Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Biggest Loser 2

Hey Everyone! We have officially started the biggest loser for the second time. The winners from the first competition are Joe and Rose Vernon. We will have the before and after pictures soon. Great job you two!

Here are the percentages for the first weeks. Keep it up!
1. Jason Hylton 3.1 %
2. Lindsay Flamm 1.6%
3. Jimmy Patterson 1.1%
4. Ashley Hylton 1%

People are still signing up. So if you want to join just let me know.

I recently came across this article (50 ways to cut 100 calories) on sparkpeople.com check it out!

1. Split a 20 oz. bottle of regular soda with a friend. Save 120 calories!
2. Drink 1 cup of diet soda instead of 1 cup of regular soda. Save 97 calories!
3. Swap a 12-oz. glass of whole milk for skim milk. Save 96 calories!
4. Drink two 12-oz. light beers this weekend instead of two regular beers. Save 100 calories!
5. Instead of 1 cup of prepared lemonade, try 1 cup of a sugar free variety. Save 103 calories!
6. Eat a medium orange instead of drinking 12 oz. of fresh orange juice. Save 106 calories!
7. Prepare your coffee with 4 oz. of fat-free half and half instead of regular half and half. Save 88 calories!
8. Enjoy 5 oz. of chocolate milk instead of 5 oz. of a chocolate milkshake Save 110 calories! Breakfast
9. Spread your whole grain waffles with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup instead of 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter. Save 110 calories!
10. Top your whole grain bagel with 1.5 oz of fat-free cream cheese in lieu of regular. Save 108 calories!
11. Try 1 oz. of maple turkey bacon instead of maple (pork) bacon. Save 118 calories!
12. Ditch the glazed donut and eat a bagel instead. Save 93 calories!
13. Eat 3/4 cup oatmeal instead of a 1-1/2 cups of oatmeal. Save 97 calories!
14. Substitute 3 oz. of turkey sausage for a serving of pork sausage. Save 120 calories!
15. Grab a small bagel instead of a medium bagel. Save 99 calories! Snacks and Sides
16. Dip 1 cup celery into your favorite salsa or hummus instead of 1 oz. of tortilla chips. Save 125 calories!
17. Eat an entire medium apple instead of a small (5 oz.) candy apple. Save 118 calories!
18. Snack on 1 oz. of baked potato chips instead of regular chips. Save 90 calories!
19. Better yet, eat 2 oz. pretzels instead of the same size portion of potato chips. Save 94 calories!
20. Bake 2 oz of oven fries in lieu of 2 oz. of fast food fries. Save 88 calories!
21. Forgo a 6-oz portion of potato chips and nosh on 6 oz. of tortilla chips instead. Save 96 calories!
22. Say no to 1 oz of deep-fried onion rings and instead enjoy 1 oz. of grilled onions with your meal. Save 92 calories!
23. Try 1.5 oz. of fresh grapes instead of 1.5 oz. of raisins. Save 98 calories!
24. Enjoy a healthy 8-oz. baked potato instead of 8 oz. of French fries. Save 104 calories!
25. Choose 3 oz. of mozzarella cheese for your sandwich instead of Swiss cheese. Save 108 calories!
26. Swap 1 cup of canned pineapple in heavy syrup for crushed pineapple in water. Save 119 calories! Lunch and Dinner
27. Cut a 6 oz. steak in half and take the other portion home for another meal. Save 111 calories!
28. Order a skinless chicken breast instead of chicken with skin. Save 102 calories!
29. Substitute a fat-free beef hot dog for a regular beef hot dog. Save 104 calories!
30. Build a sandwich with1.5 oz. of deli turkey breast instead of an equivalent of hard salami. Save 119 calories!
31. Instead of 6 oz. of crispy fried chicken with skin, eat 6 oz. baked chicken with skin. Save 102 calories!
32. Choose a slice of thin crust pizza over thick crust pizza. Save 106 calories!
33. Add vegetable toppings to your pizza order and say no to pepperoni. Save 100 calories!
34. Forget broccoli cheddar soup. A 7-oz portion of vegetable soup is better. Save 119 calories!
35. Enjoy 12 oz of steamed rice (choose brown rice when possible) as an alternative to fried rice. Save 96 calories!
36. Unwrap your 13-inch tortilla wrap and make a sandwich on a 3-oz. whole grain bagel instead. Save 96 calories!
37. Eat only half of your hamburger or sandwich bun. Save 100 calories! Condiments and Sauces
38. Dip your salad in a side of ranch dressing (2 tsp.) instead of pouring 2 Tbsp of dressing on the salad. Save 97 calories!
39. Skip the 5 oz. of Alfredo sauce and eat a whopping 7 oz. of marinara sauce. Save 129 calories!
40. Add flavor to vegetables with 3 oz. of hot sauce—not 1 oz of bleu cheese dressing. Save 117 calories!
41. Top your salad with 1.5 oz. reduced-fat Italian dressing instead of regular. Save 96 calories!
42. Try either cheese or croutons on your salad—not both Save 72-116 calories!
43. Instead of 3 oz. of regular sour cream, use a fat-free variety. Save 120 calories!
44. Use 2 Tbsp reduced-fat light mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise. Save 102 calories! Sweets and Desserts
45. Serve ice cream in a dish instead of a waffle cone. Save 121 calories!
46. Try a healthier peanut granola bar instead of a peanut candy bar. Save 94 calories!
47. Finish dinner with 1 cup of low-fat frozen yogurt instead of regular ice cream. Save 121 calories!
48. Substitute 5 oz. of apple pie, with 5 oz. of baked apple crisp. Save 85 calories!
49. Instead of 4 oz. of regular chocolate pudding, enjoy a sugar-free portion. Save 92 calories!
50. Leave that 1/2 cup of strawberry ice cream in the freezer. Enjoy 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries topped with 2 Tbsp of fat-free whipped cream as an alternative. Save 102 calories!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hello friends! I have finally found some time to sit down and write a blog. thank you for patience!

The end The biggest loser (santa maria) is drawing near. The last weight in is November 15Th to be exact! So you have 20 days to push yourself and lose some weight. There is still time! As far as I know, Rose and Joe are in the lead (awesome job by the way!). But some of you are right behind them. So keep up the work. For those of you who haven't done so well, myself included, just start over. Don't quit! Even though this competition is coming to an end that doesn't mean your weight loss or drive to be healthy should come to an end. work your hardest for the 20 days and prove to yourself that you are capable of being healthy and losing the weight..

I want to thank everyone again that is involved in the biggest loser. This was the first round and you were basically my trial run. I have learned what i need to change about the program and what I can do better as far as a leader. I would love to hear ideas and suggestions for the next time around. Instead of 3 months, should we go for 1 or 2 months? should we do weekly prizes with the money? Maybe make a rule about making the weigh ins? I think if we make a rule that you can miss two weigh ins for free but the rest that you miss you have to $5 in to the pot (or less). Just some suggestions. let me know what you think and if you have any ideas. Another idea is having teams with one leader that can be a motivator. maybe call their team up and encourage them and keep them on track. They can even remind them of the weight ins. All ideas are welcome.

I'm thinking The biggest loser will start again on November 22nd. what are your thoughts?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

keep it up

Hey everyone!! here are the numbers for this week. Im sure another blog will follow since its already saturday. Im gonna keep this one short. here ya go :)

1. Jim Allen 2.5
2. kelly flowers 1.5
3. Jason Hylton 3.0
4. Joe vernon 6.7

5. Rose vernon 7.1
6. Debbie Murphree 7.0
7. Michelle Washington 2.9

Keep working hard!! step it up if you have to! (I know I need to!!) hope to see you sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finally in!! Sorry!

Hey everyone! I apologize for taking so long to get the numbers up. Here ya go!

Kelly Flowers- 1.5

Rose Vernon-5.9

Joe Vernon- 6.1

Ashley Hylton-2.7

Tanya Lee- 1.7

Diane Jacobs-.6

AS OF LAST WEEK- (numbers have changed since last week. we just dont know what they are yet)

Jessa Youngblood- 6.76

nathan youngblood- 7.8

Jenn allen- 3.8

Jim allen-3.5

Cassy Drope-.14

For those of you who have not paid your $10. You have until the 29th to pay. If you have questions please email me at ashleyhylton20@yahoo.com

Ok people. This is pretty sad. we only had 7 people weigh in last week! Please make it your goal to weigh in at the church around 12:00 in the gym. the weigh in will end at 12:20. So be there on time. If you cant make it, at least send in your weight. you can message jimmy, Jackie or myself on facebook. Or email me at Ashleyhylton20@yahoo.com. You can even text me if that works for you. Lets try and get a more people at these weigh ins ok :)

Its not to late! We still have until November 15th! If you feel like quiting because you haven't done as well as you wanted to, Don't give up! There is so much time left. Even if you have to start over now. Just do it! Let people know its not to late to sign up. They still have a chance!


Volleyball every Monday night at Grace Baptist church in the gym. Starts at 6:30. We usually end with some knockout at the end to burn extra calories..and it fun ;)
watch the biggest loser every Tuesday night for motivation. It really good!! Tuesday night 8/7 c. on NBC.. Its a really good season and it only 2 episodes in. oh yeah, and eating Ice cream and cookies while watching the Biggest Loser does not help you lose weight. ;)

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burritos (make them, then freeze, defrost in microwave for on the go meals)

INGREDIENTS 10 Slices TURKEY BACON, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1/2 Cup green pepper, seeded and chopped

1/2 Cup onion, chopped

5 eggs

1/2 Cup skim milk

1/4 Teaspoon pepper

1 Cup reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated

10 8-inch flour tortillas

As needed Salsa

DIRECTIONS1. In large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon, green pepper and onion 12 to 15 minutes or until bacon is lightly browned, stirring frequently. Regulate heat to prevent sticking and burning; remove skillet from heat. 2. In small bowl combine eggs, milk and pepper. Pour egg mixture over bacon mixture. Return skillet to low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are almost done; stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheese. 3. Place 1/4 cup egg mixture on lower 1/3 of each tortilla. Roll tortilla and place in 9 X 13-inch microwave-safe dish; cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven at HIGH (100% power) 2 to 3 minutes or until burritos are hot. 4. To serve, drizzle salsa over burrito.Makes 10 servings (1 slice turkey bacon each.)Recipe courtesy of the National Turkey Federation, for more like it, please visit http://www.eatturkey.com/
Nutritional Info
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 259.6
Total Fat:
Total Carbs:
Dietary Fiber:


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Week Two update

Hi Everyone! Im really excited about how week two went for the biggest loser. You are all doing great! So there have been some changes regarding weigh in time. We have decided to stick with weighing in at 12:15. Basically when church is out. Sorry if this causes any problems for you. Try to make it if you can! Here is a look at how everyone is doing.

1. Jessa Youngblood - 6.76% Holy crap lady!! good job!
2. Rose Vernon- 4.16%
3. Tanya Lee -4.14%
4. Jenn Alan- 3.8%
5. Ashley Hylton- 1.71%
6. Gabby Hendrikson- .81%
7. Cassy Drope- .14

1. Nathan Youngblood- 7.8% AWESOME!
2. Jason Hylton- 4.37%
3. Joe Vernon- 3.6%
4. Jim Alen- 3.5%
5. Kelly Flowers- 1.99%

If your name isnt on here it simply means we didnt get your weight for this week.. Dont forget you can send in your weight if you cant make it. email it to Ashleyhylton20@yahoo.com from now on. or you can text me. Ask me if you want my number :)

You are all doing great and im really happy about how motivated you all are. . Keep it up and remember to encourage each other! A lot of us will be gone this weekend at kickback but you can still weigh in Sunday with Veralynn Leos in the gym.

Tanya will be posting a recipe for some amazing burritos that she made. so check back soon!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Its on!

Hi Everybody! You all did so well the first week! Here are the percentages.


1. Jason Hylton - 3.28%

2. Scott Groeneveld- 1.29%

3. Jim Allen- 1.18%

4. Joe Vernon- 1.16%

5. Kelly Flowers- 1.07%

6. Matt Farris- .51%

7. Jorge Jacobs- .06 %


1. Jessa Youngblood- 3.86%

2. Rose Vernon- 2.99%

3. Danika Ronda- 2.26%

4. Michelle Washington- 2.08%

5. Mandy Aslanzadeh- 1.84%

6. Tiffany Barr- 1.72%

7. Tanya Lee- 1.20%

8. Susan Albertson- .41%

9. Ashley Hylton- .38% (yeah, i know...)

10. Diane Jacobs- .09%

you all did a great job. Dont forget to keep weighing in on Sundays everyone! I will update more later. Just wanted to get these up since you have all been asking ;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Start of week one

***please read the calendar correction!***
Hey Everyone!! I was really excited to see how many people actually showed up on Sunday to sign up for the biggest loser. We had around 30 people. which is great! I know of about 5 more signing up Sunday. I have a feeling more and more people will sign up which will hopefully motivate us all to step it up. From what I hear, people are hitting the gym at 5 am! So if you haven't started a workout plan you better soon. What I was really happy to see that even people who only had 10 lbs to lose showed up. They were right in saying its not just about losing weight, its about being healthy. So lets keep that in mind.
I want to know how everyone is doing! respond to this blog and let us know how your first week is going.

This weeks calendar:

Thursday morning walk around old orcutt 8am (meet at my house 250 s Broadway st)

Saturday morning hike (by morning I mean 9 or 10am) place tbd. please give suggestions on locations.

These are just the activities I'm putting together. if you want to do a bike ride, hike, walk....you get the point. Just post it under the comments and I will be sure to put it up on the weekly calender.

some of you wanted healthy recipes to put on the blog. feel free to add a recipes in the comments section and I will put them up. As for right now, here are some simple things you can do to make meals healthier. I'm sure they are obvious but reminders are always helpful :)


1. Ground Turkey instead of ground beef (taco's, spaghetti, turkey burgers..whatever you use hamburger for)

2. Whole wheat pasta instead of white

3. Brown rice instead of white rice

4. Turkey bacon and sausage instead of regular bacon (i just bought some. its really good!)

5. Olive Oil for cooking instead of vegetable oil or butter

The list goes on...

I will be giving you each a hand out on Sunday with rules and information about the competition as a reminder. I should have done that at the first weigh in sorry! Anyway, here are some things you should know.

1. winnings will go towards the guy and girl who lose the most % body weight at the end of 12 weeks. we have decided to split it between the two 80% to whoever loses the most and 20% to second place.

2. weigh in times are at 9:15-9:30 am (after 1st service) 10:30-10:00am (after second service) and again from 5:30pm-6:00pm (right before evening service) These will take place in the gym.

3. If you cant make a weigh in you can weigh yourself at home and email it to jimmy and Jackie at jimmy@drytechrestoration or jackiemck6@yahoo.com
4. Its not to late to sign up! just bring $10 on Sunday and weigh in. Its going to be a lot of fun!

Any questions?