Summer Helped?


Three weeks have passed since Mei-Shun saw her best weight in September. After riding horsey friends in three lessons, perspired much and starved, she had expected to get on a scale. Well, she did in half; one lesson in daytime boiled us, two at night washed and dried us by cold shower and wind. It was found that she is quite good at controlling herself, not thanks to a serious headache.


Lunar August


We see the slightest moon tonight. With 朔, the best day to make a wish tomorrow, Mei-Shun is still wondering how to get along with her diet. Since it has become cooler as Mikan-chan mentioned recently, perspiration during walking and horse riding is not so much compared to the one in summer. Maybe another method is necessary — “once-a-week sweets” is on the top of candidate methods list.



Sundays might be the key for Mei-Shun’s diet: recent 3 weekends saw her have carbohydrate after 18 : 00. Latest one was better, since she rode Madoka-chan and Vanilla Arc on Saturday, perspired much. Rain prevented her from doing so for 10 days at the end of August. It seriously affects her weight control. The more she learns how to get along with horseies, the more riding would be a salubrious aerobic exercise.

She’s Satisfied


Mei-Shun introduced another strategy into her diet, calling it “before 18 o’clock” method. It has joined 8-hour-carbo system, makes her finish eating rice, bread and high-calorie fruits including banana, grape and melon at least 3 hours before going to bed. Implemented from lunar July 1st, it gave a remarkable result: let her lose nearly 1 bag of sugar in less than a week.

Penguin couple serving sugar-free soda

A polar bear helps as well.


She Stagnates


Lunar July starts with tonight’s 朔=saku. What would Mei-Shun wish? Of course, success in her weight management. Actually, it has stopped losing for 12 weeks so far. She lost more than 2 bags of sugar in the first month, thanks to 8-hour carbo method. That means it works well to keep her current shape. Well, one more sack is necessary to go for health, several more for vogue.

Baby clothes purify bad luck.


Waiting For …


Our ancestors she might be, a white lily at the shrine Shin and Mei-Shun walk to in the morning. It takes just a week for buds to be clearly recognized — three flowers could be seen on this stalk soon. Another pleasure of the couple was the luckiest omikuji, all the same in number and fortune they drew respectively.

Rice ears began to appear on the top of each green, attracting many blue dragonflies with little white flowers.



Back and Forth


As it has become sultry, I gave up taking a nap at roof floor moving down to stairs one by one. Purr, it is very nice to feel breeze from the west in the morning. However, just a few days since rainy season was over, dark clouds and humid air continue to accompany the sunrise. Even recent 大暑=taisho, the last of summer 二十四節気 failed to be the hottest. Season is going like mom’s diet, meow.

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