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.
Madoka-chan, Vanilla Arc, Mei-Shun missed you so much. Lessons reserved last week had to be canceled for rain on Thursday, while for a sore throat on Saturday. Actually, she already felt slight one last month when tropical temperature began to leave at night. She should have taken good rest before succumbing to it: 3 days in bed is much better than 3 weeks in patience.
Master Mei-Shu gave Mei-Shun a phone call the other day. Actually, she made this August a summer vacation, gave her students no lessons. It seemed the first time for the master to intend to stop dancing for a month in these several years — and to lengthen the intermission for another month. Not only a pain in thigh caused by osteoporosis, rapid weight loss harasses her.
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.
Mei-Shun received a letter from Tsuchiura City, recommending a blood test. It aims to recognize particular materials secreted from the stomach, they say. One of them is pepsinogen (PG) whose ratio of I to II shows how much your stomach shrinks. If you are infected with helicobacter pyroli, PG I will be higher than 70 while I/II ratio more than 3. Fortunately, both of her results were proved negative.
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.
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.