Want to start an evening TOPS chapter?

Posted June 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

We would like to start an evening chapter for those who are unable to attend daytime meetings. Please call Robbie Chase at 417/876-0233 to discuss starting an evening chapter.

Twenty-seven members of TOPS 0319 MO met at the El Dorado Springs Church Of Christ sanctuary on Thursday, June 20.

Leader Dorothy called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “TOPS Is A Good Sign.” We said our pledges and had roll call.

Dorothy reported 27 members weighed in. Several good losses were reported. Marie, Sue and Kay each lost 1.2 lbs. Nikki lost 1.6. Rosie lost 1.8 making her the best loser for the week.

Marilyn gave the program today. She spoke on an article she found in a July 2008 copy of TOPS magazine. The title was Frame Of Mind. She said an important part of weight loss is your frame of mind. You need to maintain an upbeat attitude. Start your day before you get out of bed. Start the blood flowing by massaging your head, then sit up and stretch your legs and bend from your waist. Have a healthy breakfast start with a protein then whole grains and fruit. Avoid carbohydrates.

Do not focus on the negative; instead find positive things in your day.

Smile, it makes you happy and revs your metabolism.

Keep busy. Exercise.

Give yourself an ego boost. Do something special for your self. Dress up more and stick to a healthy food plan.

Hang with the best TOPS group. Do not get discouraged, hang in there you are at TOPS and on your way to a healthier life.

Marilyn had some tidbits of information she found.

Other countries that have been found to live longer and are healthier do not eat processed foods and do not drink sodas.

Walk for 15 minutes after a meal.

Some members shared some ideas such as making a “subway” sandwich using romaine lettuce leaves instead of buns.

We were reminded to drink more water in hot weather to compensate for loss due to the heat.

Robbie Chase will be here as our area captain at the next meeting June 27. She will give a brief program. The chapter will meet at 11 a.m. in the Community Center for a chapter walk.

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 am. We welcome both men (we have five men in the club now) and women from all age groups. Our members range in age from 29 to 89.

For more information, call Robbie Chase at 417/876-0233 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.