TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Hill Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Oct. 13, for their regular weigh-in and meeting.

Laura Hicks, Leader, called the meeting to order.

Pam led us in singing “Our TOPS.”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Laura led us roll call; 20 members weighed in we had a loss of 5.6 lbs. and a gain of 8.8 lbs. resulting in a net gain of 3.2 lb. Best loser for the week was Rachael, she lost 3 lbs. Congratulations Rachael!

Linda H passed out some awards to members who were unable to attend the Fall Rally. Linda C received a Chapter growth and perfect attendance award. Judy B & Judy D received chapter growth awards.

Linda H was pleased to be able to award Pam her 25 lb. loss certificate! Way to go Pam!

Laura shared the contest information we received at Fall Rally. It is a “Triple Crown Pledge.” You must lose weight at all three- weigh-ins immediately following Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. KOPS must be below goal at the three-weigh ins

Cost to enter is $5. Prizes will be awarded at SRD, April 28 and 29, 2023. If you want to enter, see Laura for the form.

Warren reported on the contest: Linda H has 124 points, Laura has 112.

Sharron had the program today. She talked about the importance of keeping a food journal. If we don’t write down what we eat, we tend to forget it and over indulge. Make it a habit “IF YOU BITE IT WRITE IT”! Several members shared tips on keeping a food journal and everyone agreed when you do this you WILL lose weight. Thank you, Sharron, for a great program!

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned with our club motto.  “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday morning in the “Hill Church” formerly known as 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.

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