Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Follow the Leader ...

If you want to build this business, it’s absolutely essential to reflect the happiness, glow, confidence and joy you are feeling as you are transforming your health and wealth! We each need to be All In!  If you want to Do it successfully, you have to Be it now.


People follow you when they see that you are transforming, excited, happy and know where you are going.  Remember, most people are going around in circles.  They are looking for answers and will follow leaders who believe what they believe, who are achieving what they want to achieve, who have transformed themselves and know where they are going.

Your transformation and happiness are what attract them.  When we get stuck in an oscillating pattern, potential clients will see us as being stagnant, foolish, phony, or worse.  That state may attract buzzards and flies, but not the clients and folks we want to be in business with.

Being successful in business is just like being successful on the Program … 
Our health improves when we follow the plan, use the tools, and stay focused on our vision of health.  When we are on Program and on Purpose, we feel alert, energized, relieved, confident, and excited. 

Our business grows, thrives, and succeeds the same way. Our business grows when we follow the plan, use the tools and stay focused on our vision of health and wealth for ourselves and others.  People will notice, respond, and join us when they see us changing and reflecting happiness. They'll follow us when they see our weight, appearance, health and wealth improve.  They will join us when they can see tangible evidence that we are leading by example.

If you want to build this business, reflect the happiness, glow, confidence and joy you are feeling as you are transforming!

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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.




Monday, July 8, 2013

We Celebrate Every Monday!

We celebrate each Monday as clients connect for their weekly check-in ... 
If you'd like to get this reminder / note of encouragement, just let me know!  We want to how your health journey is progressing and how your week went ... It was a holiday and that poses a challenge for many of us ... How did you do?  What did you learn?  How's this week going to be?

In preparation for the 4th of July, one of our clients wrote:

I Hereby Declare My Independence from Obesity! I have raised the Flag of Freedom from Malnutrition! I've taken a stand for Life, Liberty, and Happiness! I may look back, but I will never go back! I have claimed health, made a decision, and taken action! Click Here to read the whole post

Tips from Dr A:Whether you are in the beginning phases of fat-burning and weight loss, in the midst of transition, or well into maintenance, seeing "the end in the beginning" is essential to getting where you want to go ... that's what makes chapter 11 so wonderful!  look it over one more time before we move on to Phase II in Dr A's Habits of Health.  Without looking back, can you remember:
  • the three Core Principles of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight?
  • the role of alcohol?
  • what the "Glucose-Insulin Response Curve" looks like and can you explain to someone? (hint: it's at the bottom of pg 144.)
If you are looking for color coded shopping lists (from chapter 9), check this out! 

Upcoming Events:Thursday, 7/11, 5:45pm, join us online or at our home for the Webinar, "Rewards of Coaching."
Thursday, 7/11, 6:45pm, we will introduce the 5&1 program for those who want to get started!
Next week, we are off to the annual conference and are soooo jazzed! 

Favorite Quotes:
Great news! Just two weeks after seeing my Cardiologist who removed one blood pressure medication, I had to call them on Monday and tell them my blood pressure was running low on the one remaining medication. Today he removed my final blood pressure medication! 10 weeks can work wonders! Work the plan and the plan will rework you! 

We purged all (the bad) stuff out of the house and are back on track after both of us gained a couple of pounds.  Frustrating, but educational!  Looking forward to a great week!

We are ordinary people doing extraordinary things!  Have a wonderful week and check in often!!!

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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I Declare My Independence from Obesity ...

We have so much to be grateful for ... one client wrote:

I Hereby Declare My Independence from Obesity!
I have raised the Flag of Freedom from Malnutrition! 
I've taken a stand for Life, Liberty, and Happiness!
I may look back, but I will never go back! 
I have claimed health made a decision, and taken action!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
You have redirected and saved my life! 
By reaching out to me consistently and kindly ... I was able to trust you.  My whole world and worldview has changed.  My family has changed and all my descendants for generations will benefit from these steps I've taken.
If you're ready to take a stand and make a change, call me ... let's make an appoint to talk and get you started on the road to freedom too!

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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Come Fly With Me ... In Your Dreamliner!


National Public Radio had an interesting commentary on "CASM," the Cost per Available Seat Mile.  It was about the number of people that can be packed into an airplane.  At the French Airshow this past week, Airbus was just ahead of Boeing in billions of dollars in orders.  One feature of the Airbus is that it has 10 seats across as opposed to the Dreamliner's, 9.  Not to worry folks, Boeing has plans in the works to get that 10th seat in and is working on plans to cram us into 11 seats per row soon.

Even as the population is getting larger, the airline industry continues to pack in more people per cubic foot. If flying has been difficult in the past, it may be time to consider shedding a few of those extra pounds.  More than fitting into a small airplane seat, it's the question of "QOL" or Quality of Life. We really can help and do it every day!!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of safe 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. Would you like to lose weight or explore opportunities helping others find health?  Click Here to learn more.  Then call us at 503-313-4820.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July? No Problem!

Photo by Stephanie Russer
Slimming down is one of the most challenging things I've ever done and staying slim is equally daunting at times!  Here's a list of the tricks clients have used when they are on our Program and burning through their personal store of the golden fuel, their fat.

Remember, the most important goal is to gain new habits and reclaim health for a life time!!  I hope you'll find these little tricks helpful ... Please share YOURS!!!

Clients tell me they have:
  • Cut up their protein and vegges for an salad before leaving for work so it's ready when they get home.
  • Labeled Ziplock bags with Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs ... and put their 5 meal packets in them
  • Filled paper lunch bags with 5 meal packets each so every day is a surprise
  • Strategically placed slips of paper with the scale weight they intend to see next time they weigh in - "I leave these on various counters throughout the house."
  • Made a list of numbers (scale weights) on a page to cross off as they see and "say goodbye" to that scale weight forever ... 153, 152, 151, 150, 149, 148, 147, 146, 145, 144, 143, 142, 141, 140, 139, 138, ... 
  • Tracked their weight on a calendar by the bathroom scale 
  • Hung up their fat pants so they can see them frequently, "I am making fabulous progress!"
  • Hung up a beautiful dress that they plan to wear on a special occasion, "I can hardly wait!"
  • Cut up celery and kept it in the fridge for "emergencies"
  • Kept broth or pickle on hand in case of a headache or hunger pang 
  • Considered a glass of water before going on the hunt in the fridge
  • Gotten rid of all distracting foods from their home ... having those foods out of sight helps
  • Kept their car stocked so they have meals with them and never get caught hungry
  • Taken foods they can eat to parties
  • Reminded themselves that a tempting treat is, "For Another Time, Maybe Later"
  • Adjusted their self-talk ... "If I get hungry before mealtime, I picture the fat melting a little more! Besides, nothing tastes as good as slim feels!!!"
  • Remembered the Healthy Habits"I've got them printed and posted in my kitchen!" 
  • Checked in with their Health Coach ... "I text, email and call whenever I need to!"
  • Napped when needed
  • Smiled and laughed a lot!!
  • Made a Dream Board with pictures of doing slim stuff ... I love it!
OK, What helps you lose weight and keep it off??? 
What actions are you taking to keep your eye on the prize and hand out of the cookie jar???

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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Top 9 Reasons Why I love to Coach

I love coaching wellness and the reasons are pretty selfish ...
That's me and one of many of the
sweet little babies I got to greet ...
Thankfully, the nurse had taped my
 glasses up so I could see!
Coaching others to health:.
  1. Encourages long term friendships and relationships.
  2. Feels wonderful - I get to help others in a personal, tangible, life-giving way without staying up all night as I did in my 29 years of catching babies ...
  3. Health Coaching benefits everybody's body.
  4. Is a service that's desperately needed, cost effective, and has no shortage of clients.
  5. Involves awesome training and tools ... I love interventions, skills, and products that really work!
  6. Coaching promotes my personal health habits because, unlike my former years as a faculty midwife, I no longer consume vast amounts of chocolate and coffee at 2am and I don't have to be up all night!
  7. I get paid well, work with a spectacular team, am thanked a lot, and don't have to be up all night ... I know, I said that already!
  8. Has reduced my stress level ... I love being my own boss, working from my home office, setting my own schedule, and (I know, I've said it already but I really want you to get it!) not having to stay up all night! 
  9. Coaching clients to health, keeps me accountable and supports my intention to stay slim and active for the rest of my life.
Greg and I have become Health Coach trainers ... if you'd like to know more about the opportunity and rewards, take a look at these Webinars and call me right now, 503-313-4820 ... this is what we do full time and we love it!  

Final note, not only have we both lost weight (71# together), kept it off for more than four years, decreased medication use, improved stamina, and forged lifelong healthy habits, we've also established a thriving business.  As a result, we were both able to retire years sooner than we had dared to dream possible.  We now enjoy working and traveling full-time together and helping many, many people along the way.  If this piques your curiosity, give us a call and let's hear about your situation and interests to see if this would be a good match for you! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Note ... Let's go Shopping!

Happy Monday and 1st of July!!!
Call, email, or text - check in with me today - How was your week on program?  What have you learned?  Who are you coaching?  Who needs us???

Have a great week and a great 4th of July  ... don't go hungry, get lots of water, show off your slimmer you, and know that by teaming up, we are truly helping America become a healthier, more prosperous place to live!!!

Dr Andersen has written a new book and I'll send it with your order when you restart the 5&1 program or refer a new client this month. Discovering Your Optimal Health is a Game Changer ... It changes the way we think about optimal health plus, it’s an easy read!  If you or someone you know has been "dieting" or has lost their vision, let's get this book into their hands!  It facilitates a fundamental shift in how we think and we become motivated from within. If you refer anyone to us in the next 30 days, we will get them a free book as well!!

Summer is finally here and there are so many things to shop for ... swim suits and "I'm thinner now" clothes, camping equipment and running shoes because we can move and sleep with more ease, but have you thought about health and life insurance??? (Yikes, how did that enter the conversation?)  Check out the blog that Greg just posted called Weighing in for the Lowest Premiums.

Upcoming Events:
Mon, July 8th, Men's "Chip and Putt" golfing with Greg at the Edgefield! Contact us for more info.
Wednesday, July 10th, 5:45pm Team dinner, webinar, and training at our home - by invitation
Thursday, July 11th, 6pm Intro to Coaching, 7pm Intro to the 5&1 at our home in Fairview - bring your friends, bring your questions, come share your stories! 
Thursday, July 18th, 8:30-4:30, Live Certification with Dr Andersen at the Nashville Conference - I can help you register!

Favorite Quotes this week:
Hit 239 this morning. Never thought I would 230's again. 

While putting in my order (for a restart) I got so excited ... it was like seeing all my old friends ... the Peanutbutter Bars, Chicken Noodle Soup, Choc Pudding ... and I get so many new options!!!  I can't wait to try the Pizza Bites, Mac & Cheese, and Brownies!  Thank you for staying in touch and being my life-line!!
 
Got back from vacation last night, and started the program this morning. I’m excited to become a healthier me!! 
 
We'd like you to present your program to our employees ... (YEAH!!!)

My sister is getting married in November.  I am the maid of honor.  She mentioned her other two bridesmaids and I know both of them are taller than me and thin, as is my sister.  I started to have a little bit of anxiety about being the short, fat bridesmaid because it is what I have always thought of myself...  It took me a few minutes before I started to smile.  I changed my mind.  I am going to be the short, HOT bridesmaid.  I expect to be at my goal weight by then, if not, close to it!  I will be the girl who worked for it!!!
 
The weirdest thing -  I was asked me to input my weight and I mistakenly wrote 276.2.  I have never weighed 276.2 (may as well have) but it felt natural to write that "2" in front of my weight.  So much so, that it took me two days to realize my error and switch it to 176.2.  Switching my brain to think of myself as a thinner person is harder than I thought but I am trying to do it.

This week's photo and story: When complements aren't complements  ...

The other day my friend was saying, "You are STILL on that diet??!!!??"
Yes, I am on program and I am still 40 pounds away from my goal.
"You are going to lose 40 more pounds?  But your face is so SKINNY."
Thank you ... 
 But inside, it didn't feel like a compliment.  (My friend) is naturally thin and doesn't have a clue what I am going through or how difficult it is to say no to a couple of beers, a glass of wine or a cookie at a party.   I wanted to scream, "I am technically still OBESE!!!  You should put down the carbs and sugar and join me in these healthy changes I have made!"  But all that came out was, "Thank you". How do you reach out to the unhealthy skinny people?

I'm going to say it again: Have a great week and a great 4th of July  ... don't go hungry, get lots of water, show off your slimmer you, and know that by teaming up, we are truly helping America become a healthier, more prosperous place to live!!!

Call us, Health Coach Resource is here to help!  Consultation is free and coaching is complimentary for all clients who team up with us.  We provide 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 at Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.