March 31, 2014


We need your help! Please take 3 minutes to fill out this anonymous survey on the follow-on program to MCWR, “Healthy Habits”.

Do you have at least 15 employees & spouses in the MCWR? Sign your company up for the Golden Scale Award! The company with the highest percentage of employees to meet 7% weight loss will win! See more here

Current standings released - Click here to see where your team is. See an error? Contact Traci.


Team: *clarification - only two members of your team need to be in the picture around the crest. No printed crests will be counted. Embrace your city/town’s culture. Find your city/town crest and take a team picture by it for 20 points. Get an additional 10 points if you tell us what the items on the crest means. There is no limit to how many city/town crests you can do. Good luck! NO EXPIRATION ON THIS CHALLENGE!!

Individual: Spring is here! Get in to the mood with some spring cleaning. Take the daily bag challenge. How it works is you take a paper bag to a room in your house/apartment, for example- the kitchen, bedroom, office…. Then fill the bag with unwanted items, shorts that don’t fit, pots and pans, books, etc... Then donate your unwanted items to a local charity and really feel the benefits of spring cleaning! Take a picture of you donating for verification. Each filled bag equals 5 stamps ( max 25 bags). NO EXPIRATION ON THIS CHALLENGE!!


The top 5 TEAMS with the most points will win $50 at the end of the MCWR!

1. Abandon Poundage 505 points
2. Team Frostman Wellness 398 points
3. Bringing Sexy Back 220 points
4. Drop it like it's Hot 188 points
5. We're Winners When we Lose 162 points
6. On the Edge 45 points
7. Duzy Dupas 35 points
8. God's Squad 30 points
9. Y not get fit 15 points
10. Droppin' Pines 15 points
11. Fab-U-Less 12 points
12. Super Optimistic Noodle Squad 2 12 points
13. The Adipose Avengers…we make Fat Cry! 10 points
14. Tummy Terminators 10 points
15. Double D's 5 points
16. Four Toads and a Prince 5 points

Happenings This Week

Please pay special note if the class requires advanced sign-up or not.

Tuesday April 1st
5-6:30 PM Open Weigh-in @Ministry 2501
5-5:30 PM Walking/Jogging Club @Ministry 2501

Join our multilevel walking and jogging club and take a 30 minute walk before or after the lecture. This is an incredible way to get healthy and it is fun to walk with the club!

5:30- 6:30 PM Presentation: Getting over the Winter Blues @ Ministry 2501

Is the cold harsh winter getting you down? If so come and get motivated to exercise and live at an optimal level. Join YMCA Personal Trainer, Max Fuller, as he provides a presentation on fitness motivation. Learn components of motivation and behavior change to achieve the results that you want. Finding motivation and keeping it is essential to sustainable weight loss and general well-being. Become more self-confident and empowered to start and/or continue your current fitness regimen.

6:30-7:00 PM Walking/Jogging Club @Ministry 2501

Join our multilevel walking and jogging club and take a 30 minute walk before or after the lecture. This is an incredible way to get healthy and it is fun to walk with the club!

5- 7:00 PM Coaching @ Ministry 2501

Make a Connection with a Coach. No great accomplishment is ever done alone. Great Olympic athletes have coaches for the sport, conditioning, nutrition and for their mental strength. Get a coach now and see and feel the difference.

Wednesday April 2nd
11:30-1PM Open Weigh-in @ Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital in the cafe
5:30- 7:00 PM Nutrition Workshop: UW-Stevens Point Foods Lab (Room 211 in the College of Professional Studies)

A Twist on the Classics: Getting sick of the same lasagna and chicken? This demo shows how you can take a classic recipe and make it new and exciting! As a participant in this demonstration, you will leave with a dish to bring home! Please come prepared with a meal sized Tupperware container to bring home your creation. Limit 24 participants.

Sponsored by Del Monte Foods

Advanced signup required


Thursday April 3rd
5-6:30 PM Open Weigh-in @Ministry 2501
5-5:45 PM Meaningful Maintenance @Ministry 2501

What's next after the CWR? Learn how to get goals and make plans to continue your exercise and healthy eating habits after the CWR ends. This is a workshop that will be individualized to the participants so that a personalize plan can be created just for you.

5-6:00 PM FREE Exercise: Zumba @Ministry 2501

Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Suitable for any level!

It is encouraged that you bring a water bottle to class.

6-7:00 PM FREE Exercise: Boot Camp @Ministry 2501

This class is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of exercises using your own body weight. This group fitness class promotes fat loss, camaraderie, and team effort. Everyone involved works at their own pace as they team up and work towards one goal.

It is encouraged that you bring a water bottle to class.

SMART Dining March 31 - April 4th:

  • None
Subway Special for March
  • One Free FUZE tea with any sub or salad purchase.
The Store: Item of the week
  • Get a banana for ONLY $.29!

Non-perishables collected

This week: 382 pounds
Total: 2,669 pounds


Become a runner, jogger or walker presentation: Tom Wetter, a professor at UWSP, guided us on how to set up a walk or run program. His most important statement was that anyone can do a walk or a run program. For those that cannot run, walk. According to Tom, "walking is a slow run". The benefits of taking part in a program include the fact that walking or running is a great stress reliever. The program can also help your self esteem, physically improve your body, and it gets your thinking. Many people say that their "creative juices" flow better when they are on a run or a walk. However there are some barriers that can arise as well. The biggest barrier is pain or injury. If someone gets hurt during a walk or run, or they were injured before, it makes keeping track very difficult and can put a wrench in their program. Other barriers people came up with was the fact that they don't want to be seen running. The most popular barrier was the time constraints. Though, if you want to stick to a program, you will make time to squeeze in a walk or run during your day. Last but not least, you need to make sure you have everything you need to start your program. Needs include proper shoes and clothes and your health; do not start a program if you are sick or injured; wait and let your body heal before any activity. Join our walking/running club every Tuesdays before and after the presentation!

Staples Grocery List: This week’s nutrition class was held at Copps Food Market in Stevens Point. The focus of the discussion was on a ‘Staples Grocery List’ which allowed participants to learn and understand the basics of healthy grocery shopping. Topics discussed were frozen vs. fresh foods, margarine vs. butter, dairy, canned goods, lean meat choices, and herbs/spices. As always, you should really watch sodium levels in canned goods as well as frozen meats. More often than not, companies will package foods to get as long of a shelf life as possible, creating increased levels of sodium. When considering margarine vs. butter, margarine is always the healthier choice with lower fat levels.

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