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Biggest Loser – Week 8 results!

Week 8

There have been some changes in the Top 3 teams again this week – Good work Apathy Avengers!, 3 Gorditos, and Shrinky Dinks!  The results are, again, somewhat skewed as we had a lot of people that did not weigh in this week.  Please…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.  Due to the large percentage of people who did not weigh in, we have reverted in our overall weight loss (we can’t count you if you don’t weigh in!)  We have now lost a combined total of 197 pounds.  We only have two weeks left folks – let’s finish strong!

Team Results:

Team Average % loss
Apathy Avengers! -7.54%
3 Gorditos -4.46%
Shrinky Dinks -4.10%
Transformers -2.79%
DRC Divas -2.42%
Thinning the Herd -2.41%
MMC -1.68%
Campus Steppers -0.88%
Journey to Lose -0.49%
Flab-u-less! 0.00%
Team TTCJ 0.00%
Iron Maidens 0.34%

Individual Results:

Top 10 losers were…

Name % loss
Carol Moore -11.46%
Debra Doerfler -10.33%
Leon Springer -9.13%
Tricia Bravo -9.06%
Michelle LaVigueur -8.39%
Devonay Olson-Goodman -7.17%
Abby Corona -6.09%
Beth Hicks -4.80%
Casey Koss -4.44%
Julie Robinson -4.43%

Healthy Tip of the Week:

We’re closing in on the finish…let’s keep our focus on moving!  Take a look at the options at the link below and commit to one for the balance of the challenge! If none of these appeal, come up with your own – i.e. a certain number of extra steps per day.

http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/

 

Question for you:

What extra activity will you commit to?

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 #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!

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

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!