TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Posted August 22, 2013 at 10:43 am

TOPS Chapter 0319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ meeting room on Thursday Aug. 15, for the weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Leader, Dorothy called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “Side By TOPS”. We said our pledges and had roll call.

We welcomed a new member, Linda W, to our chapter.

Dorothy announced 32 members weighed in today. There were some good losses. Lynda (II) lost 3.4 lbs, Rosie lost 1.4, Warren 1.6 and Dorothy 1.2. The best loser of the week was Nancy with a 4 lb. loss.

Dorothy read a newsletter from our area captain, Robbie. She thanked all the chapters for their chapter walks and reported with their help she logged in 300 miles She reported our chapter 0319 had two months of good losses June and July our chapter lost 34.2 lbs. She reminded us Fall Rally will be Oct. 27 in Webb City.

Judy B had the program today. She talked about an article she found in the current First Magazine. It said yeast is the reason women over 35 have a hard time losing weight. The article suggested you eat something sweet the day before and the next morning look at your tongue. If it has a white film on it chances are you are getting too much yeast in your diet.

She said nutrition absorption decreases with age. For better absorption they suggested to drink your vegetables. Vegetable juice is absorbed better than the whole vegetable.

She showed us some elderberries and said they have the 2nd highest antioxidants’ of any fruit. It is good made into sauces for meats and for jellies.

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., EI Dorado Springs.

Our weigh in is from 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. The meeting is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. We welcome both men (we have four 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. Come and join us.

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.