Newsletter - May 2013 for Barnstable & Plymouth Counties

Barbara Pacheco...7 Autumn Way Bourne, MA... 508-833-8805... e-mail bptops@aol.com

Old Goat

 The young couple invited their aged parson for Sunday dinner.  While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the minister asked their son what they   were having. "Goat," the little boy replied. "Goat?" replied the startled man of the cloth, "Are you sure about that?" "Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Pa say to Ma, 'Might as well have the old goat for dinner today as any other day.'

The Boston Marathon tragedy is a reminder of what a volatile world we live in. I am sure some of us had family, friends or neighbors who were there or knew somebody that was.  Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

We hope a lot of you will be attending our Choosing to Change workshop on Saturday May 18th. Our royalty and runners-ups will be sharing their stories on what made them choose to change their habits and what keeps them motivated.

Wavering Wanda will be making her “famous” quinoa (keen-wa) salad   and you will be making your sandwich from the sandwich bar.  The cost  will  be $5.00 per person (this will include both admission and lunch) and we will be having a 50/50 raffle. If your chapter is planning on attending please send us an e-mail by May 11th  as to how many so we can estimate what we need for food.

How about inviting a friend to introduce them to TOPS?  Is there someone that you think can be helped by attending?  Here is your chance.  Do something good for a friend and invite them.

Place:  West Congregational Church
155 North Walker Street Ext
Taunton, MA
Time:  Registration 8:30… Starts at 9:15
Directions from the Bourne Bridge about 45 minutes

Stay straight to go onto RT-25 W. 24.4 miles
Merge onto US-44 W via EXIT 6 toward Taunton/Providence Ri.7.1 miles
Turn slight left onto Court St/US-44 W/RT-140 N/RT-138 S.
Continue to  follow US-44    W/R    T-138 S.US-44 W is just past Knotty Walk  .04 miles
Turn left onto Taunton Grn/US-44 W/RT-140 S/RT-138 S. Sovereign Bank is on the left
If you are on Post Office Sq. and reach Cohannet St you've gone a little too far
Stay straight to go onto Winthrop St/US-44.  2.5 miles
Turn right onto N Walker St .Dunkin Donuts is on the corner
155 North Walker St. is on the left
If you reach S. Walker St.  you've gone a little too far
If you need directions from a specific location please let me know.

 CHALLENGE FOR 224 EAST FALMOUTH: Two members Sharon and Kay came up with a challenge for us.  33 members committed to lose 10% of their body weight by the last weigh- in of the year December 17th.  No one wanted to get weighted in on Christmas or New Years Eve. KOPS can choose an amount they want to lose to maintain their status or get below goal. We wrote down our short & long range goals to stay accountable. We calculated how much we need to lose each month in order to reach our individual goal by the end of the year.  Sharon brought in 5 and 10 pound bags of potatoes for us to carry around to see what our extra weight feels like. The consequences are you will do a program next year if you do not lose your committed amount.
Maybe your chapter would like to try it start this month.

Anything from your chapter that you would like to share… contests, programs, recipes etc.  Please let me know and I will put it in the newsletter.

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN TOPS?
LOSE WEIGHT YOURSELF, SUCCESS FOLLOWS SUCCESS.

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH…

 EGO…………………………..     KILL IT
LOVE….………………………    VALUE IT
SMILE……………… ………..    KEEP IT
GOSSIP ………………………   IGNORE IT
SUCCESS…………………….    ACHIEVE IT
JEALOUSY……………………   DISTANCE IT
KNOWLEDGE………….……    ACQUIRE IT
CONFIDENCE………………    TRUST IT

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