The completion of the Periodic Table of TOPS is almost here. I am creating another compound to mark this moment.
These elements will shine a bright light as the end of the series is NeAr.
When the end of something I am working on is NeAr, I will reflect back on what needed to happen to get to that point. The use of elements began on March 18, 2022, when I announced the start of the series with Health (H) as the first element. Many members started using each element as talking points at their chapter meetings.
It was only when I joined TOPS that I learned the importance of Food (F) and Nutrition (N), followed by Planning (P) for better Control (C). Also, I realized my past Behavior (B) was impeding my Victory (V) of hitting my Target (T) Weight (W).
I Believe (Be) that it helps not to think that I am on a Diet (Dy). Trusting myself to keep PaCe, remain Sensible (Sb) and work on FrEsH Clues (Cl) to help me Navigate (Na) through the Temptation (T) of grabbing unhealthy Snacks (Sn). Understanding my Kryptonite (Kr) helps with my Cravings (Cr) which were Obstacles (Os) in the past. I can now say No.
Now, I am not trying to Camouflage (Ca) my struggles. Getting the right amount of Exercise (Xe) is still a problem and lately my Eureka (Eu) moments have been few. But TOPS has taught me not to beat myself up and just HeAl.
I never really thought what I was going to do when I hung up my lab coat from my career of studying Bacteria (Ba). Being a TOPS member has afforded me many chances to grow. I now enjoy using the line from those old hair loss commercials, “Not only am I a member, I am now the President.”
There is only one more element to add to the Periodic Table of TOPS. I always knew which element would be the last one. Maybe some of you have already figured it out. Many of us get NeAr to this element, but you will just have to wait to see if you are right.