Area Captain Larry King was the speaker at a recent meeting of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 1151 in Great Bend. King and his helper Andrew presented a musical pep talk, “Tune Up with TOPS,” and invited members to make their own Top 10 playlists for weight loss.
From the first days of a weight loss program (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”) to the days when moral support is needed (“With a Little Help from My Friends”), members were reminded that losing and keeping off weight is an ongoing process.
“It works if you work,” said King, who has been a member of his TOPS chapter in Norton since 2013 and recently attained his goal weight.
“Your TOPS friends are here for you,” he said, as the song “Stand By Me” played. Then, with Supertramp’s “Give a Little Bit” playing, he added, “You have tools and support, but you have to put in the effort.”
Bad days happen; after all, “Mama Said (There’d be Days Like These),” but “Don’t Stop Believing.”
When it’s time to celebrate success with your chapter, “I Feel Good!” may be the perfect song.
Great Bend TOPS will have a table at the Tribune’s Women’s Expo on Sept. 26 at the Events Center. Members have collected some health-conscious items for a gift basket in the giveaway, and are planning to offer some free weight loss tools with any paid membership Tuesday.
When they aren’t at the Expo, the group meets at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. (Use the west doors.) For the Oct. 3 meeting, if the weather is agreeable, members will meet for weigh-in and then visit the new fitness area at Veterans Memorial Park.
For more information about area chapters contact TOPS Area Coordinator Beverly A. Bednasek, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the TOPS table at the Expo.