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100-Plus Pound Weight Loss Makes Local Man Florida TOPS "King"

 

Last updated 10/9/2020 at 9:08am

John Clifford before and after 100-pound weight loss

John Clifford is Florida King, but the pandemic postponed his official coronation.

The 83-year-old Lake Wales man lost more than 100 pounds through the international Take Off Pounds Sensibly program, making him the 2020 reigning king of Florida.

"I'm a king in name only but someday I may have a court," said Clifford, noting he has been able to keep within a few pounds of his goal weight of 185.

Clifford joined TOPS 15 years ago while living in Connecticut. He and wife Barbara, who also has lost more than 100 pounds through the TOPS program, moved to Florida 10 years ago and joined the group...



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