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How can you live in Japan and not eat rice? It can be difficult at times, but I've managed to do it. And not just rice - noodles, bread, and most other carbs are also on my no-go list. It does make going out to eat more of a challenge, since I need to figure out if the place will have anything I can consume, but it's been great for my health - I feel so much more energetic, my skin problems have cleared up, and overall I just feel so much better. Who knew all that pasta and chocolate was so bad for me (and not just for my weight)? ;-)

Member Since: 12/27/2011

Fitness Minutes: 155,250

My Goals:
Eat small meals full of protein and veggies.
Get at least 10,000 steps in a day.
Start a weight training program.
Be mindful of what and when I eat.
Don't let stalls or bad days derail my progress.

My Program:
Eating right, everyday.
Exercising consistently, and setting new challenges.
Keeping the larger goal in mind.

Personal Information:
I'm a Canadian living in Japan, and I always gain weight here, and lose when I leave. However, over the last 7 years I gained about 10 pounds a year, and I finally had enough. I've taken control of my life - I cut everything I don't need out of my diet (as the title says - no more rice, plus pasta, bread, added sugar, and alcohol). This carb restriction has been great for me and over the past 7 months I have lost nearly 90 pounds. I still have at least another 40 pounds to go (to get to a healthy BMI) and I am making my way there, slowly but surely.

Other Information:
Photography is my biggest passion - I would do it full-time if I could. I also love to travel, and love to plan for my next vacation(s). I've been to over 40 countries so far, I'm hoping to hit 50 within the next couple of years.

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    Happy Almost Spring!! This coming Tuesday marks the Spring Equinox and in preparation for the first day of the new season I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle

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    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog - your support, comments and friendship are very appreciated. I am doing much better after some meditation and research... Just need to get my ducks in a row so I can fight this thing properly. Thanks again for being there!

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    Welcome - I am Canadian as well and I used to live in Ibaraki-Prefecture.
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    Welcome to the Done Girl team :)
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