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Evening R-Weigh weight-loss group recognizes weekly winners, makes preparations for holiday season

SALEM – The Evening R-Weigh group met Nov. 4 at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Rosemarie Martinez. Linda Lude led the group with the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The song group sand the song ” Smile Awhile.” Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke and Eugenia Tullis read the minutes.

There were 28 members that weighed in with a total of 13.5 pounds lost for the week. The Good Loser in Group 1 was Vicki Knizat with Patty Pim as runner up. Good Loser in Group 2 was Jane Shaffer with Raeann Sanor as runner up. Honorable mention in Group 2 went to Joan Chris Learn. Goalie Good Loser for the week was Rita Cecil with Ruth Ann Hall as runner up. Losing four weeks in a row were Lois Wood and Judy Smith. Vicki Knizat reached her goal.

Calorie Chart Winners were Vicki Knizat, Judy Smith and Birdie Reinhart. Goalie calorie chart winners were Ruth Miller and Peggy Kurtz. There were no winners in the regular Can Do Contest so it will be $6. There were no winners in the Goalie Can Do contest.

Peggy Kurtz’s inspiration was on “Optimism.” “A husband was surprised to see the words ‘Shake and Bake’ on the refrigerator door, so he asked his wife what it meant. She said on Tuesday she goes to her aerobics class and then the tanning salon on the way home.

“There is a bright side to every day and it starts in the morning. Everyday, you can wipe the slate clean and start over. Yesterday’s triumphs and traumas are history. Today’s opportunities are as fresh as the sunrise. Everyday brings a new chance to succeed. Maybe you fell off the diet wagon yesterday. That double dark fudge cake was just too inviting. ‘Why did I do that ?’ you ask. It’s simple: Your ‘want to’ got the best of the situations! But today’s another day. It’s time to begin again. Today, you can become smarter, stronger and more able. Plant that thought in your mind. Today is the day that you have to work with. Make the most of it. This is a new month and a new beginning. Everyday is a second chance and a new beginning. It’s your choice to lose.”

Rosemarie Martinez read when Americans are most to likely overeat – 57 percent when eating alone, 57 percent when watching TV, 55 percent when eating with other people, 51 percent when stressed and 42 percent when sad.

Ruth Miller’s “Pluck the Turkey” winners were the following: $3 Ruth Miller, $2 Nancy Stryffeler, and winning $1 and a bag were Doris Senior, Cathy Schafer, Patty Pim and Vicki Knizat. Winning $1 were Judy Smith, Lisa Smith, Rita Cecil, Chris Learn, Birdie Reinhart, Eugenia Tullis, Peggy Kurtz, Ruth Ann Hall, Joan Schafer, Raeann Sanor, Jessie Rea and Rosemarie Martinez. Winning bags only were Janel Anderson and Andrea Lujan.

Chris Learn is collecting the money for the Christmas party, $12 which includes a tip. The money must be in by Nov. 18. The party will be Monday, Dec. 2.

Food will be collected for Thanksgiving dinners at the church. The group needs a can of cranberries, can of yams, instant mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, stuffing, cake and frosting to be in by Nov. 18.

Birdie Reinhart is collecting items for Operation Blessing such as lotion, deodorant, sewing kit, toothpaste, toothbrushes and shampoo by the end of November.

The Nov. 11 meeting was held at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Patty Hartman. Linda Lude led the group with the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Ruth Miller prayed for family and friends. Patty Pim gave the treasurer’s report and told a joke.

There were 23 members that weighed in with a total of 8 pounds lost for the week. The Good Loser in Group 1 was Vicki Knizat and Raeann Sanor. Honorable mention was Colleen Wafler. Honorable mention in Group 2 went to Doris Senior. Goalie Good Loser for the week was Sharon Bigalow with Patty Hartman as runner up. Losing 4 weeks in a row were Raeann Sanor and Joan Schafer.

Calorie Chart Winners were Raeann Sanor and Joan Schafer. Goalie calorie chart winners were Lisa Smith, Jessie Rea and Peggy Kurtz. There no winners in the regular Can Do Contest so it will be $8. The winners in the Goalie Can Do contest were Patty Hartman and Eugenia Tullis.

Ruth Miller’s “Pluck the Turkey” winners were the following: $2 Peggy Kurtz and winning $1 and a bag were Sharon Bigalow, Colleen Wafler and Patty Pim. The ones winning $1 were Judy Smith, Lisa Smith, Ruth Ann Hall, Joan Schafer, Raeann Sanor, Jessie Rea, Vicki Knizat, Doris Senior and Rhonda Moffett.

Chris Learn is collecting the money for the Christmas party– $12 which includes a tip. The money must be in by Nov. 18. The party will be Monday, Dec. 2.

Food will be collected for Thanksgiving dinners at the church. The group needs a can of cranberries, can of yams, instant mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, stuffing, cake and frosting to be in by Nov. 18.

Birdie Reinhart is collecting things for Operation Blessing such as lotion, deodorant, sewing kit, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shampoo by the end of November. Any clothes someone can give for Trumbull County High School teenagers, there is a real need.

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.

For information call Rosemarie Martinez at 330-840-9234 or Linda Lude at 330-547-2071.

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