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Local weight loss queen to get international honor


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Gayle Rayoum now - 118 pounds lighter

Gayle Rayoum, of Coulee Dam, was crowned Washington State Queen at the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) State Convention in Ocean Shores in May.

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Gayle before her weight loss.

Rayoum lost a total of 118 pounds to reach her goal and graduated as a KOPS (Keep Pounds Off Sensibly).

She will represent the state of Washington at TOPS International Recognition Days in San Diego, July 5-7.

Gale was also a Division winner with a 112.5-pound loss for 2011.

TOPS is a non-profit support group.

In 2011, TOPS members internationally lost 863,738.98 pounds or 431.87 tons. Washington State TOPS members lost 26,406.75 pounds.

Gayle Rayoum seen before and after her loss of 118 pounds.

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