I went to TOPS for most of my early life from about the age of 11-22 on and off.
It didn't work too well for me in my particular group because esentially, it was a group of older women for whom I think it was their only social outing for the week
There was never too much change in weights for anyone...mostly a gabfest, and then the ladies would have dinner afterward.
This has no bearing whatsoever on TOPS itself..I've read in the magazines and such...great success stories. It's an excellent overall platform, and a worldwide organization to boot. There are great big get togethers called ARD's and PRD's..I've been to a few and enjoyed them very much.
My problem was that I was just a kid in a group of women, and it just wasn't right for me at the time.
I think it would be much better now, as an adult.
I think you'll enjoy it!
Anything will work...when you are truly ready.