Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

December 2014
Issue 106

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

Time Out

Here's What I Made Up

Why Can't you Keep it Off

1:  Time Out

Our wonderful world offers so many options for filling our time.

Out there - we spend our time on movies, work opportunities, meetings, travel, volunteer work, plays, doctors' visits, lectures, walks and other exercise gigs, eating out, visits with family, connecting with friends - just to name a few.  I'm sure you can easily add to this list.  What else fills up your time away from home?

Now think about how you spend your time at home - between television, tidying and cleaning up, meal preparation, getting dressed, organizing stuff, computer time, talking on the phone, texting, reading, writing, meditating, playing games, rearranging things - just to name a few.  I'm sure you can easily add to this list - what else?

My question today is "How conscious are you about choosing how you spend your time?"  How many times has your calendar filled up with things, demands and opportunities without you actually making choices?  Especially at this time of year, when there's so much going on and such great expectations from the world around us - time must be magic - it disappears so quickly.

Here's a thought:  how about an early holiday gift from you to you? - five or ten minutes a day to stop everything and think about what it is you want to spend your precious time on that could fill you up emotionally and allow you more joy from your life.

Think you could do it?  What's scary about it?  What do you like about it?  Any other thoughts?  Feel free to share them with me - I'd love to hear.

2:  Here's what I made up!

I cannot believe I actually thought this way but here's the story.

A couple I've known for more than 30 years are the kind of friends whom I like very much but see only once a year at their holiday party.  Each year, I'd call them once in May or June to catch up a bit and that was it.  Last year I had another commitment on the party date and didn't get to go.  Life got in the way and I didn't even get around to calling them throughout the year.  Suddenly in early November, I realized that I hadn't received the usual invitation and figured that I'd been removed from the list (maybe because of my lack of connecting/perceived interest?).  My bad!!!!  I really felt regret!

But as I said, I really like these people and really wanted to know how things were going with them.  So this morning I picked up the phone just to find out if they're okay - no expectations about the party... honest.

She answered the phone and sounded happy that I'd called.  When I asked how she was doing, she responded "Great!  It's such a relief not to have to send out invitations and do all the prep and planning for the party."  She also said, "I announced last year at the party, that it was the last one!"

How many times in my life have I either heard the expression or stated it to someone else "Don't jump to conclusions!"  But what a great reminder this was!

Our minds are working miracles daily but perhaps I need to pay more attention to openness, some logical conclusion - and to not making assumptions.

Any of this ringing true for you?

3:  Why Can't You Keep It Off?

There are so many applauded weight-loss programs out there.  Each has different selling points - low or no carb, low food, drinking meals, meals delivered, carefully laid out dos and don'ts, magic pills, and more of course.
Here's the good news... most of these plans are successful for most people!
Here's the bad news... the good news is largely temporary.

In one university study, the percentage of people losing weight and gaining it (and more) back was over 90%.  That's not only discouraging, it's downright unhealthy.

The philosophy of coaching is that weight loss will be permanent under certain circumstances, starting with the hard fact that one must WANT to change.  The form of change is very individualized, with each person making personal decisions based on values, likes and dislikes, habits, life style and the influences in life.

If your experience in the past has gotten you back where you started, or in worse shape, this could be time for a complementary coaching call to determine if coaching is for you.  Honestly, there is no pressure and no obligation - simply thirty to forty minutes on the phone to allow you a sample of coaching and to ask all your questions.  All my coaching is done on the telephone.  You stand to benefit by trying it and really have nothing to lose.

This is a standing offer for you and anyone you know who wants to lose weight for good!!!  Feel free to share this info with friends, family, work colleagues and anyone else whose health you care about.

To set up your complementary session, call 416-225-3535 or email lyndawise@yahoo.com.

Meanwhile, I hope you experience the best of everything during the holiday season and thereafter!  Lets hope that 2015 brings you all you hope for.  But as you've learned in the past, hoping is only the starting point for creating the life you yearn for.

Wishing you what you wish for yourself!

Warmest regards,

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

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