Spring 2016 Weight Loss Challenge

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Sign up as a team of 2, 3, or 4.  Cost is $20 per person.  

Cash awards for individual male and female winners, and additional team prizes.

The Weight Loss Challenge will begin on the day of the Health Fair; Tuesday, February 9th.

Bring your team to the Health Fair to do your first weigh-in!

Weigh-in every week on Tuesday beginning on February 9th

(weigh-in dates are as follows: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, and final weigh-in 4/19)

  • Weigh-in with Kelly Falcone from 9-10:30 am in office O-19 (above the tennis courts)
  • Weigh-in with Suzanne Sebring from 9-10 am in AA-102 or by apt – call ext. 3758 to arrange
  • Weigh-in with Terri Wallace by apt (email twallace@palomar.edu or stop by NS-153)

Click here to sign up today!

Interested in Biking?

Team Life is proud to offer a new activity for faculty/staff/family/friends to get involved in.  Doe Asombrado, through Team Life, is leading a team at the San Diego Half Century Ride 2016 on Sunday, April 17, 2016.  This biking event is a 50 mile loop inland via the 56 bike path and on to some of the most scenic roads in San Diego – with a return trip along our beautiful San Diego coastline.  **There is also a 30 mile route available.  The event is $55 for early registration, through March 17th, and $65 thereafter up until the event.

To help prepare folks for the ride, Doe is coordinating Sunday social rides, in conjunction with Cycling Adventures.  The club’s Sunday social rides are free!  Interested employees should contact Doe via email (dasombrado@palomar.edu) or phone (x 2380) prior to attending the Sunday social rides.  She will determine your baseline riding ability and divide individuals into groups.  The Sunday social rides will continue until event day.  In addition, individuals will have the option to bike commute to work with Doe to San Marcos or Escondido.

For more information on Cycling Adventures or to register for the San Diego Half Century Ride 2016, please access their website:



If you have further questions you can also leave us a comment right here on the blog!

Palomar College at the “Out of the Darkness” 5K

A group from Palomar College including students from the Active Minds Club, as well as faculty and staff, participated in the “Out of the Darkness” 5K Walk at NTC Liberty Station on October 24th.  Every fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to prevent suicide, raise awareness, and end the stigma that surrounds depression and mental disorders.IMG_2227 IMG_2233

Team Palomar represents!

Hello Palomar Community! 

We wanted to share some photos from the first 5K with Team Palomar representation. The faculty, staff, family and friends met up in Escondido for the Grape Day 5K. The event delivered on its promise of a fun day for a great cause! Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s Grape Day 5K partnered with the Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in their mission to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure, and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The participants were able to stick around afterward for the Grape Day Parade and Festival. Each runner also received a free beer at Vinz Wine Bar, a finishers’ medal, a cool tech shirt and an even cooler schwag bag. It was great seeing all the red Palomar College TEAM LIFE shirts. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this event. 

“It was a great race day!  Professor Laurel Anderson won 2nd place in her division and Leann Pell won 3rd in her division!  We had 30 people which included employees and their family/friends. We were hearing “Go Palomar” as we made our way around the race course.  Team Palomar is excited for the next race day!” 

          Kelly Falcone, 5K participant and TEAM LIFE co-chair


We’re looking forward to seeing Team Palomar out in force at The Carlsbad 5000 on April 3, 2016. We have set up a Palomar College group to take part in this event and have about a dozen members from our campus community signed up already! If you would like to join us, the fee is $25.00 for early registration. The price will increase as we get closer to the race. To join the Palomar team, click on the link below.

Please visit this link to join the team: https://www.raceit.com/register/groups/join.aspx?event=32449&id=16613850&group=558873.

Many of us have downloaded the “Couch to 5K” app, which offers daily instruction/motivation to slowly get you ready for the 5K. Team Life has also begun offering many activities for the fall and will do so again in the spring to assist with preparation. Whether you want to take advantage of the time to prepare or whether a 5K is a walk in the park for you, this event promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to connect as a campus community.

 Go Team Palomar!





Biggest Loser Results – 8 weeks in!

We are now eight (8) weeks in to our ten (10) week challenge and, as a group, we’ve lost 79.2 pounds.  Will the front-runners remain in the money?  Here are the current standings:

  1. Elaine Armstrong  -9.02%
  2. Joanna Murphy  -6.87%
  3. Kendyl Magnuson  -6.66%
  4. Mea Daum  -6.00%
  5. Tom Humphrey  -2.53%
  6. Sue Humphrey  -2.35%
  7. Lourdes Runk  -2.25%
  8. Jenny Al-Shafie  -1.82%
  9. Kellis Neidiffer  -1.81%
  10. Jennifer Nelson  -1.06%

The final weigh-in will take place on Monday, April 20th.  We are headed to the finish line.  Work hard…stay focused…and let’s finish strong!

One ongoing tip…drink plenty of water!  Here are four reasons why:

As a reminder, the final Profesionnal Development Seminar will take place on Monday, 4/20 at 4:00 p.m. in Room MD-103.  The subject is “Let’s Talk About Health, Q&A”.  Come get in on the conversation!

Suzanne will not be available for weigh-ins on Monday.  In her place, Amber Cross will be taking final weigh-ins.  Please contact her at ext. 2790 to arrange a time.