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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.




Exercise For The Weekend Playground For Adults

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Playground For Adults

Last year I discovered a new playground for adults.  It’s called an RV
show.  You start at one end of the building and climb onto and walk through each
trailer and then back down the steps and off into the next one.  It takes about
2 hours of walking to do the entire show unless you stop and start talking with
a rep.  In Wisconsin they are held indoors this time of year, so it doesn’t
matter what the weather is. We went to two big shows this year so far and hit a
smaller one on Saturday. We really are shopping for a new trailer but you don’t
have to be you can just go for the entertainment and exercise.
Then today Sunday my husband and I hit the trail with our snowshoes on.
Close to home we have a quarry trail part of the Rib Mt State Park and we spent
two hours hiking up to, then up and around the top of the quarry.  It was a
perfect sunny winter day with no wind.  The hike back down was a lot easier.  I
always do the uphill first.  That way what I remember last is the easy part. I
took a few pictures to share. I hate the word exercise I like to think of it as
a fun way to get out and take pictures.
These are all activities I would not and could not do before I lost 80 lbs.  My life is so much different now then it was before.  My husband is happy I now go on hikes and bike rides and get out more. He no longer has to go alone.
If you would like to know more about THIS PROGRAM I used to lose 80 lbs and keep it off for two years now please view my site for more information at
I’m a free certified health coach paying it forward to help all I can.  I’m Coach NatalieJo

Note From Coach NatalieJo March 4

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
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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



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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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Food For Thought From John Maxwell

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

I love listening to John’s daily word.

And since today is Thanksgiving and my life  and work now centers around food,

I thought this daily word would be of great value to all my friends.

I want to wish you and your family all a Happy Thanksgiving.

Remember to feed your mind, body and spirit.

THIS PROGRAM Changed Me For the Better!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

You cannot have a better body, more money, greater success, or a happier lifestyle. That is, until you make a point to change your beliefs, your thoughts, your intentions, your goals, and your focus. Once you address the inside you, change will come significantly and swiftly to the outer you. -Dr. Joe Vitale

I just came across this statement today and it is so true. My life changed when I worked on the inside first and then everything changed in my life. Meal replacements were one of the many tools I used to turn my life around. THIS PROGRAM  lead me to my passion of helping others to change. These are tools I’ll continue to use the rest of my life.

It’s what’s on the inside that’s important.

You have to like yourself first before others will like you.

You change and everything changes.

Take care of your body it’s the only place you have to live.

Change yourself and your world will change

Do it for YOU!

If you need help in changing the inside I would love to work with you. I’m Certified Health Coach NatalieJo Visit my site to learn all about the program I used to shed 88 lbs and keep it off for over a year now. Contact me today.

Fast and Easy Medifast Lean and Green Chicken Zucchini Alfredo

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I finally cooked the perfect zucchini Alfredo and it took 5 minutes

I really don’t like zucchini well… until now that is. Oh my it was so good! It had a crunch to it.

Super easy and fast only 2 ingredients.  I used a julienne vegetable peeler and 2 small zucchini’s they looked like cucumbers. Peel the zucchini skin and all only till you hit the seeds then stop. I used plain water in a pan and saute the zucchini about 3-4 minutes till it looks like cooked spaghetti, do not over cook. Drain and put into a bowl add 2 laughing cow lite garlic cheese wedges and toss till it turns creamy.

1 green serving would be 1 1/2 cups and the 2 LC lite would be 1 fat serving. Add your lean serving of cooked chicken and it’s a full lean and green.

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My Weight Loss Journey- My Loss Is Their Gain

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

I lost -88 lbs and I wanted it to stand for something important so our church recently had a concert where they asked for a food donation and I decided to donate my weight loss in lbs of food.  The video shares my journey.

What was a real eye opener is lifting 88 lbs of food and thinking that is what I carried around everyday for years.

So my loss is their gain was the idea I had and I started a blog at and I would like to add other’s food donation stories there as well.  A big key to the donation was that I choose healthy selections, canned veggys.

Please send me your stories so we can inspire others to do the same.

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I’m NatalieJo Certified Health Coach

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Give Me A Break!

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

This is a follow up on my last post so read that first if you missed it.

I just sent an update email to my coach and it all makes sense to me now.

At Convention in July I got to work with Brian Brio, a great Motivational Leader and he worked with 600 people to “break through” something that was holding us back. Everyone got to Break a 1 inch board with their bare hand.

Here I am just before.   I did it on the first try!

Here I’m am after.  Thanks Wendy for taking the photos:)

I’m very happy!  As you can see on the back of that gals shirt we were in Grapevine, TX.   Loved TX too!

Here is the board and written on it is what we wanted to break through…Hate Exercise

On the back we gave positive outcomes of our breakthrough and also the person we dedicated it to I wrote my health coach because she wasn’t happy I didn’t start exercise.

Here it is after:)

I think my hate of exercise came over the years when I tried everything to lose weight.  Going to the GYM 5 times a week and not losing a single pound.  Trying again a few years later and decided if I multi-tasked maybe I would think it was doing me some good.  So I listened to Christian music on my IPOD and brought a book along to read while I was on the bike and elliptical. Again with no weight loss I felt it was useless and I stopped.

When I found THIS PROGRAM and heard NO starting up ANY new exercise for the first 3 weeks, I was over joyed!  Sign me up!  My husband would ask if I wanted to go for a hike and I would say no I can’t that’s not on my plan.  After 3 MONTHS of asking me I finally confessed that the rule was only for the first 3 weeks but I was losing weight with no exercise and I like my way just fine. I decided to work my program one focus at a time.

Now for my AHA moment, this is good…..

It all comes full circle.  I put the brakes on my exercise over a year ago. I worked hard breaking my old habits to lose the extra weight that had broken my spirit. I had my Brian Brio Board Breaking Breakthrough in July. Then when I tried to start up my exercise journey I had my bike brake dragging tire experience  that I struggle with  and fought for over a week but never gave up.  All of which just made me stronger in the end…mind, body and spirit.

I think I have “broken” free of my hate for exercise.  It’s not a love affair just yet, but I’m looking into new activities and giving them a try.

I’ll continue to update you on my Adventures in Exercise Land as they happen.

While we each are on our own journey leading to our goal, what’s important in the end when we get there is not the final destination but who we have become and the people we have met along the way.

Enjoy the journey!

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Food For Thought … Garbage In Garbage Out

Sunday, May 30th, 2010


Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.

We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.

As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,

so … Love the people who treat you right.

Pray for the ones who don’t.


Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it

 Have a blessed, garbage-free day!


Along with working on the out-side of me for the past year I have continued to work on the inside too.  My hunger for knowledge is stronger than ever. As suggested by Zig Ziggler I use my car and as rolling University.  On the 6 hour trip to a training in Iowa last week I listened to Jim Rohn CD’s.  Jim has been a mentor of mine for many years and has just recently passed away but he lives on with his recorded teachings.

There were many simple lessons to be learned from the story above.  Ones I need to remember and practice everyday.  I wanted to post it here for all to read and learn from and so that I know to get back and find it when I need to be reminded.


I hope you make good healthy choices when it comes to not only the food you eat but also the food you feed your eyes and ears and mind too.


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