TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Hill Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Nov. 10, for their regular weigh-in and meeting.

Laura Hicks, Leader, called the meeting to order.

Carol led us in singing “Zipping Those Pounds Off.”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Laura led us roll call; Sixteen members weighed in.  We had a 7.0 gain and a 3.4 loss resulting in a net gain of 3.6 pounds. Linda C was the week’s best loser with a loss of 1 lb.  Congratulations Linda!

Warren reported on the contest; Laura is in the lead with Jan in 2nd place.

Laura read some thank you notes. Claudia thanked us for having her visit our chapter and the breakfast and gas money she received. She thanked us for supporting her during her time as TOPS Advocate and hopes to see us all at SRD.

Carol S. thanked the chapter for their support and our donation to Frank’s choice of EWTA.

Marble game; Linda C won the right to draw and drew the winning one. She won $16.50.

Robbie had the program today. She took her program from TOPS NEWS on how to NOT unintentionally hurt someone’s feelings.

What to say and Not to say; Even if you have the other person’s best interests at heart sometimes, we say something to hurt others.

Some examples; “You don’t need to lose weight.” This might be intended to assure someone that you care about them no matter what the scale says, but it may be taken as a negative comment.

“Why are you eating that? Aren’t you on a diet?  Don’t be the food police

At TOPS we try to encourage everyone on a weight-loss journey

We ask “How can we help”

Celebrate things with non-food activities

Be a good listener

Tell them how proud you are of their efforts

Lead by example and set aside the teasing.

Thank you, Robbie, for a great program. Something we all need to be reminded of.

We sang Happy Birthday to Juda and Robbie both celebrating birthdays this week.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto


TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday morning in the “Hill 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

Come and join us.

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