TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the United Methodist Church, 201 E Broadway on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.  For their weekly weigh in and meeting.

Leader Sheryl Ann called our meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “Our TOPS” We said our pledges.

Sheryl led us in roll call and walking report. She said 27 members weighed in today and we had a net loss of 8.4 lbs. Sandi was the best loser for the week she lost 10.2 lbs.  Congratulations Sandi.

We sang Happy Birthday to LoEtta, Kay and Linda W.

Steve is celebrating his one-year KOPS this week. Congratulations Steve!

Marble game: Juanita won the right to draw but did not get the winning one.

Contest Report:  Team Marilyn won this week. Team Juanita had to sing to Team Marilyn.

Sheryl had us draw for a secret pal.  This will run from Oct. 1 through December. If you did not get to draw a name and you want one, please see Sheryl.

If you draw a name, please be prepared to do some little something for the person you drew.  It can be only a note left in the basket Sheryl brings for us to leave things in.

Fall rally: the address for the location of fall rally is 105 W. Division St., Bolivar.

LJ donated a decorated bag for the table centerpiece.  Thank you, LJ,

Sheryl asked if we wanted to participate in the Christmas Parade.  LJ and husband will have their convertible in the parade.  Possibly some could ride in it with them.  This was tabled after some discussion.

Sheryl said the spring Baked Potato Luncheon is penciled in for March 18.  This too was tabled till a later date.

The Floor was turned over to Marilyn for the program. She spoke on Accountability and tuning up your attitude, taken from the TOPS real life book.

What is your attitude towards exercise? You must be committed to an exercise program. It requires self-control. You need to set goals (I will walk for 20 minutes three times a week). Be realistic, it does not happen overnight. Make the time to exercise. You can even exercise while watching TV. Try to do some exercise most days. Do the more intense exercise two or three times a week.

Benefits of regular exercise are: Lower blood pressure, weight loss and muscle strength. Muscle strength can prevent falls. Remember check with your doctor before starting an exercise program

Marilyn then demonstrated 10 exercises we can do at home every day.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the Methodist Church at 201 E Broadway, El Dorado Springs. Weigh in starts at 7:45 a.m. the meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. and is over by 10 a.m.

Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you for 70 years.  We welcome women and men of all ages and couples are encouraged to join.  We currently have two couples in our group who have found it fun and encouraging.  We encourage healthy eating and offer support through our chapter and the National Chapter of TOPS.  We have a lot of fun in our weight loss journey and make lifelong friendships.  First visit is free with no obligation.

For more information, call Sheryl Walker at 417 876 5699 or Linda Hall at 417 876 6467. Or TOPS toll-free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

Come and join us.

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