Okay, I seriously need a swift kick in the ass. I can feel all the old habits creeping back in and I don’t like it, but there is a part of me that just lets it happen! I am about 5-10 pounds heavier than I was when we left California, and I needed to lose 10-15 pounds then. The working out part I have down. It is in my schedule and accounted for every week. The diet part? I can’t find my groove here in Japan!! The problem all boils down to portion control. I can piss and moan about the food that I miss from California, but it isn’t going to change that it isn’t like that here. I need to find other go to fruits and veggies to have in stock. One of the problems is that the produce here is natural, which HELLO, I love!! but also I have realized that it spoils WAY faster than our GMO foods in the states. I can’t go to the store every day for fresh foods like the Japanese do. I am taking 6 hours of graduate classes this semester, just got a promotion at work so I am learning a new job with supervisory duties, and the boys still aren’t done with basketball season. The store every day is just not doable. So what can I do?? Also, lunch choices are limited because I work out at lunch (I work literally right in front of the gym) so I eat in like 10 minutes and there is no microwave at work! So it has to be a cold lunch. Really, the problem is dinner, though, and I know I am just too lazy. I am going to make myself plan this week’s menu out today and shop for it tomorrow (today we are driving up to Nago for the Cherry Blossom festival!)

Today I will make a change and be true to myself.