Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies!  

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

November 2008
Issue 43

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.  


No Never!

Green Tea again

Emotional Overeating

No heat on my swing - this month it's a metaphor!

1:  No Never!  

No, never would I ask you to focus on your 2008 objectives that weren't met.  Instead please stretch your arm high, reach to the rear and pat yourself on the back for all that you created, maintained and yes, even ignored.   Why not use your energy to appreciate yourself and your accomplishments as being the best that you could possibly be - given the time, the environment and life as it was for you at various times throughout the year.

Goals are invaluable to help clarify how you want things to be and to stretch you physically, mentally and emotionally.  However, it is vital that when they aren't met, you look for the learning to apply to the next round and even more significantly, consciously NOT allow yourself to beat yourself up for what didn't happen.   Give yourself permission to analyze the goal so as to determine why it may have been off to begin with.   Perhaps it was too ambitious in terms of time.   Or, maybe you overstepped a value when you set it.   Or, possibly other occurrences made the goal irrelevant.  

Remember S.M.A.R.T.?  Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

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2:  Green Tea again

It was all over the news yesterday from Queensland University!   In a controlled study by researcher Dr Lindsay Brown, rats were fattened up with junk food to sport double-sized bellies.   Then they were fed green tea and lost the weight they'd gained even though they continued to eat junk food.   The researchers are saying that this phenomenon could apply to humans.   They're hoping that with 3 cups of green tea a day - you're set to lose!   I'd love to believe it!….but I wouldn't trust the theory enough to continue eating too much junk food!

So here's my offer:  try it for a month and see.  And, if you aren't svelte by the end of it, you can sign up for the 12 Week Weight Loss teleclass that I'm starting in January!   We'll delve into the many factors that are promoting those behaviours which add on and hold onto extra weight.   I can promise that if you are committed and follow through on the suggestions from our calls, YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT!  

Plan B:  Register by Dec.  15 and save $50 on the package.
Bonus - the first person to register gets to pick the time (on Tuesdays between 11 a.m.  and 6:00p.m.  eastern)
Curious?  Visit http://wisecoaching.ca/WL_teleGroup.htm or contact me for all the juice!

3:  Emotional Overeating

Why DO people overeat?  If you missed the first part about the physicality of overeating, please check it out:   WISE WORDS October 2008
Here are some of the emotional eating factors that you might find interesting and helpful.

Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than physical hunger.   I suspect you know what triggers it for you but here's some food for thought (sorry - couldn't resist) when only chips (or candy or …) will satisfy, that's emotional.   If you're truly hungry, healthier choices, whatever is available, will do the trick.

Physical hunger is more patient.   It comes on more slowly and isn't usually as urgent.  
If you keep on eating after you're full, that's another example of emotional eating.  
Then there are comfort foods.   Of course it's a personal choice but guess what the most popular ones are?  (Answers are in section 4) Overall?  For men?  For women?

Comfort foods help to drown a bad mood and also to maintain a good mood.   Almost everyone has comfort foods.   The problem arises when only food feels like the solution to an emotional upheaval!

So how do you change?   This takes time and energy, but here's the short of it….  Identify non-food joys in your life and use them whenever you find yourself in a situation where you're tempted to eat for comfort.   Maybe it's going to a movie, or playing solitaire online or arranging a bouquet of flowers or having a soothing bath surrounded by scented candles.   Explore - you might surprise and delight yourself!

4:  Thoughts  

Well there are no thoughts from an outdoor swing in November in Toronto – or none that I'd dare to share!   So instead I'll share my exceptional experience of last week. I had the privilege of attending a conference in Montreal sponsored by the ICF, International Coaching Federation.   More than 1500 coaches represented over 40 countries.   The learning was phenomenal and the entire experience was as energizing as one could ask for.   I reconnected with some exceptional friends and left with a plethora of "stay in touch" intentions with new contacts.  

The icing on the cake (there I go again) was the train ride there and back – almost 6 hours of reading, Sudoku and snoozing – each way!  What a treat! So what are you doing to get energized these days?  

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.  

P.S.  ANSWERS to the questions in part 2 above
Number 1 comfort food is ice cream.   Second choice is different according to gender:  For men it's the savoury selections like pizza or steak:  and for women it's chocolate and cookies.  "Pretty predictable" says Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab at the University of Illinois.

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