Local TOPS member becomes state queen

Laura A. Davis, of TOPS KS0289, Osage City, Kan., was crowned 2016 State Queen on April 22, 2017, at the TOPS State Recognition Days, in Wichita, Kan.

Davis lost 72 pounds to reach her goal. Along the way, she says that she has learned the difference between good carbs and bad carbs, and that calories in should be less than calories out.

“And to enjoy your journey!” she said. “If it’s cooking healthier meals, finding fun ways to move more, and attending the chapter meetings, just have fun with it.”

TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly, and has helped millions of people to do that for more than 60 years. The organization is nonprofit and noncommercial and offers a network of thousands of weight-loss support groups across the United States and Canada. These groups, called chapters, provide a nonjudgmental place where people learn how they can make changes and get the support they need to reach their goals.

There are three chapters in Osage County. Meeting places and times are: Grace Lutheran Church, 310 Holliday St., Osage City, which meets on Monday at 6:30 p.m.; United Methodist Church, 1005 N. Maple St., Overbrook, which meets on Saturday at 7:45 a.m.; and Carbondale City Hall, 234 Main St., Carbondale, which meets on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

TOPS, which has an annual membership fee, provides weigh-in accountability, a guide to healthy living, one-year subscription to TOPS News Magazine, and access to the TOPS website, which includes healthy recipes, meal plans, weight tracker, wellness videos, self-care program and more. The first visit is free.

For more information, contact Teresa Trump, TOPS area captain, at [email protected] or visit www.tops.org.

Information thanks to Teresa Trump.


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