Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sharing a poem .........

Hubby is a member of my TOPS group and has lost 37 lbs so far (much better than his wife is doing) and today he wrote a motivational poem I would like to share with all of you.

Going to church once a week is not the same as praying
... Watching the children in the yard is not the same as playing
Dreaming of sea's and foreign land is not the same as going
Sitting in a boat with oars at your feet is useless without you rowing
Bouncing on the seat and playing with the knobs will never move the car
We are the masters of our own destiny and destiny is never where you are
The program works but we must to or the job is only halfway done
Like a harnessed horse with no driver standing out in the prairie sun
So watch the hazards learn what works lets give the horse a hand
The horse is called TOPS she will carry the load and take us to the promised land

05:00  mini wheats, grapefruit
10:00  yogurt
12:00  raw peppers, cucumbers, beef w/barley soup and crackers
14:30  snack bar
17:00  pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions

Hope everyone had a great day!!!


  1. Sitting in a boat, oars at our feet, is useless without us rowing ... powerful analogy!

  2. Tell your hubby nicely done. Great poem. And I too like the oar/boat/rowing analogy. :)

  3. Love it, Tess. He should submit it to the TOPS News. Can I use it for my chapter and the TOPS Loop?


  4. Great Poem!
    And congrats to him on the loss!

    Good job with your food!
    It doesn't look like enough sometimes, but your body would tell you if it wasn't :) As long as you feel good, then you must be doin it right!!!