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T.O.P.S. was called to order by Sharon at 3:45 on July 1, 2014. There was a combined weight loss of 25.8 pounds with 21 weighing in. Billy was the highest loser. Our lesson was given by new member, Boni, on “Body Types and Weight Loss.”

Three body types have been identified: the chili pepper, the apple and the pear. A chili pepper body is straight and has a higher metabolism. Weight gain would be in the waist area. The Pear’s weight is in the lower body, hips and thighs, with the waist gains being last. This is “passive fat,” just wants to stay there. The Apple shape carries fat in the middle and has slim legs. This body type finds it easier to lose weight. Boni explained that in any body type losing 2” around the waist decreases chances of diabetics, heart disease and cancer by half.

Our annual Picnic/Open House is at the VFW pavilion on July 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm or a little after. It is a potluck with games, drawings and awards. Anyone interested in our group can come then and “look us over!”

T.O.P.S (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non profit international weight loss support group open to anyone 7 years of age or older. T.O.P.S meets from 3pm to 4:30pm in the basement of the courthouse. Come and visit us to find out more about T.O.P.S. We welcome anyone looking to get and stay healthy.

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