TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

Thirty-one members of TOPS 0319 MO met at the El Dorado Springs Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Leader, Robbie called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “I’d Like To Tell The World.”

We welcomed a new member, Linda, into the chapter. We were pleased to welcome back Candy. Candy had surgery and was unable to be with us for several months.

The best loser of the week was Jessica with a 5.6 lb. loss (two-week period). Other good losses were Tom 5.4 lbs. (two-week period), Judy B 2.6 loss, Marie 1.8, Verna 1.2, and Jan T 1.0.

Marguerite had the program today. Her program was titled "Varoom." It is a New Year and we are heading forward in our journey. There will be hills and valleys, curves, sunshine and rain. Our destination is to reach our weight goal. We are all on this journey together. Some of us did very well and some of us got on a detour. Marguerite challenged us to follow a map and arrive at our destination. The map is a sensible eating plan and getting more exercise. The New Year is a new beginning, gaining is out, losing is in.

TOPS.org encourages healthy eating. A lot of the members use the exchange system and TOPS furnishes information and cards you can carry with you to help understand and stay on the exchange system.

Marguerite then spoke on the upcoming SRD (State Recognition Days). The dates are April 5 – 6. The place, Oasis Convention Center, Springfield.

Many of our members plan to attend. This is a time of reward and renewal of commitment to a healthy lifestyle. This is also a time when chapter members have a chance to show off the “New Look”, see friends from other chapters and listen to motivational success stories from other TOPS members from across the state.

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 be host an Open House on Feb. 14 but welcome visitors at any time. There is no charge or obligation to visit.

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.