About Susan Kihleng and Simple Health Source

I’m Susan Kihleng (aka Coach SueAnn) and I welcome you to my blog!  Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I’m a 39 year old wife of an amazing man and mom to 5 adorable blessings from God.  Rickson and I have been married for 19 years and live with our family on the small island of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, where we have been missionaries for the past 14 years.  My husband is from this island and it has become my home as well.  I love it here!

After we moved to the island 14 years ago I began facing persistent health problems.  I was always sick, I was gaining weight, and I was barely able to keep up with my responsibilities as a mom and teacher (at the time I was a music teacher here on the island).  And then I saw an infomercial for Slim in 6 and suddenly I saw HOPE!  I ordered it then and there and began the adventure of a lifetime!  Rickson and I completed the 6 week program with amazing results – I personally dropped from a tight size 12 to a loose size 6 and felt better than I had in years!

Jump ahead a few years and take a look at the difference between then and now!  Though I’ve had 5 children (including 1 via c-section), I’m in the best shape of my life and the best health of my life!  I decided transforming my own health and the health of my family wasn’t enough – we needed to share with others how they also could have the same results.  In 2008 I became a Team Beachbody Coach and the following year Rickson joined me in this endeavor and Simple Health Source was officially “born”.  Now, in addition to our full-time ministry here in the islands and raising our precious family, we work together to help others transform their health as well.

Though this journey has often been difficult, I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.  Thank you for taking some time to visit my blog and “meet” me and my family.  Now I’d love to “meet” you as well.  Feel free to introduce yourself in the comments below and tell me a bit about your own journey.  And if you are just embarking on your health journey or feel you need a change in perspective, I would be honored to work with you on transforming your own health.  My coaching is free – I ask only that you COMMIT!

Welcome to Simple Health Source!

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David W. Panuelo July 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Hi Susan,

I like your website – Simple Health Source. Congratulations to you and your family for doing this to share tips and inspiration on living healthier. Rickson is a great marathoner. From time to time, I’d be walking and he’d run pass by me on the dekehtik causeway. My best to him. You are both role models for a healthy simple family lifestyle.

I like the phrase I am not on diet, I am eating healthy. That should be our health motto. Most Pohnpeians including myself and my family, could eat much more healthier. Especially so because we have been blessed with much more availability of local fresh foods. It is about the knowledge and commitment and making it a fun practice.

We are a very busy family. We have busy schedules. We are busy with sports activities especially tennis games. I am busy with work and Janet is busy with work as well. My wife Janet is a great cook. Because of our busy schedule, she has advertised for a local chef to help certain days of the week to go out for local food shopping and preparation.

We could learn more from your tips and inspiration on living healthy. Is this all done online or could we invite you and your family to our house for a social and health lesson sessions.

All the best.


Susan July 7, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Thank you so much for reading and your interest in our site. I also invite you to take a look at our Micronesian health page – Micronesians United in Health at https://www.facebook.com/MicronesiansUnitedinHealth. It is a little more focused on island health and issues.
It would be an honor to get together with you all sometime to share a bit about what we have learned about health.
Thank you again for reading!


Kelly Spulnick January 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Would love the chance to have some coaching for getting my weight back on track. I’m 5-5″ and are at about 205 lbs. have put on about 10 lbs after having back surgery for a herniated disc with nerve compression in Sept. Walking for periods of time is difficult because of the numbness left from the compressed nerve. Hips are sore from the uneven gaite which then goes to the back. I also am not a water drinker. I have been able to maybe do a couple of water bottles with crystal light or equivalent. And I have read that sugar substitutes are a big no-no, I still use them. Thinking that it’s less calories then sugar. Hoping that you can set me straight. Was down to 175 lbs, 1 yr ago before my daughter got married and was so proud of myself. Would love to be there again! Any help or motivation would be greatly accepted.


Susan January 1, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Kelly, I would LOVE to help you! I think our New Year ~ New You Challenge Group would be perfect. I would advise a program such as Tai Cheng for you for exercise since it is specifically designed for those recovering from injury or surgery. We’ll also be focusing a great deal on simplifying nutrition this month in our group which would help a lot as well. Please take a look at the Challenge group details and shoot me the form and we can get you started! http://simplehealthsource.com/moms-get-fit-challenge/ is the link to challenge application. Great to hear from you and Happy New Year!


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