TEAM LIFE

Your Palomar College Employee Wellness Committee

2017 Carlsbad 5000

Join team “Palomar TEAM LIFE” for the Carlsbad 5000:

This Spring we will once again have a TEAM LIFE team participating in the Carlsbad 5000!  The race is scheduled for Sunday April 2nd.  There are several different start times for the race depending on gender, age, and level.  Most of the TEAM LIFE members will be participating in the race at 9:10am called the “People’s Walk.”

When you register please be sure to click on “Team Registration”and then “Join an Existing Team”.  Our team name is “Palomar TEAM LIFE”.

Click on the image to register

TEAM LIFE Goodie Bag for race participants:

Each TEAM LIFE team member gets a TEAM LIFE goodie bag which includes a t-shirt, bag, and water bottle.  If you have not already received your TEAM LIFE goodie bag please let us know by emailing Terri Wallace (twallace@palomar.edu) with your name and your t-shirt size.

You do not have to be an official TEAM LIFE team member to receive the goodie bag.  We know several people have registered for the event, but did not select the TEAM LIFE team.

Our team:

Employees currently signed up under the TEAM LIFE team are the following:

(if you are signed up but not listed below, please email Kelly Falcone (kfalcone@palomar.edu) to be added to the list.  It just means you didn’t select our team… but that’s ok!)

First Name Last Name
Bernie Bongolan
Jose Fernandez
Gennalyn Bongolan
Glyn Bongolan
José Briceño
Bonnie Corbin
james corbin
John Corbin
Wendy corbin
Amber Cross
Celina De La Torre
Shanon Dreyer
Vanessa Dreyer
Kelly Falcone
Brian Gaines
Gordana High
David Lingner
Michelle Musacchia
Patrick OBrien
Sean OBrien
Michelle Ramos Pellicia
Deanna Shoop
Buddy Springer

Here’s a look at the fun from 2016:

Biggest Loser! Let’s do this!

We are so excited to see all the returning and new participants to our annual Biggest Loser weight loss challenge.  Here is some information for a successful experience in this weight loss challenge:

List of Participants and Teams:

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Please talk with your team members and choose a team name (email Suzanne Sebring with your team name).

Weigh-in Times:

All weigh-ins will be held on Thursdays in the HS building, room 202 from 12:30-4:30 pm.  The nursing department will be working collaboratively with Team Life this year to provide the weigh-ins and results analysis. For make-up appointments, call Julie Robinson at ext. 3713 or Terri Wallace at ext. 2250.  The initial weigh-in will take place on Thursday, February 23rd and the final weigh-in will take place on Thursday, May 4th.

What information will you receive each week?

Each week we will post the weekly results based on the average percentage weight loss of your team.  We will also highlight the top individual losers based on percentage of weight loss.

We will also share with you tips for healthy activities that can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

What are the rewards for winners?

There will be cash awards for top male/female winners + additional team prizes.  Stay tuned for an update on the team awards!

Tips to help you succeed on this behavior change challenge:

  • Work with your team members!  Having a weight loss buddy is incredibly helpful for keeping you accountable to your weight loss goals.
  • Use apps such as MyFitnessPal to track your calories and activity.
  • Set Specific Realistic Measurable weekly goals that you hope to achieve to reach your final goal AND record your progress!

If you have questions, comments or ideas for helping our participants succeed, please comment below!

Biggest loser Spring 2017 Sign Ups

We hope you will join us for our annual Biggest Loser challenge!  To sign-up for the challenge you can complete the following form, or you can sign-up in person at the employee Health fair on Wednesday February 22nd, 2017, from 11am-1pm.

We have lost a lot of weight in this challenge!  Since the first challenge in the Spring of 2008 we have lost a total of 2,320 lbs!

  • Spring 2008 (56 participants)= 442 lbs lost
  • Fall 2008 (36 participants)= 208 lbs lost
  • Spring 2009 (52 participants)= 243 lbs lost
  • Spring 2010 (48 particpants)= 248 lbs lost
  • Spring 2011 (48 participants)= 241 lbs lost
  • Spring 2012 (22 participants)= 152 lbs lost
  • Fall 2012 (32 participants)= 271 lbs lost
  • Spring 2013 (18 participants) = 116 lbs lost
  • Spring 2014 (33 participants)= 215lbs
  • Fall 2014 (41 participants)= 93lbs
  • Spring 2015 (31 participants)= 83.2lbs
  • Spring 2016 (30 participants) = 256.6 lbs

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.

Please complete the following form to sign up:

Carlsbad 5000: Join our team: Palomar TEAM LIFE! – One day sale TODAY, December 15th!

Registration is open for the 2017 Carlsbad 5000 on April 2, 2017

Please join team Palomar TEAM LIFE!

Here’s the link to register with our team, just select “Palomar TEAM LIFE” in the drop down list:  https://register.runrocknroll.com/Register/default.aspx?newgroup=true&event=37012&cat=146519

You don’t want to miss out on the fun!

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Grape Day 5k Team “Palomar TEAM LIFE”

We will once again we participating in the Grape Day 5k!  Last year we had about 30 participants and we hope to have an even better showing this year.

To register for the event go to: http://sandyfeetevents.com/grape-day-5k/

When you register, please join team “Palomar TEAM LIFE”

As with all of our 5k events, participants will be given a TEAM LIFE swag bag with a backpack, water bottle, towel, and red TEAM LIFE t-shirt.

Here’s a pic from last year… you don’t want to miss out on the fun!

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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