Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

July 2009
Issue 50

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.  


1.  If you don't look after yourself, who will?:
Getting Motivated

2.  Food for thought and thoughts on food and/or weight loss:  
Thinking and doing THIN

3.  Thoughts from my swing:  

1:  Getting Motivated  

How is it that some of us are so successful at setting goals and achieving them while others struggle to make changes?   I suspect that we can attribute part of our success to genetics, part to habits formed in our youth and the rest to the environment that we create.   Here are a few thoughts that might move you in the "achievement" direction just in case you're a bit restless with the ease of summer.  
  • Share your ideas with someone or with a group.   There are mastermind groups made up of somewhat like-minded individuals, creating a powerful push.  Peer support is invaluable.
  • Read upbeat, motivating material.   Newspapers and magazines are loaded with negativity; be sure to include motivational and inspirational books.  
  • Use CDs or other recording devices in the same way you use books.   Listen over and over to positive thinking so it becomes a part of you.  
  • Make it a point to go and listen to speakers and attend seminars.   Meet other people who are achievement directed.  
  • Turn off the TV, except for the occasional, well-chosen program.
  • Seek out a mentor or two or three.   This could be someone who has already achieved success, and/or a coach who will help you get in touch with your personal blocks!
  • Last and definitely not least dare to dream.

    And if simply dreaming is where you wish to be for now, give yourself full permission to enjoy it!

    To make arrangements for a complimentary 30 minutes please call 416-225-3535 or email lyndawise@yahoo.com

2:  Thinking and doing THIN

I love people-watching at airports and here's my latest observation.   A thin young man was eating a bag of potato chips for breakfast (no he did not consult me before selecting!)  He'd pull one out from the bag, take a bite, chew 6-8 times, swallow, breathe, take another bite, chew 6-8 times, swallow, breathe, etc.   I'm sure you get the picture.   Each chip warranted 2-3 bites, mostly 3!   It took him about 15 minutes to finish his breakfast.   And he seemed to notice every bite.  

Often, those of us who struggle with weight could consume that same bag of chips in 2 minutes, easily!   You've heard it frequently.   Eat more slowly!   Put your fork down between bites when you have a plate of food in front of you.   Stay conscious and focused.   Don't eat in front of the TV or while on the phone.   Chew each bite many times.   No, this is not an effort to completely kill your enjoyment of food; rather the intended message is one of mindfulness.   That mindfulness could be key in helping you regulate your eating.   Questions like "Am I full?" or "Am I enjoying this?" might save many calories consumed and many pounds added.  

Perhaps you have a secret to promote conscious eating that could help others!   Feel free to email me!

Next month - more about eating habits of "The Thin"

The 12 WEEK WEIGHT LOSS TELECLASS will begin again in the last week of September.  There will be one daytime option and one evening one.   Please let me know if you or someone you know* is interested.   Also please, let me know if you cannot wait!   Individual coaching can begin at any time that you're ready.  Email lyndawise@yahoo.com, set up a free 30 minute pre-session to learn more.   Or visit http://wisecoaching.ca/WL_teleGroup.htm

3:  Moving

Remember in psychology 101 there was a list of the most traumatic life-altering occurrences?  A number was assigned that assessed the stress of various events.   Predictably, the most stressful events were those relating to loss or illness of special people in one's life.  Next on the list came issues relating to money and career.   Causing a bit less stress but still fairly high on the list was "moving".   I never did really understand that.  

Now, I'm moving (my choice) from a home I've lived in for 30 years and finally I get it.   The task is enormous - sorting, choosing, straightening, selecting, recycling, selling, sharing, purging (now on day 35 of a garbage strike), and mustn't forget, sprucing up, painting, neatening, staging and I'm sure I've omitted a few!  

The bright side?  There are so many wonderful memories that have surfaced.   And, sloughing off of things is sensationally liberating.   I can even justify skipping a Muscle Strengthening class today, with a view of the boxes I'm lifting and transporting right in my own home!  And of course, most significant of all, is my eye on the future when I'm in the place I want to be!

One thing is certain...  my swing is coming with me.

May you find the bright side.
I wish for you what you wish for yourself!

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

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