Archives for November 2012

Always Believe

Always Believe

Another inspiring story of personal achievement. Arthur (47), a very discouraged Gulf War Vet finds hope for his health and life in a yoga program. His amazing weight-loss is an outward reflection of the spiritual and emotional healing he experienced. I guarantee that Arthur’s story of transformation will transform you. Kudos to DDP Yoga for great marketing but most importantly a great product and service.

At Take Shape Now we celebrate everyone on the path to better health regardless of the product or system.


Inspiration and Fun...

You might be asking yourself what does inspiration and fun have to do with weight-loss and health. It's the garnish and spice to optimal living. Communicate with me privately (immediately below) or publish your thoughts on the web in the "Speak Your Mind" box at the bottom of the page.

Doomsday

Doomsday Sunset Mayan Calendar 2012

The Last Sunset

Doomsday

What if doomsday doesn’t come this December 21st on the winter solstice? Then each of us is going to be stuck living with the choices we’ve made relative to finance, relationships, career and health.

The Saint Louis Post Dispatch in an article featuring a diabetes prevention program offered by the YMCA reported that “one in four adults is considered pre-diabetic, yet few realize the serious health risks they face if their condition turns into diabetes”.  The bad news regarding diabetes, besides the fact it will cost a person a lot of money and lower the quality of life, is that is causes permanent damage to nerve endings, retinas and kidneys.

The good news regarding type 2 diabetes is that it is largely preventable with lifestyle changes. The YMCA is offering a fee based lifestyle coaching program to help people avoid this devastating disease – and help cut future health care expenses.

Another option you could consider (if you need to lose weight or are wanting to make a change) is Take Shape for Life – the pioneer company in modern health coaching. Ten plus years in development has produced a proven track record having helped thousands of people change their health outcomes. I’m honored to be a coach for this amazing company assisting people all across the United States reach their health goals. It’s easy to get started. Just fill in the form immediately below to set up your free consultation.

The bottom line is that death by diabetes is a long drawn out chronic affair to be avoided at all costs. The amazing thing is the “cost” is negligible – it’s using the same dollars to buy healthier foods. The motivation becomes evident when one considers the long term ramifications if the current course is not altered. And the urgency to get started now comes with the realization that you are not going to be saved from your poor lifestyle by a doomsday event, but will be stuck with your choices for a long time to come.

Next Step

Thankful and Health

Thankfulness and Health

With regard to my international readers and the upcoming American holiday of Thanksgiving, I’d like to encourage those of us celebrating the holiday to not only count your calories, but count your blessings as well.

According to the Wall Street Journal Nov 23, 2010, adults who frequently feel grateful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections, more happiness, less depression, less envy, less greed, better sleep habits, better exercise habits, greater resistance to viral infections.

In an article published by ABC News and Good Morning America, Thankfulness is linked to positive changes in the brain and body. The article recommends that if you are grateful to write it down.

Funny, I heard the same thing in a church service recently. I took the advice to heart and began writing. I ended up with a lot more than 20. The exercise got my focus of the challenges that lay ahead and on a a spiritual sort of equity that left me feeling rich.

So the health tip for the day is to be

A Fun and Inspirational Challenge

I am inviting you publish one or 20 things or people you are thankful for today. (Just leave your list in the Speak Your Mind box directly below.) Wouldn’t it be fun to get a lot of participation in this project? I have a small gift for the first person to jump on board.

I’ll kick it off by offering a my list.

I am thankful for all my life’s experiences (good and bad) that have prepared me to move forward from this point to meet my destiny. I am thankful for my good health, life, and  opportunity. I am thankful for Heather, Tim and Hannah. I am thankful for my parents who are still with us. I’m thankful for Pat, Kelly, Kathleen and Eric. I’m thankful for Dee, Brian, Sadie (the black lab), Wendy, Jake and all my volleyball friends. I’m thankful for my dentist, Paul. I’m thankful for Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen and the entire team at Take Shape for Life. I’m thankful for supportive colleagues, my team and especially all my clients. I’m thankful to own a camera and the developed skill to use it. I’m thankful for Jim T, Curt P and Caren L who all influenced and supported me to pursue those skills. I’m thankful for my BNI colleagues. I’m thankful for all my friends. I’m thankful for Bill G, Herbie W, Pat N and families. I’m thankful to God, who I often can’t find or define but believe is there.

And last but not least, please know that if you are reading this blog, I am thankful for you.

Free Hugs

Free Hugs Campaign

This video has been viewed over 70 million times and if you’ve already seen it, watch it again. It’s worth 3 minutes and 40 seconds of your time. After that, go hug somebody and leave your experience at the bottom of the page in the “speak your mind” box.

I had a 7:30 a.m. meeting today and gave out two hugs to Amy and Danielle both BNI colleagues. Great way to begin the day.

Inspiration and Fun...

You might be asking yourself what does inspiration and fun have to do with weight-loss and health. It's the garnish and spice to optimal living. Communicate with me privately (immediately below) or publish your thoughts on the web in the "Speak Your Mind" box at the bottom of the page.

Molly’s Weight-Loss Story

Molly’s Weight-Loss Story

“Two years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes and my weight at the time was 245 pounds! I lost 50 pounds when I adopted a strict diabetic diet and exercised for hours daily. But then I stalled out because I couldn’t keep up with the intense exercise, and the preparation and cooking took way too much time. No matter what I did, I couldn’t get the rest of my weight off and the medicine was making me feel gross. That’s when I learned about Take Shape. I lost the last 50 pounds without effort, and now I weigh 155! I’m active and healthy. I feel fit and fabulous, like my outside finally matches my inside. But do you want to know the best thing? I don’t have to take medication anymore. None! I’m so grateful I found this wonderful program.”

Weight-loss before and after

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Weight Loss Success Larry

Larry’s Weight Loss Success Story

I’ve struggled with my health and weight since I was a child. In 2000 at 306 pounds and a size 54 waist I was diagnosed with terminal condition and went on disability. By 2004 I heard I was terminal 3 more times. After 17 surgeries between 2004 and 2010, I finally resigned myself to fate. So I bought a really beautiful waterfront house to spend my last days.

A week before escrow closed, I met a gentleman while shopping who told me about this program that had helped him lose weight. By this time I felt I had nothing to “lose” so I decided to give his program a try. To my surprise I lost 80 pounds in four months! My health was greatly improved and using my new found knowledge I maintained my new weight right through the holidays. Come January I went back on plan and lost another 65 pounds for a grand total of 145 pounds.

Today weighing 161 and wearing a size 28 waist I feel like this program saved my life. I have never felt better and my blood work is awesome. And now I’ve found myself in a new rewarding career as a health coach using my experience and story to help others desperately seeking a solution to their weight problem.

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