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Keeping motivated in the dreary winter months

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Living in a foreign country can bring a lot of challenges, some of which can be exciting (learning the language and customs, seeing new things), and some of which can be very frustrating.

In my case, I live in Japan. Googling the average weight/size of Japanese women can be very discouraging for someone who is a) not Japanese, b) trying to lose weight, and c) knowing that even if I do get to my goal weight, it's very unlikely I'll ever be able to walk into a regular clothing store here to buy stuff.

I have made some progress in that I've gone "down" in size from needing a Japanese XXL/XL to a Japanese L-size in shirts, but it's still difficult to find clothing that works here, and that can be tough for me.

There are some shops here that are from the States or other countries that offer more western sizes/shapes for clothes, but they're a bit rarer, and often a bit more expensive... and the ones that aren't don't tend to have a ton of stuff I want.

Not to mention the less that I have to say about bra sizing/styling here in Japan, the better.

This post doesn't really have a point except to let me whine and say something isn't fair, so I guess I'll leave it at that for now. Gruh.
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    I am so sorry, I totally understand your frustration. Half of the fun of losing weight is shopping for new fun clothes and getting out of "plus sizes", and if you were in the states you'd be getting to share in that fun, I'm sorry you are dealing with that. emoticon
    1950 days ago
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