TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in The Preferred Family Healthcare building, 700 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs on Thursday, Feb. 8, for their regular weigh-in and meeting.

Warren, our leader, called the meeting to order.

Carol led us in singing “Were the TOPS Club Members”

We said our TOPS & KOPS Pledges

Warren led us in roll call; 21 members weighed in. The chapter had a loss of 11.8 lbs. and a gain of 8.6 which gave us a net loss of 3.2 lbs.

Best Loser for the week was Pat with a 3.6 loss, Congratulations Pat.

Laura had the program today. She talked about “Vision Boards.” She uses Vision Boards to set goals and plan how to achieve those goals and give her a “vision” of her progress towards those goals. Laura has done a great job in setting a goal and achieving that goal. Since joining TOPS Laura has lost over 100 pounds and 100 inches. Her board includes photos of her as a teen, her years in the Army, and so on. She has photos of her weight loss journey starting with a photo of her at her highest weight of over 300 pounds. She has even included in her vision board a drawing of herself in inches as she lost the weight. She added a chart about FAT and how harmful it is to your body and how many calories in a serving of fat.

She said it has helped her to be active and this vision board is something that made her happy to put together as she lost the weight. Laura said Vision Boards not only are used for weight loss. Some people use them for planning a big trip. Some use them for financial planning. If you are a visual person this is the thing for you.

Laura also brought several self-help books on weight loss to share with the members.

LAURA’S JOURNEY – Laura uses Vision Boards to set goals and plan how to achieve those goals and give her a “vision” of her progress towards those goals. She has lost oer 100 lbs. and 100 inches.

Thank you, Laura, for your program. We enjoyed looking at your board!

Warren will have the program next week.

We are reminded the contest ends on Feb. 29.

Linda Hall had an award she missed last week due to a member being absent.

Sharron Received the Month’s Best Loser award. Sharron lost 5 lbs. for the month of January and won $32.65 for her efforts. Keep up the good work Sharron and congratulations!

Linda Hall is sending the SRD sign up sheet around. If you plan to attend SRD you need to give your $40.00 deposit to the treasurer and indicate on the form you are going. If you want to order a promotional item, please indicate what you want and size if needed. You will need to pay the Treasurer for these items.

All must be in by March 8. See Linda Hall if you have questions or concerns.

If you are entering the TOPS poetry contest you must have your entry sent in before February 15th.

Marble Game: Sue won the right to draw but did not get the winning one. The pot has $31.50 in it now.

We sang Happy Anniversary to Warren and Linda. They will celebrate 53 years of marriage on Feb. 14.

Warren read parts of a letter from our area advocate, Kyleen Wilson. She reminded us to set our goals for the Health and Wellness Challenge.

With no other business meeting was adjourned with our motto


For more information call Linda Hall at 417 876 7404. Or 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.

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