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What's going well so far
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
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
My brain is swishing back and forth.
"I'm ready to make some changes!"
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
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!
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)
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
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"
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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