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2006 Louisiana Royalty

               

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2006 Louisiana State

King & Queen

Andrew Majestie & Reecie Mitchum

 

2006 LOUISIANA STATE QUEEN


Reecie Mitchum

TOPSŪ# LA 444, Shreveport

 

137 POUNDS LOST TO GOAL

SUCCESS STORY

I am writing this so others can be encouraged that the Lord answers prayer. Please feel free to share it with anyone you feel it might help. This is my testimony.

Let me explain my original situation. I am a Coca-Cola and sugar addict. For twenty-eight years, I drank twelve to fifteen cokes a day. My weight was nearly 350 pounds and climbing. I was being pressured by doctors, family and friends to give up my cokes. Honestly, I did not want to give up the cokes. I felt they were my only source of enjoyment. A friend told me to start praying for the willingness to be willing to give up my cokes. I knew they were right. Also, I knew from many times of trying to give up cokes before that all refined sugar and caffeine had to be stopped in order for me to stay off the cokes. I started praying this prayer thinking it wasn't going to work because I was not sincere. I asked my church, family and friends to pray this also. After four months I realized I needed to take action, as well as pray. I changed my prayer to "Help me to do whatever it takes to not drink a coke for 24 hours." This limiting my outlook to 24 hours was key to my being able to quit. I can do a lot of things for 24 hours that I don't want to do forever. That was 43 months ago, I have a real freedom now from the sugar, caffeine or the cokes.

Then I realized I needed to change my eating pattern. I was eating fast food 100% of the time.  Being single, the ease and speed that I can prepare a healthy meal is important to keeping me on track. My first step was to only put cooked, portioned meat into my freezer. I prepare enough fresh vegetables to last three or four days when I cook. I limit processed foods. Each day I key on whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Then I turned to exercise. In a January 2006 club program, Margie Winget encouraged our group to exercise thirty minutes a day. I had been exercising about twenty minutes a day at the time and this encouraged me to increase my exercise time to at least thirty minutes a day.  Currently, Aggie Morello has started a 15 minute club in our group and we keep track of the number of days we don't exercise at least 15 minutes. This has encouraged our group to start exercising regularly. 

Now, I have clarity, a sense of well being.  also, I have officially lost 137 pounds. I have been able to greatly reduce the amount of medicine that I take.  My life is completely different now. Once I let go of my own will and began to cooperate with God, lifestyle changes became easy for me to make. I owe a lot of thanks to the Lord, TOPSŪ, family, church and friends for their constant support. I am praying that my story will encourage others to realize that faith is more than just a word.

                                                                           Reecie Mitchum

 

 

 

2006 LOUISIANA STATE KING


Andrew Majestie

TOPSŪ#LA 015, Metairie

 

32.5 POUNDS LOST TO GOAL

SUCCESS STORY


 

 

 

 

2006 Louisiana State

King & Queen Runner-Ups

2006 Louisiana Queen Runner-Up: Bambi Compeaux

2006 Louisiana King Runner-Up: Timothy Hebert 

 

 

KING RUNNER UP: Timothy Hebert 

TOPSŪ #LA 410, Thibodaux

10 Pounds Lost to Goal

 

Success Story

I attended SRD last year as a guest. I went to support my wife who is a KOPSŪ member and also the leader of her club. She was so proud because she had a King and a Queen to represent our club on stage last year. I could see the pride as she walked with them arm-in-arm. After the ceremony was finished she kept saying to me "I sure would like my husband to be king of our chapter next year." I knew I was overweight, so the first meeting after SRD I decided to join TOPSŪ. My wife was surprised to see me signing up to join. I told her "Well, somebody told me she needed a King for her chapter, so here I am."

 

Well, that went further than my wildest expectations to represent our club as First Runner Up State King.

I thought I was doing this for my wife, but the truth is, the weight loss has made me more energetic and conscious of everything I eat and everything I do.

I would like to thank my wife, my TOPSŪ Leader and all of my TOPSŪ friends for their support and encouragement.

 

 

QUEEN RUNNER UP: Bambi Compeaux

TOPSŪ# LA 504, Cut Off

72.25 Pounds Lost to Goal

 

Success Story

 

When I first started on this adventure I was 28 years old and weighed 228.25 lbs.  It was when I was changing my daughter's diaper (age 1 1/2) and I asked my son (age 3) to get a diaper for me. It was while I was watching him eagerly help me it hit me that I barely had the energy to change a diaper much less play with my children. The more I thought about it the more I knew I wanted to be a mom who could run, jump and play with them without gasping for breath each step of the way. I thought about all the heart disease and diabetes problems in my family. It was then and there I decided I was going to make a change and that change meant losing weight and living for my husband and children.

That night I talked to my husband and told him how I felt and what I wanted to do. Being the wonderful man he is, he told me it did not matter what size I was he would love and support me whether I lost weight or not. Hearing this just made me more determined to do this because I knew whether I succeeded or failed he would be there for support.

I knew I couldn't do it alone so I joined TOPSŪ in August 2005. After I attended that first meeting I was really excited about my decision. The next day I struggled to walk a quarter mile, hugging and puffing all the way.  It was rough but I did it.

I attended my meetings and listened to their advice on how to eat healthy and in moderation using my food exchange. I would then go home and as soon as I would walk through the door my husband, son and daughter could hardly wait for me to walk in before they asked me how I did. My son would ask me if my "teacher" (our chapter leader) gave me a "paper". The paper he was referring to was the chapter Division Winner Certificate. He knew if I came home with that I had lost weight and had a basket full of health snacks. My family really got involved in my weight loss and could hardly wait for me to get home to see how I did. As I was working towards my goal it was my son's loving little voice that would tell me I was "still a little bit fat." If you want to know the truth about how you look ask a child they hold nothing back. His little comments helped me keep on trying.

I faithfully attended my weekly meetings and each day put my two children into a dual stroller and walked with them going from a quarter mile to an easy two miles six days a week!  With the guidance and support of my TOPSŪ chapter and that of my loving family, I had 8 months of consecutive losses when I got to my goal and went from a very tight 22 to a size 10!!!

A couple of weeks before I reached my goal my son told me I was "almost whoo-whoul", which to him meant a cheerleader or movie star type person. On September 14, 2006, I came home from my chapter meeting with my Division 3 loser of the week certificate and told my husband and two children that I had lost 2 1/2 pounds and was now a KOPSŪ.  My two year old said "You did it mommy....you're skinny now" and my son told me "now you will be Chapter Queen" From his response you can tell TOPSŪ is a normal conversation in our home. We live and speak TOPSŪ every day. I have ended up going 11 1/2 months with a loss or a turtle, absolutely no GAINS.  If I can do it you can do it too!

                                                                                        TOPSŪ LOVE,

                                                                                     Bambi Compeaux

 

Division Winners

Men

 

Division 1

 

1st Place
Bert Tuxen

TOPSŪ #LA 171, Haughton

38.25 pound loss

 

2nd Place

Lester Ockman

TOPSŪ #LA 340, Marrero

32 pound loss

Division 2

1st Place
Robert Victoriano

TOPSŪ #LA 340, Marrero

40 pound loss

 

2nd Place

John Waggoner

TOPSŪ #LA 490, Columbia

21 pound loss

 

Division 3

 

1st Place
Clifford Cortez

TOPSŪ #LA 430, Thibodaux

29 pound loss

 

2nd Place

Wayne Mire

TOPSŪ #LA 422, Prairieville

14.5 pound loss

 

Division 4

 

1st Place
Timothy Herbert

TOPSŪ #LA 410, Thibodaux

10 pound loss

 

 

Division 6

 

1st Place
Andrew Majeste

TOPSŪ #LA 015, Metairie

36.5 pound loss

 

Division 7

 

1st Place
Leroy Griffin

TOPSŪ #LA 426, Houma

57.25 pound loss

 

2nd Place

Irvin Billiot

TOPSŪ #LA 376, Galliano

29 pound loss

 

Women

 

Division 1

 

1st Place

Joleen Melancon

TOPSŪ #LA 504, Cut Off

78.25 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Dina Landry

TOPSŪ #LA 488, Napoleonville

71 pound loss

 

Division 2

 

1st Place
Irene Boudreaux

TOPSŪ #LA 427, Vacherie

62.25 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Patsy Leblanc

TOPSŪ #LA 331, Robert

60 pound loss

 

Division 3

 

1st Place

Bambi Compeaux

TOPSŪ #LA 504, Cut Off

61.75 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Gwendolyn Lirette

TOPSŪ #LA 462, DuLarge

44 pound loss

 

Division 4

1st Place
Toni Zeringue

TOPSŪ #LA 051, Baton Rouge

49.25 pound loss

 

2nd Place

Cindy Gros

TOPSŪ #LA 483, Minden

40.5 pound loss

 

Division 5

 

1st Place
Sandra Vige

TOPSŪ #LA 422, Prairieville

20.25 pound loss

 

Division 7

 

1st Place
Anita Davidson

TOPSŪ #LA 370, Thibodaux

62.5 pound loss

 

2nd Place

Debbie Matherne

TOPSŪ #LA 325, Houma

35 pound loss

 

Division 9

 

1st Place
Penny Bartell

TOPSŪ #LA 370, Thibodaux

71 pound loss

 

2nd Place
Cheryl Houston

TOPSŪ #LA 196, Deridder

14.75 pound loss

 

 

 

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