For four years, I have been a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). I have struggled with my scale, now losing, now gaining and it has been a frustrating see saw. I’m within 10 pounds of my goal, but it might as well be 50. I’m torn between enjoying dinner out occasionally with friends, and most recently, family, but came home with five extra pounds which I am now struggling to get off. I fear that when I weigh in on Friday morning, it will not be the number I hope for. We don’t advocate any special diet, just have programs on carbs, sugar, and other pertinent topics. 

There have been times when I’ve been tempted not to go, due to weight gain, but I enjoy the ladies and we have a lot of fun, so even though I may not tip the scale in the direction I want it to go, I’ll show up. At the end of the month we get a “report card” of our progress or should I say regress the previous month. A heart indicates an overall weight loss, and a little face with a frown indicates a weight gain. I have enjoyed the past five days with my family, eating out most of the time, so guess I will have to bite the bullet and show up Friday morning. I’ve endeavored to be good, food wise, since my family left, but the scale is not cooperating! Must not be working right?  Someone once said that optimism is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.