Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Little Help from our Friends!

Good Morning,
The check-ins I've gotten in the last few days are so inspiring!  And, thank you for the trust and excitement as I reach out to the family members and friends you are referring.  Thank you very much!!

Well, it's September and vacation is over for most of us - I can tell because so many folks who went missing this summer after getting part way to their goal have gotten back on Program in the past few weeks.  We have collectively renewed our commitment to health, re-set our compass, identified the necessary baby-steps, and taken action to improve our personal health and the well-being of our families, friends, co-workers, and communities.  As Dr Andersen put it in his weekly note, "The Beatles had it right! Take advantage of the community around you, friends and family for support on your life-long journey to optimal health. We are all in this together!"  Find more at: http://www.drwayneandersen.com/, including stories, recipes, and tips for success.

Last week I shared that all the clients Greg and I are working with are already good coaches - that's because, a good coach is "someone who loves the program and who wants to reach out and help other people gain relief and health."  Every check-in and email confirms that belief.  Speaking of coaching, think about the subtle cues your friends give that they are needing a little help in their efforts to slim down ... they might say something like:
"I don't have a thing to wear!" Yet, you know they have closets full of clothes ... all in different sizes that don't fit!
"My doctor says I have pre-diabetes."  If they are heading towards diabetes, they are going the wrong direction! Call us, we can help them.
"Let's take the elevator." If your friend is getting winded going up stairs or experiencing knee pain with each step, it's time to share our plan.  

Favorite Quotes this week:
I fell off wagon last weekend and felt feel horrible!  I felt the brain fog start to creep back in - it was so scary.  I don't ever want to go back.  I restarted on Monday ... I'm so glad this is a life-style program not just another diet.  Within 48 hours of restarting, I'm no-longer hostage to cravings, I'm eating like a queen,  and feeling sooo much better.
I've started walking at lunch time daily - such a simple thing like walking was so hard for me before.  Now I won't have to take pictures from sitting in my car, I'm able to go out and take the photographs whenever I want to!  

What's YOUR story? 
What result do you want to create? 
When do you want it? 
What are you willing to do to get where you want to be? 
What are the baby-steps that you are taking that are getting you where you want to go? 

I'd like to encourage you to seriously consider documenting your own personal journey ... See how Bianna recorded her journey as she burned through 88+ pounds.  Her story is attached below.

A few months ago, a new client told me she hated to cook.  It wasn't that she didn't like cooking, it was that her legs hurt too much to stand around in the kitchen long enough to whip something up.  Now that she's down the first 30 pounds, she's begun to enjoy the opportunity to create new meals using the recipes we've been working with.  Let me know if you'd like a copy of the booklet we have complied.

Upcoming Events:
9/27/12 TSFL Regional Training in San Francisco - If you're in the area, join us for a presentation on Friday evening, 9/28 at 6pm.
10/20/12 Local Client presentation and coach training ... details to be announced.
If you don't live in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area, there may be presentation and training events in your area.  Let me know your interests and I'll find out.
Have a great week! Be sure to check in today - Call, text or email your stats and tell me where you are and what you're learning in Dr A's Habits of Health.
Talk to you  Soon!  Polly.

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