Two-Thirds

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So last half of 2017 has started. These days Mei-Shun takes her three goals meant to reach within the year a bit too ambitious or 虻蜂取らず=abu-hachi-torazu, she could fall between two stools instead of three. At least regarding Japanese language instructor certificate, she has not made any efforts so far. And a bit stumbled in diet, she refrains from getting on a scale since last week.

Joy of Diet

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Mei-Shun’s 8-hour-carbo/candy-first methods have seen 2 months. They are going so-so, allowed her to lose nearly three bags of sugar in total. Another manner has been introduced recently to get on a scale after enough perspiration, good stool and empty stomach — they give the minimum weight. Mental health is one of the most important factors for sustainable management, isn’t it?

 

Trap in Diet

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Seven weeks have passed since Mei-Shun started 8-hour-carbo diet. She experienced an ups and downs last week; ate a bit too much for 3 days, controlled her eating for another 3 days. That is because she sometimes feels difficulty in restraining from sweets, led to a sudden rush toward a pantry in which delicacy of her eye’s choice is stored. She therefore decided to introduce an innovative method; candy-first dessert system.

8H Carbo

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It works quite well. Some of Mei-Shun’s friends carry out 8-hour diet, gave her a hint for an original method. They are allowed to eat anything, anytime within 8 hours. Other 16 hours would be used for digestion and rest for intestinal tracts. Sounds logical, yet the essence seems to be in another factor: those watching weight tend to eat less than before. That is why Mei-Shun decided to allot 8 hours to carbohydrates.

Got Healthier

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Mei-Shun brushed up Princess Cymby: she was cut in two at root which swirled and filled her previous throne. It was an exhausting labor — this lady reached through several holes at the bottom of the pot to take nutrition and water. Mei-Shun therefore had to cut them all before pulling out the whole body. Thanks a lot, Shin, for helping her breaking the balking pot.

Lunar April

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It starts from today, meaning the best day to wish. Mei-Shun’s is good health of course, with her stumbled weight management. Recent omikuji lots said that she would recover from the disease even if she has trouble right now. Or that the disease she has suffered from for a long time would turn to better direction. Well, it might be a disease. Not only her efforts but science would be the best medicine.

Ume Collection

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Our nearest shrine has a lot of plants including beautiful bloomers. One of them is plum or ume, found in pale pink and white. Mei-Shun walked to there this morning after weeks — that might be why her omikuji was 凶=kyo, the worst luck. Oh, please forgive her, St. 摩利支天=mari-shiten. Her oath to resume good diet and exercise is solid. On the way to home, another ume in rose pink attracted her eyes. As soon as she stepped into the porch, wind started to blow harder. Thanks to his kind protection?

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