Tis the season of the Cherry Blossoms (and allergies) in Japan!!
|Yeah, that's my red face after running intervals :) No, it's not a stroke!!|
|Debi as Alice in Wonderland|
Cool thing was... last time I wore this Alice costume was in 2008... over 42 lbs ago!! I was trying to find the 'old' photo of me in the costume from then, but haven't quite been successful yet. I'll post it if I can find it!
So, it's been quite a while since my last blog, so I've a LOT to share!!
Since my last post I hit two of my goals that I set about 2 years ago. Since they were good goals for Paleo, I saw no reason to change them once I adapted the Paleo/Primal lifestyle.
1. Get under 140 lbs
2. Get under a BMI of 25 (since that's when the charts all say we're "overweight")
|small portion of the bazaar|
Culture Groups:I'm in three culture groups, two of which are very active and meet almost weekly! In one, I had the opportunity to listen to some wonderful, traditional Japanese music and then got to try the little Koto myself.
Before and right after the bazaar, I had TWO opportunities to get dressed by Japanese ladies in my culture groups in their personal Kimono. What a process! However, I think they're very smart in that the Obi, or thick looking belt, sits up on the ribcage instead of the abdomen. Therefore, it's actually quite comfortable!
The first group, Tokyo Culture Group, was done at a member's house in Tokyo. Here's some pictures:
|The under garment...|
|Bunching up the waist to make it just the right length.|
|Tying the Obi...|
|Me in my first Kimono!|
|This is Setsuko, I'm wearing her Kimono!!|
|After trying on Kimono, it was lunch time!! How Primal is this?? Sushi/Sushimi!! Yummy!|
|Happy Birthday, son!!|
The next BIG thing that happened was my baby boy turned 19. Gah! I feel so old!! However, I can truly say I'm at the healthiest point and we can actually enjoy running around Japan now (especially since he got that GoPro2!!)
My second dressing in the Kimino happened at a wonderful cottage that my other culture group rented at Tama Hills Recreation Area. The Sakura (cherry blossoms) were just starting to bloom and it was a beautiful weekend!
|Midori helping me put on the Obi|
|Obi tying is quite a task!|
|Gotta show the sexy part of the neck!!|
|Me, in Junko's Kimono|
|Back of Kimono showing Obi tie|
|Debi and Tamsen with Junko and wearing her Kimonos!|