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

Biggest Loser Week #2 Results!

You are all doing awesome!

Even with a few people not weighing this week (which means recording a zero change) we are still seeing really good changes!  As a group we are down 149.8lbs!

  • Week #1=106.9lbs lost
  • Week #2= 149.8lbs lost

Here is our list of teams.  I still need team names from team 6 & 8.

Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United
Debra Doerfler
Juan Gonzalez
Kendyl Magnuson
Jennie Vastola
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard
Elisa Lagrimas
Tricia Pavlovics
Adriana Sanchez
Jonathan Velasquez
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four
Barbara Blanchard
Amber Cross
Kelly Falcone
Suzanne Sebring
Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators
Liliana Martinez
Ulises Nava
Leann Pell
Susan Rogers
Team 5 – Buncha Losers
Jamie Moss
Cindy Shand
Christie Sifferman
Jane Stiles
Team 6 – NO NAME
Sandra Brown
Lorraine Lopez
Vanessa Orozco
Hossna Sadat
Team 7 – Waist Management
Dennis Astl
Kyle Owens
Terri Wallace
Christine Winterle
Team 8 – NO NAME
Cynthia Cordova
Jennifer Nelson
Maria Zapien-Rangel
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction
Lea Fugate
Judy Gervasio
Polly Shafer
Team 10 – Marketing Marvels
Mea Daum
Alonna Farrar
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP)
Susan Miller
Angie Saunders
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible
Megan Gordon
Monique Meza
Ghezala Said
Bettina Serna

Here are the week #2 results, the Couch Potato Reformists have taken the lead!

Week #2 Results
Team Name Percent Loss
Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United -3.52%
Team 4 – Lipid Liquidators -3.42%
Team 5 – Buncha Losers -2.27%
Team 8 – NO NAME -2.07%
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) -1.94%
Team 7 – Waist Management -1.51%
Team 6 – NO NAME -1.42%
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four -1.40%
Team 10 – Marketing Marvels -1.18%
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard -0.94%
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction -0.93%
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible 0.14%

The top ten losers for this week are:

Week #2 Top Losers
1st Kendyl Magnuson -8.52%
2nd Christie Sifferman -4.98%
3rd Liliana Martinez -4.73%
4th Cynthia Cordova -4.05%
5th Debra Doerfler -3.87%
6th Susan Rogers -3.58%
7th Terri Wallace -3.49%
8th Ulises Nava -3.07%
9th Christine Winterle -2.56%
10th Sandra Brown -2.50%

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)

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 #1 Results!

WOW!!!!!!  (I am actually yelling with excitement)

What a great start to our weight loss competition, together we lost 106.9lbs this week! 

This is a very strong start and I hope we continue with this momentum into week #2.

I am so impressed with the team names this year.  A few teams have not determined their team name yet and the bar is set pretty high!  Please let us know your team name as soon as possible. Here is a look at our teams:

Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United
Debra Doerfler
Juan Gonzalez
Kendyl Magnuson
Jennie Vastola
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard
Elisa Lagrimas
Tricia Pavlovics
Adriana Sanchez
Jonathan Velasquez
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four
Barbara Blanchard
Amber Cross
Kelly Falcone
Suzanne Sebring
Team 4 – NO NAME
Liliana Martinez
Ulises Nava
Leann Pell
Susan Rogers
Team 5 – Buncha Losers
Jamie Moss
Cindy Shand
Christie Sifferman
Jane Stiles
Team 6 – NO NAME
Sandra Brown
Lorraine Lopez
Vanessa Orozco
Hossna Sadat
Team 7 – Waist Management
Dennis Astl
Kyle Owens
Terri Wallace
Christine Winterle
Team 8 – NO NAME
Cynthia Cordova
Jennifer Nelson
Maria Zapien-Rangel
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction
Lea Fugate
Judy Gervasio
Polly Shafer
Team 10 – NO NAME
Mea Daum
Alonna Farrar
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP)
Susan Miller
Angie Saunders
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible
Megan Gordon
Monique Meza
Ghezala Said
Bettina Serna

Here are the week #1 results:

WEEK 1 Results
TEAM NAME and # % loss
Team 5 – Buncha Losers results -2.47%
Team 1 – Couch Potato Reformists United results -2.23%
Team 11 – Divas of Palomar (DOP) results -1.84%
Team 4 – NO NAME results -1.53%
Team 6 – NO NAME results -1.31%
Team 3 – The Flab-u-less Four results -1.19%
Team 9 – Weapons of A$$ Destruction results -1.05%
Team 8 – NO NAME results -0.96%
Team 7 – Waist Management results -0.75%
Team 12 – Mission Slimpossible results -0.53%
Team 2 – 3 Beach Babes and a Lifeguard Results -0.43%
Team 10 – NO NAME results -0.19%

The top ten losers for this week are:

WEEK 1 Individual Results (Top ten)
1st Kendyl Magnuson -5.02%
2nd Christie Sifferman -4.02%
3rd Debra Doerfler -2.94%
4th Susan Rogers -2.61%
5th Jane Stiles -2.54%
6th Terri Wallace -2.25%
7th Liliana Martinez -2.22%
8th Sandra Brown -2.16%
9th Cindy Shand -1.99%
10th Angie Saunders -1.94%

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:

MONDAY 2/22 (additional weigh-in time for next week due to some conflicts)

  • 10:30-12 with Kelly Falcone & Terri Wallace in NS-153
  • 2-5pm with Suzanne Sebring in AA-102

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)
  • NOTE: Suzanne will NOT be doing any weigh-ins on Tuesday.

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!

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!