The Tri Service General Hospital yesterday held a ceremony for 35 children who completed a hospital-sponsored weight-loss program during their summer vacation.
The students lost an average of 2.34 kilograms during the past two months, and the student who lost the most, the nine-year-old Howard Chang, shed more than six kilograms.
“My weight dropped to 48.3 from 54.4 kilograms, and my classmates won’t be able to call me ‘porker’ anymore,” Chang said happily.
“Howard calculated the calories of everything he ate during his participation in the program,” his mother said.
“He would deliberate before eating even a slice of pizza because it has 350 calories,” the mother said.
When asked what he most wanted to do following the accomplishment, Chang replied, “Eat at McDonald’s.”
【題組】2. What do you think the word “shed” means in this passage?