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Starting Slow
Sunday, March 26, 2017      19 comments

I have written on my blog that I had been a plateau for a while. In the exact sense, I reflect today, I have been sabotaging the effort of hard exercising. I am not exercising hard enough for the weight loss I have been scheming of for a while... Read more
My Time is Coming!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      2 comments

There have been a lot of changes in the US since the election of Mr. Trump, that I hear in Japan. I am not there, so I just hear from BBC and VOA radio (I do not own a TV set in my living & study.), and see what my friends are doing through the... Read more
Life Cycle
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      0 comments

Last week I took a transfer entrance exam of a college in my town, Sendai. I passed the exam and was accepted by the college. I am returning to college to do the remaining 2 years to get a bachelors degree from the next spring. I am also wait... Read more
Going Macrobiotics!!
Sunday, September 18, 2016      1 comments

Today I went to a bookstore to have a cup of coffee at Tullys located in there. I checked the bookshelves and found a book written by Michio Kushi, a macrobiotics master, who died in 2015 in Massachusetts. I bought the book and read it at home... Read more
Smoke secession failed! Getting the life back.
Monday, September 12, 2016      4 comments

And I failed. I announce here that my smoke secession has failed and I am back puffing again. Not a big issue, maybe. I tried it before many times, failed each time. But this time I was very serious and was very positive that I could q... Read more
Quit smoking: My 48th Birthday
Monday, August 22, 2016      4 comments

I will be 48 years old in two hours. I am going to quit smoking as of tomorrow. I have not smoked my last smoke yet, but all the ashtrays and lighters were thrown already except one, which I will discard after I smoke my last cigarette. ... Read more
Want to make changes in my life
Saturday, May 21, 2016      0 comments

Recently, my weight has been on a plateau, and even more, I have gained 4 kg (8 lbs). The life was a little stressful, when thinking about my future such as coming back to school, if I should continue my job as an EFL teacher or change the job ... Read more
Life is an endurance competition
Sunday, May 01, 2016      0 comments

4 months has passed since my last blog post, and there were some changes and transformations in my life. My job as an ESL teacher has been continuing, and the relationship with my boss and coworkers is satisfying and well. To my surprise... Read more
Catching the Fruits of Life
Monday, January 18, 2016      2 comments

I admit that I am hitting a plateau. I have lost only two pounds since I re-started with SparkPeople in last September. Other than the weight issue, my life has been very well, so I am not so worried about it and concentrating on daily exercis... Read more
A Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 03, 2016      2 comments

Thank you, Jesus, for being on my side since my baptism. My circumstance has greatly changed from September when I received baptism. All are amazing, like the song of “Amazing Grace”, when an ordinary person with sins who were trapped by bad s... Read more
Teaching can be a personal fulfilment.
Saturday, December 05, 2015      1 comments

I have been working as an English instructor at a juku, Japanese afterschool facility where kids study extra, near my house in a residential district in Sendai. It is a common scene in Japan that kids study extra at jukus, to cover up the... Read more
Daily Renewal
Thursday, November 12, 2015      2 comments

After I got baptized and entered the world of Jesus and the Bible, new things are happening. Actually, my pastor had told me before I got baptized that my life would change for the better and better because now God would be in charge. I listen... Read more
Lord's Trial- Prayer
Thursday, October 08, 2015      3 comments

Father, I will praise your name. I have come a long way to get to who I am now. I am now 50 lbs heavier than what I am expected to be. I was slim before, and my friends envied me for beauty and shape. I was hurt by their remarks and... Read more
Foods, foods, foods.
Sunday, September 27, 2015      1 comments

People trying to lose weight with SparkPeople may know or may not know, but from the international view point, in my opinion, Americans have large framed bodies compared to the bodies of people in the world. This may be because of the foods, ha... Read more
Reasons to start again
Saturday, September 19, 2015      4 comments

I’m starting again. I joined SparkPeople in May, 2011. I occasionally visited here, but never stuck with it. I have Type-2 diabetes and my HbA1c has come back and forth around 6.5-8.5. I tried to exercise, mainly by going to swim at a ... Read more