TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Dec. 30, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Linda Hall, Leader, called the meeting to order.

We sang “Happy Birthday TOPS”

We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges.

Linda led us in roll call and walking reports. Nineteen members weighed in, we had a Gain of 12.2 lbs. and a Loss of 5.4 resulting in a Net gain of 6.8 lbs. Best loser for the week was Linda C with a loss of 4.4 lbs.

Laura did the program today. She spoke on TOPS Rededication taken from TOPS Magazine January/February 2022 issue

New Year, New You!  Were you pleased with 2021 results in 2012?  If not, you need to make a plan for 2022. What are you willing to change? Do you set weekly and or monthly goals? Perhaps weekly goals are better as you can make them attainable.

Laura closed her program with the “TOPS Rededication”

“Today as I rededicate myself to TOPS goals and purposes, I pledge:

To forget my past mistakes and work toward a slimmer figure.

To strive for fulfillment and attainment of my goal

To believe in the power I have over myself and my weaknesses.

To lend a helping hand and a ready smile.

To be a better person and TOPS friend.

This rededication symbolizes my commitment to make a new and fresh start from this day forward.

I am an intelligent person, that is why I joined TOPS

I will control my emotions and will allow myself to move forward every day.

Every time I am tempted to find fault with myself, I will remember that I am the best that I can be.”

Thank you, Laura, for a great program

Contest report: Team 2 had three people absent so only had five points, Team 1 had 7 points. Next week is the last week. We are to skip our favorite dessert or high carb food.

We sang Happy Birthday to Sue.

Pam and Fred will be celebrating a 40th anniversary

With no other business meeting was adjourned with Linda’s quote of the week.

“Be always at war with your Vices. At peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person.” Benjamin Franklin

And our Chapter Motto: IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday morning in the Bethel Free Will Church 1300 S. Summer, El Dorado Springs. Weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m. the meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. and is over by 10 a.m.

Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you for 70 years. We welcome women and men of all ages and couples are encouraged to join. We encourage healthy eating and offer support through our chapter and the National Chapter of TOPS. We have a lot of fun in our weight loss journey and make lifelong friendships. First visit is free with no obligation.

For more information, call Linda Hall at 417/876-7404, TOPS toll-free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

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