TOPS works toward weight loss goals

The TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) group met recently for their weekly meetings. The TOPS and KOPS pledges were repeated by all members. With hand over heart the Pledge to the Flag was recited.

TOPS songs sung were “ Take me out to the Tops Club”, “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Are you Eating?” Happy Birthday was sung to Cindy Hyde.

Due to the coronavirus regulations, we would like to remind everyone that our meetings are held with social distancing observed. This is to ensure that all of our meetings are safe for everyone who attends. Masks are also encouraged.

There were nine members present with weekly best loser being Mary Bush. Mary Rankin, Sue Maison and Nola Easterling were recognized for six weeks without a weight gain.

Mary Rankin and Connie Rankin were winners of the 20 for 20 game.

The annual treasurer’s audit has been completed.

Thank you cards from Todd Rice and Linda and Wayne Dunlap were read to the group.

Cindy Hyde read and discussed an article from the TOPS magazine entitled, “Stuck at the Scale”. Leader, Judy Morgan bought samples of thin crackers for the group to try. The group played “Veggie” bingo.

The meeting was dismissed by repeating the Helping Hand Circle poem. Social distancing was strictly observed.

TOPS information can be obtained from the TOPS website at, by calling Leader, Judy Morgan at 740-667-6641 or by contacting any TOPS member. Weekly meetings take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Tuppers Plains United Methodist Church, 42216 State Route 7, in Tuppers Plains, Ohio.

Information provided by Kathy McDaniel.