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90 Seconds to Success – Called to Account

Called to Account. Progress – toward better health, a better life, a better you – is what our journey after weight loss surgery is all about. It’s important that we progress every day toward our goals, even if only slightly. Here, host Craig Thompson calls each of us to take responsibility for our own progress despite our imperfections. By realizing that we are personally accountable for our actions and for our failures to act, we gain more control over our lives and our attitude – and by staying teachable, we can experience continued success.

WLS News – March 13, 2009

Tune into the March 13, 2009, edition of WLS News to find out whether those fad diets you see on TV really work, and learn why women store fat differently than men. We'll also examine the Junior League's nationwide effort to fight childhood obesity, explore a new clinical trial in Canada for gastric bypass revision surgery, and take a ride on a bicycle built especially for overweight pedal-pushers. All this plus WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy with the low-down on an outstanding new website for weight loss surgery support -- all on this week's WLS News!
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90 Seconds to Success – The Value of You

The Value of You. Many people who suffer with obesity think of themselves as being worthless. But, the truth is that each of us is a unique work of art, a singular creation and beyond price. Even in the world of checks and credits, each of us has value because others have chosen to invest in us, whether financially or emotionally. By way of analogy, Craig shows us that even a violin overlooked in a pawn shop as a “piece of junk” can turn out to have tremendous worth – if only we know how to recognize it.
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Melting Mama Wants You Hot and Sweaty

All comfy there at your computer? Well, get ready to work up a sweat with the latest episode of Melting Mama's Reality Bites, 'cause host Beth Sheldon-Badore wants you to hoist your rumpus maximus up out of that chair and start exercising. (Eek!) Plus, she'll take a swig of a new liquid protein supplement in her latest product review and let you know whether it really tastes like fruit punch or...well, you'll just have to tune in and see.
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90 Seconds to Success – Tongue Tied

Tongue Tied. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that we have control over our tongues, not the other way around. Being consciously aware of what we intend to say before we say it is a powerful way to influence our own lives and those of others. Words have power, and it’s important to speak words that are going to empower ourselves and those around us to do the right thing.
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90 Seconds to Success – Wash Out Your Mouth

Wash Out Your Mouth. In this episode of 90 Seconds to Success, host Craig Thompson reminds us that the problem of obesity is not only on the outside (the extra pounds) but on the inside (what we think and say). By “washing out your mouth” and cleaning up any idle, negative, or thoughtless words you speak, you can change the way you think – and achieve a more positive outlook on life.
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90 Seconds to Success – Find Your Direction

Find Your Direction. It’s easy to lose your way from time to time on the road to self-improvement. Inspiration can provide direction – but inspiration isn’t built in. It has to be sought out and internalized before it can serve as a guide. By filling your mind with inspiration from without, you can figure out where you need to go within -- and stay on the right path to a more fulfilling life.
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90 Seconds to Success – Focus on the Positive

Focus on the Positive. Instead of focusing on what it is that we don’t have and what hasn’t worked for us, host Craig Thompson encourages us to focus on the new opportunities that lie ahead and our individual gifts. By focusing on the positive side of things we are able to create our own reality and find happiness for ourselves.  Just as important, staying positive, we are able to give back to others.