Linda Mecke of Lewes loses big with TOPS

May 10, 2018

TOPS Club Inc., Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a nonprofit weight-loss support organization, has begun unveiling its top male and female royalty from 2017. TOPS royalty are men and women who, at the end of the year, have officially recorded the largest weight loss from their starting weight, regardless of the time taken to reach their goal. Linda Mecke of Lewes, who lost 53.25 pounds, was recently announced as the Delaware Queen.

Last year, TOPS launched its Million Pounds Mission, a campaign that encouraged all members working toward their goal weight to lose at least 10 pounds by the end of 2017. Members who had already reached their goal weight were encouraged to maintain their weight loss all year. And the mission was a striking success. 

TOPS offers an individual approach to weight loss and overall wellness. Consistent group support, health education and recognition are all key components to successful weight management. “We are so gratified by our TOPS members’ amazing weight-loss accomplishments,” said Rick Danforth, TOPS president. “Commemorating their life-changing achievements is an essential component of TOPS’ winning formula, whether by losing weight or maintaining goals.”

Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is  $32 per year, plus nominal chapter fees. To find a local chapter, go to or call 800-932-8677.