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New Parents lose 80 lbs combined on our weight loss/ optimal health program

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Shane and Susan have lost 80 lbs total combined and kept it off for over 3 years and Shane’s blood pressure is now within a healthy range.  After Susan had their second child she tried to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight by exercising 5-6 days a week with little success and had lost hope believing this was her new reality.  This program has not only helped them get to a healthy weight…it has helped them create the lifestyle and habits to keep the weight off.  They are now thriving in all areas of their life and have the energy to be active with their kids…biking, swimming and on the fields coaching their sports teams!

31 Days of inspiration 

Shane and Susan have lost 80 lbs total combined and kept it off for over 3 years and Shane's blood pressure is now within a healthy range.  After Susan had their second child she tried to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight by exercising 5-6 days a week with little success and had lost hope believing this was her new reality.  This program has not only helped them get to a healthy has helped them create the lifestyle and habits to keep the weight off.  They are now thriving in all areas of their life and have the energy to be active with their kids...biking, swimming and on the fields coaching their sports teams!
I lost 80 lbs and have kept it off for over 3 1/2 years.  It’s now my passion to pay it forward and help others on their journey to Optimal health.
Please contact me for a free consultation to see if this program can help you too.

Weight Loss It’s HARD

Monday, July 29th, 2013


When I was sick and tired of being sick and tired I changed my mind as to which HARD I wanted to deal with.  Then it became easy because I was doing what I wanted to do not fighting what I didn’t want any longer.


If you are ready to make a change I can help you as a free Health Coach

Click here for more info.

Weight Loss portion Control salad dressing

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I’m Certified Health Coach Natalie Jo and our our program it’s very important to be very accurate with servings of condiments.  Check this out, a super simple way to measure out a serving of salad dressing each and every time.

Dispense one serving at a time. Condiments are frequently over used adding empty
calories to foods and leaving pools of uneaten dressing at each meal. The
Healthy Steps Portion Lid measures and dispenses one serving of dressing so you
can be confident in your portion sizes and yourself. BPA-free. Fits most store
bought condiment bottles, use with: Salad dressing, Mayonnaise, Ketchup, BBQ
sauce and more. How to use: Replace existing condiment lid with the Portion Lid.
Turn Portion Lid to condiment type indicator on lid. Squeeze bottle to fill
single serving chamber. Open Portion Lid and pull chamber edges toward bottom of
bottle to dispense. Remove Portion Lid when bottle is empty, wash before reuse.
Top rack dishwasher safe.


 Let me know what you think.  Do you have an easy way to make sure you are getting the correct amount of dressing?  Please share with a comment below.

Portion Control Dressing Lid



Trouble getting in enough water for weight loss?

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I’m a health coach Natalie Jo and water is very important on this program.  You need a minium of 64 oz per day but half your body weight is even better. Many of my clients tell me they have trouble getting it all in.  They lose track or are too busy. Look what I just found.

The Sportline HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle is the world’s first
interactive water bottle that thinks while you drink! It calculates your
personal hydration needs, tracks your real-time fluid consumption, paces you
throughout the day and motivates you to achieve and maintain optimal hydration.
Doctors, Nutritionists and Fitness Trainers all recommend that we drink more
water yet there has never been a device to help individuals adhere to the
expert’s recommendations. The HydraCoach is a breakthrough in personal
hydration monitoring.

How cool is that? A water coach that motivates you to stay hydrated and tracks your progress. Check it out read the reviews and let me know what you think.

Let me know your tips and trick that help you remember to get in all your water.

Sportline Hydracoach-Intelligent Water Bottle (Blue)



My Spring Clean Bill of Health Started with an 80 lb Weight Loss

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

June 4 2011 side w date BA


Instead of Spring Cleaning our house this year I used Spring 2013 to create a “Clean Sweep” of Health for myself. Over the past few years I have spent a lot of time in doctor offices dealing with my Mother’s health issues and during that time I neglected my own health maintenance visits.


I was feeling wonderful still maintaining my 80 lb weight loss for over 3 years. I had lots of energy and felt great so why fix what wasn’t broken? My mom is now getting more assistance in her new home so I took the time to start making my appointments.


  • Visit one was the GP for a regular visit, blood tests and pap. I passed with flying colors with a slight change on my thyroid med.


  • Visit two the mammogram. Since I’m an ovarian cancer survivor they have to read my pictures while I’m still in the office. They came back and took a few extra shots and then I was told all is well and could leave.


  • Visit three the eye doctor. Remembering during the visit of a past issue he wanted to dilate again but I had a presentation to do so I made another appointment.


  • Visit four I returned to the eye doctor a few weeks later on a sunny day. Lucky me I need to have twice the drops in each eye since I have small pupils that are hard to dilate. The drops alone are very uncomfortable and then he starts shinning a flashlight in each eye and says to keep my eye open wide. WOW! I told him that this is more painful than the mammogram I just had. He said no one ever told him that before. But once again I was fine and OK to go.


  • Visit five the BIG one. Because I was now over 50 I needed to have my colonoscopy. It wasn’t my first. I’ll never forget my first because my prep was on 911 and the procedure was the day after 9-12. As they all say the prep is the worse. I did ask a few questions because if I don’t eat every 3 hours I get rather ill from a blood sugar drop. Something I dealt with in my teens and then not again till after I lost my weight. Since I eat ever three hours while awake I never have issues unless I need to fast for a test or surgery. The doctor said I could have clear liquids up until 3 am. So I spent Tuesday night and Wed on clear liquids doing all the prep steps. I stared feeling bad at church Wed afternoon but found a sugar packet down by the coffee maker and mixed it with water and felt ok to drive back home. I continued with the prep went to bed at 10 and woke at 3. I felt bad in the bathroom but make it back to the bed. Woke an hour later made it to the bathroom and found myself on my knees on the floor. Sat back on the seat, felt better so I wanted to get back to bed. Got to the sink and the next thing I know my husband is knocking on the door asking if I was alright. I was on the floor out of it. I couldn’t move or talk and I was laying in front of the door. I had fallen backwards hit my head and back on the glass shower door and my head was wedged in the corner between the tub and door. The loud noise of me falling woke him up. My husband was able to squeeze into the room and got me some sugar water and back into the bed. My appointment was at 8:15 and they were running late I got in at 9:45 they checked my sugar and said it was ok and went ahead with the procedure. No issues clean as a whistle. Check that one off my list.


  • Visit six was the dentist. Not always a fun place to go but I do enjoy the people working there. X rays and cleaning and the once over from the dentist and I was OK to go for another 6 months.


So today June 1st I’m happy to report that I passed all my health check ups and I’m looking forward to a fun and busy summer. Like most people I have had to deal with some health issues in the past but since starting my weight loss journey back in June of 2009 I have really become aware of how important taking responsibility for my health really is. I feel great and I’m enjoying life.


If you would like more info on the program I used to lose 80 lbs and keep it off for over 3 years visit this site. Http:// fill out the contact info and I’ll give you a call to answer all your questions. I’m certified Health Coach Natalie Jo Becker Paying It Forward To Help All I can to reach Optimal Health and stay there.


New FitBit Zip & FitBit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I love my FitBit

In my past post Here  I told you about my new FUN fitness tool that has me adding more steps in my day and tracking it all.

The company has just come out with two new and improved versions of their product.  With even more bells and whistles. Check them both out. The 99.00 one tracks your sleep. They now have a battery and don’t need to be rechanged on a base. They sink with lots of options and make it easy to keep pace with your friends.

I lost 80 lbs and have kept it off for over 2 1/2 years.

I’m now paying it forward to help others lose weight and get healthy.

Please contact me if you would like more inforamtion on how I can help you and your loved ones.

I’m  FREE Certified Health Coach NatalieJo



This Program is the Secret to Fast Safe Weight Loss

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

I lost 80 lbs with THIS PROGRAM and have kept it off for over two years

I’m Coach NatalieJo and I want to help you too!

If this is not the first time you have visited my site you may notice I made some changes.  Because of rule changes Health Coaches private sites must now be unbranded. No mention of the program names can be used.  So this is now a generic site.  Many of my past posts and audios are now only avaliable for my personal clients in the For My Client Only tab. They would have been too hard to remove all the trade names. Don’t leave just yet.

You can still gather a wealth of information from my posts and you can always contact me if you are interested in THIS PROGRAM. My clients will have full password protected access to all my resources that I have posted over the past 3 years.

I’m Coach NatalieJo and I lost 80 lbs and I have kept if off for over 2 years.  Read MY Story from the tab up top.  If changing your life is something you are interested in doing.  I would love to speak with you and answer all your questions.  This program works.  It’s been around for 30 years. It’s a no brainer.  You eat every three hours and have no hunger or cravings.  You will be learning good healthy habits that will keep you on track for the rest of your life.

Contact me from the tab above.  Visit my site for more information.

I look forward to hearing from you when you’re ready to make a change.




FitBit My New Best Friend For Exercise

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Click the FitBit above to take you to a store to purchase it.


First let me say I don’t like exercise.  I lost 80 pounds and have kept it off for over two years.  That was my first journey and now I’m looking for activities I like to do to keep me in shape.

Recently I have seen a lot of talk about this new little pedometer the FitBit.  People claim it gets them moving and working harder. I saw it in the Target flyer this week so I ran out and got one last night.

My first test was wearing it to bed. It tracks your sleep don’t ask me how.  It said I woke up 5 times and I walked 46 steps. As far as I know I never stepped foot out of bed so I don’t know where the steps came from but I scored 98% on my sleep.  There is a website where you track and enter info.  You can set goals, list what you ate and it will track calories consumed and burned.

Well today just for fun I asked my husband to drive me up Rib Mountain so I could climb the look out tower and see how many flights of stairs it would track.  To my surprise it even tracked the walk up the hill to the tower how does it do that?  When I got to the top I had 18 flights of stairs.  When I got home I had an email from FitBit.  I earned my first badge.

How cool was that.  By looking at the site I found I could earn another badge for 25 flights good thing we have stairs in the house so I ran up and down them a bunch of times and I got my second badge of the day before bed.

I did real well on my climbing 250 feet up.  My total steps were only 4000 so far.  They say you should aim for 10,000 per day. I’ll have to work up to that. FitBit also has a social side where you can make friends and compare scores.  On our weight loss site they are walking across the US as a team virtually with FitBit.

So my first day using the FitBit has been a success.  I got in more stairs than I would have.  I’m having fun learning all the tools on the site and I think it will be a great tool to make my daily activity measurable and fun!

Update before I went to bed I just had to get a steps badge for 5000 steps I was only a few hundred steps away so I went walking around the house up and down stairs in circles.  Glad noone was watching and I got to 5000 steps.  Here’s my badge to prove it.

I never thought a little gadget likt this FitBit would have me walking all over the house at 11:30 pm just to get an email badge sent to me.  Who knew something as simple as that could do so much?

If you would like more info on the program I used to lose 80 lbs and keep it off for over two years you can learn more on my site I’m Coach NatalieJo




Note From Coach NatalieJo March 4

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Click player or here to listen
This weeks note from Natalie is an audio and a blog post. I
love learning from mentors and one of my favorites is Jim Rohn.  Jim is no
longer alive but his teachings will live on forever and this is The Formula for
failure and Success.
Jim puts it simple, failure is nothing more than a few errors
in judgment repeated every day. He goes on to explain our thinking and habits
behind failing.
The formula for success is also simple it’s a few simple
disciplines practiced ever day.
THIS PROGRAM fits into this formula for success
perfectly by teaching you simple disciplines you practice ever day. The weight
loss results are almost immediate just like Jim said they would be.
Like Jim says “The real magic of new disciplines is that they
will cause is to amend our thinking.”
Now go and read the full post. Don’t just go and read it you have to take action because if you just go and read it you’re not going to be any further ahead until you do take the steps to make changes.
I wish you great success this week. Thanks bye bye.
Go and read

   Link to The Formula for Failure and Success By Jim Rohn



For more info on the weight loss program that helped me lose 80 pounds

and keep it off for 2 years

“Most Unhealthy Product Of The Year” For Weight Loss

Friday, December 16th, 2011
OK so I got in my exercise yesterday.  I spent 4 hours dashing through the
snow and high winds running in and out of about 6 stores and stopping to fill
the car up with gas.
The crowds were heavy in about half the stores.  Not many shoppers buying
office supplies or bath and bedding yesterday. Did I mention I hate shopping and
I also hate exercise put them together and it makes the perfect storm a lose,
lose situation. I lose money, patients, calories and time, I could be doing
something I do like to do.
So as I meandered down each aisle looking for that just right gift for each
person on my list in each store one common new product kept jumping out at me.
I swear they had this thing at ever store.  I just want to say, from a person
that has lost 80 lbs and maintained it for two years now, this product is
getting my award for “Most Unhealthy Product Of The Year”.
OK you’ve waited long enough my award goes to (drum roll please) The
Emerson Motion Activated Candy Dispenser
Candy Dispenser
Haven’t you seen this thing everywhere this year? It’s the must have gadget
of the season. Move over old fashioned gumball machines where you had to turn
the knob, now you just wave your hand and candy appears. Doesn’t this country
not already have a problem with eating too much sugar? Now this will just make
it easier for them. This product retails from $20-$50.00.
Here’s a product description: Entertain in style with
the Emerson Automatic Candy Dispenser. This intelligent candy dispenser not only
looks sleek, but includes a motion sensor which causes candy to dispense
automatically in perfect handfuls. Make movie nights even more special or
modernize your special events. With it’s ergonomic design, the Emerson Candy
Dispenser delivers hard candies, jelly beans, peanuts and more! Combines modern
technology with old time fun. Features 3 different portion settings. Dispenses a
range of snacks and candies. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
If you buy this product I’ll agree that the intelligent one will be the
candy dispenser and only it will look sleek. Good thing they added the 3
different portion settings because perfect handfuls are different for a child,
teen and adult. The only way this product could possible be a healthy choice is
if you filled it with peanuts set it to the smallest portion setting and only
waved your hand under it once a day.  My guess that’s not going to happen.  To
top it off batteries are NOT included.
On further thought, I think they are going after the wrong market.  The
perfect market for a motion sensor candy dispenser is the front desk of a
restaurant in place of the bowl of pastel mints.  A bowl of mints set out in a
public area is very unsanitary and after many studies they have nicknamed them
pee mints or ur _ _ _  mints.  I don’t make this stuff up people.
My advice is if you are trying to stay on plan or keep your weight loss off
there are many healthy gift choices out there now go out and find some.
What gets your “Most Unhealthy Product Of The Year” award of the
year? Leave a comment

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