HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR WHITE INGREDIENTS??

Knowing your white ingredients has nothing to do with weight loss, but it was a lot of fun for the chapter to try and figure out what they were. I took the test myself and only got 5 correct!! And I was the one who put the ingredients in the baggies. -Deb
Baggiesofwhiteingredients

12 numbered baggies filled with white ingredients from the kitchen

RULES and Game Sheet
Click on links below for
program and game sheet

RULES and Answer Sheet

Member's Program Sheet

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CA2311whiteingredientsprogram
Vi Witt, Jeanne Weaver and June Wolter,
members of #CA2311, Lucerne, try guessing
what each white ingredients is.

CONTEST IDEAS
Keep scrolling for more contest ideas.

OctopiMI1736 Dexter
YIPPEE...Another Octopus Contest...This time
MI1736 Dexter is getting into the act.
Frogcontest

FROG CONTEST
I don't know where I got this
HAVE FUN!!-Deb

Click here for Rules

Santa,Png

SANTA'S LITTLE LOSERS
CONTEST submitted by: Carlene Wellington

Click on all four links for Game Board, Instructions, Team Tally Sheet and Individual Tally Sheet

If you have any questions, call Carlene at: 253-845-8693 or email: carlenegary@comcast.net

RULES and INSTRUCTIONS 2santaloserboardwww

CONTEST GAME BOARD

TEAM TALLY
WORKSHEET
INDIVIDUAL
TALLY SHEET

TWO NEW CONTESTS SUBMITTED BY NEVADA CHAPTER

ONE IS FOOTBALL and the other is called FINAL HUNT FOR LOSSES

CLICK ON IMAGE OF EACH CONTEST FOR RULES

HURRAY FOR FOOTBALL


Click on image for rules

Ftopsfootballfieldcontest

FINAL HUNT FOR LOSSES


Click on image for rules

FinalHuntcontest

Octopidana
WA1503, Port Orchard Octopus Contest
The multicolored one is Aleta Belvin's, pink one is Dana Suttel's, the white one is Karen Fortner's
and the red one is Barb's. They all donated two gifts to a basket that will go to the winner or winners in the case of a tie.
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TAPE MEASURE CONTEST
Submitted by PA 0858, Terre Hill's COLEADER

Click on Link below

TAPE MEASURE CONTEST

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This is our new contest (CA2311, Lucerne) which started in April.
It's fairly simple. Lose weight...move your marker one space
per quarter pound. Gain, move back. Caterpillar is worth ten pound loss.

Bingo

GET ACQUAINTED BINGO

RightsnowflakeLose Weight From January to January...Win Big Bucks!! Click on this link: Year Long Contest for all the details.Leftsnowflake

OFF TO THE RACES
Startingline

Each contestants pays a fee to join contest. Depending on what area you live in, your chapter members can decide which type of race to play...Some choices include: race cars, dog sleds, boats, horses, whatever...Get a bulletin board or cork board and put a racetrack poster on it with sections marked off. Have each member cut out a cardboard game pieces (dogs sleds, cars, etc...) with their name written on them. Use tacks or pushpins to attach them to the starting line on the board. Losses move game pieces forward, gains move pieces backwards. Each section may represent 1/4 pounds, or whole pounds...whatever the chapter decides. The first to cross the finish line wins. If your chapter is large, you may have second and third place place winners. If the game is played correctly, the member who loses the most weight will win. Penalties for being absent may be having to move back two sections.
Redflag
GOOD LUCK...and they're off...

THE BULLSEYE CONTEST

Target

Pretty much the same as the Off to the Races Contest. Each contestant receives a dart as a game piece. Everyone starts on the outer ring of the target. Loses result in moving towards the bullseye. Gains result in moving away from the center. If member has a gain the first week, they must lose that weight before putting their dart on the starting ring. The rules are that the first person who hits the bullseye MUST stay there for two more weeks before claiming their prize. Prize is determined by the chapter members. KOPS rules may be included to help Kops stay in leeway, or below goal.

Dart

CLOTHESPIN BAG CONTEST

Clothespinbag

Each member makes their own small clothespin bag (or purchases one) and brings it to the chapter the week of the contest. Each member receives 12 clothespins, provided by the chapter, to put into their bag. Weekly losses...take one pin out. Gains...place a clothespin into your bag. After so many weeks, the member with the least clothespins wins, or you may continue until a member empties their bag completely. Prize determined by the chapter BEFORE the start of the contest.

Clothespin

HALLOWEEN CONTEST

Toothpickfood

The Halloween Contest based on points was enjoyed by PIEDMONT TOPS, Alabama (1968 TOPS NEWS) The chapter divided into teams and received points for attendance, exercising and losing weight. The losing team would have to dress in funny costumes and be greeted at the next meeting with a "trick or treat" from the members of the winning team. The tricks or treats could be raisins, pickles, carrots, or cantaloupe on toothpicks, or small diet cookies, or sugar free penny candies that were prepared at home and brought into the chapter on platters. (the magazine reports that this competition netted a 48 pound loss from the 12 members who participated.)

TEAM POINT CONTEST

or backwards: TSETNOC TNIOP MAET

Members are assigned to teams. For five weeks, each member earns points for attending the entire meeting, submitting a completed food chart, sending a card or calling someone that week, and losing weight. To add to the suspense, however, on the last week, members must weigh in backwards and aren't told if they lost or gained. This way, no one knows ahead of time who the winning team will be until the weight report is read at the meeting.
Points

GIFT WRAPPED PRIZE CONTEST

Giftbox

Volunteer who doesn't want to do the contest, is given money from the treasury, to buy a great prize to wrap beautifully will bring it to the chapter to display in full view for all the members to see. Any member wishing to join contests will write their name on a piece of small paper and attach it to the wrapped gift. Chapter members decide how many weeks they want the contest to run. If member gains, their name comes off the gift. Last name on the gift wins!!! Kops rules need to be included. Or chapter can have a separate gift for the KOPS to compete for.

Octopuscontest

THE OCTOPUS CHALLENGE

These are our octopi. Our chapter CA 2311, Lucerne, just started this contest to get us through the 8 weeks left in the year of 2013. Each week, if you have a gain, you must snip off a leg of your octopus. Everyone thinks this is awful, but we are in TOPS to LOSE weight...not gain...so, if you do what you're in TOPS for, you won't lose any legs off your octopus. At the end of year, whoever's pet has the most legs will win the collected $1 for each octopus. Our chapter is small, so the grand prize will be $7.00.

Happy Holidays!!!

TO SEE END RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST click here: END OF CONTEST RESULTS

BUILDING A TOPS HOUSE - TEAM CONTEST

Housetops

This contest was played by Lucky Belles TOPS, North Hollywood, CA. A house was constructed out of paper and cut into many pieces. This is determined by the chapter before the contest starts. Each piece of the house is worth a certain number of points which are earned by the team members for attendance and weight loss. The first team to complete the construction of the house wins. The losing team must "entertain" the winning team by preforming a skit, or singing songs, or other type of entertainment.

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT...
These little contest ideas were taken from the September TOPS NEWS 1968.

WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION CONTEST

This contest was set up for those members with clothing problems while losing weight. Weight losses or turtles earned one "buck" and attendance earned 1/2 buck. Bonus bucks were given for other tasks such as giving a program, exercise and turning in a food chart. Members brought in clothing marked with sizes and some household items at the start of the competition. When the contest closes, members will auction off the items using their earned "bucks." The chapter will have fun while providing members with clothing to fit their trimmer figures and other white elephant items that have been brought in.
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CHRISTMAS TREE CONTEST

Cascade Mountain TOPS in Bend, Oregon, (chapters had names back then...not numbers!) enjoyed a Christmas Tree Contest for TOPS and KOPS. Two trees were constructed...one silver and one gold. TOPS names were printed in silver on BLUE "T's" and hung on the silver tree. KOPS names were printed in gold on white "K's" and hung on the gold tree. A gain or turtle for TOPS removed their letter, but KOPS only dropped off only with a gain. Last TOPS and KOPS left on the tree will win. Prizes to be determined by the chapter before the contest begins.
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Money 42955 640

BIG BUCKS

a. Runs month to month.
b. Strickly voluntary to join.
c. At the last weigh-in of the month members have to decide if they want to be in the contest the next month.
d. It cost $5 to join.
e. Each weigh in of the month TOPS must have a loss. If they have a gain or turtle or miss the meeting they owe $5. KOPS must be at or below goal, if they are above goal, even if they lost, or they miss a meeting, they owe $5. It could cost you as much as $25 if you don't lose and there are 5 weigh-in that month. Thus the reason we call it "Big Bucks".
f. At the last weigh in for the month, the money is awarded to the TOPS/KOPS that had the most # of losses or weigh ins at or below goal. If there is more than one, the money is split among all winners.

LOSE TO WIN

a) At the start of the contest it cost $2 to join, we ask for members to pay in quarters.
b) KOPS and TOPS are kept separate and just compete against their own.
c) Each members quarters are put into a little container with their name on it. The TOPS names are done in a different color then the KOPS to make it easy to keep them separated.
d) Each week that a TOPS has a loss they get to take 1 quarter out of their jar. If the TOPS has a gain or a turtle or misses the meeting they have to add a quarter to their jar.
e) Each week that KOPS are at or beow goal they get to take a quarter out of their jar. If a KOPS is above goal or misses a meeting they have to add a quarter to their jar.
f) The first TOPS to empty their jar wins all the quarters in the remaining TOPS jars. The first KOPS to empty their jar wins all the remaining quarters in the KOPS jars. For multiple winners the money is split equally.
g) This can go as short as 8 weeks or as long as it takes for someone to empty their jar.
Submitted by: Kathy Beggane
Leader, CA 0515, Santa Clarita

Another page of contest ideas: Contests from CA0009, Burbank


Goodie BagGoodie BagGoodie BagSubmitted by: CA 0379 Thousand Oaks
This song was entertainment by a contest losing team to the winning team.
We supplied decorated small bags with one favorite thing in each, as a congratulatory gift for winners to take home.
Goodie BagGoodie BagGoodie Bag
FAVORITE THINGS – TOPS VERSION (Presenters sing once, then everyone sings) 3 Stanzas:
1.
Pants that have latex 'n
slippers so fuzzy,
Tops with bright colors;
no bulge on my tummy.
Giggles at meetings
fun contests to bring
These are a few of
my favorite things.
2.
Sweet and tart apples.
Grapes that we suckle
Salads that crunch,
and veggies to juggle
Beans and brown rice
all will lead me to sing,
These are a few of
my favorite things
3.
Weight down today,
I feel light as a feather
I skip and then pause to pick
frag-rant blue heather
More pounds lost next week
will lead me to Queen,
These are a few of
my favorite things

Chorus:

When the scale tips
When my mood dips
When I ate petite fours

I simply remember my favorite things....
And then I’m jazzed up...once...more!!

Actual Goodie Bag
Decorated by Leader
Bagsfromleader

8 week Contest Submitted by:
TOPS CA 0379 Thousand Oaks
LOSE OR CONSEQUENCES CONTEST

click link for instructions and questions

Instructions and Questions

Chart for keeping track
Chart

This is the Question Drawing Board

LC Question Draw041


Chapter FUND RAISER Idea:

We had a fund raiser last spring. It was a swap meet at the Senior Center. It cost for a parking spot and we bought two. There were lots of vendors and even food (not good food). The Center provided tables and disposal of all the left over stuff no one wanted to take home.
All members worked a shift.
I was there all day taking in money. It was lots of work, but also lots of fun. Very organized drop off procedure by the center. We had the advantage of LOTS of shoppers. We took in over $200 for our chapter and had fun walking around looking at everyone else's stuff too.
(submitted by member Judy Sander)
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Another Fund Raising Idea

We always have a bag auction every year for another fundraiser among our members. Members decorate their bag to give "clue" as to what might be inside. A starting bid is placed on the back by the person donating the bag. Items must be good quality and cost must be kept to a minimum. Some members will bid very high, determined to get a specific bag.

LOTS OF FUN.

Anyone who does not want to participate doesn't have to, of course. We took in $143 on our last auction. We have a fabulous auctioneer. We usually split our sales on these type of fund raisers 50/50 to general fund and SRD fund. The main purpose is to be sure there is enough money in the SRD fund for those who want to attend.
(submitted by chapter's Treasurer, Judy Sander)


Paper Doll Contest by Karen Jacobs-Elton for TOPS WA276 Silverdale

$1 sign up fee (8 week contest)
Materials:
* Personal paper doll for each member.
* Eight (8) pieces of clothing (paper pieces) such as:
Hair, Shirt, Pants or Dress, Shoes (2), Socks (2), and a Hat. (1 piece per week).
Game:
Each member gets their own Paper Doll to attach items of clothing to. A weekly weight loss is all that is needed to play. One item of clothing per week for 8 weeks will be put on your personal paper doll with a loss of weight each week. Turtles do not count. Members will also be voting on the cutest decorated doll at the end of the contest, winner gets a special prize!
Object:
To cover your Paper Doll with "clothing" and win the contest. Member who has the most clothes on his/her paper doll wins the contest and all proceeds from the contest. If there is a tie, prize monies will be divided accordingly
Alldolls
Barbidoll Chelsdoll Janetdoll Karendoll Marilyndoll Ruthdoll Virginiadoll

FEBRUARY CONTEST
LOVE YOUR HEART CONTEST
submitted by Glorya Neitzel
FEBRUARY CONTEST 2
HEART AWARENESS Contest
submitted by Glorya Neitzel
THIS IS JUST A CONTEST IDEA
(not an actual contest for you to enter)
Submitted by: Rhonda Madison WA1147, Graham
Rhonda's Blog

It is called: Stay FREE with me For SRD!
Click here: Stay Free with Me Contest
Rhonda says, "This contest was for my chapter only. It has really motivated quite a few members. One is going to try and achieve her KOPS status losing those final difficult pounds, and another wants to regain her KOPS status. A few others who’d like to go to SRD are motivated to work a little harder on Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. I presented this contest to my chapter, as I have a Time Share near the Ocean Shores SRD, but can only invite a few members to stay free with me. So instead of picking and choosing and someone feeling slighted, I made it a contest. A few people who need to get back their KOPS status and one who has struggled for years to get there, but been 10-12 pounds away tell me they are super motivated by this. I can’t wait to see who gets to GO FREE WITH ME TO SRD by ending the year with big weight losses."


  Stuff Your Turkey CONTEST  

  and remember:  
  BE THANKFUL, NOT A TANKFUL !!!  
Turkeyposter Turkeydollars
Poster with dollars, and dollars with names
RULES:
  1. Everyone in the chapter joins by having their name put on a dollar.
  2. If a member comes back after Thanksgiving with a loss or maintain, they get a $1.00 from the chapter
  3. If a member comes back after Thanksgiving with a gain, their $1.00 is put in a pot.
  4. The member who comes back with the greatest loss-gets the pot of money.


PHONE NUMBER ACTIVITY
(Can't remember where I got this one, but I think it is cool. -Deb)

Each member who wants to participate will write their phone number on identical slips of paper. Each phone number is placed in a drawing. Names are not included on the slip of paper so members won’t know who they are calling that week. Each week a new numbers are chosen. Each member keeps track of how many calls they made, who they called and may report any helpful conversations they may have had. After four weeks of members calling each other, an “end of the month” program could be given on the activity of keeping in touch with others, how it helped them, if they lost weight, etc.

Team Charm Contest
WA 1503, Port Orchard
Topssilvercharms
Two or three teams are chosen. Each team is given a “bracelet.” This could be an actual bracelet, a drawing of a bracelet...whatever...be creative. Each team is encouraged to earn “charms” to put on their team bracelet. Charms could be something purchased at the Dollar Store. Each member will receive a charm for their bracelet for 1) weighing in and staying for the entire meeting, 2) weight loss, 3) exercise (at least 20 minutes), 4) drinking their 8 glasses of water a day, 5) sending a note to team member, 6) keeping a food chart.
Any member gaining during the contest is automatically out of the contest. One absence is okay. Turtles are okay, member just can’t count it as a loss. Whichever team winds up with the most charms on their bracelet wins. Prize is chosen by the chapter before the contest begins.
Ten Dollar Jar Contest
From WA 765, Spokane
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Each week you have a loss, you put your name in the JAR.At the end of 6 weeks, a name is drawn for the $10.00. Kops may put their name in each week they are AT or BELOW goal.

Cha-Ching!!
10 Dollar Bill


Click on links below for more ideas

Quilt Contest

May FlowersCard Contest

Earn Tickets Contest

Tic-Tac Dough Contest
Paper Clip Contest:
Have the chapter buy a couple boxes of paper clips. Each person who enters the contest may earn a paper clip for each quarter pound they lose. If they gain, they have to give back the paper clips. A chain is made by each member and prizes may be given out for the first person to have a long enough chain to go around their waist, or for the first person who has a chain as long as their height in inches, etc. (make up certain lengths as short goals as the contest progresses) Finally, after a six week period, whoever has the longest chain of paper clips wins the grand prize. Kops rules may be added in a different category such as, at or below goal, two paper clips, in leeway over goal, one paper clip.
OCTOPUS CONTEST

This is an eight week contest. Every member makes their own octopus. See instructions below.
TOPS: Each week each member must lose, or turtle and stay for the meeting or their octopus will get one leg cut off.
KOPS: Kops must stay for the meeting, be in leeway or at or below goal or their octopus will get one leg cut off.

At end of 8 weeks every member gets a chance in a drawing for every leg they have left or the chapter may run the contest til all but one member's octopus has more legs left than anyone else. Prize can be whatever you wish. A basket with multiple items or a single item, money, whatever.

HOW TO CONSTRUCT YOUR OCTOPUS:
  1. You will need a 2 1/2 inch styrofoam ball and yarn.
  2. Cut 48 strands of yarn that are 36" long each.
  3. Tie in middle with yarn.
  4. Secure yarn on the top of your ball putting a pin in the center (where tied)
  5. Pull yarn down over ball so it's covered and tie at bottom. Leave excess yarn attached.
  6. Divide excess strands of yarn into 8 sections for legs (12 strands each)
  7. Braid each section into a 6 inch braid.
  8. Tie ends and trim.
  9. Your octop