REBALANCE, Kathleen: Week Three

Week Three: Wednesday, 7/2/14

Weigh-in: 158.5 lbs

I lost two pounds!

I thought for sure this week was going to be another let down when it came time to doing my weekly REBALANCE weigh-in. My doctor told me that I had to take it easy for the whole week – no Bikram yoga, no snowboarding and no extreme hiking. She insisted that I allowed my body enough time to rest and recover from being ill. That was a hard diagnosis to take and follow because I’m typically a very active person. She assured me that if I didn’t take it easy, I would prolong my chances of getting better, which would prevent me from getting back to my active life that much longer. I followed doctor’s orders.

I had some time to check out my REBALANCE Nutrition Program last week. I loved reading the “Rules For Success” section. Rule number five was exercise, something I clearly couldn’t do last week. I did notice other rules that I could immediately apply to my life such as always eating a healthy, but not excessive breakfast, eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, cut out alcohol, pay close attention to portion size and pay attention to the food you eat whenever you eat it. Don’t eat mindlessly in front of the TV, computer or even eat food out of habit.

I’ve managed to kick my sugary cereal breakfast preference to the curb and have replaced it with fresh strawberries, yogurt and granola. I measure everything out before I put it in my bowl: 1 cup of strawberries, ½ cup of yogurt and ¼ cup of granola. Then by 10am when I’m starting to get hungry for a snack, I’ve been reaching for an apple and 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter instead of a bag of Dill Pickle flavored potato chips. I’ve been making a solid effort to include fruits or vegetables into any snack I eat. Apparently the Rules For Success work because I managed to lose two pounds this week and I didn’t even get to exercise.


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