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dancing off the inches! Dec. 2008

a recent pastel I did of the local fire festival

Found another "before" shot of me, I almost forgot how awful I was feeling! My fourth child's kindergarden event, how embarrassing. Probably around 200 pounds here. NEVER AGAIN!!!


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I've been in Japan for 24 years. 52 years old with 4 kids. I LOVE rollerskating (NYC style) and Zumba. I lost alot of weight in 2008, butsome of it crept back on. It wasn't a rebound, it was more a matter of not taking the time out to make my healthy meals. That seems to be my key to keeping the energy up. My goal is in sight.

Japan has healthy food, but my area uses alot of sugar and white rice. I am using local ingredients and arranging them in a way that works for me. With coconut oil, olive oil. Greens. Brown rice in moderation. One good thing that as a large family, we never use prepared foods. Everything is home cooked. We live Japanese style with my husband's extended family, so it is alot of work. My daughters love my healthy meals. But the inlaws like the traditional fare.
Keeping the balance.

Member Since: 4/28/2006

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My Goals:
Now at 53, reached my goal and my new goal is just to keep on keeping on!!! It is so easy because I have been clean eating for a year and feel fabulous. I don't miss sugar or wheat, and have substituted far better things. The difference is amazing.

My Program:
No sugar, no fast carbs. Lots of veggies, brown rice, nuts, tofu, fish, chicken, apples. Don't want to go too long between meals so have added healthy snacks. Exercise lately is my dance classes that I teach (in the village), inline skating uphill in 10 to 15 minute spurts, and pilates. I have very little free time but the spurts are doing the job.

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From NYC, auditioned for a dance skate show in Japan 26 years ago. Have been here ever since.
4 kids! Artist, music lover. Teach a dance exercise class in my village.

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If I lived alone I could control my diet well...I like vegetarian food and good stuff. But here I cook for a family of 8 who love to eat full course, Japanese style but heavy on the sugar and salt.

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    Welcome to the Eating Clean team!! Jump on the boards and enjoy!

    Have a great Holiday and Happy New Year!!

    3739 days ago
  • v JUJON77
    Welcome I really look forward to getting to know you better - - I am sure that you will be an inspiration to all of us.
    Good luck with your goal!

    (¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸"Lose Fat, Not Faith" ¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)
    4007 days ago
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