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 #9

We’re on the home stretch and the losing continues.  Push hard this week and let’s finish strong!

 As a group we are down 228.4 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

Here are the week #9 TEAM results.  We’re about the cross the finish line and Lipid Liquidators still have the lead!

Week #9 Results!
Team #/Name % Loss
1st Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -10.11%
2nd Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -6.36%
3rd Team 8 – Mini-Mees! -3.70%
4th Team 7 – Waist Management -3.02%
5th Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -2.00%
6th Team 6 – Loco Mamas -1.73%
7th Team 5 – Buncha Losers -1.25%
8th Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -0.98%
9th Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -0.07%
10th Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction 0.00%
11th Team 10 – Marketing Marvels 0.11%
12th Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 2.50%

The top ten losers to date:

Week #9 Top Losers
1st Susan Rogers -12.38%
2nd Kendyl Magnuson -11.84%
3rd Liliana Martinez -10.82%
4th Ulises Nava -10.59%
5th Debra Doerfler -9.61%
6th Cynthia Cordova -9.03%
7th Leann Pell -6.67%
8th Terri Wallace -5.63%
9th Juan Gonzalez -3.97%
10th Tricia Pavlovics -3.74%

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 week is our final weigh in!  Be sure to weigh in on Tuesday.  If you will be out for any reason, weigh in prior to Tuesday or your results will not count for your team.

Also, remember to sign up for the free biometric screening hosted by Team Life & Human Resource Services.  You’ll gain some great information and it is free for all employees.  If you’re a full time Palomar employee enrolled in our insurance program, you will also receive a cash reward of $30 if you make an appointment ($15 if you just walk in that day)!  There is a link in the flyer below to register and set up your appointment.

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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

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

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!

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!