Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0233 of Houlton, met at the Aldergate building on High Street for its Friday, October 10 meeting with 18 members. Three of this number were KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly).
Leader Betty Wyman led the meeting. The loser of the week was Denise Clark with runners-up Cheryl Driscoll and Joyce Estey. The skinny dish was held over and the 50/50 drawing winner was Marsha Reed.
Guest speaker was Sarah Smith of Ludlow; Sarah has been speaker at our meetings several times and we always learn something new. Her title is Community Education Specialist. Some of her tips were to reduce fat: choose low fat or nonfat versions of mayonnaise and dairy products; use canola oil; toast nuts before adding to a recipe. Another topic was grab-and-go breakfasts—spread a thin layer of peanut butter over whole wheat toast; top toasted whole wheat bread with a slice of ham and tomato; add a handful or spoonful of nuts and raisins to cereal; eat it dry or add milk.
TOPS Chapter 0233 of Houlton meets every Friday; weigh-in is 8-8:45 a.m. No one is weighed after 8:45 to give the officers time for their work. Come, enjoy and take off weight. Our next meeting is Oct. 17 at the same location as mentioned above.