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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

Meditations

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

Stress

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

Week 4 Goals

Monday, January 27, 2014      1 comments

This week, I have an overnight visit to one of my island schools. I will try to make healthy food choices while I am away from home. 1. More exercise Walking after work on Friday was really nice. But my Achilles has been bothering me mor... Read more

BTS Goals, Updated

Friday, January 24, 2014      2 comments

1. Increased physical fitness I have been exercising too sporadically. I will start taking a walk after work on the days I can't get to the gym or the ski hill. 2. Increased fruit and veg I've been eating lots of oranges. Last night, I ... Read more

BTS Goals

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      9 comments

Yesterday, the Beyond The Scale challenge began. I was so excited, I let myself get swept back into disordered eating. Whoops. Today continued to be a challenge for me, so I decided that I needed to sit down and lay out my own personal goa... Read more

Week 1 - Action Words

Tuesday, January 07, 2014      6 comments

This blog was really hard! I have found many things I need to figure out! Mindset: Setting your mind on what you want and going for it. At this point in my journey, Im having a little trouble getting my head into the game, because my old... Read more

A Bizarre Gym Experience

Monday, November 11, 2013      12 comments

From my outside blog, elizinjapan.blogspot.com . Living in Japan has had its share of weird moments. Today, I had one of the weirdest experiences of my life. And I've had a lot of weird experiences here! This one may have ju... Read more

Tulips and Health Journeys

Sunday, August 18, 2013      2 comments

Over the weekend, I read something that really stuck with me. "One of the signs of of aging is the temptation to view all our yesterdays as the good old days and to find in the ... Read more

Monday

Monday, July 22, 2013      1 comments

It seems that many of my blogs are about me wanting to do better. In the interest of accountability (and getting some blog balance), I'll try to blog this week about my goals. I will eat three healthy meals and possibly 1 or 2 snacks each d... Read more


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