Members of TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, were recently honored for their weight-loss endeavors at the organization’s annual International Recognition Days.

This year’s IRD, with a theme of "Vive TOPS," took place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The festivities recognized TOPS award winners who, with determination, perseverance, and support from fellow members, achieved the greatest weight loss in 2017.

The TOPS Ohio Queen is Cindy Casciato of Ravenna, who lost 90.5 pounds. 

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.