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90 Seconds to Success – Do Hard Things

Do Hard Things. Rarely do we pat ourselves on the back for completing ordinary tasks, like folding the laundry or getting the mail. Only when we take a risk, try something different, or step outside our comfort zone do we feel a true sense of accomplishment. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages us to do hard things. By embracing new challenges, whether small or large, we are actively building our self esteem, and we find that we become bolder and more courageous every day.
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90 Seconds to Success – United We Stand

United We Stand. As members of the WLS community, we all share a common cause: to win the battle with obesity. As we travel this journey, we come to depend on  each other for encouragement, guidance and support.  In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that gossip and in-fighting weaken our community, and that it's only by standing together that we can ensure each of us has the best chance at staying healthy for a lifetime.

90 Seconds to Success – It’s Not About You

It's Not About You. Have you been to a support group meeting recently? If you haven't had weight loss surgery yet, you might not think you should go. Or, if you are several months post-op and already at your goal weight, you might think there's no reason to still attend. But, in today's episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that by participating in a support group, we are not only helping ourselves stay on track, but also inspiring others on their own weight loss journey--regardless of whether they are far out ahead of us, or following in our footsteps.
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90 Seconds to Success – 100% Committed to Change

100% Committed to Change. Do you remember how you felt the moment you decided to have weight loss surgery? Do you remember your level of desperation, inspiration, and sheer commitment to change? In today's episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages us to put tools in place to quantify our level of commitment, so we can hold ourselves accountable and make sure we are doing what it takes to stay healthy for the months and years to come.
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90 Seconds to Success – Which Life are you Living?

Which Life are you Living? In Greek, there are at least two words for "life": bios means your physical existence, whereas zoe means vitality--the true fullness of life. Although your doctor was more concerned with your bios and extending your physical life, in this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages us to focus on the zoe--to have a relentlessly positive attitude and embrace the opportunity to finally enjoy life to the full.
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90 Seconds to Success – Are You Standing Still?

Are You Standing Still? The first several months after weight loss surgery are an exciting ride. You're out shopping for new clothes, you're sharing your newfound wisdom on the support blogs, and you are generally totally enamored with your new body and new life. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that while good things are happening on the outside, we still need to pay attention to what’s happening on the inside if we want to achieve lasting success post-op.
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90 Seconds to Success – In Search of Serenity

In Search of Serenity. If you have ever met someone who has been in a 12-step program--or just someone who has been around the block a few times--you may have heard them recite the Serenity Prayer. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson breaks down this short prayer to demonstrate the power of asking for help in times of need, accepting those things that are beyond our control, and being courageous in the face of life's trials.
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90 Seconds to Success – Modeling Excellence

Modeling Excellence. Like it or not, people will be watching you closely after you have weight loss surgery. They want to know whether you will really lose weight, whether your personality will change, and whether the decision to have surgery will bring out the best--or the worst--in you. The fact is that after surgery, you become a living, breathing example of what a post-op WLS patient looks like. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson encourages us to be mindful of what others will see, and take the opportunity to model excellence as we step into a healthy new life after WLS.