TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Hill Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Oct. 20, for their regular weigh-in and meeting.

Laura Hicks, Leader, called the meeting to order.

Pam led us in singing “Halloween Song.”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Laura led us roll call; Seventeen members weighed in and we had a loss of 9.4 lbs. and a gain of 12.2 lbs. resulting in a net gain of 2.8 lb. Best loser for the week was Sharron with a loss of 2.8. Congratulations Sharron!

Laura shared a letter from Randy, our Western Mo Coordinator regarding the two challenges. One is the New Member Challenge and the other is the Triple Crown Challenge. The triple crown challenge is to lose weight at each weigh-in immediately following the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. KOPS must be under goal at each of these weigh ins. The cost to join is $5 prize is a pin awarded at SRD on April 28-28. Deadline to enter is Nov. 1. See Laura for the forms.

Marilyn had the program today; she shared the miracle weight loss Halloween spell for weight loss. She read a story about a witch sharing her weight loss spell. To do this you will need to:

1.    Make water your best friend

2.    Eat veggies every day

3.    Eat veggies from the rainbow (bright colors, purple, red, green yellow)

4.    Small portions of meat only use as a seasoning, not the main dish

5.    Watch the amount of pasta and bread

6.    Eat beans!

7.    Remember sugar is on the no-no list

Marilyn ended her program by leading us in a few stretches and exercises.

Thank you, Marilyn, for a great program and for the exercise.

Warren reported on the contest, Linda H has 181 points, Constance, 165 and Laura 145.

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” 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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