Helping Women Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

May '10
Issue 60

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.  




3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   What Courage!

1:  An all out effort!  

I've often described myself as an 80% person.   I generally tackle a job with intention to do it well...  but seldom perfectly.   I can be counted on 100% to follow through on fulfilling a responsibility that I've taken on but putting forth the full effort, doing the best job possible, excluding all other jobs that call me, doesn't quite happen.   I think this trait allows me to accomplish a greater number of tasks but now I wonder how advantageous this is if "my best" is not the end result.

There are many perfectionists in my life.   I appreciate their dedication and certainly their success in producing their top notch work.   I often see the "maybe it's not good enough" syndrome but they produce fabulous results.  

So the questions I ask are "Do we have a choice?", "Where do you stand?" and "How happy are you when you review your completed work?" Also, "If you wish to change, can you?" Ideally, some tasks require perfection or as close to it as possible:  while other tasks don't call for all that effort, time and energy.  "In your life, can you differentiate?" And finally, "Can you be that perfectionist sometimes?"

In case you wish to talk it out...
lyndawise@yahoo.com or 416-225-3535

2:  Something's Fishy

For years we were told by "the experts" to eat less red meat and more chicken, turkey, fish and seafood.  So are you "salmoned" out yet?   If not, you might have "O.D.'d" on chicken!

Now those same "experts" are putting the brakes on fish because of the threats of mercury.   The problem stems from the mercury in the ocean that has resulted from the dumping practices of some companies in various industries.   The longer a fish stays in the ocean, the more mercury there is in that fish and the more toxic and dangerous the fish is if you eat it.   Large predator fish, such as swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish and sharks have a greater chance of accumulating methyl mercury- the biggest hazard.  

What harm comes from the mercury?   Nervous system damage, learning disorders, developmental delays and migraine headaches, to name a few.

And what about farmed salmon?   Here's a no-win situation:  it's generally lower in mercury but higher in PCBs and other industrial chemicals that are proven causes of cancer. The FDA in the U.S.  advocates that all individuals can safely eat 350 grams (or 12 oz.) or about 2 servings per week of smaller ocean fish and seafood, cooked or canned.  Various official organizations have come out with variations of the FDA recommendations- some less liberal and others more so.

And how about organic salmon.   Well, that could be opening a can of worms (maybe healthier) since the rules for organic farming set out by the government, apply to land animals and not to fish at all.   So labels that say "organic" should actually say "organicish".

Yes, one can go crazy.

Tunae in next month for the latest on tuna!

3:  What courage!

I keep thinking about a woman in my NIA (dance exercise) class.  I don't know her name and have talked to her -- just a few words -- only a few times.   She hangs out in the back row, as do I.   She keeps the beat well!   But her movements indicate a significant muscular or neurological deficit.   My uneducated guess would be that she has cerebral palsy but I could easily be wrong.   Also in the class are about 25 to 30 other women without obvious physical challenges.   What courage I see in her!  

How often are you limited by your worry about being different?   The courage is there for the taking!   Grab it!

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.  

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