Mei-Shun’s latest diet started from April 28th, 2018. It had 5 good months (May-August and October), 4 so-so (September, November-January) and 2 bad (February, March) ones. It forced her to resume 2019 version, aiming at whole-body health check planned in August. Shin, who has not yet reserved it, joined her to gain fine results together.
So February has seen Mei-Shun spoil herself. According to results of health check (including physical measurement) conducted at the end of last month, she is healthy on the whole, yet has a slight tyre around lower body. Well, absolutely. Even if staying within the borderline, she has never reached the ideal weight calculated by BMI for a decade.
Mei-Shun has started to concentrate on her weight control — relatively severe one. She reserved a health check on coming 30th at a clinic where Shin’s company covers necessary fee. Even if her English textbook sometimes calls her “d.e.b.”, or celebration for new year, mom-in-law’s and her own birthday come together in January, nothing can avoid her to reach the goal.
It called Mei-Shun “d.e.b.”; fat, again. She means the mischievous textbook to learn 1,100 words whose 7th edition arrived at her hands lately. You might be right — she has gained one bag of sugar after catching a slight cold. However, it was because she had to eat for recovery. She could not do exercise feeling tired. All is past tense. Half of the flab has already been burned off.
Mei-Shun really loves it. Heading for 邦楽発表会 held yesterday, she went to Tsuchiura City Hall Saturday to see rehearsal performances by dancers from 藤間流=fujima-ryu, 若柳流=wakayagi-ryu and 坂東流=bando-ryu parties. The last one has Master Miho-sho on the top, an elegant and gentle lady who hosted her own stage in April. Oh, everyone has been involved in hard practice so far.
But Mei-Shun got back one bag of sugar. It is said 天高く馬肥ゆる秋=good autumn with sky high, horses plump in ancient China to make Han people prepare for assaults from northern enemy. Of course such a warning has been changed to mean nice weather of current season, yet cool air tends to lure dieters into couch (sweet) potato. Time has come to stand up for workout.
Ms. I finally told Mei-Shun that she has become ready to take certificate exam for Grade 4 of horsey-back riding. Wow, it’s cost her just 2 months compared to last whole year in normal lessons. She is happy to know how effective it is; private lessons require extra expenditure of course, yet let you recognize critical points to learn while normal ones to enjoy combination with other students.