REI_REI's Blogs

Chia seeds, quinoa, lentils and 20 days to go
Friday, June 29, 2012      3 comments

Yay! Thanks to that wonderful site Amazon I now can add chia seeds to my morning overnight oats. I LOVE my new breakfast. With about 20g of protein it's giving me more energy in the morning. My protein powder is cocoa flavour so it's like hav... Read more
I would like to thank Hep A
Thursday, June 14, 2012      2 comments

for helping us cut out alcohol from our life! Japanese men in general drink quite a lot (coming from my conservative upbringing) and my hub used to drink daily (technically Sunday was his rest day.. ha...) It had become a habit. A reward f... Read more
That dreaded question by a stranger T_T
Thursday, May 31, 2012      7 comments

I was at McDonalds' - not to eat, but to teach a private lesson there - and was leaning against the counter slightly deciding to go with an ice coffee or zero coke (gasp) when the always friendly and bubbly register worker asked me: 'Baby??... Read more
Week Two - isn't that supposed to be the hardest?
Sunday, May 27, 2012      1 comments

Today marks the beginning of the second week. It's 'only' stretching 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening and 10-30min of cardio somewhere in the middle but sometimes just getting started is the hardest part, right? I ... Read more
This is new ; working out for health reasons!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      5 comments

No more stressing over calories burned, this time it's doctors' orders. It started with a dull 'warm' pain in my hip that then spread into my lower back, my right leg and finally all the way up to my neck. It was awful! Also, confusing a... Read more
chronically low carb
Saturday, April 28, 2012      6 comments

So while I'm fighting off this cold and an allergic reaction to the 'yellow sand' that is blowing over our way (and making it that much harder to kick this head cold) I am concentrating on at least tracking. Tracking streak here I come! Weight ... Read more
Wisdom comes at 30??
Thursday, April 05, 2012      4 comments

Maybe not so much as 'wisdom' .... but a huge change in thought and even personality?!? I feel so much more calm. Content with myself. How was turning thirty for you? I know 29 - 30 (I'm not quite there yet, July 26th is the date!) has b... Read more
Exercise brain clutter
Friday, February 17, 2012      5 comments

After I crash I'll look for something new. I shy away or even feel scared of whatever made me crash. I look for something new. I need to listen to my body. Remember my limitations. After I finished my streak I wasn't sure what to do... Read more
Day 88- time to restart. + fabulous coat pic
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      7 comments

Hmm I hardly have the energy to type this. My streak ended on day 88. I had been struggling with my health for a while and day 89 was really awful. In the end it wasn't really my decision it was my body's. Jan/Feb is always so a hard for m... Read more
Day 70 - that was one tiring (but fun) New Years (pics)
Thursday, January 05, 2012      4 comments

Help! I'm drained today. I'm hoping it's just fatigue and not a loss of motivation... I know it's partly emotional as something that I'm working through in therapy came up last night and I was bawling and my dreams haunted me.  I ... Read more
Day 57 - streaking through hell
Wednesday, December 21, 2011      3 comments

I feel like I'm waiting until I can give this streak a good decent try but I guess I AM doing what I'm supposed to do - daily minimum of 10 minutes of fitness. I'm also trying to track as much as I can. Better than nothing, right? Actually ... Read more
Day 50! Can't believe I'm doing it / silly pics
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      7 comments

When I see the numbers grow higher I feel like this: I almost can't believe that I'm doing this! I'm streaking! I'm exercising every. single. day! Often *way* more ... Read more
Day 42 - why this time is different
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      3 comments

I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a lot of change on the scales yet. (I didn't check this Monday as I had a migraine and thought that was enough pain for the day ... Read more
The weekend that wasn't
Sunday, November 27, 2011      4 comments

It didn't turn out like I was expecting. There was no huge feast with copious amounts of drinking until the wee hours. It was canceled because one of the family members had a cold / fever but I was actually relieved anyway. Saturday we got o... Read more
Day 30 -oh wow!! But can I survive the wk/end?!?
Thursday, November 24, 2011      2 comments

30 days, baby! Was no shred but I'm feeling gooood. It really does feel a part of my day now and something I *have* to do, right up there with brushing my teeth or taking a bath. Boy, Japanese deep baths (that automatically keep the same ... Read more

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