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Evening R-Weigh group recognizes weight loss

SALEM — The evening R-Weigh group met Sept. 9 at First Friends Church with the meeting being called to order by Ruth Miller. Birdie Reinhart led the group with the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Janel Anderson picked the song “Music, Music, Music. “ Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke.

There were 27 members that weighed in with a total of 10 pounds lost. Honorable mention in Group 1 were Rhonda Moffett and Lois Wood. Good Loser in Group 1 was Gina Zepernick. Honorable mention in Group 2 went to Chris Learn and Judy Smith.

Calorie Chart Winner was Chris Learn, Gina Zepernick and Judy Smith. Goalie calorie chart winners were Sharon Bigalow and Eugenia Tullis. There were no winners in the regular Can Do Contest so it will be $8 next week. The winners in the Goalie Can Do contest were Lisa Smith and Janel Anderson. Lois Wood received money for losing over her birthday.

Ruth Miller spoke on some things to help with the pain of Arthritis. “Foods that might help with joint pain are apricots, beans, sweet potatoes, olive oil and mushrooms. Another thing is exercise your hands by opening your hands and closing them. Move your fingers gently. Raise your arms over your head and stretch. To relief brain fog, sniff peppermint. Laughter is the best medicine, it releases endorphins. They are the body’s natural painkiller.”

Peggy Kurtz inspiration was, “If you really want to lose weight, you must be willing to change. Change is the essence of life. Everyone has the power to change and change is inevitable if you choose to lose weight. You need to be willing to surrender what you are for what you can become. Healthy is not skinny. Remember: I want to, I can, I will, it’s your choice.”

Jessie Rea made a poster for the picnic for everyone to sign. People are taking it home and writing on it. So far Rosemarie Martinez, Judy Smith and Joan Schafer have taken it home. Schafer passed this on to Janel Anderson.

Holiday pay went to Lois Wood in Group 1 and Chris Learn, Judy Smith and Gina Zepernick in Group 2. Goalies were Janel Anderson, Ruth Ann Hall, Ruth Miller, Rita Cecil, JoCarol Gray, Lisa Smith, Eugenia Tullis and Sharon Bigalow.

In the Plinko contest the winners were Chris Learn, Sharon Bigalow, JoCarol Gray, Lisa Smith, Eugenia Tullis, Rhonda Moffett, Lois Wood and Rita Cecil; all won $1. Ruth Miller got $2 and Judy Smith and Janel Anderson got $3.

New members are welcome, weigh ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. with the meeting starting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday evenings at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.

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