Tag: Golden Goalies

Golden Goalies—Those Were the Days

Jan Bobbett Probably everyone can remember the first two lines of the popular old song, “Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end.” A recent AZ Republic article had a different take on the sentiment. “Those were the days” in the song meant something along the lines of wonderful times spent with family…

Golden Goalies: Stay Safe—Stay Healthy

Bea Loozer “I stepped on my scale this morning. It said, ‘Please practice social distancing. Only one person at a time on scale.’” Ouch! Maybe not so funny when exercise goes down and food consumption goes up, but it’s my favorite quarantine joke. I’m happy to see that we all seem to be getting by.…

Golden Goalies: With Help from Angels

Bea Loozer Another day begins. We each welcome a new day in our own way. Most people have a few rituals in addition to donning some kind of clothing. Maybe it starts with a cup of coffee or tea. Maybe going out for a very early walk. You might start your day with a morning…

Golden Goalies: Still Calm

Here is a photo from the Golden Goalies archives. Enjoy!

Jan Bobbett Most of us are experiencing some different sensations. That’s true for Goalies, too. Thank goodness we have friends nearby—but not too near. As we keep our home spaces clean and maintain a whole array of other safe practices, we’re also taking stock of how we can help each other in our effort to…

Golden Goalies—Celebrating Success

Bea Loozer Proving you’re a loozer (a weight-loozer, that is) during the festive month of December is not easy. But Zen Winters and Sharon Flores demonstrated they can do it. Zen lost seven pounds, and Sharon lost 5.2 pounds—substantial losses any time, but outstanding in this dessert-filled month. Needless to say, they were the biggest loozers in…

Golden Goalies—Mission Statement

Bea Loozer In January, many of us think about how to leave a positive impression on the world, and we ponder what New Year’s resolutions we want to make. Goalies join the world in these annual reflections. It’s also a good time to remind ourselves of the Golden Goalies’ mission. Our new captain Janice recently…

Golden Goalies – Ready for 2020

Thanks to retiring leaders Jeanne Schwan and Sharon Flores

Bea Loozer Goalies celebrated another season of weight-loss and good health. Mazel tov. At the Fall Luncheon, Sharon Flores won the “biggest loser” award, meaning she lost the most weight in the last six months. It was a big day for Sharon, yet again. The whole Goalies group expressed their appreciation to Sharon—and to Jeanne Schwan…

Golden Goalies: By the numbers

Bea Loozer Sometimes I feel like we’re surrounded by numbers—numbers that might be important for identity, like your SSN, or for something else, like income or birthday. What numbers are important to you? I bet it’s not your IQ or your high school grade point average. Maybe it’s your latest golf score. Or maybe your…

Golden Goalies – summer fun

Janice Cournoyer Golden Goalies is much more than a weight-loss support group. It’s also about building friendships and having a lot of fun along the way. Golden Goalies leader Sharon is always thinking of great ways to keep us motivated when it comes to losing or maintaining our weight, particularly when the temperatures rise and…

Golden Goalies – Keepers

Dana Savery, in the center with roses, is our newest Keeper. Dana is surrounded by other happy Keepers.

Bea Loozer Members Zen Winter and Margaret Simkins were front and center seven and half years ago when I wrote an article about how they were involved in a friendly weight-loss competition. The goal, or at least what seemed to be the goal, was an envelope containing a modest bundle of dollar bills provided by…