Hello, Sharon, Unfortunately I did not make it to Harbin. I am just not brave enough to travel by myself in China since I don't speak the language.
I can totally relate, though, to the issue of going home for a long vacation and not eating healthily. My mom actually makes sure we eat lots of vegetables, but there is just an abundance of food, so I eat more than usual. Since I am only home once a year (and am coming from China), my mom fixes all my favorite dishes and always has desserts, so I also struggle with a different eating style at home. You will quickly adjust back, though, and will lose that weight again :-).
Hello, Sharon, Yes, I am much further south - I actually cannot imagine living in northern China and dealing with snow and buses. Although, it has been my dream to visit Harbin - I just can't find anyone who will go with me. However, even though it doesn't get cold here, as we think of cold, it is a little more miserable because in the south they don't have indoor heat, so right now it's in the low 60's - inside and out, so it seems we can never get warm. Anyway, yes it is much different from the States! I am looking forward to moving back next summer. I do hope things are going well for you! Have a great week! Karen 1962 days ago
Hi Sharon :-) It must be cold up where you are, right? Have they turned the heating on yet? If you haven't yet seen the Harbin ice festival, I really recommend it :-) Have a great weekend :-) Eve 1991 days ago
Hi Sharon :-) Thanks for adding me as a friend :-) Good luck on your journey towards becoming a beautiful Red Rose :-) And you'll fit into those Chinese jeans, I'm sure! I can't buy pants either, not even men's size! I'm in Kunming, where are you? Bye! Eve 1998 days ago
Just saw your introduction on the Chinese Firecrackers page and thought I'd say hello. I have been in China for 8 years (this is my 9th) and am in Guangdong province (so I'm "near" Hong Kong". I understand the issue of feeling average but being called fat. I hope things are going well for you and that you are having success as you try to lose weight. 2013 days ago