TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Posted January 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

Twenty-two members of TOPS 0319 MO met in the El Dorado Springs Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, Dec. 27.

Leader Robbie called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “Take Good Care Of Yourself.” We said our pledges and had roll call,

The best loser of the week was Dorothy with a 1.6 lb. loss. We sang “Happy Birthday” to Carol, Paul and Marsha and sang “Happy Anniversary” to Freda and Andy, Kay and Ron and Marsha and Larry.

Two KOPS celebrate anniversaries this month. Marilyn has a one-year anniversary as a KOPS and Doris III has a four-year anniversary as a KOPS.

Carol had the program today. She spoke to us on a newsletter she receives from the Mayo Clinic on Research Breakthroughs. One item is people who suffer from a chronic illness such as diabetes can have a sample of their stem cells reprogrammed and injected back to make the diabetes go away. This and some of the other things are in experimental stages right now. They are looking at turning a virus into fighting cancer in the body.

She then read us a poem, “I Asked For…”

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work with.

I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for patience and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.

I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.

I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted;

I received everything I needed and more!

Anyone wanting to start out the New Year with a healthy lifestyle, lose a few pounds and make new friends come and check us out. We will have an Open House on Feb. 14 but welcome visitors at any time without charge or obligation.

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 a.m. 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.