Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

July '12
Issue 86

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.  


Nuts to you!


1:  Mind Games

How can you reach a goal when you're feeling distracted and half-hearted about giving it the attention it needs?  Though the intention is there, the mind can play nasty tricks that keep us stagnant.  Everyone knows the benefits of physical exercise to keep your body healthy;  here are a few suggestion to promote great health in that wonderful brain of yours!

  • Read! - more than your daily magazines and newspapers.  Those inspirational and motivational books can do wonders for your mindset.
  • Join in.  Find others with shared values and goals and bounce ideas off one another.  Mastermind groups are called that for a reason!!
  • Listen to CDs and cassettes on upbeat topics.  And listen to them again!  Highly successful people often wish to share the secrets to their success - so milk it!
  • When possible, attend seminars and hear the winning messages directly from the stars themselves!
  • Minimize TV.  Often that mindless entertainment uses up the time and brain cells that you would more beneficially use for discovery and promise!
  • Get a coach who is trained in getting you moving faster and further and who professionally shares your ups and downs and encourages your efforts and milestones in a totally supportive, encouraging way.
Want to try a complimentary call?  Please email lyndawise@yahoo.com

2:  Nuts to You

What do you know about nuts in one's diet?  Often the words that first come to mind are two negatives - allergic and fattening.

Certainly, the allergy factor is extremely true and serious.  Nuts can indeed be deadly: sufferers should avoid them at all costs.

The fattening factor deserves some extra exploration.  Portion size considered, moderation being the key, the many reasons to include nuts in your diet might even help you lose weight!   Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health also found that people trying to lose weight were three times more likely to stick to a Mediterranean style diet that included nuts and nut butters than they were a low-fat diet.  This is due in part to the omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber in the nuts that make you feel less hungry.

Since I'm the self-appointed president of the Pistachio Fan Club, I'll share with you some of its benefits with an eye on looking at some other nuts next month.
  • Pistachios are a rich source of protein, thus giving you energy;  they also contain many nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
  • Regular intake of pistachios helps to lower total as well as bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol levels in the blood.   Regular intake also helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes.
  • Pistachios are a good source of fiber (about twice as much as almonds or walnuts)
  • Pistachios help protect the body from certain diseases - cancers, as well as infections.
  • Pistachio nut oil helps to keep skin well protected from dryness.  It has been used in cooking, in massage therapy, aromatherapy and in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
  • A 30g. serving (about 1 ounce) of pistachios has about 50 nuts and about 170 calories - roughly 3 1/2 calories per nut.
  • It takes longer to eat pistachios because of the shells, so we're more likely to be satisfied - and thus eat less.  Always eat from a designated portion: never eat from the big bag!

  • And best of all.........................  They taste GREAT!!!!!

3:  A Mystery!!!

Gloria and I arranged to meet so she could lend me some special CDs.  The CDs were related to her business, designed to help in my work and personal life.  We met for coffee.   She handed them to me.  I put them in my purse.   We said good-bye.   I put them in my car.

When I went to find them, they weren't there.  Needless to say I felt concerned and horrible!  I was disappointed that I wouldn't be able to listen to them, but even worse, I was so upset with my irresponsibility.  How could I possibly have lost them?  I searched my car repeatedly - no CDs.  Checked my purse - no.   I checked out my gazillions of fabric shopping bags, my home, car, home again, car again and every place else I could think of.   No CDs.   How could this happen?  Have you ever experienced this?  How could I tell Gloria that I lost her CDs?  I really felt sick about the situation.

When I gathered the courage to tell her, she was extremely understanding and hopeful that they'd turn up.  Of course I offered to replace them but still felt so yucky.  And how could they possibly show up?

Fast forward a month or so.  I was searching for a paper in my glove compartment and fell across a disc.  OMG!  It was one of Gloria's CDs.  Easy searching revealed the others.  How could I have missed them on my multiple searches?

Here's how.  Somehow I pictured that I was looking for some CDs in their usual containers.  My mind was so fixed on my expectation that I couldn't recognize them without their jackets!  I'd looked in that glove compartment repeatedly but was totally blinded by my preconceived idea.

Thrilled that the lost was found, I've since come to realize how my fixed way of thinking applies to other areas of my life.  Call it tunnel vision or not seeing the forest for the trees.  When one has such strong visions of outcomes and expectations clearly in mind, it's so easy to miss many wonderful possibilities - inspirations and the unique message of a moment.

The strong visions are truly important and the trick is to hold on while not letting go of the open mind!

Has this ever happened to you?

Wishing 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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