Saturday, February 26, 2011
GRADUATING FROM A TOP TO A KOP
Many of you already know this, some don't.
I promised a blog a long time ago so decided now would be the time.
TOPS is a non profit weight loss group which means TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY.
In 2007 I weighed 204 when first starting TOPS and reached my goal weight of 152 in nine months.
I went to what they call SRD to graduate and be crowned one of many princesses as I had lost the most in our part of Texas. What a beautiful time.
This is not the best picture but I am not good on pictures but this is one we took personally outside of our motel room. The professional one is on my Spark Page and is better.
After returning to my home things changed as our leader resigned and we had no leader for a while. The few who were here for the summer voted to not have meetings, just weigh ins and that once a month. I told them it wouldn't work for me. I continued as weight recorder but after gaining 15 pounds back decided to change chapters.
I did change chapters and began losing the 15 pounds. I did lose it and once again became a KOP
They gave a party for me at our chapter and presented me with cards and gifts. I am so proud of the plaque a special friend made for me which you see in the picture.
Some have asked what it says. This is what it says:
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
DELLA IRENE DAVIS
has, through diligence and determination, reached her
coveted goal and is hereby awarded this Certificate of Achievement.
Dated this 9th day of September,2010
T.O.P.S. #1694, Donna, Texas
Then it has A KOPS ROSE.
A yellow rose-beautiful, breathtaking,lush with life.
What does it mean when a KOPS gives you a yellow rose?
It means your KOPS friend-
believes in you more than you believe in yourself,
wants you to be everything you were meant to be;
wishes to see you happy with yourself as a person;
sees your potential even if you are blind to it; and
loves you enough to want you to become a KOPS too.
Here you find 5 pounds of fat someone sent me.
Just think I lost 10.4 of those. 52 lost divided by 5 = 10.4 Everyone was too kind to tell me I had made a mistake.
All of the time I belonged to Spark also and Spark and T.O.P.S. together helped me do this after I made up my mind I had to.
Now to keep it off.
Recently we had an area fun day. It was fantastic. Several chapters met and many received awards. I received a few myself. What fun we had.
and you will never be sorry.
Let's get on our horses and SPARK down the road.