Edmonds TOPS Chapter back to meeting in person

Edmonds TOPS chapter member John Quast handed out water and healthy snacks to participants during the June TOPS Walk. Since joining, John has lost almost 25 pounds.

The Edmonds chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is once again meeting in person.

One of the main complaints about being at home for the past 15 months due to the COVID pandemic is weight gain, noted chapter leader Laurie Dressler. Members of the Edmonds TOPS Chapter continued to meet virtually and have largely managed to maintain their weight rather than add pounds, she said.

Dawna Gonzalez, who joined the chapter’s Zoom group in October 2020, was honored as a chapter division winner during the group’s first in-person meeting. By the end of December, Dawna had lost more than 15 pounds.

One of the first in-person events was the annual TOPS Walk along the Edmonds waterfront. The walk, held earlier this month, drew 15 participants,

The Edmonds TOPS chapter meets Tuesday morning for weigh-in between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and lasts one hour. The meetings are held at the Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523 84th Avenue West in Edmonds. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Laurie Dressler at 425-742-3724 (text or call) or by email at dresslerl2002@yahoo.com.
  1. This sounded like something that I would be interested in except I have a job so cannot do daytime activities. This is a common thing in Edmonds. Having events, classes, public meetings, etc during business hours. Does nobody work around here?

    1. There are chapters that meet at different times. Contact the person mentioned and they can help you find a chapter that meets your schedule. TOPS also had an online chapter.

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