2018-07-08 / News

Montrose resident honored for weight loss efforts


Carol McKay was recently honored by Taking Pounds off Sensibly (TOPS) for being a state division winner. She earned second place in Michigan for losing nearly 40 pounds in one year. Courtesy Photo Carol McKay was recently honored by Taking Pounds off Sensibly (TOPS) for being a state division winner. She earned second place in Michigan for losing nearly 40 pounds in one year. Courtesy Photo A Montrose resident has been named a state division winner for her weight loss efforts. Carol McKay has belonged to TOPS Chapter 1313 in New Lothrop since 2009. Recently during the organization’s’ State Recognition Day in Dearborn, she earned second place in the state for losing 38 and one-half pounds in one year.

She said she had earned division titles in the past but was very surprised to learn she was one of the top losers in the state.

“It was a surprise to me, it was quite a shock,” she said.

According to the website at www.tops.org, Taking Pounds off Sensibly (TOPS) is a non-profit network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

“TOPS offer tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we’ve helped millions of people live healthier lives,” the site said.

There are several meeting-site locations throughout the state. Locally this includes two in Chesaning, four in Owosso, one in Oakley and two meetings in New Lothrop.

TOPS chapter 1313 in New Lothrop meets at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 17994 Lincoln Road, every Tuesday at 7 p.m., with weigh-ins at 6:30 p.m.

TOPS Chapter 1460 also meets at that location on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., with weigh-ins at 6 p.m., according to the website.

The first meeting is free, with nominal monthly dues after that, McKay said.

“I have a great support system which is very important and it feels great to have your friends and family cheer you on and be proud of you,” she said.

“I have come to realize that what’s most important is knowing that you deserve to be healthy, you are worth it and you are more capable than you realize.”

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