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Helping Individuals Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise B.Sc., C.P.C.C.  
Weight Loss and Wellness Coach
416-225-3535
lyndawise@yahoo.com
www.wisecoaching.ca

October '10
Issue 65

Welcome!
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.  

IN THIS ISSUE:  

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:   The mind has a mind of its own!

2.  FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD OR WEIGHT:   Is healthy pizza really?

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   Rushing through this?

1:  The mind has a mind of its own!  

Some true genius said "Life is never perfect".  For most of us, even at the best of times, having totally positive thoughts for a sustained period of time is rare.  Is it any wonder that the reverse is true as well?  Even in one's darkest hour, it's not unusual for our minds to wander to happier times or even a touch of humour!  Irreverent?  Maybe, but sometimes out of our control.  The brain is capable of shutting off some emotions to allow a huge range of others to creep in.  I wonder.....  is this is a curse or blessing?  We think that as human beings our brains are under our power.  What do you think?

I write about this not to give you answers but rather to offer an opportunity for processing.  The more conscious you are of your thoughts the more you can redirect them, thus giving you better understanding, endless possibility and more control.

Yes, you can actually train yourself to tame the wandering mind.  First step is always to notice where it's going.  Once recognized you actually gain back control and your mind will no longer have so much of a mind of its own.

2:  Is Healthy Pizza really?

My scenario:  Wednesday night; going to the Scrabble club 6:30; quick dinner before:  eat healthy; low fat feta and veggy pizza ~ 400 calories and huge serving of broccoli; later - Halloween mini from a friend; home @10; unconscious somewhat; grab the cheezies; eat from the bag (that's a never!); too many; conscious finally; ate a pear.

My analysis:  Pizza is a delicious treat that's simply lacking in enough protein to sustain you.  It is crucial to eat protein at EVERY meal and most snacks.  How much?  
Here's how to figure it out:
Weight in lbs.  divided by 2.2 = weight in kg.
Weight in kg.  x .8 gives your required daily amount of protein.
e.g.  150 lbs.  divided by 2.2 = 68 kg.   68 kg.  x .8 = approximately 54 grams of protein needed.

It's really vital to distribute it throughout the day, especially at breakfast.  
The more you exercise, the more your body needs.  
Protein prevents that desperate, starvation mode and is crucial for building muscle and other tissues in our bodies!

Most important......do not drive yourself crazy counting!!!!!  Include lots of fish, legumes, meat, cheese etc.  Read the labels!  Aren't we fortunate:  not long ago this info was almost impossible to find.  Now the governments of Canada and U.S.  insist on nutritional information on every package.

Would you like a complimentary call to get you started on your weight loss or self-care journey? 416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com

Please note:  The next 12 Week Weight-loss Group is starting soon.  Are you remotely interested?  Know someone who might be?  Nothing to lose, tons to gain!  Actually lots to lose in the weight department and tremendous gains for your lifestyle!  This is your life!!!!!  

3:  Rushing through this?

I'm so much nicer when I'm not in a hurry.  When a newly opened checkout cashier says "next please" I don't charge with the same urgency and force.  I merge more graciously when two lanes of traffic become one.  I feel less stressed and think kinder thoughts.  I breathe more easily.  I forget less.

Bottom line......when the clock and I are friends, I'm actually happier.

Jackpot question - So, why do I always have to squeeze in one more thing?
Any familiar bells ringing for you?

Wishing you what you wish for yourself,  
Lynda


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