Saturday, September 27, 2014

Do you have an evening "Munchie Monster?"

This week's Check-In Note!
How did your week go?
How will you tweak habits and sharpen focus to make next week even better?
How will you celebrate your successes???

I have and evening "Munchie Monster" ... how about you?
Here's what I do when I struggle:
  1. Immediately grab a glass of water and piece of celery
  2. Be prepared!! I have celery cut up and ready to grab - putting it in my mouth gives me the few minutes I need to calm the craving, clear my thinking and sharpen my resolve to win the battle!
  3. Recognize habits, needs, behaviors, and triggers and make a plan 
  4. Write my goal for the following day's weight on a big piece of paper and tape to my fridge after dinner. I take it down when I go off to bed so I'll have the opportunity to write it big and bold the next evening if needed.
  5. I take 3 deep breaths and remember what Dr A says: Stop, Challenge, Choose!
  6. I get out of the kitchen or away from the buffet table as quickly as I can - sometimes, grabbing a favorite book and reading for a few minutes will sooth my mind and allow me to refocus and deflate the Munchie Monster with ease.
This week: Celebrate the small changes - changes in habits in appearance and in how you feel.  Hears a few comments I've heard recently:

I'm not so short of breath!
I'm sleeping so much better.
My mind is clear.
I have so much more energy!!
I have hope!

Congratulations on all of your efforts - for every time you fall down and get back up!!!

Check in often and Thanks for the referrals!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Carrying Your Savings Account Front and Center?

Good Morning Fellow Take Shapers!
This note goes out to all former, current and new clients each week ... I love the feed back and input, I love hearing about the struggles and achievements! And, I appreciate the referrals. Thank you for a great week!  Now, text, reply or call and catch me up. 

Question for the week:
What advice would you offer to 
  • a new client just getting started?
  • an individual who needs a boost or restart?
  • someone who wants to maintain their new found body freedom for a healthy, happy life time?
Some of my favorite suggestions:
  • Put up a calendar near your scale and jot down your weight and measurements each week - put up a graph too if you like
  • At the beginning of each week, put your 5 daily Medifast meals in zip lock bags. Mark the bags for Mon, Tues, Weds, etc.
  • Always keep a supply of Medifast meals with you - in the car, at the office, in your gym bag with you
  • Put Dr A's book on your kitchen table and read a page or two at each meal
Favorite Quotes:
  • It will happen.  Getting closer.  I have noticed my confidence is through the roof.  I have even worn a dress, which hasn't happened since my wedding day.  I still have to say my husband has been my rock at this journey with me.  He keeps me going and helps me to stay on track.  Thanks again for checking up on me.  Have a fantastic day!
  • Back on board, goals in sight!!
  • I've carrying all this weight for years ... it's like wearing my savings account!!!
BTW, we can always arrange to meet for coaching face to face ... if you live close by or have skype, let's carve out 30 mins to chat!  I'm rooting for you, ready to hear the next chapter in your journey, celebrate each step, and have lots of ideas if you ever feel stuck.  I want to know what's working!!!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com

Monday, September 8, 2014

Driving with Your Breaks On?

Good Morning Take Shapers!
A number of the clients I've worked with felt like they were dying ... Like it was a struggle to be up and about for any period of time.  One fellow said, "Getting the mail had become a major event! I'd been miserable for so long that I'd become grumpy and my computer had become my best friend because my family didn't like hanging out with me. My skin itched and I didn't like the way I smelled or looked ..."  Together, you and I can help many people get back on the road to good health and happiness!

My question for the week is: "Have you been driving with your breaks on?"
When we set out on any journey, it's important to some some idea of the destination we wish to reach ... then we can just day-dream about it, meander slowly, or GO there!!!  
Is it the same with our health journey???  
What will help you define your destination?  
How will you "Stop, Challenge, and Choose?" when facing temptations, bordedom, and detours? 
Have you been driving with your breaks on???

I continue to love coaching because I can honesty say, "Me Too!"  When I'm helping someone, I'm always helping myself along my health journey too.  Call, text, or quick e-mail to check in!!!

Favorite Quotes this week:
"I just want to be able to go fishing!"
"This is MAGIC! This is the easiest thing I've ever done!!!"
"This is getting boring ... what can I do to spice it up and why is it taking so long?"
"Why did I wait so long?"

Cool News:  Check out the new Habits of Healthy Sleep  items that have just become available!!  The Melatonin, ChllTime Gum, and RestfulMind Tea are really helpful in promoting good, revitalizing sleep and healthy weight loss.  Our bodies need the downtime for housekeeping and and trash removal!

Thank-you for your business, the ongoing check-ins and referrals!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Will I always be on a "Diet?"

Will I always have be on a diet?" 
The answer is Yes! Each of us is already on some type of diet at all times.

Many of us have been on a diet of fast-food, chips, dips, and beer! Without adequate nutrition, we keep seeking, eating and gaining! Our choice of foods every day (good, bad, & ugly) affect our long term health, moods, and productivity.

Thank goodness for Medifast and the Take Shape for Life Program! Now we have a secret weapon to help us shed the belly, hip and thigh fat, fit into our skinny jeans, ease the knee pain, sleep better, gain healthy habits, and stay on track!

Thank you for your business and referrals! If someone you love is ready to gain health too, call me today!!!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 


Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com


Friday, August 15, 2014

Life is challenging! Meet Vincent!!

Life is pretty challenging and adding excess weight to the struggle can lead to a lot of physical pain and emotional misery. If you and I can contribute sustainable solutions then we have no excuse for not reaching out in caring, gentle ways ...

Vincent's parents found our program and released 110 lbs together! They introduced their son, Vincent, who suffers from Prader Willy Syndrome, to the Habits of Health! Vincent released 55 lbs, got of several obesity related meds, including a c-Pap machine and improved his health! What a gift his parents shared with him!


Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Can I stop the Train?

Good Morning Friends and Clients!
I hope your summer has been filled with family fun and sunshine!! We have been on the go like crazy ... which occasionally kicks my critical, self-judgement brain into full gear when I've over indulged or munched too often on easy to grab junk food due to stress or time constraints ... Here's a blog/e-mail note from Rapheal Cushner that really helped me this week.  
Hope you like it! 
Check in often, AND, as always, thanks for your business and many referrals!   



...You can always stop the train.

What does that mean? No matter how long you've let a negative train of thought run, whether one of critcism, shame, judgment or blame, as you soon as you become aware of the train, you can stop it immediately. That's true if it's been running for minutes, or days.

Here's how: Just look for the last thought you had. Truth is, it's gone. You can't find it.

That's because the nature of thought is different from emotion. While emotions move through the dense physical matter of your body, thoughts are like instantaneous electrical flashes. Just as soon as they arise, they're no longer present.

This looking and not finding creates just enough space for you to maneuver, to decide what happens next. One option is to turn to your body and see if there are lingering feelings that either have been propelling the train, or have resulted from it. If feelings are present, it's a great idea to surf them till you return to a state of expanded presence. This often takes just a minute or so.

Another option is to consciously board a different and more positive train. This could be a train of thought, but it could also be a task, a conversation, or a physical activity that serves your highest good.

The key point is that awareness brings choice. Always. So it's a great practice to be on the lookout for all trains of thought, and to only let them proceed if you want to. It doesn't matter how often you've been laid low by negative trains of thought before, or how seemingly hopeless it's been to avoid their fallout.

Every moment creates a new possibility. Plus, each time you stop a damaging train of thought, it gets easier to do so the next time.

We've almost all heard that old saying, "You can't afford the luxury of a negative thought." Maybe so, but that's only helpful if you know how to stop them.

Now you do.  

In Spirit and Loving Connection,


Raphael 
Raphael Cushnir
Raphael Cushnir is a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness. He has shared his unique approach to personal and professional development with millions of readers in O, The Oprah Magazine, Beliefnet, Spirituality and Health, Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He has also authored six books, lectures worldwide, and is a faculty member of the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In addition, he coaches individuals and teams at Fortune 100 companies, governments, religious organizations, and leading non-profits. For more info: cushnir.com
© 2014 - The Heartfire Foundation

-- 
Polly Malby, RN, CNM, retired 
Certified Passion Test Facilitator
Certified Health Coach with Take Shape for Life!
Specializing in Personal and Corporate Wellness
503-313-4820 

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups. We guide clients through our medically directed program of safe, rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Helping clients and training coaches lights up our lives!  Together, we lighten the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America. While on program, clients can expect to lose 2-5 pounds per week in the first 2 weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter.  Click Here to learn more.

Monday, August 4, 2014

David's Story to Date!


I love the ease of our program and the results we get to see over and over again! Here's a note from David - an update on his progress:

"I think My story is turning out a little ways from the norm. I am currently only at 30 lbs lost but the change in my overall health (honestly, my body, though I didn't realize it until Jennifer took a pic of me today at the Farmer's Market) ... it's pretty awesome and exciting! 

My last visit to the doctor I had cut my a1c by half, to almost normal range and we were working hard on my cholesterol. Four weeks ago I started cardio and it has really jump started my progress and I am now a "regular" at the gym!

I am on a personal mission to beat diabetes and to help others do the same thing. As I said, I didn't really notice the body change until today when I opened the pic we took at Jan's house in January, and put them side by side. It doesn't look like only 30 lbs. It's a true testament to the fact that the scale won't tell the whole story. In my case, its been a small part of it!"


Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com