TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Posted November 22, 2012 at 10:16 am


Thirty members of TOPS 0319 MO met in the El Dorado Springs Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Robbie called the meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “I Want To Be At That Meeting.” We said our pledges and had roll call.

The best loser of the week was Nancy with a 2.6 lbs. loss. Other good losses were Rosie 2 lbs., Robbie 1.8, Judy 1.4, Tammy 1.4 and Irene with a 1 lb. loss.

The program today was a skit done by Nellie, Marie, Carol and Judy, “Once Upon A Time.” Nellie was the narrator and Marie was the lady trying to eat sensibly. Carol was the “wicked witch” who encouraged her to splurge and Judy was the “sensible pumpkin” who encouraged her to eat the right way. It was a very entertaining and good skit. We have so many talented people in our group.

Robbie read the 11 commandments for an enthusiastic team.

1. Help each other be right…not wrong.

2. Look for ways to make new ideas work…not for reasons they won’t.

3. If in doubt…check it out! Don’t make negative assumptions about each other.

4. Help each other win and take pride in each other’s victories.

5. Speak positively about each other and about your organization at every opportunity.

6. Maintain a positive mental attitude no matter what the circumstances.

7. Act with initiative and courage as if it all depends on you.

8. Do everything with enthusiasm.. it’s contagious.

9. Whatever you want…give it away.

10. Don’t lose faith…never give up.

11. Have Fun.

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. Our members range in age from 29 to 89!

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

Come and join us.

TOPS FIGHTS CALORIE WITCH – In photo left to right is Narrator – Nellie; Club leader in background enjoying skit – Robbie; “Wicked Witch”- Carol; TOPS member who is trying to eat sensibly – Marie and Good Pumpkin helping her make choices – Judy.