Biggest Loser Results – Week #8

We’re back on track and we’ve lost over 200 pounds!

 As a group we are down 211.2 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

Here are the week #8 TEAM results, the Lipid Liquidators continue to lead the pack!

Week #8 Results!
Team #/Name % Loss
1st Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -9.43%
2nd Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -5.14%
3rd Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -3.14%
4th Team 7 – Waist Management -2.78%
5th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -2.74%
6th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -1.67%
7th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.44%
8th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -0.99%
9th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels -0.79%
10th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -0.73%
11th Team 5 – Buncha Losers -0.29%
12th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 2.31%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #8 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -11.36%
2nd Susan Rogers -11.18%
3rd Ulises Nava -10.59%
4th Liliana Martinez -9.28%
5th Debra Doerfler -8.54%
6th Cynthia Cordova -8.44%
7th Leann Pell -6.67%
8th Terri Wallace -5.86%
9th Tricia Pavlovics -4.50%
10th Suzanne Sebring -3.40%

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 have two weeks left!  Let’s finish STRONG!

Biggest Loser Results – Week #7

A lot of people were not pleased with their results this week. It’s definitely hard to stick to a diet during holidays and vacations. Don’t let it get you down! We’ve still lost over 188 pounds!

 As a group we are down 188.1 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

Here are the week #7 TEAM results, the Lipid Liquidators have increased their lead!

Week #7 Results!
Team #/Name % Loss
1st Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -7.56%
2nd Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -5.03%
3rd Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -3.10%
4th Team 7 – Waist Management -2.90%
5th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -2.12%
6th Team 5 – Buncha Losers -1.72%
7th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.59%
8th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -1.44%
9th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -1.02%
10th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels -0.84%
11th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -0.48%
12th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 2.06%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #7 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -10.89%
2nd Ulises Nava -9.78%
3rd Susan Rogers -9.07%
4th Liliana Martinez -7.92%
5th Cynthia Cordova -7.85%
6th Debra Doerfler -7.61%
7th Christie Sifferman -4.90%
8th Terri Wallace -4.84%
9th Christine Winterle -3.50%
10th Leann Pell -3.48%

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.

Get back on track with a few simple steps:

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Plan your next healthy meal (don’t starve yourself, just make good choices)
  3. Plan your next workout or just take a walk

Remember that overdoing it on food is the human condition.  We all do it…as we can see from our overall result this week. As a popular inspirational quote says, “You are not defined by your mistakes, but your reaction.” So, own the mistake and get right back to your weight loss plan.

For those that did not fall off the wagon, extra props to you!

Carlsbad 5000 Participants

The Carlsbad 5000 is coming up on April 3rd!  If you haven’t already picked up your Palomar Team Life shirt and goodie bag, call Suzanne at x 3758 or drop by office AA-102.   If you prefer a tank top, muscle t or just want to add a little extra something, feel free to get creative and customize your t-shirt – all you need is a pair of scissors. There are a ton of instructions and videos available online and it’s super easy!

Employee Swim

The college will now be offering Employee Swim times.  The pool will be available to employees Monday-Friday from noon to 1:00 pm and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-8 am, excluding District holidays.

If you’d like to take advantage of this great resource, you just need to fill out a liability waiver and you’re all set!

Thanks to pool supervisor, AJ, and Dean Kahn for getting this going.

Biggest Loser Results – Week #4

The losing continues!

 As a group we are down 187 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

Here are the week #4 results, the Couch Potato Reformists are still in the lead, with Lipid Liquidators right behind!

Week #4 Results!
Team #/Name % Loss
1st Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -5.12%
2nd Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -4.76%
3rd Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -2.74%
4th Team 5 – Buncha Losers -2.62%
5th Team 7 – Waist Management -2.28%
6th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -1.87%
7th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -1.75%
8th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -1.37%
9th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.31%
10th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -1.05%
11th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible -0.26%
12th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels 0.34%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #4 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -9.94%
2nd Debra Doerfler -6.41%
3rd Susan Rogers -5.65%
4th Christie Sifferman -5.24%
5th Cynthia Cordova -4.98%
6th Liliana Martinez -4.83%
7th Ulises Nava -4.61%
8th Leann Pell -3.94%
9th Terri Wallace -3.72%
10th Tricia Pavlovics -3.45%

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)

Please do your best to weigh-in – we will be at the half-way mark and there is no official weigh-in during Spring Break!

Did you know there are many free apps you can get on your smart phone to help you track steps, exercise, nutrition and weight loss? There’s an app that comes standard on Samsung phones called S Health where you can track your step count, overall progress, and heart rate. There’s also MyFitnessPal, which I love, to track your water and food consumption, exercise, and weight. You can even just scan a bar code to upload all the nutrition information for the food you eat. These free tools really do make it easier to monitor how you’re doing with your diet and exercise goals.

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

Spring 2016 Weight Loss Challenge

weight loss challengeWeight Loss Challenge

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!

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

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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!