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2016 Louisiana Royalty

 

               

2016 Louisiana State

King & Queen

 

2016 

LOUISIANA STATE KING

Bruce Walker

TOPS® LA 114

 

57.4 POUNDS LOST TO GOAL

 

Success Story:

As a child, I was always picked on by other children because of my weight. I tried hard to lose the weight but it was not easy. I could not stop eating.

 

When I started high school, I lost some weight, only to gain it back again. This continued into my adult life.

 

One day my mother told me that our family has several health issues due to being over-weight.  I needed to really lose the weight.  My mother had joined TOPS and had lost a lot of weight.  So I took her advice and joined.

 

With the help of TOPS, exercising every day, and drinking plenty of water I am at a good weight, and much healthier than I have ever been.

 

Thank you TOPS!!

 

2016 

LOUISIANA STATE QUEEN

Pamela Jones

TOPS® LA 527

 

74.4 POUNDS LOST TO GOAL

 

Success Story:

I was thrilled to learn I had been chosen Louisiana’s 2016 Queen and I am honored to represent our state. I started my weight loss journey in mid-2014, on my 58th birthday. I was grossly overweight, uncomfortable, tired, and none of my clothes fit. I resolved to make whatever changes were necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  I joined an all-women’s gym near my office.  A TOPS group met there and the TOPS pledge was posted on a wall across from the treadmills. Several times a week I walked on the treadmill at the gym and read the TOPS pledge. I watched a few meetings from afar, but did not attend.

I finally joined in November, 2014. I knew I needed help to get through the Louisiana holiday season (Thanksgiving through Maris Gras) and to maintain my efforts to change my lifestyle. 

The TOPS chapter leader was dynamic. The officers were friendly and welcoming. The meetings were motivating and the materials informative. Even the chapter name was encouraging and comforting: the Kaleidoscope of Hope. In TOPS I learned new skills, developed healthier habits, and made new friends.  I started TOPS at 244 and reached my weight goal two years later.  I encourage all to keep at it.  Set a goal, outline the steps you need to take to reach that goal, remain stubbornly persistent and keep an “I can” attitude. Henry Ford said it best: “Whether you think you can or you think can’t -- you’re right.

 

 

 

2016 LOUISIANA STATE KING RUNNER-UP

 

 Donald Myers

TOPS® LA 276 Sulphur

 

16 POUNDS LOST TO GOAL

 

Success Story:

 

Hello, to those of you who don’t know me, my name is Donald R. Myers Jr. I have been a member of TOPS for 5 years. I belong to Chapter LA 0276 Sulphur.  Initially I joined TOPS to support my wife, Tammy & to eventually extend that support to all of our members. Some days I felt as if I didn’t belong.  Only for the reason that I was 185 lbs. at the time.  Although this was not achieved in a healthy manner.  Working long hours, eating improperly & no rest. Once I got back on track, my new TOPS family kept me from getting off track with support & knowledge that I needed. I may not have lost a lot of weight but because of the new healthy outlook on life losing those few pounds has helped me feel GREAT!

2016 LOUISIANA STATE QUEEN RUNNER-UP

   
Loretta Cooper

TOPS® LA 526 Erath

 

52 POUNDS LOST TO GOAL

 

Success Story:

 

My mother, brother and sister were all diabetic. When my blood sugar kept climbing, I decided I didn’t want to follow the same path if I could prevent it. I rejoined TOPS after learning our chapter had restarted after dissolving due to Hurricane Rita.

I started using the TOPS tools of journaling, portion control and increased activity. Two years ago, all our chapter members bought pedometers and started the million mile challenge. Now that I am a KOPS, I depend on my TOPS chapter support to maintain my weight. I continue to journal and walk daily. My blood sugar is normal.

 

  2016 Louisiana Graduates

L to R: Loretta Cooper, Theresa Boudreaux, Ruby Guist,

Anna Mayet, Donna Talbot, Donald Myers and Bruce Walker

 

 

2016 Division Winners

Men

 

Division 2

1st Place
Larry Atkinson

LA 422

18.4 pound loss

 

Division 3

 

1st Place
John Waggoner

LA 513

36.8 pound loss

 

2nd Place

Donald Myers

LA 276

10 pound loss

 

Division 4

 

1st Place
Timmy Boudreaux

LA 410

11.50 pound loss

 

Division 7

 

1st Place
Leroy Griffin

LA 368

25.75 pound loss

 

 

Women

 

Division 1

 

1st Place

Windy Lege

LA 526

24.8 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Juevonne Miller

 LA 276

23 pound loss

 

Division 2

 

1st Place
Donna Perkins

LA 401

52.6 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Ginger Pitre

LA 504

50.8 pound loss

Division 3

 

1st Place

Josephine Oubre

LA 312

32.2 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Donna Authement

LA 426

31.5 pound loss

 

Division 4

 

1st Place

Pamela Jones

LA 527

27.8 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Mary Landry

LA 523

25.4 pound loss

 

Division 6

 

1st Place

Nila Charles

LA 523

19.8 pound loss

 

 

Division 9

 

1st Place

Darla Gray

LA 430

118.4 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Dennise Hochendel

LA 312

49.2 pound loss

 

 

 

 

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