Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

May 2009
Issue 48

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.  


1.  If you don't look after yourself, who will?:
Look who's talking!

2.  Food for thought and thoughts on food and weight loss:  
Keeping Track keeps you on track.

3.  Thoughts from my swing:  
I love this quote!

1:  Look who's talking!  

How many of us live our lives in the land of "should"?   I should clean the cupboard.  I should change jobs.   I should speak up when I get stepped on, mistreated or ignored.   I should say "no" more often.   I should not eat this cupcake.   I should visit aunt Kate.   I should go for a walk, a swim, a run, to an exercise or a dance class.   I should meditate.   I should be more organized, conscientious or efficient.   I should be more relaxed, accepting or gentle with myself.  Any bells ringing?

The "should" is the voice of our gremlin(s).   Some call it our inner critic(s).   Some refer to it as conscience and definitely relate it to guilt.   Though that other voice has multiple motives, its frequent purpose is to maintain the status quo.  Typically, gremlins are change averse.   Their main job is to keep things as they are.

Gremlins are a force that can be reckoned with.   Becoming mindful is the first step.   Notice how your decisions evolve.   Recognize if your decisions align with your values.  Are you making the progress you want in creating the life you want?  

Listen to the voice that is truly yours.  What is genuine and meaningful?   What do you really want to do?  Who do you really want to be?

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2:  Keeping Track keeps you on track.

What do you think has been the single most effective tool for losing weight?  

Answer - a food journal.   In it you record everything you eat.   Generally, individuals use a chart, journal or spread sheet to keep track of every morsel.   Having it in print keeps you accountable and sometimes the thought of recording the not-so-great choice helps you resist it.

God bless technology.   An even more effective tool has been recognized and tested by the folks at RealAge.   Surpassing the recording of foods after you eat them is taking a picture of everything before you eat!   I have no experience with this but it does make sense!   If you take out your camera phone and snap your food, you're holding yourself accountable before you make the choice!   WOW!

If you find food journaling a drag try the camera phone method for a week!  Will you let me know how it goes?

No doubt, both the food journal and picture taking are effective!   Along with coaching you can lick this!   Please let me know if you are interested in individual or group coaching.  

3:  I love this quote!

At the home of my dear and deep-thinking friend, I noticed this quote on the wall.

"There is never a need to compare yourself to someone else: and there never has been.   When the rose and the lotus are side by side, which is more beautiful?"

Many of us inadvertently minimize ourselves by focusing on others with a prettier face, a more lively disposition, a better singing voice, less flabby arms, bigger boobs, a sharper wit, a better job, smarter kids, a sexier body, a hunkier mate...and the list is virtually endless.

So here is your challenge!   Make a list of your assets, skills, talents and capabilities and read it twice daily.   Positive thoughts lead to positive thoughts and a life filled with more happiness and contentment!

I'd love to see your list if you would care to share it.

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.  

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