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Biggest Loser
Biggest Loser Results! FINAL

You did it! 671.4 pounds lost! Great job!


1st place Female and 1st Overall:                 Hillary Cerchia   18.71% lost / 41.5 pounds lost                    PRIZE:  $1,505

1st place    Male and 2nd Overall:                 John Stempien  16.20% lost / 53.4 pounds lost                    PRIZE:  $1,200

2nd place Female and 3rd Overall:               Clarine Henson 15.65% lost / 36 pounds lost                       PRIZE: Garmin VivoFit2

2nd place    Male and 4th Overall:                Kenneth Plake   14.68% lost / 36.8 pounds lost                    PRIZE: Garmin VivoFit2



Week 10 Results

Okay Losers – we are beginning our final week. You all are amazing and have done great things in this competition. It’s not over till it’s over. So put out all the stops – watch what you put in your mouth this week, keep moving, and keep focused!

Here are this week’s results:                                     TPL 27May



MP 27MayWP 27May


Week 9 Results

2 Weeks Left – Don’t stop!



Week 8 Results

3 weeks left – Keep going!

Week 8 Results:


Week 7 Results

Here are the results for week 7:

6MayResults*Sorry I was late posting these.

Week 6 Results
April 29, 2016

Here are this week’s results:


Week 5 Results
April 22, 2016

We have competitors close to losing 10% in 5 weeks; Great job! If that’s not you, maybe you need to change things up a bit. I spoke with some of our loser from last week and here’s what they had to say when I asked what they attributed their loss from:

        “Portion control, food selection, and whiskey… That is the key to success. Haha”

        “Moving more.”

        “I stopped drinking cokes.”

        “I walk… a lot!”

        “I haven’t eaten what you told us to give up week one, I am doing all of the challenges and just building my workout with them, I’m drinking water (it’s a lot of water), and I am trying to do all of the slimming down tips.”

Here are this week’s Results:


Week 4 Results
April 15, 2016

I am super proud of all of you – and you should be proud of yourself. The losses keep happening and you’ve lost a total of 384 pounds together! Here are the results:

15Apr16 Results15April16 Results

On Losing Weight

Here’s a link to a great article with great ways to shed pounds and the truth behind how one truly loses weight – without the gimmicks, weight-loss shakes, or pills.

Happy Losing ~ Calista


Source: Losing Weight

Did you know?

                                                     Is Sitting the Smoking of Our Generation?

                                           Why Your Chair Is Killing You, and What You Can Do About It.                                   

These are two headlines from a 2013 Huffington Post article and an article by Dr. Mercola, September 28, 2014 respectively.

Has anything changed?

One researcher noted that, “Now we know that being sedentary is another risk factor for premature death. In one recent study, researchers found that is most people spent less than three hours a day sitting, it would add two years to the average life expectancy in the USA.”

Scientists believe that the “sitting disease” is a major risk factor for early death, on par with smoking.

 Can sitting too much also cause weight gain?    

“Because we’ve become so used to being seated… we’ve failed to realize that this is a major health concern.”

Quote from Dr. Levine, co-director of the Obesity Initiative for Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University.

Over 10,000 studies show that prolonged sitting is devastating your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, even if you are very fit!

  1. After one hour of sitting, “the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90 percent.”
  2. Extended sitting slows the body’s metabolism affecting things like HDL levels (good cholesterol) in our bodies.
  3. Research shows that this lack of physical activity is directly tied to 6% of the impact for heart diseases, 7% for type 2 diabetes, and 10% for breast cancer & colon cancer.
  4. The death rate associated with obesity in the United States is now 35 million per year! This should not be taken lightly considering Tobacco claims only 3.5 million per year.
  5. For each additional hour of television that a person sat and watched per day, the risk of dying rises by 11 percent. This figure is from a study published in the journal Circulation that included nearly 9,000 Australians.

What Can I do?

  • Stand up when you talk in person or on the phone.
  • Walk when you talk. Have walking meetings when feasible.
  • Use standing desks.
  • Walk around for at least 5 minutes every 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Set a timer so you remember!
  • Cut TV / Facebook times or do while standing.
  • Walk to talk to person instead of emailing when feasible.
  • Note: Even when you’re hitting the gym regularly, too much sitting is still bad for you.

“… men who reported more than 23 hours a week of sedentary activity had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease than those who reported less than 11 hours a week of sedentary activity. And many of these men routinely exercised … “


Mike’s recommendation: Mindful Standing.

Some sitting may be good for you- but NEVER this kind!