TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Posted December 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

Twenty-Two members of TOPS 0319 MO met in the El Dorado Springs Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Leader, Robbie called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “TOPS Is Great” and we said our TOPS & KOPS pledges and had roll call.

The best loser of the week was Judy with a 1.6 lb. loss. Other good losses were Marsha who lost 6.6 lbs. over a three-week period, and Warren who lost 1 lb. this week. Congratulations to all and to all whom lost any in this Holiday Season. The club “stayed the same” again this week.

Robbie had the program today. Robbie spoke on the Challenge Of Social Calories. She passed out a set of questions for us to answer on how we handle eating out. Then there was a group discussion on how to handle eating out in restaurants, fast food places and some one else’s home. Several members had suggestions on how to handle the situation. One member said they sometimes have to go with a group and the group goes to a buffet. They feel the cost is high so they waste money if they do not eat very much but do not know how to pick the right foods.

Other members had suggestions for them such as walk the buffet before you load your plate, look for the healthy foods such as baked fish, vegetables and fruit. Then reward yourself with one dessert and consider the outing cost as getting to be with your friends.

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. Our TOPS toll free number is 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

Come and join us.