Category Archives: weight loss

Baby Steps

I wish I could write that I have completely overhauled my diet. I wish I could honestly tell you that I have given up junk food, stopped snacking between meals and that my love affair with pizza (who loves me … Continue reading

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Music and Exercise

Though I did catch a cold, I have managed to continue my exercise program. While I am not able to do it every day, I have managed to keep it pretty regular.  I have also managed to reduce my sugar … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Resist

I have been shopping at a Japanese market for years–though less frequently than in past. On Saturday, I took a friend to experience the place.  Despite trying to cut down on my sugar intake (and increase my exercise time) I … Continue reading

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Epiphany

I have been exercising for the past few days (hold all applause until this actually becomes a real habit) I have come to notice a thing or two.  Because of various commitments (if work and social life can be so … Continue reading

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When Breakfast Fails to Deliver

A student of mine once told me that the secret to maintaining a good weight was in this simple maxim. Eat breakfast like a king. Eat lunch like a prince. Eat supper like a poor person. I have to admit … Continue reading

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2015 in a nutshell

On the Blogs First off, I want to thank everyone who visited my blog in 2015. Though I wrote slightly more than half the posts I wrote in 2014, I had twice as many page views.  While some of that … Continue reading

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Challenging the Food Rut

Part of the quest for the better me is a quest to eat better and eat different.  The better is pretty obvious, but the different is somewhat less so.  In most things in life, I really like change.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Shiny New Wheels

A big part of the better me is improved all around fitness (and hopefully more weight loss).  I had a good year last year by changing my diet and getting out on my bike more often.  I lost about 20 … Continue reading

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The Japan KitKat Phenomenon

The Japanese Kit Kat Phenomenon (JKKP) is pretty much all over the internet.  There are hundreds of videos on YouTube and probably quite a few blogs written about it.  Yes, there are lots of KitKat flavours in Japan.  This is … Continue reading

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