Westside's biggest losers crowned Thursday

10/17/2012 6:22 AM

10/17/2012 2:29 PM

Eight weeks of competition will come to a close Thursday as seven teams from Gustine, Newman and Patterson weigh in to see who’s lost the most weight.

For the fourth year, the Westside Healthcare Advisory Task Force sponsored a “Biggest Loser” competition. Seven teams representing Patterson, Newman and Gustine weighed in eight weeks ago.

Weigh-in is at noon at Newman Plaza at noon Main Street.

“Our community is rallying behind the idea of promoting a healthy lifestyle,” Jim DeMartini, Stanislaus County Supervisor and Chairman of the Westside Healthcare Advisory Task Force, said in a news release. “Making small lifestyle changes can add up to a big difference over time. We need to let people know they can help fight off diabetes, obesity and other issues impacting our community.”

The winners get only bragging rights for the next year, but that’s enough. The competition, which has won by a team representing each community during its first three years, can be fierce. In the past, teams have been known to send donuts to other teams.

For live coverage of Thursday's weigh-in, visit www.modbee.com at noon.

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