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:

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.

Biggest Loser… 6 weeks in and 60lbs!

Last week we reached our 6-week mark of this 10-week weight loss challenge!  That means only 1-month to go.   For most of us, 1-month could mean another 8 lbs lost (2lbs/week)!  I know we can do better as a group, so I hope to see some positive encouragement for all.

Here are the standings so far:

  1. Elaine Armstrong  -8.46%
  2. Joanna Murphy  -4.43%
  3. Mea Daum  -4.24%
  4. Kendyl Magnuson   -4.10%
  5. Sue Humphrey  -2.97%
  6. Jennifer Nelson  -2.83%
  7. Tom Humphrey   -2.74%
  8. Sandra Brown    -2.39%
  9. Trish Yzerman    -2.05%
  10. Kellis Neidiffer  -1.81%
  11. Jenny Al-Shafie -1.70%
  12. Lourdes Runk   -1.18%
  13. Tania Silva  -0.69%

Here are a couple TedTalks you may find interesting and helpful….

Biggest Loser results… 1 month in!

Hello fellow challengers!

We have just concluded our 4-week weight loss check in!

We have lost a total of 53 lbs (not including those who did not weigh-in or increased weight).

Here are our leaders so far in the challenge:

  1. Elaine Armstrong -6.38%
  2. Joanna Murphy  -3.58%
  3. Kendyl Magnuson -3.07%
  4. Mea Daum -2.59%
  5. Sandra Brown -2.57%
  6. Tom Humphrey -2.22%
  7. Kellis Neidiffer  -2.09%
  8. Tania Silva -1.94%
  9. Michael Lockett -1.78%
  10. Trish Yzerman -1.57%
  11. Sue Humphrey -1.49%
  12. Jenny Al-Shafie -1.09%
  13. Lourdes Runk -0.95%
  14. Jennifer Nelson -0.35%

Remember we have weekly fitness activities for FREE!

Over spring break we will still be offering Jazzercise on Monday 12-1, and Circuit Training T/Th 12:30-1pm.

Another great way to get more steps in is to have walking meetings!  Check it out:

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:

myfitnesspal foods myfitnesspal analysis