Newsletter - August 2012 for Barnstable & Plymouth Counties

Area Captains Newsletter August 2012 for Barnstable & Plymouth Counties

Barbara Pacheco...7 Autumn Way Bourne, MA... 508-833-8805... e-mail

Her Age

 Harold's wife bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her look years younger.
After a lengthy sitting before the mirror applying the "miracle" products, she asked, "Darling, honestly, what age would you say I am?"
Looking over her carefully, Harold replied, "Judging from your skin, twenty; your hair, eighteen; and your figure, twenty five."
"Oh, you flatterer!" she gushed.
"Hey, wait a minute!" Harold interrupted.
"I haven't added them up yet


The following is a note from our MA State Queen Paula who went to IRD and unfortunately became ill and had to be hospitalized. From: "Paula Ferland" <>
To: "Subject: letter to TOPS

To all my fellow TOPS and KOPS!

First I would like to congratulate all the people that received awards at the IRD. I am so bummed that I could not be apart of it all, especially since I was representing all my wonderful Massachusetts Chapters, but as you know some times the best laid plans go wrong! I want to thank all of you, a million times over, for all your prayers and thoughts while I was in the hospital. The outpouring of concern from all of you was overwhelming and really helped me keep up my spirits. I'm well on the road to recovery now, although still weak. Looking forward to being able to go to my TOPS Chapter meeting and telling all what a truly wonderful "family" TOPs Club, Inc. members are!

Sincerely, Paula Ferland


Hope your summer is going well.  Before we know it September will be here. Don't forget Saturday Sept. 15th is our FREE Inspiration Workshop at the Franklin Senior Center in Franklin, MA. Details and directions will be in the September newsletter.  If you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail me.

FALL RALLY....  CAMP YOUGOTTAWANNA  Saturday November 10th at the Westford Regency. You should have all received your packets by now. Let's see how many chapters will be recognized for the summer contests.  Think about having a fund raiser to help defray the cost for your members who are attending.

There is a copy of the International Winners. I was very impressed by  chapter 1383 Benton City WA with  AN AVERAGE WEIGHT LOSS OF 29.72 POUNDS PER MEMBER. Also a fooducate program.  If you have a i-pad or i-phone this a free app you can download.

381 Buzzards Bay is encouraging members to bring in a food chart.  They draw one name from the pile and that member receives $3.00.   We all know that keeping track of what we eat is so very important.       IF YOU BITE IT....WRITE IT!


Encourage your members to invite a friend to a meeting.  We are a wonderful support group and chances are once they attend they will join.


As always send me any news ,contests, program ideas, recipes you would like to share.

There are 5 pages in this newsletter.


Thought for the month...Begin each day anew and forgive yourself for yesterday


  From 224 East Falmouth:

If anyone has an i phone or i pad there is an app you can download called fooducate. You scan the bar code on the package and the food is rated and they give you healthier alternatives. Our members bring in food packages once a month. Our secretary Dianne scans them and gives us a report. You can see the ratings on the side from A-to D+ The following was from our July 3rd meeting.

 Lot's of "good" food packages were brought in.

A- : Almond Milk, unsweetened

A- : Barbara's Cereal, Cinnamon, only 1.5 tsp sugar

A- : Post Selects Great Grains, Raisin, Date, and Pecan,

A- : Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes, 1.5 tsp sugar

B+ : Ak-Mak Sesame Cracker

B+ : Kashi Cereal, Island Vanilla, 2.5 tsp sugar

B+ : Multi-Bran Chex, 2.5 tsp sugar

B+ : Dannon Greek, Peach Fruit

B : Florida's Natural Premium Orange Juice

B- : Bear Naked Granola, Vanilla almond Crunch

B- :Blue Diamond Cracker Snacks, Nut & Rice Pecan

B- : Raisin Bran Cereal, Cinnamon Almond

C+ : Honey Maid Grahams, Honey

C+ : Nature Valley Granola Bars, Peanut Butter

C+ : Sobe Life Water Coconut Water, Pomegranate Nectarine. Bottle is 2 servings, 80 calories and 4 tsp sugar if you drink the entire container.

C+ : Trader Joe's Ridge Cut Sweet Potato Chips

C- : Kim's Magic Pop

D : Fiber Plus Chewy Bars, Chocolate Chip

D+ : Izze Juice Beverage, Sparkling Blackberry (12 oz bottle is 2 servings at a whooping 260 calories)

D+ : Philly Swirl Sweet Delites, Frozen Bars, heavily processed product, controversial artificial colors, controversial artificial sweeteners.

D+ : Ritz Crackers, Four Cheese filled

D+ : Special K Fruit Crisps, Blueberry. Not whole grain, controversial artificial colors and trans fats.

D+ : Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese. Package serves 2, and 340 calories per serving. Contains trans-fats. Over 35% of your daily salt, made with refined flours.



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