TEAM LIFE

Your Palomar College Employee Wellness Committee

Fall activities have begun!

We’ve been able to add another activity on Tuesday mornings from 7-8 am in G-8 – “Yoga Sculpt.”  New Team Life member, Chelsea Kott, will be leading this activity for us.  Thank you, Chelsea!  We have the wonderful Candace Rose leading Intermediate Yoga on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm and Gentle Yoga on Wednesdays from 8-9 am.  Amber Cross, who introduced us to Jazzercise Express this summer is back to lead on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1-1:30 pm.  We also have open swim times, and a step challenge.  In addition, there will be three Wellness Wednesday Workshops offered.  Click on “Fall 2017 Flyer” to see all the details. We hope to see you this fall.

We received a lot of interest in the Grape Day 5K entry raffle and awarded all 30 spots! There was such great interest that the event coordinator issued us a discount code for anyone else who would like to participate.  If you register prior to September 30th, use the Promo Code “COMETS” for a $10 discount! To register, go to http://sandyfeetevents.com/grape-day-5k/. Be sure to join our team – Palomar College Team Life!

 

Final Biggest Loser Results for Spring 2017

Week 10… The FINAL Results!

We lost a combined total of 311 pounds!!!!

Although there were some changes in the top teams throughout the challenge, the Apathy Avengers held strong to the end an lost an AMAZING 13.38% weight loss!!!!!  A big congratulations to Kendyl Magnuson, Debra Doerfler, Michelle LaVigueur, and Carol Moore!!!

Team Results:

Place Team Name Percentage loss
1st Apathy Avengers! -13.38%
2nd Shrinky Dinks -5.81%
3rd 3 Gorditos -4.85%
4th Transformers -3.95%
5th DRC Divas -3.17%
6th Campus Steppers -2.06%
7th Thinning the Herd -1.84%
8th MMC -1.74%
9th Flab-u-less! -1.10%
10th Journey to Lose -0.78%
11th Team TTCJ -0.65%
12th Iron Maidens -0.20%

Individual Results:

As you can imagine, many of the top losers were on the Apathy Avengers! Congratulations for Carol Moore and Kendyl Magnuson, our top male and female loser!

Place Name % Loss
1st Carol Moore -14.35%
2nd Kendyl Magnuson -14.21%
3rd Debra Doerfler -13.51%
4th Michelle LaVigueur -11.45%
5th Tricia Bravo -11.07%
6th Leon Springer -10.10%
7th Devonay Olson-Goodman -7.17%
8th Juan Gonzalez -6.08%
9th Suzanne Sebring -5.15%
10th Beth Hicks -5.13%
11th Casey Koss -4.92%
12th Judy Gervasio -4.81%
13th Abby Corona -4.60%
14th Christine Winterle -4.56%
15th Julie Robinson -4.23%

Biggest Loser – Week 9 results!

Week 9

There have been some changes in the Top 3 teams again this week – Good work Apathy Avengers! (they are killing it!), Shrinky Dinks and Transformers!  The results are, again, somewhat skewed as we had people that did not weigh in this week.  This is it, folks.  It’s our final week – push hard and make a difference for your team!  You revert to your heaviest/starting weight if you do not weigh in.  We have now lost a combined total of 247.5 pounds.  Let’s finish strong!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -11.66%   WOW!
Shrinky Dinks -5.56%   Oh yeah!
Transformers -3.49%    In the $
DRC Divas -2.70%
Campus Steppers -1.94%
MMC -1.64%
3 Gorditos -1.61%
Thinning the Herd -1.48%
Team TTCJ -0.65%
Flab-u-less! -0.64%
Journey to Lose -0.16%
Iron Maidens -0.09%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Debra Doerfler -12.85%
Carol Moore -12.79%
Kendyl Magnuson -11.01%
Tricia Bravo -10.40%
Michelle LaVigueur -9.99%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -6.44%
Suzanne Sebring -5.69%
Mea Daum -5.16%
Casey Koss -4.86%
Judy Gervasio -4.81%

We’re in the last week. Keep your motivation and let’s finish what we started!

 

Biggest Loser – Week 8 results!

Week 8

There have been some changes in the Top 3 teams again this week – Good work Apathy Avengers!, 3 Gorditos, and Shrinky Dinks!  The results are, again, somewhat skewed as we had a lot of people that did not weigh in this week.  Please…make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference and you will revert to your heaviest/starting weight if you do not weigh in.  Due to the large percentage of people who did not weigh in, we have reverted in our overall weight loss (we can’t count you if you don’t weigh in!)  We have now lost a combined total of 197 pounds.  We only have two weeks left folks – let’s finish strong!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -7.54%
3 Gorditos -4.46%
Shrinky Dinks -4.10%
Transformers -2.79%
DRC Divas -2.42%
Thinning the Herd -2.41%
MMC -1.68%
Campus Steppers -0.88%
Journey to Lose -0.49%
Flab-u-less! 0.00%
Team TTCJ 0.00%
Iron Maidens 0.34%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Carol Moore -11.46%
Debra Doerfler -10.33%
Leon Springer -9.13%
Tricia Bravo -9.06%
Michelle LaVigueur -8.39%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -7.17%
Abby Corona -6.09%
Beth Hicks -4.80%
Casey Koss -4.44%
Julie Robinson -4.43%

Healthy Tip of the Week:

We’re closing in on the finish…let’s keep our focus on moving!  Take a look at the options at the link below and commit to one for the balance of the challenge! If none of these appeal, come up with your own – i.e. a certain number of extra steps per day.

http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/

 

Question for you:

What extra activity will you commit to?

Biggest Loser- Week 7 Results

Week 7

There have been some changes to the top three (3) teams this week. Great work Apathy Avengers!, Shrinky Dinks and Transformers!  The results are somewhat skewed as we had a lot of people that did not weigh in this week.  Please…make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference and you will revert to your heaviest/starting weight if you do not weigh in.  Due to the large percentage of people who did not weigh in, we have reverted in our overall weight loss (we can’t count you if you don’t weigh in!)  We have now lost a combined total of 209.9 pounds!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -9.82%  (WOW!)
Shrinky Dinks -3.70%
Transformers -2.70%
DRC Divas -2.18%
Thinning the Herd -2.16%
Campus Steppers -2.04%
3 Gorditos -1.44%
MMC -1.29%
Journey to Lose -1.22%
Flab-u-less! -0.67%
Team TTCJ 0.00%
Iron Maidens 0.76%

 

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Kendyl Magnuson -11.38%
Carol Moore -10.37%
Debra Doerfler -10.20%
Tricia Bravo -8.17%
Michelle LaVigueur -7.32%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -6.55%
Mea Daum -5.85%
Rachel Miller -4.56%
Suzanne Sebring -4.51%
Beth Hicks -3.91%

 

Healthy Tip of the Week… 30-Day Challenge!

Today is April 14th, starting tomorrow April 15th we have 27 days left!  This is (almost) the perfect amount of time for a 30-day challenge!!!  

Try the 30-Day Shape Slim Down Challenge!

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If you’re not interested in this challenge there are MANY more 30-day challenges you could try!  Just do a google search for 30-day challenges!  Or you could download a 30-day challenge app to your phone!

Question for you:
What 30-day challenge will you commit to?

Biggest Loser – Week 6 Results!

Week 6

There have been some changes to the top three (3) teams this week. Great work Apathy Avengers!, 3 Gorditos, and Shrinky Dinks! Let’s go teams – It’s time to put a move on Apathy Avengers! – they are lapping the rest of us. 🙂 Try to make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference and you will revert to your heaviest/starting weight if you do not weigh in.  We’ve now been back from Spring Break for over a week, and I hope everyone is getting back on track. 🙂  We have now lost a combined total of 242 pounds!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -8.75%  (WOW!)
3 Gorditos -4.29%
Shrinky Dinks -4.13%
Transformers -2.61%
MMC -2.11%
Thinning the Herd -2.07%
DRC Divas -2.04%
Campus Steppers -1.91%
Journey to Lose -1.16%
Flab-u-less! -1.07%
Team TTCJ -0.40%
Iron Maidens 0.24%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Kendyl Magnuson -11.01%
Debra Doerfler -9.01%
Leon Springer -8.73%
Carol Moore -8.32%
Tricia Bravo -7.27%
Michelle LaVigueur -6.66%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -6.13%
Mea Daum -5.28%
Beth Hicks -4.46%
Suzanne Sebring -4.40%

Healthy Tip of the Week:

http://www.jamieoliver.com/healthy-living-tips/

1. COOK FROM SCRATCH
This is one of the most important life skills you can learn. It allows you to have complete control of what goes into your food.

2. EAT A BALANCED DIET
Aim to eat a balanced diet that contains each of the food groups in the correct proportions.

3. VARIETY IS KEY – EAT THE RAINBOW
Fill your diet with a wide range of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and naturally low fat dairy foods. When it comes to fruit and veg, different colours provide your body with the different nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy – it’s not just greens that are good for you!

4. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE EATING
Make an effort to learn about the food you’re eating – we all need to understand where food comes from and how it affects our bodies.

5. EAT NUTRITIOUS CALORIES
Make sure the majority of your energy intake comes from nutritious calories that also provide your body with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and good fats. Avoid empty calories.

6. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and helps you to be alert and awake throughout the day. Make sure you always eat a nutritious breakfast. Make it wholesome and make it count.

7. READ THE SMALL PRINT
It’s important to read packaging correctly. Be aware of the recommended portion sizes, and the sugar, salt and saturated fat contents. Remember that not all E-numbers are bad, but too many is often a bad sign.

8. DRINK MORE WATER
Water is an essential part of your diet. Drink plenty of water and avoid empty calories from things such as fizzy drinks, energy drinks or juices with added sugar. Eat your calories don’t drink them.

9. KEEP ACTIVE
Exercise is an extremely important factor in staying healthy so try to be as active as you can.

10. SLEEP WELL
Make sure you get enough sleep – it’s an essential part of being healthy and directly affects how well we are able to learn, grow and act in life. While we’re asleep, our bodies have that all-important time to repair.

Biggest Loser – Week 4 Results!

Week 4

There is a change to the top three (3) teams this week. Great work Apathy Avengers!, Shrinky Dinks, and Transformers! DRC Divas and Thinning the Herd are closing in. We did have some people that skipped the weigh-in this week. Remember, if you don’t weigh-in your numbers revert back to the initial weigh-in and you are not helping your team. Try to make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference.  Of course, we have no weigh-in this week due to Spring Break.  But, stay on task and try not to lose momentum.  We have now lost a combined total of 196.1 pounds!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -5.30%
Shrinky Dinks -3.94%
Transformers -2.53%
DRC Divas -2.41%
Thinning the Herd -2.00%
Campus Steppers -1.97%
MMC -1.88%
3 Gorditos -1.54%
Journey to Lose -1.39%
Flab-u-less! -1.34%
Team TTCJ -0.50%
Iron Maidens -0.20%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Debra Doerfler -7.81%
Carol Moore -7.12%
Michelle LaVigueur -6.26%
Tricia Bravo -5.48%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -5.41%
Mea Daum -4.82%
Suzanne Sebring -4.61%
Julie Robinson -4.50%
Tania Silva -4.32%
Beth Hicks -3.79%

Healthy Tip of the Week:

10 ways to stay on a healthy eating plan while on vacation and still enjoy yourself!

http://www.webmd.com/women/features/vacation-eating#1

1. Resist the Urge to Splurge

We tend to splurge when we eat out and the portions tend to be huge. Try splitting an entree, order a half-sized portion, or choose an appetizer as your meal.

2. Have It Your Way

Don’t be afraid to ask for the dressing on the side, or to have part of your meal “doggy-bagged”  in advance.

3. Enjoy the Scenery and Enjoy the Food

When you’re on vacation, you want to enjoy yourself; the trick is moderation. Sample instead of feasting on delectable foods.

4. Walking is Your Secret Weapon

Take a stroll after dinner, swim or hike. Help offset the extra calories with some extra movement.

5. A Treat a Day

Try to keep your treats to one a day. After that, opt for a healthy choice instead.

6. Better Choices on the Menu

Make healthful choices that appeal to you at fast food and restaurants whenever possible. Substituting a condiment can make a big difference (dijon mustard for mayonnaise, or marinara instead of a white sauce).

7. Hide the Mini-Bar Key

You know that little refrigerator that comes with your hotel room that is filled with all sorts of beverages and candy? Hide the key, it can only lead to no good — physically and financially.

8. Water is Your Friend

Keep all systems going by drinking your daily water requirement.

9. Take “Five a Day” on Vacation with You

Now, more than ever, make an effort to get five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It will make meals seem more filling and satisfying.

10. Eat When You’re Hungry and Stop When You’re Comfortable

It sounds simple, but many of us have gotten out of the habit of paying attention to whether we’re truly, physically hungry. Eating opportunities and celebrations are all around us when we are vacationing, and we’re in the “I’m on VACATION!” mindset. That’s when we will be the most vulnerable to eating even if we aren’t hungry.

Question for you:

What will you do to have a wonderful break but still maintain your healthy eating plan while on vacation?