Biggest Loser Final Results!

This is it… The final results for the Spring 2016 Palomar College Employee Wellness Weight Loss Challenge!

 As a group we have lost a total of 256.6 lbs!

  • Week #1 = 106.9 lbs lost
  • Week #2 = 149.8 lbs lost
  • Week #3 = 163.6 lbs lost
  • Week #4 = 187.8 lbs lost
  • Week #5 = 208.3 lbs lost
  • Week #7 = 188.1 lbs lost
  • Week #8 = 211.2 lbs lost
  • Week #9 = 228.4 lbs lost
  • Week #10 = 256.6 lbs lost

The Lipid Liquidators remained in the lead and finished strong as this years top losing team! The Couch Potato Reformists United and Waist Management followed in 2nd and 3rd place. The prizes:  All participants on the top three teams will be invited to participate in a hands-on “Healthy Cooking” class held on campus in Room SU-40 (Staff Lounge) on Friday, 5/13/16 from 4-5 p.m., led by Chef Greg of Healthy Adventures Foundation, and will also receive $50 Amazon gift cards.

Final Team results
Place Team Name avg percentage lost
1st Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -11.89%
2nd Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -7.23%
3rd Team 7 – Waist Management -3.37%
4th Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -3.20%
5th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -2.16%
6th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -2.04%
7th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -1.96%
8th Team 5 – Buncha Losers -1.51%
9th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -0.59%
10th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels -0.19%
11th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction 0.00%
12th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible results 0.65%
  • 1st place team Lipid Liquidators:
    • Liliana Martinez
    • Ulises Nava
    • Leann Pell
    • Susan Rogers
  • 2nd place team Couch Potato Reformists United:
    • Debra Doerfler
    • Juan Gonzalez
    • Kendyl Magnuson
    • Jennie Vastola
  • 3rd place team  Waist Management:
    • Dennis Astl
    • Kyle Owens
    • Terri Wallace
    • Christine Winterle

Congratulations to our top ten losers:

Final Individual Results
Place Participant Name avg percentage lost
1st Susan Rogers -14.77%
2nd Kendyl Magnuson -13.92%
3rd Ulises Nava -13.34%
4th Liliana Martinez -11.11%
5th Debra Doerfler -9.88%
6th Cynthia Cordova -8.52%
7th Leann Pell -8.33%
8th Terri Wallace -6.42%
9th Juan Gonzalez -5.11%
10th Sandra Brown -5.09%

The prizes:  Our top female, Susan Rogers, and top male, Kendyl Magnuson, will each receive a $200 cash reward. Great work to you both.  You are an inspiration!

Biggest Loser Results- Week #5

The losing continues! We have lost over 200 lbs!

 As a group we are down 208.3 lbs!

  • Week #1 = 106.9 lbs lost
  • Week #2 = 149.8 lbs lost
  • Week #3 = 163.6 lbs lost
  • Week #4 = 187.8 lbs lost
  • Week #5 = 208.3 lbs lost

Here are the week #5 TEAM results, the Couch Potato Reformists and Lipid Liquidators have swapped places this week!

Week #5 Results!
Team #/Name % Loss
1st Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -6.16%
2nd Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -5.28%
3rd Team 7 – Waist Management -2.93%
4th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -2.65%
5th Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -2.42%
6th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -2.09%
7th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -1.89%
8th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels -1.62%
9th Team 5 – Buncha Losers r -1.53%
10th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -1.28%
11th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.20%
12th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 0.41%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #4 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -10.32%
2nd Susan Rogers -7.38%
3rd Debra Doerfler -7.08%
4th Ulises Nava -6.39%
5th Liliana Martinez -6.18%
6th Cynthia Cordova -5.82%
7th Christie Sifferman -5.24%
8th Leann Pell -4.70%
9th Terri Wallace -4.50%
10th Sandra Brown -4.49%

As a reminder, if you do not weigh in your weight is entered as your starting weight which means you contribute a 0% change for your team.

We will NOT have  weigh-in’s next week since it is spring break.  We are looking forward to seeing your 2 weeks change when we return!

Have a little time?  This is an interesting TedTalk on what happens when we lose weight:

Biggest Loser Week #3 Results

We are on a great losing streak!

 As a group we are down 163lbs!

  • Week #1 = 106.9 lbs lost
  • Week #2 = 149.8 lbs lost
  • Week #3 = 163.6 lbs lost

Here are the week #3 results, the Couch Potato Reformists are still in the lead!  But Lipid Liquidators are closing in fast!

Week #3 Results!
Team Name/# % Loss
1st Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -4.09%
2nd Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -3.93%
3rd Team 5 – Buncha Losers -2.48%
4th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -2.43%
5th Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -2.12%
6th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -1.56%
7th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -1.38%
8th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -1.34%
9th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.05%
10th Team 7 – Waist Management -0.81%
11th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 0.21%
12th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels 0.28%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #3 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -9.94%
2nd Liliana Martinez -5.22%
3rd Susan Rogers -5.10%
4th Debra Doerfler -4.94%
5th Cynthia Cordova -4.56%
6th Ulises Nava -3.88%
7th Tricia Pavlovics -3.83%
8th Christie Sifferman -3.32%
9th Sandra Brown -3.11%
10th Cindy Shand -2.88%

As a reminder, if you do not weigh in your weight is entered as your starting weight which means you contribute a 0% change for your team.

NOTE – TWO MORE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FREE EXERCISE!!!

First, a group of participants are hiking up to the ‘P’ on Fridays.  They meet at the flagpole at 4:15 and return between 5:30-5:45.  Anyone can join the challenging, fun hike.  Just bring water, comfy shoes and sun protection. A hiking stick might be helpful if you have one.

Second, Weston Titus (Titus Fitness), who leads our morning boot camp this semester, is offering a FREE boot camp class this Saturday beginning at 9:00 am in Oceanside at Buccaneer Park/Beach.  Everyone is invited to come and bring friends/family.  It will be a good hard work out mixing cardio and body weight resistance exercises.  It should be a beautiful day and what a great way to start the weekend!

Next weeks Weigh-in times are as follows:

TUESDAY (regular weigh-in day)

  • Kelly Falcone from 9-10:30 am in office O-19
  • Terri Wallace 8:30-11:30am & 2-4pm in NS-153 OR by apt (email twallace@palomar.edu)
  • Suzanne Sebring from 9-10 am in AA-102 (or by appt – call ext. 3758)

Here’s a journal you may find helpful to print and keep with you:  BIGGEST LOSER participant journal

Here is information on the scale we use for this challenge:  how to use OMRON scale

Biggest Loser Week #2 Results!

You are all doing awesome!

Even with a few people not weighing this week (which means recording a zero change) we are still seeing really good changes!  As a group we are down 149.8lbs!

  • Week #1=106.9lbs lost
  • Week #2= 149.8lbs lost

Here is our list of teams.  I still need team names from team 6 & 8.

Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United
Debra Doerfler
Juan Gonzalez
Kendyl Magnuson
Jennie Vastola
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard
Elisa Lagrimas
Tricia Pavlovics
Adriana Sanchez
Jonathan Velasquez
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four
Barbara Blanchard
Amber Cross
Kelly Falcone
Suzanne Sebring
Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators
Liliana Martinez
Ulises Nava
Leann Pell
Susan Rogers
Team 5 – Buncha Losers
Jamie Moss
Cindy Shand
Christie Sifferman
Jane Stiles
Team 6 – NO NAME
Sandra Brown
Lorraine Lopez
Vanessa Orozco
Hossna Sadat
Team 7 – Waist Management
Dennis Astl
Kyle Owens
Terri Wallace
Christine Winterle
Team 8 – NO NAME
Cynthia Cordova
Jennifer Nelson
Maria Zapien-Rangel
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction
Lea Fugate
Judy Gervasio
Polly Shafer
Team 10 – Marketing Marvels
Mea Daum
Alonna Farrar
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP)
Susan Miller
Angie Saunders
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible
Megan Gordon
Monique Meza
Ghezala Said
Bettina Serna

Here are the week #2 results, the Couch Potato Reformists have taken the lead!

Week #2 Results
Team Name Percent Loss
Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -3.52%
Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -3.42%
Team 5 – Buncha Losers -2.27%
Team 8 – NO NAME -2.07%
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -1.94%
Team 7 – Waist Management -1.51%
Team 6 – NO NAME -1.42%
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.40%
Team 10 – Marketing Marvels -1.18%
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -0.94%
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -0.93%
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 0.14%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #2 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -8.52%
2nd Christie Sifferman -4.98%
3rd Liliana Martinez -4.73%
4th Cynthia Cordova -4.05%
5th Debra Doerfler -3.87%
6th Susan Rogers -3.58%
7th Terri Wallace -3.49%
8th Ulises Nava -3.07%
9th Christine Winterle -2.56%
10th Sandra Brown -2.50%

As a reminder, if you do not weigh in your weight is entered as your starting weight which means you contribute a 0% change for your team.

Next weeks Weigh-in times are as follows:

TUESDAY (regular weigh-in day)

  • Kelly Falcone from 9-10:30 am in office O-19
  • Terri Wallace 8:30-11:30am & 2-4pm in NS-153 OR by apt (email twallace@palomar.edu)
  • Suzanne Sebring from 9-10 am in AA-102 (or by appt – call ext. 3758)

Here’s a journal you may find helpful to print and keep with you:  BIGGEST LOSER participant journal

Here is information on the scale we use for this challenge:  how to use OMRON scale

Biggest Loser Week #1 Results!

WOW!!!!!!  (I am actually yelling with excitement)

What a great start to our weight loss competition, together we lost 106.9lbs this week! 

This is a very strong start and I hope we continue with this momentum into week #2.

I am so impressed with the team names this year.  A few teams have not determined their team name yet and the bar is set pretty high!  Please let us know your team name as soon as possible. Here is a look at our teams:

Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United
Debra Doerfler
Juan Gonzalez
Kendyl Magnuson
Jennie Vastola
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard
Elisa Lagrimas
Tricia Pavlovics
Adriana Sanchez
Jonathan Velasquez
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four
Barbara Blanchard
Amber Cross
Kelly Falcone
Suzanne Sebring
Team 4 – NO NAME
Liliana Martinez
Ulises Nava
Leann Pell
Susan Rogers
Team 5 – Buncha Losers
Jamie Moss
Cindy Shand
Christie Sifferman
Jane Stiles
Team 6 – NO NAME
Sandra Brown
Lorraine Lopez
Vanessa Orozco
Hossna Sadat
Team 7 – Waist Management
Dennis Astl
Kyle Owens
Terri Wallace
Christine Winterle
Team 8 – NO NAME
Cynthia Cordova
Jennifer Nelson
Maria Zapien-Rangel
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction
Lea Fugate
Judy Gervasio
Polly Shafer
Team 10 – NO NAME
Mea Daum
Alonna Farrar
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP)
Susan Miller
Angie Saunders
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible
Megan Gordon
Monique Meza
Ghezala Said
Bettina Serna

Here are the week #1 results:

WEEK 1 Results
TEAM NAME and # % loss
Team 5 – Buncha Losers results -2.47%
Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United results -2.23%
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) results -1.84%
Team 4 – NO NAME results -1.53%
Team 6 – NO NAME results -1.31%
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four results -1.19%
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction results -1.05%
Team 8 – NO NAME results -0.96%
Team 7 – Waist Management results -0.75%
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible results -0.53%
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard Results -0.43%
Team 10 – NO NAME results -0.19%

The top ten losers for this week are:

WEEK 1 Individual Results (Top ten)
1st Kendyl Magnuson -5.02%
2nd Christie Sifferman -4.02%
3rd Debra Doerfler -2.94%
4th Susan Rogers -2.61%
5th Jane Stiles -2.54%
6th Terri Wallace -2.25%
7th Liliana Martinez -2.22%
8th Sandra Brown -2.16%
9th Cindy Shand -1.99%
10th Angie Saunders -1.94%

As a reminder, if you do not weigh in your weight is entered as your starting weight which means you contribute a 0% change for your team.

Next weeks Weigh-in times are as follows:

MONDAY 2/22 (additional weigh-in time for next week due to some conflicts)

  • 10:30-12 with Kelly Falcone & Terri Wallace in NS-153
  • 2-5pm with Suzanne Sebring in AA-102

TUESDAY (regular weigh-in day)

  • Kelly Falcone from 9-10:30 am in office O-19
  • Terri Wallace 8:30-11:30am & 2-4pm in NS-153 OR by apt (email twallace@palomar.edu)
  • NOTE: Suzanne will NOT be doing any weigh-ins on Tuesday.

Here’s a journal you may find helpful to print and keep with you:  BIGGEST LOSER participant journal

Here is information on the scale we use for this challenge:  how to use OMRON scale

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:

http://www.cyclingadventures.net/

http://www.cyclingadventures.net/san-diego-half-century-ride-2016.html

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

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