NEWSLETTER NOV 4 – Stay Healthy, Baked Tilapia, Success, NEW ONLINE TRACKER & APP


– Staying Healthy through Fall and Winter
– Recipe – Baked Tilapia with Carolina Greens
– Free to Be Success Story – 100lbs lost, Free to Wear a Swimsuit and ride a motorcycle
– New and Improved TRACKER! The Habits of Health Dashboard
– even links with your FitBit!

Staying Healthy Through Fall and Winter

sick stinks

With the excitement and anticipation of the holiday season comes the dreaded and inevitable cold and flu season. Suddenly our family, friends, and coworkers seem to be out sick one right after the other. While we can avoid exposing ourselves to some sick friends or loved ones, illness is at work, the grocery store, church, the bank and restaurants . Here are a few ways that you can help yourself stay healthy during this time of year.

1. Drink plenty of water – Keeping your body properly hydrated helps to keep your immune system strong and able to fight off germs and viruses.

2. Eat healthful foods – Fueling your body with proper nutrition boosts your immune system and will help you ward off unwanted sickness.

3. Get enough sleep – Studies have found that getting enough sleep is essential for healthy immune function and that insufficient sleep or poor sleep quality is associated with lowered immune function.

4. Take a multivitamin – Multivitamins, in addition to proper nutrition, will support your immune system and your natural defenses making it less likely for you to get sick.

5. Wash your hands regularly – Bacteria are everywhere! Wash your hands with soap and warm water often and avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.


Healthy Recipe

Baked Tilapia


Free To Wear A Swimsuit and Ride A Motorcyle


This is a fellow Health Coach, Heather. She is now living “Free To Be and Do Many New Things”. Her story is powerful and she explains her journey beautifully.

March 2014 –
Two weeks ago, I hit a 100 pound weight loss! It’s so hard to process that, ONE HUNDRED POUNDS GONE! That’s 100 pounds I am no longer carrying around on my body. To say I feel “lighter” both physically, mentally and emotionally would be an understatement!

I hear so often, when I share a before photo, but you are pretty in that picture. Friends let me tell you: styling my hair and knowing how to wear makeup and finding a few articles of fairly cute clothing, to cover up my obesity, might give the impression that I had somehow managed to feel and look well, in-spite of the extra 130 pounds I was carrying on my frame.

This was a lie.

I was miserable. I was hurting, inside and out. I moved slow, I was exhausted and depressed. I was a mess! I just covered it up well.

And here’s the reality my friend, I still have days where I’m tired and sad, and worried and discouraged BUT I also have the energy, drive and determination to know, now, that those are feelings that come and go and that FOOD is NOT the fix for these feelings.

I told a few things to those closest to me, that I wanted to be able to do, once I was healthy. Never believing, truly, they could happen. Things as simple as tucking my jeans in boots…Now, DONE. Wearing a swimsuit and feeling okay in it…Now, DONE, next week when we go to Florida! And, one I didn’t share…riding on the back of a motorcycle with my husband after 18 years of avoiding it. Honestly, I was mortified to be on the back of the motorcycle and honestly I don’t think my husband could have held the bike up with both of us on it….but now I get to ride with him and enjoy this fun activity together!”

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Many people, including those who participated in our Online Challenge, feel that daily tracking of meals and exercise is an important accountability feature to their Habits of Health. With that in mind, Take Shape For Life is pleased to announce the official launch of the Habits of Health Dashboard and Community by Take Shape For Life (, available for Computers, Tablets and Smartphones!

Features include:
Healthy Eating—meal, water, and nutrition tracking
Healthy Weight—weight and measurement tracking (with or without Fitbit®)
Healthy Sleep—sleep tracking (with or without Fitbit®)
Healthy Motion—exercise tracking (with or without Fitbit®)
Healthy Mind—wellbeing and mindfulness tracking
Graphs to compare and track progress
Community featuring Dr. A’s blog, Twitter, and Instagram

A quick video tour of the Dashboard itself can be found here. CLICK HERE

The Habits of Health Dashboard and Community has taken the place of MyTSFL. MyTSFL users can log into the new dashboard with their MyTSFL username and password; the data from MyTSFL will automatically sync to the new dashboard.

At the same time, we are excited to welcome Fitbit® to our line of healthy living products and programs. Fitbit is the leading maker of activity- and weight-tracking devices on the market today, and we are pleased to announce that three trackers and a scale are available for purchase through TSFL. You can purchase your Fitbit right when you place your order through my tsfl website: Fitbit through TSFL
It is so exciting to have so many tools available to assist us in our continuing journey towards OPTIMAL HEALTH!


November is here and our lives are about to become extra busy with holidays and celebrations. Enjoy the giving of gifts and your time, but please remember to also take care of yourself and stay well. Have a fantastic week!

In Health,

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