Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise B.Sc., C.P.C.C.  
Weight Loss and Wellness Coach

December 2008
Issue 44

What's in it for you?  A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you live your life versus how you want to live your life.  Feel free to share the answers with me:  I'd love to hear from you.  This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.  



Which ever way you slice it!

Friend or Foe?

Goals, shmoals!

1:  Surprise!  

It wasn’t supposed to snow.

I believe the weatherman when it suits me.   Then at 6:30 a.m.  I heard the snow plough on the street.   I like shoveling snow when I have time.   Today I had no time.   I'm pissed!  On go the heavy coat, boots, earmuffs (hate hats), gloves, neck warmer and a really bad attitude:  I had 20 minutes before having to leave.

So, I took that first step outside.  It wasn't cold!  Snowflakes continued to drift down in that oh-so-peaceful way.   And every few shovels full I stopped and noticed the calm and the beauty.   And I was so prepared to hate it!   And can you believe I'm looking forward to finishing the job later?

This screams a much-needed message to me and perhaps to you.   At this season with so many demands, getting things done tends to supersede enjoying the process.   Staying open allows one to change perspective and stop fighting the universe!

If you'd like some help to design '09 let's do a complimentary blast-off session after the holidays or early in the new year! To make arrangements please call 416-225-3535 or email lyndawise@yahoo.com

2:  Whichever way you slice it...

Is your lowered self esteem influencing your weight problem?   Or is your "extra weight" problem perpetuating your lowered self esteem? There's no right or wrong answer and either answer spells out f-r-u-s-t-r-a-t-i-o-n, u-n-h-a-p-p-i-n-e-s-s and v-u-l-n-e-r-a-b-i-l-i-t-y.   What would it take to say "This is it; I've had enough; I'm ready to make the changes"?  If you are determined not to let another year go by in a body which makes you unhappy, it's time to bite the bullet and begin the 12 WEEK WEIGHT LOSS TELECLASS.   It starts on Jan.  6.   If you or someone you know is considering this experience please contact lyndawise@yahoo.com, to set up a free 30 minute pre-session to learn more.   Or visit http://wisecoaching.ca/WL_teleGroup.htm

3:  Friend or Foe

1 cup of air popped popcorn, no butter, has 31 calories.   1 medium sized (11 cups) bag of popcorn (also no butter) that you buy at the movies has approximately 910 calories (and it's popped in coconut oil - saturated fat, not good).   No, I'm not trying to kill your last pleasure!   But if you take in a movie over the holidays, you might consider taking in your own popcorn.   There are so many reasonably-caloried choices at the grocery store.  So why not take advantage?   Save the calories for whatever sings to you!   Or, indulge in the popcorn if that's important.   Bear in mind that movie eating can be very mindless if the movie is any good!

So I'm not saying don't.   I'm suggesting that you do some homework and make informed and conscious choices at this "great-excuses" season and throughout the year.   And enjoy!  

4:  Goals, shmoals  

If you traditionally partake in a goal-setting ritual, please carry on as usual.   But if you resist planning your life, this is the minimalist version and worth a try.

One of my core values is responsibility!   Thus, in this last month of 2008, I must act responsibly and say something about setting goals/intentions for the new year.  And because this is an area of personal challenge, I've come up with what feels like a relatively simple process!   No - this isn't proven!   Never have I done this myself.  But guess what?   I'm allotting time for it this weekend!

Here's the plan:

Step 1. Set up a table with 6 rows and 2 columns; top row - headings as shown below.

What I want more of in my life What step(s) can I take to make this happen
1.  e.g.  energy Go to sleep at 11:00, enroll in a step class, eat healthier – protein at every meal
2.  e.g.  fun Plan a trip, play more Scrabble, play with a child
3.  e.g.  connection Join a club, invite friends for dinner once each month

Step 2. Complete the table and make some copies.   Put them where you'll remember them.

Step 3 to 14. Once each month read the table.   This means making a note in your calendar to remind yourself - I suggest the same date each month.   Revise it as necessary.   Be firm, be specific, be gentle and be realistic.

Need more?  Repeat the exercise using the heading "what I want less of in my life".  

And of course, please let me know what you think!

Alas, it's time for all the seasonal wishes...  a merry Christmas, a happy Chanukah and a New Year filled with all that you desire for you and yours.

With warmest wishes, Lynda

It will be my pleasure to treat you to a gift certificate for each referral who becomes a client!

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