Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Morning Check in!

Good Morning Take Shapers!

Here are some of the comments I've heard this week:
I bought a swim suit and I wore it to the river without feeling EMBARRASSED! Woopee!!!
​Though I can't ​
do this 
​ (her husband), 
I'm so happy 
​I can do it with him! We are both feeling so much better - I've learned how to shop, cook lean & green meals, and appreciate parties without pigging out! Being "On Program" means so much more to me now. Thank you for all your wisdom and support!
My goals are elusive ... I started Take Shape for Life and the Medifast 5&1 program thinking I just wanted to get skinny! I just wanted the fat off my thighs! Now, though I still value being trim, I really value being fit and feisty!! After burning through the 40 pounds I'd carried around for years, I've discovered that my feet don't have to hurt and I really love to dance!!!

Healthy Saturday Morning Recipe

Sat Morning
* 1 cup egg beaters (1/2 lean)
* 1/2 cup low moisture part skim 2 % mozzarella cheese (1/2 lean)
* 1/2 cup tomato, chopped (1 green)
* 1 cup spinach, chopped (1 green)
* 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped (1 green)
* 2 Light Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge (1 healthy fat)

* 1/4 tsp salt (1 condiment)
* 1/4 tsp pepper (1/2 condiment)
* 1/4 tsp onion powder (1/2 condiment)

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Mix ingredients all together in a bowl. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake 35 minutes.
Servings: 1 complete lean and green meal, 2 condiments and 1 healthy fat.

​Another Great Story!

This woman brings a huge smile to my face! Linda shares how she gained TOTAL CONTROL of her life and wellbeing by making the choice to learn and live by the habits of health. She says:
“Obesity has been my life, wearing size chubby 14 skirt the 1st day of kindergarten. A lifetime of feeling miserable on the inside, wanting and dreaming of a better me and body. Trying several diets, exercising, to only lose and regain. The cycle continued, until a physician who suggested if I lost 40lbs, it would help reduce the inflammation I had in my hips introduced me to this program. Reluctant, protective of my health as I have MS, I started the program to lose 40lbs. My dream became a reality, 80lbs down and I feel great! This has changed the course of my health and life to unimaginable levels! I’m managing the MS beast inside me with a healthy lifestyle of optimal health choices! My life is truly in the palm of my hand and now a passion to share this amazing program.”
Results vary: Typical results are 2-5 pounds per week for the first 2 weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter
Thanks for the referrals, check in often and have a wonderful week!


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

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.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

What's in it for Me???

I love the glimmers of insight that arrive fully formed as I waken each morning ... It's like I'm given a gift when I am most most vulnerable and not yet caught up in the shoulds, tasks, and concerns of day.  This morning, I woke with the realization that it's important to share, "What's in it for Me."

Each of us has the same basic needs, we each want to be Happy, Healthy, and Wealthy in every way ...

Being a Health Coach brings me a great deal of happiness - it pulls from every skill, talent and interest within me. Coaching gives me a sense of meaning and purpose as I enjoy relationships and hone skills.  On a daily basis, I get to hear the heart wrenching/warming stories and help people and families use the info and tools I offer.  The transformation of clients and coaches gives me a steady flow of over-the-top joy!!!

By immersing myself in the company of individuals and organizations who are pursuing health so, I'm on a constant learning curve.  By working with clients, I've built a network of support around me.  And, by working with Health Coaches, I am called to be accountable in ways that I couldn't have imagined.

First, our parent company, Medifast, has a wonderful compensation plan (including access to health benefits) ... they really want clients to be successful so they invest a lot of time and energy in training, supporting, and certifying the Health Coaches. Let me know if you'd like to see the company's income disclosure.

Second, within the Take Shape for Life community, there's a wealth of experience, commitment, and information ... We get to learn from such an awesomely diverse group individuals.  These co-workers come from all walks of life.  Many have successfully burned through 150-200 pounds of life-threatening fat. 25% of the Health Coaches are medical providers including MDs, RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Dietitians, Naturopaths , and Cardiologists.  There are many teachers, entrepreneurs, gym owners, retired moms, dads, and professionals.  Plus, there are many young people choosing to help others, be self employed, and build strong businesses ... they are so social media savvy that they rock my socks off!

Finally, the wealth of time freedom is the very best!  At 55, I wasn't ready to be fully retired and go without an income ... I needed to find a way to be part of peoples' lives and make a reasonable living without being up all night!  As most of you know, I retired from a faculty midwifery role at OHSU.  I loved my position and the moms, babies, families and colleagues ... but 28 years of chronic/cumulative sleep deprivation was not bringing out the best in me and I saw the signs and retired early.  So now I have time freedom to work and engage with clients and coaches on my own schedule.  I'm freed up to truly "Be" with my husband, grandkids, and friends frequently.

I am sooo grateful!  And, I offer the benefits of coaching to anyone who wants to investigate being a "coachee" or "coacher".  Just call me ... I'll give you the skinny on what it takes and what rewards you get!!

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!

Results vary. Typical weight loss is up to 2-5 lbs per week for the first two weeks and 1-2 lbs per week thereafter.