Friday, October 31, 2014

What if I Fail?

What if I fail?

Of course we’re going to fail! Like the toddler who’s fallen down EVERY TIME he tries to stand or the kid on the bike who can’t get it to balance, trying again is what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t. 

Together, we've decided not to allow obesity, shortness of breath, and sore knees, rubbing thighs, un-zippable jeans, and our inner cookie monsters to control, depress, and shorten our lives. Carrying excess weight interfered with relationships, job prospects, choices, and activities for too long! Been That, Done There! 

You too? Call me. Take Shape for Life is much more than a dietary intervention, it’s a program to help each of us Take Shape for a Lifetime! Call me, let’s chat!!!

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, October 27, 2014

Shall We Dance?

I've been shifting, expanding my focus and offering during this past year to be more inclusive of mental and emotional health in addition to physical transformation.  I'm using several tools including, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, The Passion Test by Janet Attwood and Chris Attwood, and The One Thing Holding You Back by Raphael Cushnir.  So fun to connect with these insightful healers!

As you make the decision to continue the process of external and internal transformation, please let me know! I love hearing the stories and linking up with others who are consciously on the journey to increased clarity, spirituality, creativity, service, and love! 
Let's Dance!


In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence? Gabrielle Roth

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, October 24, 2014

Note to my Take Shape Clients!

All of us are in one of four modes: 
  • Actively losing excess poundage using the Medifast 5&1 program and Dr A's Habits of Health principles; 
  • Transitioning carefully to grocery purchased foods, continuing the BESLIM approach; 
  • Maintaining, using Medifast foods as healthy snacks 2-3 times a day and focusing on "eating clean and staying lean" for a life time!
  • Dieting and in the weight-gain & fat storage mode 
  • or "Oh to heck with it! My life is just to crazy and I was never very successful any way and who the heck cares???"
If you find yourself in either of the last two modes, Call Me!!! I'll help you get back on track!!!

If you are in one of the first three, call then too! I love hearing your about your progress and triumphs

My intention is to continue to be available to you, to cheer you on, and keep the conversation going regardless of what phase you are in.  Check in frequently 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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Poverty and Stigma: The Human Cost of Obesity

This segment of "Weight of the Nation" examines two infrequently discussed aspects of obesity in America: the impact of poverty and the experience of intolerance that "people of weight" face in their daily lives.  These disadvantages and prejudices, real and imagined, perpetuate ongoing emotional and physical trauma.  Finding solutions will require that all of us become aware and involved.  A change in attitude and a kind word can make a real difference.


The individuals on our team of Health Coaches have "Been That" and are "Done there!"  We're committed to helping anyone who wants to join us on the journey to better health! 

HBO recently released a new series entitled "The Weight of the Nation."  HBO is offering this presentation to anyone that wants to take action to help reverse this epidemic which is crippling our nation and the world.  Over the summer Health Coach Resource will be sharing short sections of this series as well as hosting a community showing and discussion this fall.  This is a message that needs to be shared everywhere, so please go online to 
http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/ and share with your friends and community.  Take action for better health now ... don't hesitate, contact us 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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

She Loves Me, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

So, what are Greg and I singing about?

Good health, like laughter, is contagious ... though I never pictured Greg and I in psycho punk wigs singing, "She Loves Me, Yeah, Yeah," I gotta tell you it sure felt good!  We sang it for the 30 seconds that it took to get this
Photo Pod picture taken and all the way home from the Young Professionals of Portland meeting last week ... we're still laughing about it!

  
It's the very same feeling I get when I hear from clients:

"Wow! I feel so much better. It's not just about losing weight!"  
As clients adopt new habits and follow the Program, they experience less pain and improved ease of movement.  They report better work performance, fewer sick days and reduced need for medications. In addition, with cravings gone, they are experiencing greater mental clarity and are appreciating the compliments on their appearance. Even if they occasionally "Fall Off the Wagon," they are excited to get back on track, focus on their vision, and feel the freedom of having a workable plan. 

In my personal vision, I never imagined myself wearing a blue wig and singing the Beatles with Greg. Nor did I ever imagine that working and coaching together could bring us such joy!  


If you're a client, thank you for your business and inspiration.  If you're not a client but know someone who would benefit, please don't hesitate ... We love referrals and will help them gain hope and health too!  If you're a coach, we're honored to have you on our team.

  
Finally, make it a habit to b
e silly from time to time ... It's good for your relationships, business, and health ... We love you, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!


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, October 11, 2014

Why do diets fail me?

Many people don't understand why their dieting attempts fail repeatedly, how to maintain their preferred size, and deal with cravings and bad habits. Let's talk about how we can reach out and help others ... by reaching out to others, we are really teaching ourselves. It's clear to me, that like most people who've spend a life-time being chubby or obese, I have unlimited storage capacity and I'm amazed how quickly my body can slip into the fat-storing. 

Picture it this way:
  • My body sends the signal to my brain that my cells need fuel, I feel hunger.
  • I eat a fast food meal cuz I'm not prepared.
  • I need more nutrients than that so my body asks for more.
  • Each of my cells was coated with a thin film of grease (when I was chubby) so the calories I was consuming couldn't get in to fuel the billions of cells in my body.
  • By the end of the day, every cell is screaming for fuel and sends signals to the brain: "Go Hunt! I've been starving all day! PS, skip the rabbit food, I want high octane and know there is ice cream in the freezer!"
  • After eating, if the calories don't get past the insulin resistant barriers (the thin layer of grease around the hungry cell), the liver kicks into gear.
  • The liver must deal with the elevated, circulating blood sugars. The liver will filter the unused energy and convert them from sugar in the blood stream to a more stable substance ... picture Crisco!
  • And, voila! The crisco like substances have to go into storage. And, we have unlimited storage capacity! The problem of high blood sugar has been solved, the sugars are converted to fat and stored every where ... from chins to belly, internal organs to arms, hips, and thighs. 
  • But, my cells still didn't get the fuel they needed, are still sending the "Go Hunt!" signals, and I'm still HUNGRY!
  • So, I can feel like I haven't eaten much but still be heavier every morning!
Thankfully, the Medifast foods, the Take Shape program, and your Health Coach can help reverse this fat-storage trend!!! Been there, Done that!!

Dr A explains lots more about insulin resistance and inflammation in his wonderful books.  He also shares how we can do the program with and without the Medifast meal replacements and how to maintain our health for a life time. My "job" is to help you in every way I can to reach your goals and maintain long-term success. If it all sounds like a foreign language to you, call me! I'll help you put the pieces together and brighten your chances of success. The life we save may be our own and the lives of the people we really care about!!!

Check in often and, as always, 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

Mother & Daughter, Another Example of Hope!

The decisions we make and the actions we take impact the results and life we get to lead. Having been a chubby teen, I know first hand the feelings of frustration, confusion, and depression feeling fat can bring. 

For me, feeling chubby in high school and college, led to making poor choices as I tried to fit in, be popular and select a life partner. Now, I purposefully reach out to young women, listen to their stories, and offer support and guidance so they can enjoy their teen years more than I did mine!  

Meet Mother and Daughter, Diane and Rachel. Together they have lost 130 combined!  I love our teen program. What a gift of love Diane gave to her daughter! Think of how the lives of these family members have changed!

Our program offers a comprehensive set of new habits. These habits lead to life changing results, sustainable vitality and well-being.


If you've been watching and waiting, it's time to take action! Call me today, let's make a plan and help you make your weight loss and health goals a reality.  Your future, our collective future depend on 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

Results on program vary.  Clients on Take Shape for Life can expect to lose 2-5 pounds for the first two weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter.