TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1300 S. Summer St, El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Sept. 2, for their weekly weigh-in and meeting.

Linda Hall, Leader called the meeting to order.

Ray and Carol led us in singing “A New Image”

We said our TOPS and KOPS pledges.

Linda H led us in roll call and walking report.  Nineteen members weighed in, we had a Loss of 9.8 and a gain of 6.6 resulting in a net loss of 3.2 lbs.   Best loser for the week was Pat with a loss of 4.2.  Other great losses: Robbie 2.4 and Sharron 2.4 Congratulations.

Secretaries report was read and approved.

Linda Hall presented the awards today:

Winner of Free Dues was Linda W.

Robbie, Sue, Warren and Margie all received Back in Black with Perfect Attendance Certificates.

Sharron received a back in black with perfect attendance and her 15 Lb. loss certificate and lost 5.4 for the month making her the best loser for the month. She earned $2. Congratulations Sharron.

Jan received charms and certificates for bringing Sheryl and Rachael to our chapter. Sheryl received a charm and certificate for joining our chapter. (Racheal was unable to stay for the meeting and will get her charm later).

Laura received the KOPS Achieved Goal Certificate and charm for reaching her goal weight. She lost 123 lbs. to goal. Congratulations to Laura.

KOPS in leeway all month: Marie, Ray (and below goal), Marilyn (and below goal), Linda H (below goal), Jean (below goal), Carol and Juda (below goal.)

Those “On the stick” (within 20 lbs. to goal) are: Chris, LJ, Sue, Linda C, Margie, and Judy D.

For the month of August, we lost 47.4 lbs. and gains of 33.6 leaving us with a net loss of 13.8.

Good job considering many were on vacation.

Thank you, Linda H, for doing the awards each month.

CONTEST: Marilyn reported on the new contest that will start next Thursday and end on Oct. 14. The rules are simple you must exercise and lose weight.

TOPS: Exercise 20 minutes three times a week for 1 point; exercise five times a week for an additional point. For the points to count you must lose weight. Less than 1 lb. loss is 1 point one pound or more lost is two points.

KOPS Below goal 1 point, stay the same or lose weight two points.

Entry fee is $1 prize will be money. There will be a separate prize for TOPS & KOPS.

Marilyn will have handouts printed for us next week, including details of the rules.

MARBLE GAME: Ray won the right to draw but did not get the winning marble.

Judy B demonstrated some exercises she is doing for her back, they would be good for all of us to do.

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

“The Great Thing About Getting Older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”

And our 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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