TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Preferred Family Healthcare building, 700 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Oct. 12, for their regular weigh-in and meeting.

Warren, our leader, called the meeting to order.

Carol led us in singing “Trick or Treating”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Warren led us in roll call; 20 members weighed in. The chapter had a gain of 1.0 lbs. and a loss of 11.0 with a net loss of 10 lbs.

Best Loser for the week was Connie with a loss of 4 lbs. Congratulations Connie.

Linda presented Pat with her 500 miles walked certificate. She also presented Carol with her KOPS in Black with Perfect attendance certificate.

Warren said he has copies of the shoe we can color in the spaces, one for each 20 minutes spent walking or working out.

Sharron had the program today. She spoke on “Share the Love, not the Food” which was taken from the November/December 2018 issue of TOPS News. There will always be other people who shower you with “Food Love.” Some will say I made this cake just for you; or just one bite will not hurt you, or you can diet tomorrow. She gave us some tips on how to redirect your food focus. Instead of meeting friends for a food event, suggest you meet and go on a walk, Give yourself non-food rewards. We then shared some recipes Sharron found in the TOPS NEWS and some other members brought to the meeting.

Laura reported on a new contest: She suggested for the next 8 weeks we add up all losses and donate a monetary amount equal to the losses to the Hope Center. The member that loses the most will be the one to present the check to the Hope Center. Jan made a motion to do this contest; (Net Loss of each participant for 8 weeks with dollar amount going to the Hope Center donation.  The cost for each participant will be $2). Fred seconded the motion and motion carried.

Marble game:  there is $21.50 in the pot.  Sharron won the right to draw but did not get the winning one.

Warren reminded us of the TOPS Tea Friday 13th 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pam’s house.

There was discussion about the TOPS Christmas Party. Carol made a motion to have the TOPS Christmas party and gift exchange on Thursday, Dec. 14. Jan seconded the motion, the motion carried.

The date has been set for the El Dorado Spring Christmas Parade, it will be Saturday Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Theme will be “Christmas on The Silver Screen” Discussion on if we want to enter the parade was tabled till next week.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto


It’s weight loss, done right.

For 75 years, TOPS Club has helped people take off, and keep off, the weight. We are all about doing things by the book – we have strong ties to the medical community, and believe in healthy living from the inside, out. It is a holistic approach to wellness. No fad diets. No gimmicks. No shortcuts. With us, it all comes down to accountability, unwavering support, and top-tier resources.

Are you …

· Ready for a healthier lifestyle?

· Feeling ignored by your current program?

· Not getting the support that you need?

· Open to the idea of committing to yourself?

· Craving a stronger network of people who have similar goals as you?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, TOPS is ready for you. We were the first weight loss organization of this kind when we opened our “doors” in 1948. And we intend to stick around the longest. If you commit to us, we’ll commit to you.

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.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the “Preferred Family Healthcare building at 700 E. Hospital Rd, 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.