Monday, April 29, 2013

Shopping Takes on a Whole New Meaning!


This isn't the clearest photo but I love the emotion that comes across so profoundly! Wendy has steadily burned through almost 90 pounds! I had the privilege of going shopping with her yesterday - we all choked up when the attendant said, "These pants look really good on tiny girls like you!"
Wendy is one of the fabulous coaches on our team ... Here's what one of her clients wrote to a friend:
"The simple program has really changed my entire life and created an amazing future. For the first time in my adult life, I am not shopping in plus size sections or wishing the XXL was just a little bigger in regular stores. Wendy has been a pivotal person for me for a year now. I talk to her once a week and she is always just the support I need. I have slipped up a few times and had to restart the fat burn process- and every time I do she is right there to make sure I feel great about all of my decisions. She also never judges me, I can always spill my guts with whatever is going on in life whether it relates to eating/TSFL or not. 
"Because when we are dealing with eating and weight issues, it's usually tied to things in our lives that we don't realize. I hope you are really able to take advantage of what an incredible person she is and this awesome program that she has brought into both of our lives."
If you or someone you love would like to coach with Wendy or any of our wonderful team, don't waste another minute! Hope, help, and health are so close at hand. 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 of 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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Monday, April 15, 2013

"To Boldly Go...."

One of our favorite teachers, Robert Fritz, wrote in his Wise Pond Blog today a great article about following "The Rules."

Although this gives us pause to consider or reconsider the rules under which we live our lives there is one rule  given to us by Hippocrates - "Let food be thy medicine & let thy medicine be food" which I believe is a good a rule to live our lives by now, as it was in ancient Greece.

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.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Warning, Living a Longer Life is Bad for the Economy!

As part of our ongoing education, we subscribe to the online newsletter, http://nutritionfacts.org/.  In this mornings newsletter there was an interesting video about recommendations made in the Senate 35 years ago that were killed by the interests of the food lobby.  This is not meant to be a political statement, but is an interesting insight into how the food industry has guided us down the path towards poor nutrition.  If you are aware of the situation you have the ability to do something about it.  That action begins with you when you decide to chose the path towards creating better health in your life.

Click Here to watch this fascinating story!!

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.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don's Story & What Coaching Means to Me


"When I was at my 384 I had basically given up on life and actually was preparing for my funeral as I didn't really expect to live much longer.  Instead (my doctor) had information on Take Shape for Life in his office to which my wife encouraged me to try the program.  Polly and Greg met with us and I was started on a journey of loosing one-third of myself.  
Before, I didn't care if I did something and would usually put it off until I had several things to do or it just had to be done.  Now I have energy and a willingness to take care of anything necessary at that moment.  

"The last time I was the size I am now was in the 1970's.  The only sad thing for in regards to my new look is that my wife isn't able to enjoy the new me, as she went to be with the Lord last September.  Her words were, "stay the course and get below your goal."  Therefore, I am within twenty-five pounds of my goal of 230.  I have 130 pounds off and I am going to keep it off and just a little more.  

"What the Polly and Greg don't tell you is the hidden costs of the program.  I have to purchase a new wardrobe!  Thanks Polly and Greg for being great coaches and supporting me in this weight loss and lifestyle change."

Look into Don's eyes.  This is what being a Health Coach means to me and why I love it so much!

When Greg and I first signed up to start coaching and began training for this great adventure, we had little to go on ... we'd seen a few friends shrink and Greg was just getting started.  I always loved the "Before & After" photos but they were photos of total strangers!

Now, 4 years into it, we are slim, our clients are REAL, and our lives are completely different!  Here's our friend Don's story - he inspires us beyond words!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ruth's Story

Typical results 2-5# the first 2 wks then 1-2# per wk

Meet Ruth! 
"I have always been overweight. 

When I got married, my husband and I would try to eat healthy, and we did pretty good. We would eat our fruits and veggies and didn't keep junk food in the house... but despite my exercise and attempts at healthy eating, nothing made a difference. 

After a couple of pregnancies, it only got worse. I finally decided I wanted to be a healthy mom...and now I've lost over 60 pounds, and I am 45 pounds lighter than when I got married..."

Life is very different now for each of us who took up the challenge and teamed up with Take Shape for Life! You are invited to change your life and reclaim your health. I know it's hard to believe ... I sure didn't but it worked anyway!

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 of 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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Doctor's Support Call with Dr Delia Garcia

Dr Delia Garcia, Oncologist and Breast Cancer Specialis
Here is a recording of last week's Doctor's Support call, with Dr. Delia Garcia. I love this lady's heart & appreciate these great tips! She has some great stuff on when life happens & how we can get out of the cycle of self-sabotage. 

Are you listening to these calls each week? If you can't make it on live, 512-225-3178, PIN 896742#.  You can always listen to the recorded versions, 512-404-1220. Check out the other support calls on my website. This is part of your FREE bio-network of support. I would love to hear some takeaways after you have listened to this.



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 of our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Flax Seed Vs Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common consequences of excess weight and obesity. Many studies are in progress looking for ways to prevent and improve the condition.

This study in NutritionFacts.org, looks at a link between the consumption of flax seed and the lowering of blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.  More than just the benefit of flax, the health benefits of whole food nutrition is also explored.

Our Program, with portion controlled meal replacements as a tool for effective weight loss and convenient fuelings, goes way beyond "dieting!" Dr Andersen and our whole team of Health Coaches will help you understand the role of whole food nutrition and adopt the tools needed for achieving and sustaining optimal health.

One of our clients who started on program four months ago shared his results with us:
Had my check-up today. My glucose was normal and my doctor looked surprised. I told him I expected a good A1 C. Then it came in. He almost fell off his stool from joy! It was 6.5, down from 9.1 on Dec 6th!!" 
Another client shared:
Diabetes has been a killer in my family. My father went blind from diabetes and suffered greatly from painful neuropathy in his feet. He said it felt like he was walking on hot coals. I am so happy to be taking a different road and to be improving my health!!
Click Here to read more about Diabetes and the tests done to follow the disease.
Call us today to get started on your journey to a longer, healthier life. We are not just "standing by" - we are active people. We are here to link arms with you on this journey when you are ready.  Thanks for reading our blog, visiting our website, and connecting with us.

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 of our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America. 

Call 503-313-5651 or E-mail me today at Greg@HealthCoachResource.com.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Check out "Portion Size Me" a 10 year old's journey to a healthier family!



I just picked up a delightful book, Portion Size Me. It's the story by a 10 year old kid, Marshall, and his mother, Alexandria Reid. Marshall said he was, "tired of being picked on, unhappy with his appearance, and feeling down on himself. He decided to change his lifestyle and demanded that his family help him along the way. His plan was simple. For 31 days, Marshall made a conscious decision about every piece of food he put into his body. 

"An idea was born. For entire month, the Reids as a family, 'portion sized' themselves." 

It's a great story and I think you'll really enjoy it. I love how the book is laid out - it's very easy to follow.  Each day is given a two page spread with a place for Marshall's thoughts, his mother's experiences, two recipes, a fun food fact, and note about their daily YouTude Videos. In the back, they give us examples for 10 healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 

During this 31 day journey, the Reid family learned how to shop and cook together, read the ingredients of the foods they bought and figure out what they really needed. They rediscovered the joy and ease of cooking. They also gradually added more activity to their lives and went on to continue their journey towards optimal health. It's a splendid little read and website that contributes to the wealth of knowledge and encouragement needed to address and arrest the killer tsunami of obesity and malnutrition in our country. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts!  How is following the "5&1 Program" helping you reset your taste buds, eating habits, and body size? What are you learning daily to help you lose your excess weight and build a sustainable path for a healthier you???


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 of 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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Are You Making Progress?


Progress is made when we convert words into deeds and intentions into actions. In our business, this means we make progress, increase our reach and income only when we reach out and help someone!!!

We are each aware that so many people are suffering and feeling hopeless about personal weight and the impact of obesity on our families and country ... our role is to help them do the extraordinary - to lose excess weight, gain health, and discover the not-so-secret ways to sustain a life time of healthy habits.

For Health Coaches, the only way for you and I to do well is to do good! And to do good, we must BE in a state of happiness, excellence, and activity!

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 of our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday's Note for 4/01/13


Good Morning and Happy Monday!
Keep me posted and check in today - email, texts, and phone calls here they come!!!

This week's Photo:
Obesity in children can be a "Life Sentence" for unhappiness, poor health, and under achievement.  Consider, if we saw a dog about to bite a child, would we intervene?  Of course we would ... for me, being a chubby teen was a horrible experience.  Thankfully a physician offered his help when I was a college sophomore.  Please don't hesitate to offer our help.  We have a program designed specifically for teens and love to work with entire families.   

As your coach, helping you become a "Fully Integrated Client" is our primary goal.  A fully integrated client is one who:
  • Is committed to making health a reality in their life
  • Uses the 5 & 1 Plan to create a healthy weight
  • Is in rolled in the BeSlim Club
  • Is implementing the Dr A's Habits of Health
  • Embraces the Bio-Network 
  • Utilizes their Health Coach for guidance and support.
Goal: Living a longer healthier life. 
Competencies: Using all tools skills and support. 
Actions: Working towards obtaining a healthy weight and is on the path to optimal health.  Is referring others and considering becoming a coach. 
A fully integrated Health Coach inspires clients to become fully integrated and helps others make health a fundamental choice and priority in their lives. 

Becoming "Fully Integrated" is a process and it's worthy of our attention because we want Sustainable and Ongoing progress!  Each of us have know failure and don't want to "diet" or do the Yo-Yo routine - quagmires that keep so many people feeling frustrated, miserable, and hopeless!  We have set the vision and are loving the results!!!  

Take Shape for Life is committed to ongoing engagement, service, and support.  In addition to your Health Coach, there are so many tools including:
Speaking of Events!
  • Thursday, April 4th at 7pm, An Introduction to the Take Shape for Life Program - Clients, Guests, and Coaches welcomed!  Malby's home in Fairview.  Contact me for our address and directions. 
  • Saturday, April 6th, 8:30 - 1:30, TSFL Training for all coaches on the Miller team in Portland/Vancouver (flier attached) 
  • Thursday, April 11th at 7pm, An Introduction to Health Coaching - Come with lots of questions!  Guests welcomed.  Malby's home.
  • Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30pm Malby Team meeting 
Favorite Quotes of the Week:
Success!!  I can't believe how easy this is!!! 

Down 2 more pounds! 

I've been telling everyone, "Thank God for Polly and Greg!" Everybody is noticing now - I'm down 26# - I used to say, "I'm doing Medifast" but now, I say, "Im working with a Health Coach, here's her info, Call her!"  I've finally learned that the meal replacements though helpful, the best part about TSFL is having your encouragement!  I need the whole program to meet my goals! 

For years, I've put everyone else first ... it's time to focus on me for a few minutes out of every day. I chose Medifast because I don't have time to plan and sit down and eat 6 meals a day with the constant running around!  This fits with my on-the-go lifestyle. I hope to someday in the near future learn how to put myself first because if I'm not healthy then I can't take care of all of my family or business duties. 

Keep me posted and check in today - email, texts, and phone calls here they come!!! Polly. 

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 of our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.



Coaching with Katia!


Let's cheer each other on this month!!!
Katia has a goal for helping 8 new clients - one came in as a referral yesterday afternoon, and a second called, "out of the blue!"  We are delighted as people find their way to her thriving practice ... Click Here to read more about Katia and her personal journey. 

Her newest client is a Certified Nurse Midwife working at a local hospital. This provider has invited Katia to do a presentation for the hospital labor and delivery physicians, other nurse midwives and family practice interns at the end of April!

Her plans for April:
She's developing a relationship with a prominent salon;
Working with two new Health Coaches, Jim and Michael;
And, planning a "Client Appreciation" dinner.
In celebration, Katia has purchased a jasmine plant and says it's blooming like crazy!

Why choose to coach with Katia? 
"I've been there and I know what to do. I'm enthusiastic and thrilled
about how well this program works.  I listen, and I am compassionate
about your why, yet clear about being your guide."          
Katia is helping so many people! Click Here to read more about Katia and her personal journey. 

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 of our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.