Kana's drawing. It makes me happy!
Another Kana drawing--she likes hyenas
BUTTONPOPPER1 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I want to lose weight and become more healthy! AND I want to have fun with all the wonderful friends I've made here on SparkPeople. I love my Spark neighborhood. Thanks, guys, for helping me love my life!
My main goal is to be healthy in body and spirit so that I can live the right kind of life.
Eat properly. Forget about food at the end of every meal. Weigh once a week. Do not obsess. Do not limit life in any way because of body size.
I'm from a tiny town in Georgia (with no traffic lights), but now I live in Kobe, Japan. I'm married to a Japanese and have three bilingual, bicultural children--a son, 26, a daughter, 24, and a daughter, 19. I teach English to Japanese company workers, 99% of whom are men. I like my job.
I love reading. One of my favorite books is Fred Chappell's novel "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." And if I could state my philosophy, the title of that book would be IT!
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| current weight: 171.0
In America, colleges sell used books to raise money for new books. I don't know if they do that in where you are in Japan. Sorry, I glanced at the earlier post!
I'm not trying to follow you all around, but I saw what you wrote on another of my friends' blog about driving and trying to imagine everyone is a neighbor of yours. That's really beautiful!
Have a great week!
3 days ago
Amazon.com has garment bags dirt cheap...do they deliver in Japan????? Glad you like my little tips, you are doing great. Why not donate the books at the library? You aren't getting rid of them, you are sharing them...Maybe your husband would like that idea?
3 days ago
Hope your busy work week goes smoothly! Eating right and exercising helps me with stress too. I sometimes forget that when I need it most. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
5 days ago
Thank you for the new shoes! They'll go with the plaid dress I'm ordering. It's a navy plaid, with red and green. I haven't been watching what I eat the past two days either. I need to get back to that! It's hard to do it around the holidays. I agree, ordering from catalogs is way more fun than trying on clothes at the store. I finally decided to go ahead and order things closer to my size and stop wearing size medium, when I'm really a large. I did drop a size, though, from 18 to 16. And I can manage to get some smaller things on, but it's mostly not really a good idea! Thanks again for the goodie!
I hope things are okay there. I've been a little worried about your father-in-law. There was something on one of your statuses. How's he doing? Any better?
Yeah, maybe we can both break into the 160s. It would be fantastic! I might have to change things around to make that happen, though. Like change what I snack on, eat healthier. Ditch the candy! Naughty chocolate candy, you're no good for me! I should be eating nuts and seeds more often, maybe a little granola, stuff like that. Have a great Sunday too!
5 days ago
Ya know Carolyn, if I inspired anyone, especially my dear sparker friends to try their hardest and to get healthy, then I have accomplished my mission writing that truthful blog I wrote today. I know it was a bit "harsh" but it is happening to Judy right now and I just can't ignore the reason why she is giving up life. I want sparkers to understand that it will happen to them if they let the weight gain continue. No one is invincible. I am so incredibly proud of you exercising right now. I pray it will continue my friend....I truly hope the desire of getting healthy will continue. Sending you so much love, fredie
5 days ago