On Nov. 19, Juanita Larson was honored at TOPS OH1487, with achieving her KOPS, (Keep Off Pounds Sensibility) status. She reached her goal weight on Oct. 1.
Juanita said, “I have struggled with weight for several years and have always enjoyed various activities with my husband, Warren.” Two years ago Juanita was diagnosed with cancer, and her life turned upside down. She no longer had the energy to do the things Warren and she so enjoyed. The additional weight she carried hindered her recovery. After nearly dying from the treatment, Juanita decided to turn to ‘Dr. GOD’. She still has cancer, but with the encouragement of her TOPS friends and husband Warren, she is in remission and has achieved her KOPS goal.
Juanita has inspired all of her TOPS friends with her determination to be a KOPS and live life as much as she is physically able.
TOPS OH 1487 chapter normally meets on Tuesday nights at the Catawba Community Hall 3307 NW Catawba Rd. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., meeting is 6:45-7:45 p.m. The chapter is open for membership and welcomes both men and women. If you have any questions or would like to talk to a chapter member, call Janine Dress at 419-265-7298 or Marylue Carroll at 419-797-4283. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge.