'Big losers' to share weight-loss secrets

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Jeanne Jones and Frank Smith greet each other the same way every Wednesday in the parking lot of Kingston Community Center.

“Hey looooser!” Jones calls to Smith as he gets out of his car.

“Loser Lady!” Smith calls back, and they smile and walk in together.

The two, members of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly chapter, have given the slip to more than 100 pounds.

Their chapter, Kingston TOPS 567, meets at noon each Wednesday in Kingston Community Center at 201 Patton Ferry Road.

The chapter will have an open house for the community beginning at noon Jan. 26.

“This is an opportunity for anyone interested in learning about TOPS to ask questions without obligation”, said chapter leader Debbie Russell.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly — TOPS Club Inc. — is a power nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support organization with thousands of associate chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

More than 200,000 members worldwide are taught weekly about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise and more.

Weigh-ins, group feedback and support help members achieve their goals.

TOPS Club Inc. is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis.

Visit www.tops.org or call 376-1356 for more details.