TOPS member and I love my chapter. I have been in TOPS for 18 months and have lost 40 lbs! The road to success with any weight loss is filled with potholes, bumps, and ups and downs in the road. I would like to start a discussion on BYC about what has worked for others in their weight loss journey. You do not have to be a TOPS member to post here. My weight loss journey is a lifestyle change and not, I repeat not a Diet. Tops has worked for me because of the nonjudgemental support of the other members. The fact that I know that I will be weighing in every week and am accountable to myself, and to not ignore the scale as I had done in the past. I like many others have been on numerous diets and have lost weight only to have it sneak back when I have gone off the diet, plus some extra. I got tired of the yo- yo dieting and knew that the only thing that had consistantly worked before was when I had had a support group in one of my previous diets. I had heard of Tops but had not taken the time to investigate further. I found out that TOPS is extremely inexpensive and has been around for a long time. With the support of my TOPS friends I have changed my eating habits, exercise, and water consumption, and the pounds are coming and staying off. My only regret about TOPS is that I did not join sooner. I would like to hear others success stories, and what is helping you to lose weight and to get healthier for life.