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Category Archives: Motivation



Today’s blog is coming to you from Carol Harper, a TOPS Service Program Administrator. By definition, the word EMOTION means, “A natural instinctive state of mind, deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.” It’s no wonder that emotions … Continue reading

Posted in Motivation, Self Esteem, Stress, Success, Weight Loss | 7 Comments


Person embracing themselves

Not long ago, I received an email from a 5-year KOPS, asking for a blog on continuing the journey. Wow, that brought me up short! I figured, incorrectly, that a member who had maintained goal that long had this weight … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Motivation, Self Esteem, Success, Weight Loss | 17 Comments

How Do You Measure Success?

hands raised to help

I thoroughly enjoyed Carol Holtz’s thought-provoking blog on accountability. How many of us tend to use the same gauge over and over again to evaluate success? Sometimes what we are using to measure isn’t even the best tool. I came … Continue reading

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person standing on a scale

When you’re doing well with something, don’t you want to brag? When things aren’t going well, we tend not to mention anything about it. This works the same for our journey to better health. This is why accountability is so … Continue reading

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thirty minutes on a stopwatch

I thoroughly enjoyed Gina’s previous blog on behaviors. The technique she came up with to handle her love of sweets was inspired. Listening to others is definitely helpful. While each of us may have different strategies that work for us … Continue reading

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car passing an inspection

When I was asked to write this blog, I was given the topic of “restarting.” I thought it was perfect for me, as I’ve restarted more times than I can count in most all areas of my life. There isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Learning, Motivation, Success | 17 Comments


making a plan in a notebook

We all joined TOPS to lose weight. You may have done this immediately, or you might still be waiting for something to happen. TOPS can give you many ideas for losing, but you’re the one who needs to make a … Continue reading

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