Join Team Palomar for the 2016 5K West Coast SCADaddle for Research

I’d like to let you know about Team Life’s kick-off activity for the fall. We chose this event in support of one of our own, Marti Snyder, who survived SCAD this year.

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Join us for a 5K fun run/walk to raise money for research on Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD).  SCAD is a type of a heart attack, not associated with the typical risk factors of heart disease. 

Unlike the typical heart attack, SCAD is relatively uncommon and often impacts younger, otherwise healthy individuals. SCAD occurs more often in women than men and can be fatal.  Research is needed to identify the cause(s) and the best treatment options.

The fun run/walk will take place in beautiful Carlsbad, CA.  We will start at Aqua Hedionda Lagoon (4200 Garfield Street, Carlsbad) – North Shore Hubbs Trail and end at The Discovery Center (1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad).  There will be vendors, a silent auction and fun for all!

Shuttles will be available to take you back to your vehicle. 

Mayo Clinic SCAD Research Presentation After 5K

Dr. Sharonne Hayes, SCAD Research Program Team Lead from Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), will present the latest SCAD research findings at 1:00pm at the Discovery Center.  All are welcome.  

Click the link below to join Team Palomar for the 2016 5K West Coast SCADaddle for Research to be held on September 10, 2016.  If you would like to participate, the fee is $30.00 for age 13 and over and $15.00 for ages 6-12.  Team Life will provide participants with a Palomar Team Life shirt, backpack and water bottle and we’ll collaborate in advance and make a really fun day of it!

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A few 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 enjoyed great participation this year. Let’s keep up the energy, get Palomar out there in the community, and support some great causes. If you have an event you’d like to see Palomar get involved in, through Team Life, please let me or another member of Team Life know.

Enjoy your summer!

 

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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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!

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