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What's going well so far
Monday, October 10, 2016      2 comments

Somehow we are already in Week 5 of BLC32. I can't believe it! This round has been really tough. I've relocated to Nagoya and I'm teaching in a new school. Life has pretty much been a whirlwind. But a few things are going well. I'm keeping ... Read more
Why I started and why I will not give up
Sunday, October 02, 2016      6 comments

I'll be honest, I've been struggling lately. I haven't been to the gym in a while (I'm getting lots of outdoor exercise, though) and I haven't really felt like cooking. My weight feels stuck, and so do I. But I'm not going to give up! I sta... Read more
Changes are Coming
Monday, January 25, 2016      4 comments

emoticon So far, BLC... Read more
Ready? Ready!
Friday, January 15, 2016      6 comments

My brain is swishing back and forth. "I'm ready to make some changes!" "Noooo!" "Yes!" I really am ready to make some changes. I've been avoiding tracking as much as possible, but the time has come. I need to do it for myself and for ... Read more
Dinner in Japan
Thursday, September 10, 2015      3 comments

I just arrived back in Japan last night. It's been a whirlwind of arrival, jet lag, settling in, waiting for luggage and household goods delivery, and trying to stock a pantry from scratch. I thought it would be fun to post my dinners so far.... Read more
Need some help from fashion forward friends!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      5 comments

Hi, friends! I ordered these shoes online, and they didn't look like they had black marks. Well, when they arrived yesterday, my mom was horrified. I w... Read more
My 3 Goals (for now)
Monday, December 29, 2014      4 comments

After my new job took off like a rocket at the end of September, I had to withdraw from Camp Wannabefit. But now, I'm on a 3 month holiday from work (and a 3 month holiday from earning money). Ack! I'll be heading back to work and Japan in April... Read more
The Rest of 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014      4 comments

One of our challenges for this week in Camp WannaBeFit is to share our plan for the rest of 2014. For the past year and a half, I've been fighting a battle with food, weight, and body image. Well, the battle started when I was a teen in bal... Read more
Rebun Flower "Marathon"
Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

Dear Everyone, I would like to recommend that you start saving your pennies for a trip to Rebun Island, just off the far northwestern corner of Hokkaido, Japan. Or, you could get a job with the JET Programme teaching English and try to get ... Read more
A tale of mud
Monday, May 19, 2014      3 comments

I'm a huge fan of sunshine (on snow, on a warm day...yum!). That said, I also adore rainy and foggy spring mornings, especially when seen from the train. There is something wonderful about seeing green fields, bare trees, and mist slide by. ... Read more
Sunday, May 11, 2014      4 comments

I was feeling so stressed yesterday. I spent so much time researching things to do in the future. Should I stay in Japan? Should I take some time to further my education to open more doors? Should I get teacher certification so I can work anywhe... Read more
Saturday, May 10, 2014      5 comments

This is Normal Me. Hi, nice to meet you! This is me when I get caught up in The Great Circle of The... Read more
Happy Easter from Japan
Sunday, April 20, 2014      7 comments

A friend and I made Easter dinner after church. We made the traditional Easter favorite, tofu. Lol. It was surprisingly good! It was baked with a citrus sauce. For sides, we had... Read more
Things I saw
Sunday, April 13, 2014      10 comments

Yesterday, I decided to take a long walk for exercise. I have been doing the same exercise over and over at the gym (because I love it), but I could feel that my body needed something else. The weather was gorgeous, so I took a bus out of t... Read more
Week 7 Goal Update
Monday, February 17, 2014      2 comments

Today is kind of a reset for me. Ifve been sick with influenza for a week, but now I am starting to feel better. But tomorrow, I head out for four days at a conference. That should be exciting, but it will also be challenging! 1. Exercise ... Read more

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