Biggest Loser challenge wraps up

Courtesy of the Cannon Health and Wellness Center The Health and Wellness Center’s Biggest Loser competition ran from Jan. 16 to Feb. 23 at Cannon. Of the 128 people who started as 32 teams, 60 completed the competition. The total starting weight of all of the participants was 24,677 lbs. After the competition wrapped up, […]

One long walk

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Gary Long, of St. Louis, Mo. and Judi Herring, of Jacksonville Fla., walk east on US-84 outside of Clovis on Friday morning. Long started his journey at almost 400 pounds. As of Friday, October 13, he weighed 245 pounds. CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle Interview by Andy DeLisle Editor’s note: Gary Long of St. Louis, Mo., […]

When winning is losing: Weight-loss challenge ends in tie

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gravy and biscuits and boxes of doughnuts were orchestrated pitfalls for contestants of this challenge, but the victors slimmed down in spite of it all. A weight-loss challenge that waged for four months among Clovis Municipal Schools, the Clovis Police Department and a few other organizations ended 10 days […]

Journey to fitness provides new life after surgery

Janet Taylor-Birkey Now petite, perky and a size four, Mrs. Julie Bizer, a Cannon Fitness Center instructor, remembers what life was like when she weighed 245 pounds. “I thought: ‘this is it; I’m going to be fat, matronly, ignored by society.’ I did not have to put the fat suit on; I lived in it […]

Keep the weight off

Courtesy of the Health and Wellness Center Gaining weight as age progresses is not part of a natural process. It is the lack of physical activity and excess food intake that contributes to weight gain. Almost all diet plans help people lose weight, but about 95 percent of people who lose weight gain it back. […]

HAWC provides tips to avoid excess weight gain

1. Tips to speed up metabolism: — Quit starving yourself — Eat a good breakfast — Start exercising — Eat three meals a day — Exercise longer — Resist food cravings — Exercise large muscle groups — Eat less fat — Vary workouts — Avoid alcohol and smoking 2. 3,500 Calories Equals One Pound – […]

Counselor challenges schools, city to weight-loss contest

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Bob Pullings, school counselor at Gattis Junior High School, has issued a weight-loss challenge via email to faculty and staff of Clovis schools. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It began with Bob Pullings pondered New Year’s resolutions. “It’s just on everybody’s mind to lose weight” said Pullings, in his ninth year as school counselor […]

More than 100 anglers turn out for fishing derby

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Dennis Smith helps his 4-year-old son Isaac reel in a catfish during the Kids All-American Fishing Derby Saturday at Ned Houk Park. A record 323 fish were caught this year, according to organizers. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In […]

Fundraising program designed for women

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Women will find plenty of activities Saturday during Women’s Day Out at the College of Business on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. There will be more than 60 seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the categories of home garden, family, health, hobbies, beauty, exercise, personal and professional growth. […]

Taking baby steps

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Walking was a problem. Fried foods were a holiday staple. And spending time with the grandchildren meant sitting and reading a book. Maryjo Jones was too heavy to do anything else. “I couldn’t breath,” said Jones, who lost 90 pounds after joining a Taking Off Pounds Sensibly club in […]

Diet approach: One city at a time

by Helena Rodriguez Move over Atkins and Jennie Craig! My new City-By-City diet (copyright pending) is sure to take America (or at least eastern New Mexico and West Texas) by storm and make me millions of dollars (or make me fatter). Life has taken me in a full circle, actually, more like a weird-shaped little […]

Sweatin’ for perfection

By Michelle Seeber Healthy lifestyle requires proper nutrition, exercise. Rob Ward has been working out since he was 16 years old. The 25-year-old Clovis resident is a personal trainer at a local gym in Clovis. He began working out to build his body muscle mass. When he first started, he weighed only 125 pounds. Today, […]

Spring time to shape up golf swing

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Jason Saiz of Clovis was testing a new driver Saturday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson With the recent change in weather, it’s no surprise people are enjoying some of their free time with a set of clubs and a few golf balls at a local country club. […]

Clovis shows new resolve

By Jack King At the beginning of a new year it is always popular to make a resolution — something you intend to do during the next 365 days to improve your life or that of those around you. In a quiz of local officials about their New Year’s resolutions Wednesday, most said 2003 was […]

Rodgers given jail sentence, house arrest

By Mike Linn Tiffany Rodgers, charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 15-year-old boy, buried her head on her sister’s shoulder Tuesday, her face swollen and red with tears. It was only 25 minutes later that Rodgers, who pleaded no contest to the February 2002 crime that left Matthew Foley dead, received District […]