TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Posted November 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

TOPS Chapter 0319 met in the Church Of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Nov. 8, with 31 members weighing in.

Leader Robbie called the meeting to order. Carol led us in singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little TOPS.”

The best loser of the week was Warren with a 3.2 lb. loss.

Juda had the program this week. She asked the group, “Why did you join TOPS?” There were several answers from the group. Most wanted to lose weight. Some were encouraged to join by other TOPS members. Some were inspired by the success they saw in TOPS members. But the main goal is to lose weight and improve their health.

Juda said TOPS is considered a support group. She asked, “What have you learned in TOPS or what has TOPS done for you?

Many said it provides awareness and accountability. TOPS provides the support of the other members.

Juda then asked, “What have you gained from TOPS?”

One answer was learning to record what you eat. Some said gaining friends and encouragement from them. Some one said, “Learning to cook the low fat way.” One member said TOPS keeps her weight under control. She has not reached goal yet but feels if not for TOPS she would be gaining.

TOPS welcomes anyone who is interested in a healthier life style and wants to have fun and make new friends to join us at anytime. We meet each Thursday morning in the Church of Christ Meeting Room, 302 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs. Our weigh-in is from 7:45-8:30. The meeting is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. We welcome both men (we have six men in the club now) and women from all age groups.

For more information, call Linda at 417/876 6467 or Juda at 876-4888. Or TOPS toll free number 1-800/932-8677 or you can find us on the web at www.tops.org