TEAM LIFE

Your Palomar College Employee Wellness Committee

Fall activities have begun!

We’ve been able to add another activity on Tuesday mornings from 7-8 am in G-8 – “Yoga Sculpt.”  New Team Life member, Chelsea Kott, will be leading this activity for us.  Thank you, Chelsea!  We have the wonderful Candace Rose leading Intermediate Yoga on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm and Gentle Yoga on Wednesdays from 8-9 am.  Amber Cross, who introduced us to Jazzercise Express this summer is back to lead on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1-1:30 pm.  We also have open swim times, and a step challenge.  In addition, there will be three Wellness Wednesday Workshops offered.  Click on “Fall 2017 Flyer” to see all the details. We hope to see you this fall.

We received a lot of interest in the Grape Day 5K entry raffle and awarded all 30 spots! There was such great interest that the event coordinator issued us a discount code for anyone else who would like to participate.  If you register prior to September 30th, use the Promo Code “COMETS” for a $10 discount! To register, go to http://sandyfeetevents.com/grape-day-5k/. Be sure to join our team – Palomar College Team Life!

 

Biggest Loser – Week 6 Results!

Week 6

There have been some changes to the top three (3) teams this week. Great work Apathy Avengers!, 3 Gorditos, and Shrinky Dinks! Let’s go teams – It’s time to put a move on Apathy Avengers! – they are lapping the rest of us. 🙂 Try to make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference and you will revert to your heaviest/starting weight if you do not weigh in.  We’ve now been back from Spring Break for over a week, and I hope everyone is getting back on track. 🙂  We have now lost a combined total of 242 pounds!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -8.75%  (WOW!)
3 Gorditos -4.29%
Shrinky Dinks -4.13%
Transformers -2.61%
MMC -2.11%
Thinning the Herd -2.07%
DRC Divas -2.04%
Campus Steppers -1.91%
Journey to Lose -1.16%
Flab-u-less! -1.07%
Team TTCJ -0.40%
Iron Maidens 0.24%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Kendyl Magnuson -11.01%
Debra Doerfler -9.01%
Leon Springer -8.73%
Carol Moore -8.32%
Tricia Bravo -7.27%
Michelle LaVigueur -6.66%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -6.13%
Mea Daum -5.28%
Beth Hicks -4.46%
Suzanne Sebring -4.40%

Healthy Tip of the Week:

http://www.jamieoliver.com/healthy-living-tips/

1. COOK FROM SCRATCH
This is one of the most important life skills you can learn. It allows you to have complete control of what goes into your food.

2. EAT A BALANCED DIET
Aim to eat a balanced diet that contains each of the food groups in the correct proportions.

3. VARIETY IS KEY – EAT THE RAINBOW
Fill your diet with a wide range of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and naturally low fat dairy foods. When it comes to fruit and veg, different colours provide your body with the different nutrients it needs to stay strong and healthy – it’s not just greens that are good for you!

4. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU’RE EATING
Make an effort to learn about the food you’re eating – we all need to understand where food comes from and how it affects our bodies.

5. EAT NUTRITIOUS CALORIES
Make sure the majority of your energy intake comes from nutritious calories that also provide your body with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, fibre and good fats. Avoid empty calories.

6. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and helps you to be alert and awake throughout the day. Make sure you always eat a nutritious breakfast. Make it wholesome and make it count.

7. READ THE SMALL PRINT
It’s important to read packaging correctly. Be aware of the recommended portion sizes, and the sugar, salt and saturated fat contents. Remember that not all E-numbers are bad, but too many is often a bad sign.

8. DRINK MORE WATER
Water is an essential part of your diet. Drink plenty of water and avoid empty calories from things such as fizzy drinks, energy drinks or juices with added sugar. Eat your calories don’t drink them.

9. KEEP ACTIVE
Exercise is an extremely important factor in staying healthy so try to be as active as you can.

10. SLEEP WELL
Make sure you get enough sleep – it’s an essential part of being healthy and directly affects how well we are able to learn, grow and act in life. While we’re asleep, our bodies have that all-important time to repair.

Biggest Loser – Week 4 Results!

Week 4

There is a change to the top three (3) teams this week. Great work Apathy Avengers!, Shrinky Dinks, and Transformers! DRC Divas and Thinning the Herd are closing in. We did have some people that skipped the weigh-in this week. Remember, if you don’t weigh-in your numbers revert back to the initial weigh-in and you are not helping your team. Try to make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference.  Of course, we have no weigh-in this week due to Spring Break.  But, stay on task and try not to lose momentum.  We have now lost a combined total of 196.1 pounds!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -5.30%
Shrinky Dinks -3.94%
Transformers -2.53%
DRC Divas -2.41%
Thinning the Herd -2.00%
Campus Steppers -1.97%
MMC -1.88%
3 Gorditos -1.54%
Journey to Lose -1.39%
Flab-u-less! -1.34%
Team TTCJ -0.50%
Iron Maidens -0.20%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Debra Doerfler -7.81%
Carol Moore -7.12%
Michelle LaVigueur -6.26%
Tricia Bravo -5.48%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -5.41%
Mea Daum -4.82%
Suzanne Sebring -4.61%
Julie Robinson -4.50%
Tania Silva -4.32%
Beth Hicks -3.79%

Healthy Tip of the Week:

10 ways to stay on a healthy eating plan while on vacation and still enjoy yourself!

http://www.webmd.com/women/features/vacation-eating#1

1. Resist the Urge to Splurge

We tend to splurge when we eat out and the portions tend to be huge. Try splitting an entree, order a half-sized portion, or choose an appetizer as your meal.

2. Have It Your Way

Don’t be afraid to ask for the dressing on the side, or to have part of your meal “doggy-bagged”  in advance.

3. Enjoy the Scenery and Enjoy the Food

When you’re on vacation, you want to enjoy yourself; the trick is moderation. Sample instead of feasting on delectable foods.

4. Walking is Your Secret Weapon

Take a stroll after dinner, swim or hike. Help offset the extra calories with some extra movement.

5. A Treat a Day

Try to keep your treats to one a day. After that, opt for a healthy choice instead.

6. Better Choices on the Menu

Make healthful choices that appeal to you at fast food and restaurants whenever possible. Substituting a condiment can make a big difference (dijon mustard for mayonnaise, or marinara instead of a white sauce).

7. Hide the Mini-Bar Key

You know that little refrigerator that comes with your hotel room that is filled with all sorts of beverages and candy? Hide the key, it can only lead to no good — physically and financially.

8. Water is Your Friend

Keep all systems going by drinking your daily water requirement.

9. Take “Five a Day” on Vacation with You

Now, more than ever, make an effort to get five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It will make meals seem more filling and satisfying.

10. Eat When You’re Hungry and Stop When You’re Comfortable

It sounds simple, but many of us have gotten out of the habit of paying attention to whether we’re truly, physically hungry. Eating opportunities and celebrations are all around us when we are vacationing, and we’re in the “I’m on VACATION!” mindset. That’s when we will be the most vulnerable to eating even if we aren’t hungry.

Question for you:

What will you do to have a wonderful break but still maintain your healthy eating plan while on vacation?

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 #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!

Health Dimensions Expo

TEAM LIFE takes great pleasure in presenting the fourth annual Health Dimensions Expo on February 20, 2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm in the AA/ST Courtyard on the San Marcos campus.  All staff and faculty are invited to attend, browse the many booths, get your raffle card punched, pick up some free goodies and enjoy a fun time with some healthy learning overtones!  For those who are joining the Biggest Loser Challenge, this will also be a weigh-in site.

We look forward to seeing you there!

http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/teamlife/files/2014/01/Palomar-College-2014-First-Flyer.pdf

Healthy Life Newsletter

Attached is the May edition of the Healthy Life Newsletter.  This edition includes tips for getting in shape with very little time commitment!  Take a look at the cover article, “Can You Take a HIT?”  It explains how this is done:

The 6-second bursts are one of the shortest sprint durations ever used in high-intensity training (HIT). HIT involves short bursts of intense exercise and achieves similar results to long-distance endurance training.  However, the method is much less time consuming and comes with a lower risk of injury, making it ideal for athletes wishing to remain injury free.

http://healthdimensions.com/download/May 2013 SD.pdf