Biggest Loser… first results!

First, I want to thank each of you for taking the time our of your busy life to focus on your health.  If you are like me this is a lifelong journey and many times a battle.

PRIZE MONEY…  What will you do with your well deserved winnings?

  • 1st place $250
  • 2nd place= $150
  • 3rd place= $100

And the current top 10 are….

  1. Elaine Armstrong -5.41%
  2. Michael Lockett  -2.52%
  3. Kendyl Magnuson -1.84%
  4. Tom Humphrey -1.79%
  5. Kellis Neidiffer -1.71%
  6. Mea Daum -1.65%
  7. Sue Humphrey -1.61%
  8. Joanna Murphy -1.43%
  9. Sandra Brown -1.42%
  10. Jenny Al-Shafie -0.61%

Our total pounds lost= 36 lbs (this does not include those who gained weight or did not weigh-in

Those who did not weigh-in: Grace Robertson, Trish Yzerman, Susan Rogers, Sharon Hightower, Juan Gonzalez, Monica Gonzales, Chris Sinnott, Cheryl Ashour, Joan Decker, and Judith Mann

Your Homework this week:

How much fiber are you consuming? If you’re not sure, calculate your daily food choices using MyFitnessPal and find out! Comment to this blog post and tell us what you learned from the MyFitnessPal nutrient analysis.  It will look something like this:

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Welcome to our Spring weight loss challenge!

We have 28 participants in this semesters Biggest Loser weight loss challenge!  There’s room for a few more if you know someone who would like to get started on this challenge designed to motivate and help you meet your weight loss goals.

We welcome:

  1. Kellis Neidiffer
  2. Jennifer Nelson
  3. Sandra Brown
  4. Chris Sinnott
  5. Alonna Farrar
  6. Elaine Armstrong
  7. Trish Yzerman
  8. Jeannette Haas
  9. Kendyl Magnuson
  10. Susan Rogers
  11. Grace Robertson
  12. Mea Daum
  13. Andrea Lukowiak
  14. Joan Decker
  15. Lorraine Pagni-Kiefer
  16. Cheryl Ashour
  17. Judy Mann
  18. Michael Lockett
  19. Juan Gonzalez
  20. Joanna Murphy
  21. Tom Humphrey
  22. Sue Humphrey
  23. Sylvia Mendoza
  24. Monica Gonzales
  25. Sharon Hightower
  26. Jenny Al-Shafie
  27. Lourdes Runk
  28. Tania Silva

If you have not paid, please do so when you weigh-in on Monday.

Weigh-ins for the challenge are bi-weekly.  Next weigh-in is on Monday 2/23.

On Monday 2/23 there will also be a PD Workshop focused on designing an exercise program!

Also, we have multiple fitness activities scheduled each week! Join us Mon/Wed 12-1 for Jazzercise, Tue/Thur 12:30-1Pm for circuit training, Monday 4-5pm for functional strength training, and there are also a couple weekly walks.

A few additional notes…

Results are based on the percentage of weight that you lose.  So, if you take your change in weight and divide it by your starting weight that is how your percentage is calculated.  click here for a chart of WEIGHT LOSS PERCENTAGES

Would you like a little journal to help you keep track of your progress?  Click here to printout the TEAM LIFE Biggest Loser journal: BIGGEST LOSER participant journal

The scale we use doesn’t only measure your weight, but also your Body Mass Index (BMI), %Body Fat, % muscle, Resting Metabolism, Body Age, and Visceral fat.  Click here for more information on these scores.

Do you have any questions or comments?  Please feel free to communicate with the group right here on our blog.

The Spring semester is here… and so are our Spring wellness activities!

The TEAM LIFE Spring 2015 wellness activities officially start this Thursday with the Health Dimensions Fair!

Health Dimensions Fair:  February 5th 11am-1pm AA/ST Courtyard

Fitness Activities, professional development workshops, and the weight loss challenge start on Monday!

Fitness Activities:  February 9th-April 16th

  • Jazzercise: Mondays/Wednesdays 12-1 pm, room G8
  • Circuit Training: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30-1pm, room G8
  • Functional Strength Training: Mondays 4-5pm in CT-7
  • Walk the campus: Tuesdays 3-4pm & Wednesdays 12-1pm.  Meet at the flagpole. Contact Mike Deal mdeal@palomar.edu

Professional Development Seminars:

Join Kelly Falcone for seminars focused on healthy living.  These workshops are held in MD-103 from 4-5pm on the following Mondays:

  • 2/9: Weight Loss Behavior Change Plan
  • 2/23: Designing an Exercise Program
  • 3/9: Diet Analysis
  • 3/23: Stress Management
  • 4/6: Cancer Proofing
  • 4/20: Let’s Talk About Health, Q&A

10-week Weight Loss Challenge!  February 9th-April 20th

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Movies

We are starting week 8 of our Biggest Loser weight loss challenge and I think it may be time for a movie!

When I find myself straying from my diet and wanting to drive thru McDonalds or grab a bag of chips and a cupcake, I know it is time to get back to what I call my healthy mind play list on Netflix.  I have the following three movies in my list at all times just ready to hit play.  So, what I would like you to do this week is watch one or all of them and report back to us right here on the blog!

  1. Food Inc.
  2. Forks Over Knives
  3. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

Update: Fall 2014 Circuit training has moved to noon on Tuesday and Thursday!

We are moving our Fall 2014 circuit training activity from 7-8am to 12-1pm in hopes we can get more participation!

This means there are fitness activities M-Th from 12-1pm in G-8!

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TEAM LIFE… Let’s Get Started!!!!!

The Fall 2014 TEAM LIFE activities begin today!!!!!

It’s time to get healthy!!!!  Join us for the fun:

Functional weight training week #6

It was a hot day today, but that didn’t slow us down. Another awesome workout!!!!

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Functional strength training week 5

Here we go again!!!! Woohoo!!! Feel the burn!

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Functional strength training week #4

Week 4 of functional strength training was another great workout. We did handstands!!!

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TEAM LIFE activities to finish off Spring 2014

As the Spring semester wrap-ups I’d like to give you an update on the fitness activities we will be offering for the rest of the semester:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8am circuit training in the aerobics room (G-8)
  • Wednesdays 5-6pm Functional Strength Training in the weight room (CT-1, by the pool)

These activities will end on May 8th!

Hope to see you there and if you have any questions please comment to this post, or send an email to Kelly Falcone kfalcone@palomar.edu