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TOPS member receives KOPS status


Congratulations to Martha Bobb, who lost 40 pounds and met her goal as a TOPS (Taking off pounds sensibly) member! Martha joined TOPS in 1985 and had many difficulties as she struggled to lose weight. One day, as she met the scales, her weight was at an all-time high. Shocked at what she saw, she knew it was time to take charge of her life and get busy doing what needed to be done.

Wanting a healthier path, Martha listened to the TOPS recommendations about food choices, started to  exercise, and with the help of her chapter, she took charge of her health. Her doctor helped her find the best weight for her age and size. With a new mindset, she was determined to exercise twice a week and turn to her TOPS friends for support when needed. The weight dropped off slowly, but steadily. Her neighbor, who is also a TOPS member, was very helpful when she became discouraged. Working together paid off.

Martha celebrated her success at her chapter, TOPS 1229 Sand Lake. In May, she will be honored at state recognition days, when she receives KOPS (keep off pounds sensibly) status.

Anyone interested in visiting TOPS can call Martha at 696-1039. They meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Feel free to arrive early, have a cup of coffee, and visit with members.

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Losing with TOPS


Congratulations to the 2011 TOPS winners. What a great year!

Verta Giddings lost 18 lbs. to reach her goal and is our Chapter Royalty. She is the KOPS that lost the most weight to obtain goal. Bruce Hill also lost 8.25 lbs. to reach his goal and became a KOPS. Great work Verta & Bruce.

Division winners are: 

Division 1 first place with a loss of 32 lbs. was Tina Hansen.

Divison 3 first place with a loss of 14 lbs. was Barbara Lloyd-Trietch and Linda Sprik.

Division 3 second place with a loss of 13.50 lbs. was Leona Kroes-Benson.

Division 4 first place with a loss of 13.75 lbs. was Barb Smith.

Division 4 second place with a loss of 13.00 lbs. was Pat Fisk.

Tina Hansen holds the honor of being the top loser of the year with her loss of 32 pounds.

Bea Marvin and JoAnn DeKlyen received their 5 year KOPS pin and Donna Ripley received a 4 year KOPS pin. Debra Hill received a 2 year KOPS pin and a 1 year KOPS pin was given to Rhonda Hill and Ruth DeYoung. The KOPS pin represents the number of years one has maintained their goal weight.

TOPS also has 2 members Alice Powell and Yvonne Hendricks who have been members in TOPS MI 1229 Sand Lake since the 1970s. All members honored received a corsage, certificate, pins and money for their accomplishments.

TOPS MI 1229 Sand Lake is please to have several men in their chapter. They extend an open invitation for all men and women to join TOPS. This could be your year!

TOPS meet at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake on Tuesday mornings. Weigh in is from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. with a 45 minute meeting following weigh in. TOPS has many interesting programs to teach how to eat right and be more healthy. Anyone wanting additional information please call Martha at 616-696-1039.

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TOPS honors losers


A special program was held to honor two ladies who lost weight to their goal weight and so they are now KOPS (Keep off pounds sensibly)!

Rhonda Hill joined TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) #1229 Sand Lake in August 2010.

She is our chapter photographer person and takes pictures of special events.

We also honored Ruth DeYoung. She joined in January 2002. She has held office as weight recorder and is currently chapter secretary.

Both members were given a certificate, a potted pine tree, a lighted rose, a bouquet of balloons, and a KOPS pin. Congratulations, Rhonda and Ruth!

We now have six KOPS!

Anyone interested in visiting us is welcome. The first meeting is free. Call Martha Bobb 696-1039. We meet Tuesday mornings at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Weigh-ins are 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. with a meeting following.

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