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Weight loss, dinosaurs, and money…

I prefer pounds to kilograms and not just because I’m an American.  See I can tell you I lost 2 pounds already or I can tell you I lost almost 1 kilogram.  I think the first one sounds better.  Anyway, I am happy to see this.  I’m on my way to my first goal which is 5 kilos or 11 pounds.  Then hopefully I can reach 10 kilos or 22 pounds.  The only thing difficult about low carb is going out to eat.  Because I don’t eat meat and Japan isn’t very vegetarian friendly to begin with, my options are limited to pasta and rice.  However, I did manage to find a vegetarian restaurant yesterday (but my set lunch did come with bread which my skinny Mamoru ate for me because Japan isn’t big on wasting especially food).  I ate a salad set that came with miso soup and small plates of cooked veggies in sauce.  For dessert Mamoru had a big piece of chocolate cake while I ate some of the soy ice cream that came with it.  It was really cold in the restaurant for some reason, so all I wanted to do was sip my Earl Grey.

Yesterday was a decent day.  Mamoru rented a car and took me to a dinosaur museum (yes, this is actually something I love).  The museum was small but the fossils were cool.


After that was the great lunch search.  The first restaurant we went to (chosen by Mamoru) didn’t have any vegetarian options on the menu, so I guess we were mislead.  Then I found the café where we ended up eating, and it was really good.

After that we went to see La La Land.  All in all it was a nice day, but Mamoru, and I didn’t talk very much during the day.  Lately, it’s that we have really bad days or just okay days.  We’ve not had spectacular days in a while.  This makes me sad.  I remember having wonderful times with him in the past.  I hope the wonderful days are not gone for good.

I’ve got to get out of bed.  I enjoyed my half week off, but now it’s time to go back to work.  I’ve got client meetings the rest of the week which is good because I just checked my bank and my phone bill was double what it normally is.  I guess this month I have to pay the fees for a new phone.  Farewell all the money in my bank account.  Sigh.  Now I’m even more anxious to get out of bed and start working.



2 thoughts on “Weight loss, dinosaurs, and money…

  1. Congrats on your 2 lb weight loss and best of luck to you in that journey. It can feel like a long and daunting road but it’s always nice to see the numbers on the scale start to go down and each lower number is something to celebrate!

    How was La La Land? Obviously, I’ve heard incredible reviews about it but I haven’t had the chance to see it yet. Heck, who am I fooling, I probably won’t see it for a long while because I just don’t have the free time to go to movies like I used to!

    It’s always so nice to have time off, but it’s almost like you need a vacation from your vacation because getting back into the swing of things is hard.

    I kind of sensed in this blog that you were a bit sad over your relationship with Mamoru. I just started following your blog so I am unsure of the significance he plays in your life but I hope things start to get better. It’s hard looking back and remembering how things used to be and wonder when things suddenly changed and then you constantly think about how to make them better and if you even can make things better! I’ve been there and done that!

    Money is the devil. Work, work, work…bills,bills, bills. It’s so hard to get ahead in today’s world. Try not to stress too much! Have a wonderful rest of the week!


    1. Thank you for the comment! I need all the weight loss cheerleaders I can get! I’m still mulling over La La Land. I can’t quite give my opinion yet, but let’s just say I was a bit surprised. Mamoru (pseudonym) is my husband so I hope things get better between us because I’m getting real tired of the divorce threats.


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