Hey there, Duckie, I'm down in Kyushu in Fukuoka City. I started out in Tokyo for a few years, spent a year and a half in an onsen town in Wakayama-ken and have been in Fukuoka for 14 years. Currently I'm an ALT at our local elementary school where my kids went back in the day. I eat lunch with the kids, too. In our school, it is acceptable to return a portion of a dish before you begin to eat as well as get more if there is any left and it is acceptable not to eat all the mammoth-sized bread. I am also allergic to milk products, so the kids know not to serve me the milk carton. My most difficult task is figuring out the calorie count for things. For the last three months, I haven't bought anything that doesn't have the nutritional info clearly marked on the package, but I also cook from scratch quite a bit, too, and sometimes it's a pain to list all the ingredients in the recipe calculator so I can get a nutritional reading.
On the other hand, I live minutes away from a new, well-maintained pubic gym and on the other side of the neighborhood, there is a big, new public pool complex, so there is no lack for exercise opportunities. I'm the darling of the senior citizen weight lifters!
The future starts now.
| current weight: 167.0