TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Leader Sheryl Ann opened the meeting and Kay S. led us in singing “I Won’t Eat That Today”.

Six members wore the clothes they used to wear before coming to TOPS. All had very baggy clothes. They were: Steve he has lost 55 lbs. since starting TOPS, Juanita, she has lost 55 lbs. as well, Linda H. she had lost 50 lbs. but gained back some and is almost back to her goal. Marie lost 20 lbs., Sue C has lost 45 lbs. and is almost to her goal, and Jean L, lost 45 lbs. 12 years ago and has stayed in her “leeway” for the past 12 years. Congratulations to all and hope to see more baggy clothes next time.

We said our pledges and Sheryl led us in roll call. Twenty-six weighed in today and the chapter had a net loss.

Kadeana was the week’s best loser with a loss of 6.0 lbs. over a 3-week period. Marilyn led us in some exercises.

Marilyn presented the awards for October.

The chapter had a 31.6 net loss for the month of October.

Sue F won the drawing from those with perfect attendance, she gets a month’s free dues.

Sandi was the months best loser with a loss of 6.6 lbs. Sandi received $5.30 as the best loser for the month.

KOPS in Leeway all month were Marie, Lynda, Marilyn, Sharon, Jean, Juanita, Steve, Melanie and Carol.

Lynda, Marilyn, Sharon, Juanita, Steve and Melanie were all below goal.

Juda received a certificate and charm for her 40 lb. loss

Jean L received a certificate for a vacation loss.

Sharon received a certificate and charm for her 9-year KOPS anniversary. She also received a KOPS in Black certificate. (Meaning she did not go out of leeway all year.)

It was noted Linda H and Margie are “on the stick” almost to goal.

Many of our members have reached the 10 lb. loss required for the Million Pound Challenge. We have two more months to go.

We sang Happy Birthday to Jan T.

Marie won the right to draw for the marble but did not get the winning one.

Sheryl had everyone draw a name. She is asking us to start a “secret Pal or TOPS pal”. She asked each member make an effort to contact the person they drew by email, card, phone call. Gifts are not required. Let’s help make this holiday season a little brighter for our TOPS friends. We will do this though the month of January.

Warren reported on the contest. The TOPS portion has Angie in the lead with Warren in 2nd place and Sheryl in 3rd. The TOPS portion has Steve in first place and Juanita in 2nd.

Sheryl asked how many veterans we have in our chapter. There are three, Melissa, Warren and Steve.

Reminder: KOPS meeting Saturday, Nov. 4, in Springfield.

Sheryl asked how many want to order the Real Life, Real People Books? They will cost approximately $18.50 each. We will take a final count next week.

With no more business we closed with our song “The More We Get Together” and our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME.”

TOPS MO #9319 meets each Thursday morning in the Church of Christ Meeting room at 302 E Hospital Road, El Dorado Springs, Mo. Weigh in starts at 7:45 a.m. the meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. and is over by 10 a.m.

We welcome men and women of all ages who are interested in learning about a healthy lifestyle. We welcome women and men of all ages.

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