Weight Loss Competition (WLC) 2018 Info

Week of May 14th

We want to thank each of you for making our 10th Annual Weight Loss Competition (WLC) a success!

Remember we want your feedback!  What do you like about the program?  What do you hate about the program?  Do you want fewer emails?  Do you want more emails?  Is there a site you wish us to include? Do you want helpful tips throughout the year?  Do you like the timeframe?  

We want to improve every year and we need your help to achieve this.  The WLC cannot be a success without YOU!

Here is the information on all of our winners:  (NOTE: we have included the pounds loss but remember, we do NOT calculate on how much a person has loss, we calculate on the PERCENTAGE remember your 10 pounds is not the same as another persons’ 10 pounds)

MEN
1st Place – DM – registered at our SLCC SLN Office – $1057.50 – 19.67%  – 40.6 pounds

2nd Place – CM – registered at our SLCC SLS Office – $211.50 – 18.71%  – 43.6 pounds

3rd Place – CM – registered at our SLH Corporate Office – $141.00 – 13.71%  – 31.1 pounds

WOMEN
1st Place – AD – registered at City of Kansas City – $4597.50 – 20.65% – 34.9 pounds

2nd Place – SL – registered at MRI (private company in KC) – $919.50 – 20.51%  – 34 pounds

3rd Place – CW – registered at Anderson County Hospital – $613.00 – 20.07%  – 34.2 pounds

Interesting facts on the 2018 Weight Loss Competition:  

There were 323 total participants

BMIs were down 4% for women and 3.73% for men

Women loss 14% on average Men loss 8% on average

32.5% of women participants finished and 30% of men finished

Halfway through, men were losing 7% and women were losing 5%

The participant’s loss 2,180.8 pounds over the entire 2018 program

The May winner of our OMRON Evolv blood pressure monitor is TB – this person has been contacted already.

We want everyone to continue his or her journey to healthy living.  Remember, this is a process – you did not gain it in a month, so you will not lose it in a month!

Your WLC Coordinators:

Lori J Wilson

ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org

Tammy Gazzano

tgazzano@saintlukeskc.org

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Week of April 27th –  

LAST WEIGH-INS!  LAST WEIGH-INS!  

You are coming up to the finish line – to be  considered for the PERCENTAGE of weight loss, you will need to do your final weigh-in next week!

 

Remember, you will need to weigh-in at the same location you had your initial weigh-in.  Please check with your location for dates and hours.  Starting Monday, April 30th and going through Friday, May 4th will be the final weigh-ins.

At Saint Luke’s Cardio Wellness Centers and Cardiovascular Consultants offices, the hours will be 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, except for the first day, Monday, April 30th – our offices will be closing at 3:00 pm for a staff meeting.

We do not release your “ranking”.  This is due to the constant changes every time a person is updated with their new weight.

Here’s the reminder of what the monies are for the male and female winners:

                                                 MEN                         WOMEN

First Place –                    $1057.50                    $4597.50

Second Place –                  $211.50                       $919.50

Third Place –                    $141.00                       $613.00

Winners are notified by phone and email by May 31st.  The winner’s registration location will be posted on our website and on our Facebook page.

From the Heart Newsletter

Our latest edition of From the Heart is hitting the mail now.  If you wish to subscribe, email your name and address to Lori J Wilson – ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org – and you will receive a copy. 

If you wish to see it online, go to our web page, www.cardiowellnesscenter.org and click the right upper hand tab entitled, Newsletter – From the Heart.  We have the current and past issues available.  Just open the issue you would like to read and click the link.

We will see you all next week for those final numbers!

Good luck and never stop trying.

 

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Week of April 16th –

Can you believe, in just a few short weeks, there will be a winner in the 10th Annual Weight Loss Competition?

We want to thank all the participants and to each Weight Loss Champion at the sites that participated.  We could not do this without each other!

For our 2019 WLC, we have set dates for registration!  The 2019 registration will start February 4th and run through February 9th.  The final week will be April 29th through May 3rd.  As we get closer to the date, we will release all the sites that will participate in 2019.

Remember, prior participants cannot be over 20 pounds from their last weight.  Example, at your last weigh-in (2018), your weight was 150.  That means for 2019, you cannot weigh more than 170 to be eligible.

We want your feedback on how we can improve our program.

Let us know what you like about the program, dislike, too many emails, not enough emails, more hand-outs, less hand-outs, etc.

You can email your thoughts, questions, criticisms, and praises to either or both people below:

Lori J Wilson – ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org

Tammy Gazzano – tgazzano@saintlukeskc.org

Interesting fun stuff you should know about the WLC:

How do we pick the dates?  We look at the calendar and pick a 12-13 week period.  We want to make sure we ruin all your Valentine’s Day plans but we are jump-starting you on those New Year’s Resolutions – because you know you gave up after that second week in January!

We want to make sure you are healthy by the time the important days happen in May; ie Graduations, Mother’s Day, Lori’s birthday.  In addition, we want you to be in shape for that summer bathing suit season.

Besides the money, what are the benefits?  Let us be real, for most participants it is about the money!  What you can gain is so much more than the monetary benefits.  Clothes fit better, you have the potential to live longer, you are not wheezing after walking 100 feet, your health numbers look better for your work wellness credits, and you can go out and play with your kids/friends!

Why is the men’s winning amount not as big as the women’s?  Guys, get your male friends to register!  Have extra fun with it – do a personal competition with each other.  Loser buys the lunch salads!  Registrations for women outnumber the men by almost 4 to 1.  For 2018, we had 263 women register and 59 men.  The more men that register, the bigger their prize monies will be.  Remember the Buddy System!

Why do we not list our “ranking” each time we come in?  There are no final calculations until the last weigh-in has been entered.  This is due to we have satellite areas that send their weigh-ins either late Friday or early Monday.  After this info has been entered, it can change everything!

We do not want you thinking about only the numbers, we want you thinking about being healthy!

How do I know if I won?  All winners will be contacted by phone and email, with forms that will need to be filled out and returned. Upon receipt, we forward the information to our accounting department.  Checks will be processed and mailed to the individuals.  This usually takes 6-8 weeks.  

We will post the initials and location of the winners on our Facebook and website pages.

We will not be posting the number of pounds lost due to we only use the percentage of loss for each individual to keep the playing field level. Ten pounds could be one persons’ 2% and another persons’ 5%.

Remember, to be considered for the winning monies, you must do your last weigh-in at the same location that you started at in February.  The dates are Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 4th.

At Saint Luke’s Cardio Wellness Centers and Cardiovascular Consultants offices, the hours will be 7:30 am to 4:00 pm except for the first day, Monday, April 30th – our offices will be closing at 3:00 pm for a staff meeting.  Check with your individual site for dates and times.

Good luck and continue your hard work!

 

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Week of April 9th –

Sorry for the delay in your weekly email!  We have two exciting things that happened:

1. Our winner for the April prize of a Body Composition Analysis is MK who registered at our Saint Luke’s East location.  This person has been notified. It is so exciting!

2. We now know the winning amounts for the 2018 Participants!

MEN

First Place – 75% – $1057.50

Second Place – 50% – $211.50

Third Place – 15% – $141.00

WOMEN

First Place – 75% – $4,597.50

Second Place – 50% – $919.50

Third Place – 15% – $613.00

You are coming up to the finish line, so don’t give up!  Remember, you will need to weigh-in at the same location you had your initial weigh-in.  Please check with your location for dates and hours.

Starting Monday, April 30th and going through Friday, May 4th will be the final weigh-ins.  The Hours at our Saint Luke’s Cardio Wellness Centers and Cardiovascular Consultants offices, are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

This is about the time you are noticing a “plateau” on your weight loss.  This is normal!

We have some suggestions for you to fight your way through:

1. Focus on the “quality” of your food.  Processed foods are not the healthy choice that your body needs to burn body fat.  Stick with vegetables, beans, high-fiber fruits, and lean protein.

2. Rotate your exercise routine.  Your muscles become familiar with the same workout, making the workout less effective.  Remember to check with your healthcare provider.  The cook syndrome. Tasting the food while cooking does add up!  Also, finishing those few bites from your spouse or kids’ plates.  Resist!

3. Sleep. Make sure to get a full night sleep.  This is vital to losing body fat because your hormones reset during sleep.  The stress hormone, cortisol, increases with little sleep.

4. Caloric needs. Many people overestimate how many calories burned during exercise, and underestimate how many calories that eaten. Start measuring your portions for more accuracy. Make sure to cut back on sugar and salt. Did you know that two Oreo cookies equal 21 flights of stairs!

5. Water, water, water.  Keep hydrated – this will help those hunger cravings.  Dehydration symptoms are similar to hunger symptoms.

6. Journal.  Start a food and activity journal and make sure you are honest!  This will help you pinpoint your activity and eating habits.

Don’t give up and keep working hard on your lifestyle changes!  We are rooting for you.

Remember to do your final weigh-in starting April 30th!

 

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Week of April 2nd – 

Reminder that the next weigh-ins for are this week! The days are listed below – make sure to check with your favorite weigh-in place for their exact dates and times:

Wednesday, April 4th

Thursday, April 5th

Friday, April 6th


One lucky winner who weighs in this month will be eligible to win a free Body Composition Analysis!  Who wouldn’t want to know how much “healthy” fat and “unhealthy” fat they have internally.

IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY NIGHT – Sleep Apnea

Do You have Symptoms of Sleep Apnea? Here is a short Q & A for you to answer:

1. Do you Snore at night?   Y    N
2. Do you wake up tired and unrefreshed?   Y    N
3. Are you able to sit sedentary without falling to sleep?   Y   N
4. Have you ever had atrial fibrillation?    Y   N  Unknown

If you have answered YES to any of the questions, you may need to see your primary provider or make an appointment in our Cardio Wellness Center to assess your cardiovascular risks at 816-751-8327.

HEALTHY TIDBITS:

1. “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time.  That’s the only way it happens – and when it happens, it lasts.” –John Wooden

2. Treat your body to good health!!  Set your alarm to go off in the mornings to one of your upbeat playlist songs – it will get you motivated for your morning workout!!

3. Your positive actions will yield negative pounds!  Try something new! Tap dancing, swimming at your local community center, Wii Fit, Just Dance for Xbox, and take stairs instead of elevator.  These small steps will make big differences.

4. Have a new playlist for your workout.  Music between 120 and 140 beats per minute (bmp) can really jazz up your workout.  Some examples are:  Somebody That I Used To Know, It’s My Life, Moves Like Jagger, Don’t Stop Believing, Start Me Up, and Ain’t No Other Man.  To really kick it up, you can select songs that are 147 to 160 bpm.  Those examples are:  Dancing in the Dark, Footloose, My Sharona, What I Like About You, Happy, and Dog Days Are Over.  What are your favorite workout songs?

5. A healthy routine should include exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.  This will serve you all through all facets of your life.

FUNNY & THOUGHTFUL TIDBITS:

MY SWIMSUIT TOLD ME TO GO TO THE GYM

Strive for progress NOT perfection.

“I don’t have time” is the grown-up version of “the dog ate my homework”

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  ~ Jim Rohn

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Week of March 26th

Reminder that the next weigh-ins for April will be:

Wednesday, April 4th

Thursday, April 5th

Friday, April 6th

We hope to have the winning totals to you next week.

Were you a “couch” potato or did you try the March Madness Commercial Work-outs last week? We are coming up on another basketball marathon weekend so give it a try – you know your team wants you to be healthy! You can do exercises for any program you watch, just make sure you are cleared by your primary care provider.

GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

This is a familiar mantra of Dr James O’Keefe, Director of the Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center (CWC). In the upcoming 2018 Spring “From the Heart” newsletter, you will be able to read his latest research on this subject.

Here are a few ideas for you to help your fitness routine:

  • Learn to play tennis – call the local Community Center and ask what adult classes they are offering. If you already play, teach your kiddos to play. A fun thing to do is have two of them play again one adult. They can use the lines for double-players but the adult can only use the single-player line. This teaches them hard work and gives a great work-out.
  • Did you know that a playground isn’t only for your kids? Use their equipment as you let your kiddos play – you will be their hero! Swings, pull-up bars, and small walls/benches (as long as no one is using them) and fantastic. Make sure your inner little kid plays well with others! Remember, mom says you have to share. Catch this website for ideas: https://greatist.com/fitness/bodyweight-playground-workout
  • Remember to warm-up!!! Warm-up and plenty of water will decrease injury and fatigue.
  • Have a Parent Night at the local park – have a few people bring balls and have a neighborhood dodge ball game! Make sure to have rules – no hitting in the face/head or other sensitive areas! Again, mom says you don’t have to be nice but you will play nice!!

DON’TS!!!

  • DON’T exercise in pain
  • DON’T be only a Weekend Warrior – exercise a bit every day
  • DON’T overdo – slowly build up your endurance level
  • DON’T skip your water

We will see you next week for the monthly weigh-in. Check with your individual site for dates and times! Remember, that prize is going to be a Body Composition Analysis Scan! Good luck to everyone who weighs!  This is a $50 value and BCAs show us the “bad” fat that builds up around the abdominal organs

 

 

 

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Week of March 19th

Hoops Mania! Hopefully, your favorite team has advanced to the Sweet 16.  Binge watching is not healthy and if you aren’t eating right, it’s just compounding bad habits.  Here are a few things to help you during this “madness”.

How to be Fit during March Madness – during all the commercials, do the following

– Repeat every 30 mins:

Commercial Time Exercise
First Commercial Break – #1 Basic Sit-ups
First Commercial Break – #2 Leg Lunges
First Commercial Break – #3 Jumping Jacks
Second Commercial Break – #1 Plank
Second Commercial Break – #2 Jog in Place
Second Commercial Break – #3 Bicycles
Third Commercial Break – #1 Push-ups
Third Commercial Break – #2 High Knees
Third Commercial Break – #3 Jog in Place
Fourth Commercial Break – #1 Squats
Fourth Commercial Break – #2 Jog in Place
Fourth Commercial Break – #3 Jog in Place
Fifth Commercial Break – #1 Leg Lifts – L side
Fifth Commercial Break – #2 Leg Lifts – R side
Fifth Commercial Break – #3 Arm Punches

When program comes back on, make sure to drink plenty of water!

During half-time, try doing the following:

Half-time Workouts
:30 Second Plank
15 Squats
15 Push-ups
15 Leg Lifts
Water
:30 Second Plank
20 Jumping Jacks
Jog in Place / Arm Punches – full 3 mins
Water

 

For the healthy meals / snacks, try the following recipes and make sure to include the fresh veggies:

Tuna Avocado Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 avocados, pitted and mashed

2 (5 oz) cans tuna, drained

½ cup red onion, chopped

Juice from one lemon

4 tbsp plain Greek yogurt

4 tsp lemon pepper

2 tsp dill

½ tsp salt

4 cups shredded red cabbage

4 cups spinach

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix avocados through salt together.
  2. Serve tuna mixture on top of one cup cabbage and one cup spinach per person.

 

Guacamole

Serves 8

Ingredients:

4 avocados, peeled and pitted

1 Roma tomato, finely chopped

4 tbsp diced onion

Juice of 1 lime

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Mash avocadoes to desired consistency in a large bowl.
  2. Add tomato, onion, lime juice, salt and pepper to the bowl.
  3. Serve immediately.

Broccoli Cheesy Bread

INGREDIENTS:

3 c. riced broccoli

1 large egg

1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar, divided

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

kosher salt Freshly

ground black pepper

Lite Ranch dressing, for serving or use the above Guacamole recipe

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Microwave riced broccoli for 1 minute to steam. Carefully ring out extra moisture from the broccoli.
  2. Transfer broccoli to a large bowl and add egg, one cup cheddar, and Parmesan. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Transfer dough to baking sheet and shape into a thin, round crust.

Black Bean Dip

Serves 10

Ingredients:

½ red bell pepper, diced

½ yellow bell pepper, diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced

2, 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1 10 oz can tomatoes with green chilies, drained

½ small red onion finely diced

1 cup cilantro, chopped

1 lime zested and juiced

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the bell peppers, jalapeno, garlic, beans, scallions, tomatoes and chiles, lime zest and juice, red onion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Serve with fresh baked tortilla chips.

 

Congratulations to SW at one of our satellite hospitals – you have won Dr O’Keefe’s book, Let Me Tell You a Story, AND one free cooking class!  You will be contacted by phone and email later this week.

Reminder that the prize for all April participants who weigh-in, will be a Body Composition Analysis (BCA)! Don’t be fooled by your figure.  Abdominal fat, the visceral fat deep within your abdominal cavity that wraps around your inner organs (heart, kidney, liver, and intestines), matters most when it comes to creating health problems.  BCAs show us the “bad” fat that builds up around the abdominal organs.  You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

Our weigh-ins for April will be:

Wednesday, April 4th

Thursday, April 5th

Friday, April 6th

Continual good luck to all participants and remember to keep using your meal plans!

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 Week of March 12th

Time changes have messed with everyone!  A day late for your weekly information and menu.

We just finished the first monthly weigh-ins last week!  Remember everyone who weighed-in will be eligible for a signed copy of Dr O’Keefe’s book, Let Me Tell You a Story, AND one free cooking class which is held monthly by one of our dieticians, Lindsay or Tracey.  You will be contacted by phone and email later this week.

The prize being for all April participants who weigh-in will be a Body Composition Analysis (BCA)!  Don’t be fooled by your figure.  Abdominal fat, the visceral fat deep within your abdominal cavity that wraps around your inner organs (heart, kidney, liver, and intestines), matters most when it comes to creating health problems.  BCAs show us the “bad” fat that builds up around the abdominal organs.  You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

Our weigh-ins for April will be:

                    Wednesday, April 4th              Thursday, April 5th            Friday, April 6th

Our Weight Loss Competition could not happen without the 45+ WLC Champions at the 27 sites who help host this annual event.  We are fortunate to have their support with this endeavor to help people change to a healthier lifestyle.  Each of our clinics, hospital locations, and Convenient Care Clinics are patient oriented first.  Have patience for our wonderful Champions in getting to you in a timely manner.  Remember, the vision of Saint Luke’s Health System is The best place to get care. The best place to give care.

Menu # 4

Attached you will find another weekly menu – click here.  You now have a total of 5 weeks (this includes the initial one in your packets).  Continue using each weekly menu – remember, recipes and shopping lists are included!

We are making being healthy easy!

Did You Know –

  1. “Obese men rack up an additional $1,152 a year in medical spending, especially for hospitalizations and prescription drugs, Cawley and Chad Meyerhoefer of Lehigh Universityreported in January in the Journal of Health Economics. Obese women account for an extra $3,613 a year. Using data from 9,852 men (average BMI: 28) and 13,837 women (average BMI: 27) ages 20 to 64, among whom 28 percent were obese, the researchers found even higher costs among the uninsured: annual medical spending for an obese person was $3,271 compared with $512 for the non-obese.”
  2. According to Sheldon Jacobson of the University of Illinois, the extra weight carried by vehicles as a result of obese and overweight Americans is responsible for almost one billion additional gallons of gasoline being burned each year by our automobiles—nearly 1 percent of our total gasoline usage.
  3. 47% of US adults have at least ONE major risk factor for heart disease or stroke.
  4. You can lower your risk for Type 2 Diabetes by 58% by losing 7% of your body weight (or 15 pounds if you weight under 200).
  5. 1% reduction in health risks such as decreases in weight loss, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol risk factors, is estimated to save $83 to $103 per person annually in medical costs. (Henke, R.M, et al 2010, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 52(5), 519-527.)

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Week of March 5th –

We are getting ready for the first monthly weigh-ins! Remember the dates scheduled for March are:

Wednesday, March 7th

Thursday, March 8th

Friday, March 9th

Check with your weigh-in locations for their individual hours. Cardio Wellness Center locations are open for weigh-ins from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Remember for everyone who comes in March to be weighed, you will be eligible for a signed copy of Dr O’Keefe’s book, Let Me Tell You a Story, AND one free cooking class which is held

monthly by one of our dieticians, Lindsay or Tracey. Congrats to “AB” who won the VivoFit in February. Everyone who registered was eligible for that prize. Listed below are the April weigh-in dates. The prize being for all April participants who weigh-in will be a Body Composition Analysis! Don’t miss out on that opportunity.  Remember, weigh-ins for March and April are not mandatory.  These are for your benefit to keep track!

Wednesday, April 4th

Thursday, April 5th

Friday, April 6th

Your meal plan for this week is included – remember this is not only your meal menu, but the recipes and shopping list! Just click on

here.  We are making being healthy easy!

Weight Loss Competition Tab:

Remember to make sure you continue to check out our web page (www.cardiowellnesscenter.org) every week under the “Weight Loss Competition” tab. Copies of this weekly email are sent out every Monday are included under this tab. If you are not receiving your weekly email, we didn’t have a correct email address (we had approximately 30 returned). You can send an email to me at ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org requesting a correction – please be sure to include your name!

Weekly Interesting Facts –

Mental Benefits of Exercise

Regular exercise can give you a feeling of well-being and has a profound impact on decreasing the effects of depression, ADHD, anxiety, and boosts overall mood. It relieves stress, improves memory, and enables you to sleep better. Research indicates that even modest amounts of exercise can make a difference!

Other mental and emotional benefits of exercise are:

Sharper memory and thinking.  Exercising stimulates the growth of new brain cells and helps prevent age-related decline.

Higher self-esteem. Regular activity is an investment in your mind, body, and soul. Make exercising a habit, and it will help your sense of self-worth and make you feel strong and powerful. You’ll feel a sense of achievement in losing weight, feeling and looking better.

Better sleep. Even short bursts of exercise can help regulate your sleep patterns. If exercising at night, do relaxing exercises such as yoga or gentle stretching to promote sleeping well.

More energy. By increasing your heart rate several times a week, this will give you more get-up-and-go. Initially start with just a few minutes a day, and increase your workout as you feel more energized.

Stronger resilience.  Regular exercise can help boost your immune system and reduce the impact of stress on your body.

Keep up the good work – remember you are taking a journey that is a positive pathway to your good health!

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Week of February 26th

Hopefully, everyone received their email at the beginning of last week with your Week 1 menu! If you did not, we didn’t have a correct email address for you (we had approximately 60 returned). Please check your SPAM folder and if you have not received anything, you can send an email to me at ljwilson@saintlukeskc.org with your name and email address!

Our February prize winner of a VivoFit registered at our Saint Luke’s South office. The female winner has the initials “AB”. Congrats to you!

For everyone who comes in March to be weighed, you will be eligible for a signed copy of Dr O’Keefe’s book, Let Me Tell You a Story, AND one free cooking class which is held monthly by one of our dieticians, Lindsay or Tracey.

Included here is our Food Menu, Recipes, and Shopping List Meal Plan WEEK 2 .  Including the Menu for One Week that was in your folder, we will have a total of FIVE weeks of healthy eating.

Weight Loss Competition Tab:

Remember to make sure you continue to check out our web page every week under the “Weight Loss Competition” tab.  Here you will find healthy information, contest updates, a weekly menu (that includes your recipes and shopping list), and other health information.

Interesting Facts –

  • Weight loss helps individuals in their yearly health wellness credits – the earlier you start, the easier it will become
  • Over 300,000 deaths in the U.S. a year are attributed to obesity. Obesity is second only to smoking as a cause of premature death in the United States
  • One hundred years ago, the average person ate less than 10 pounds of sugar per year. Today, the average person in the U.S. eats over 100 pounds per year. Currently, sugar intake represents 50% of a person’s carbohydrate intake for the day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 10% of a person’s diet should come from sugar
  • As of 2006, there were more people in the world who are overweight than malnourished
  • Obesity is the abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight. Obesity is associated with increased risk of illness, disability, and death

Good luck with your healthy weight loss season and lifestyle change!

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Welcome to all 2018 Participants!

If you have given us your email address, you will be getting information over the next few days.  We hope to have the winning amounts out in a few weeks.  We are still receiving the final monies from our satellite locations.

For our 10th Anniversary, we are going to celebrate monthly.  Everyone who has weighed in that month will be eligible (except for final month – those winning the money will not be eligible for the blood pressure cuff):

February – Garmin VivoFit

March – Signed copy of Dr O’Keefe’s book, Let Me Tell You a Story,  and one free cooking class

April – Body Composition Analysis

May – OMRON EVOLV Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor (final winners of money will not be eligible)

 

Weight Loss Competition Tab:

Make sure you continue to check out our web page every week under the “Weight Loss Competition” tab.  Here you will find healthy information, contest updates, a weekly menu (this will include recipes and shopping list) that our awesome registered dietitian, Lindsay did for our program, and other health information. Meal Plan WEEK 1

Interesting Facts:

The history of the Weight started in 2009 with under 100 participants and only our Plaza location.  $1800.00 TOTAL given away to the 6 winning individuals.  Over the past 10 years, we have now grown to include 27 sites throughout the region and over 300 participants.  Not including 2018, the 54 winning participants have won a combined total of $42,860.00!!!

Good luck with your healthy weight loss season!

 

Weight Loss Competition (WLC) 2018 Info – HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

The Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center (CWC) at Saint Luke’s is sponsoring its 10th Annual Weight Loss Competition (WLC). It is open to everyone—employees, patients, visitors, friends, and family (WLC Champions are not eligible to participate). The initial weigh-ins will take place February 5–9, 2018.

This is a weight loss competition with both women’s and men’s individual categories. The person in each category who has the greatest percent reduction in weight will win 75 percent of the pot (money), second place in each category receives 15 percent, and third place receives 10 percent. Each participant contributes $35 for registration—or, if registering with a partner, the fee is $50 for both. The money will be used for prize winnings, so the more who register, the bigger the prize amount. $5 of the registration fee goes towards administrative costs.

 

Did you know: The 2017 female winner won more than $3,900!

Percentages lost in 2017

Women – 1st Place 19.1%                          Men – 1st Place 20.45

Women – 2nd Place 18.18%                      Men – 2nd Place 17.63

Women – 3rd Place 17.3%                         Men – 3rd Place 14.58

Requirements

Initial weigh-in dates are February 5–9 and the final weigh-in will be April 30-May 4.

View attached flier for more information and to view dates for monthly weigh-ins in March and April.  Monthly weigh-ins are encouraged but not mandatory.  Historically, every one who has been a winner did weigh-in monthly!  It helps to keep you motivated and the staff is very encouraging.

Weight Loss Champions will be available to register you at each Saint Luke’s site—Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Saint Luke’s North Hospital, Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital, Saint Luke’s Convenient Care Clinics, Saint Luke’s Anderson County Hospital, some area Hy-Vee grocery stores, and private companies.

To participate with private companies, you will need to be an employee with that company.  These are Saint Luke’s Corporate office, Grandview School District, City of Kansas City Employees, MRI Global, and Stinson Leonard Street, LLP.

Confidentiality

Your weight will be entered in a database that is available to only a select few people, and it will be entered with a set of numbers and not your name, so this will be highly confidential.

Learn more

Continue to follow our CWC website for more information and forms and our Facebook page.

Or call:

We will be posting new forms every few weeks to keep everyone motivated and on track with your healthy lifestyle changes.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!

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