Twenty-six members of TOPS 0319 MO met in the El Dorado Springs Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday July 11.

Leader Dorothy called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “Oh Give Me A Loss.” We said our pledges and had roll call.

Dorothy reported the club had a loss of 21.6 lbs. Several good losses were reported. Lynda B lost 3.4 lbs., Verna 2.6, Rosie 1.8, Warren 1.4 and Robbie 1 lb. Our Best Loser for the week was Jessica with a 4.4lb loss.

Marguerite had the program today. She spoke on various ideas from publications she had been reading. She said stress is one of the biggest problems as many of us are stress eaters. Many of Americans do not know true hunger. Ask yourself are you really hungry? Would a glass of water make you feel better? How long has it been since you last ate? If less than two hours you are probably not hungry. Are you eating for other reasons?

She said to learn how to choose your food wisely and learn how to keep variety and fun in your food plan. Pay attention to what you eat and when. Record what you eat. Move more and remember moderation in all is the key.

Plans are being made to host a TOPS open house on Thursday, Aug. 1. If you are thinking of changing to a healthier lifestyle and lose some weight, come and check us out. We are a weight loss support group and you can see our success in the number of members who have reached their goal. The cost to join is low and we learn a new lifestyle not a “diet.”

Watch for us at the St Jude’s 5K walk/run in July we will be passing out information.

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 – 10:00 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

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.