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September 25th meeting was called to order by Sharon. We lost 20 lbs. High loser was Billy. Margaret, Audry and Judy stayed the same. We welcome Claire and Heather as new members. We appreciate Linda for the taste of sugar-free pumpkin pie to celebrate September birthdays.

This lesson was given by our area captain Cindy, soon-to-be future Eastern Missouri Regional leader. The title was, “Masterpiece or Paint by Number” by Michelle May, M.D. Basically we need a less distorted view or perception of what we eat. Food is not bad or good. Have a portion only, write down whether the plate method way, to keep track or exchanges work for you, find your own design. Enjoy what you eat. Listen to your body. Draw new conclusions. Decode your feelings between physical hunger or head hunger. Perfection is not possible. Paint your own masterpiece. You are free to be creative.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off  Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit, international weight loss support group open to anyone seven years of age or older. The MO #0720 chapter meets every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the basement of the courthouse. Come visit us and sit in on a meeting, if you would like to find out more about T.O.P.S. We welcome anyone looking to get and stay healthy.