Today I was scanning the TOPS magazine and saw that some of the leaders (and board members) have been in TOPS for decades. Thatís a long time to be in an organization and to execute its mission. It reminded me of a question I overheard at IRD.
Someone on stage said that all the leaders on stage being introduced were smaller than they were last year. A group sitting near me commented on the size of some of them. They didn't think it was a good representation of TOPS. I hadn't thought of that. I saw them as representative of many members that have challenges as they get to their goal weight. To me, it feels like member losses are leader's too, for all they contribute.
I, for one, am grateful for what the leaders do to support our efforts. I also know it takes a toll. One of our local leaders was not able to get to goal until she stepped down from her post. With the extra responsibilities that being leaders entails, Iím proud of them for still managing, small losses, or even for maintaining.Thank you leaders! You are volunteers that help us do better and sacrifice your time and maybe more to support us.
whew, I'm glad I got that off my chest.
Goriana, So Cal, USA
| Pounds lost: 29.3