Friday, June 13, 2008

It's Illegal to be Fat in Japan

Yes, illegal. Sound crazy? Maybe like a good idea?

"Fat," or as they say "metabo," is considered having a waist over 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women. Would that be at your natural waist . . .? I don't know. If it is, I'm good. If it's just above the hips {across the squishy Momma's belly} I better not pack my bags for Japan quite yet.

Japan's government has issued the strict law to keep health care costs low and keep its people healthy. I hope that doesn't backfire with people throwing up their sushi to avoid fines or being fired from their jobs!

Checkout this article in The New York Times today.

All I can say is, "God bless America!" Now throw me a ball frank and slide me a slice of apple pie! *Sayonara*

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I will not be able to post for the next few days, as I will be at Girls' Camp! I will journal my 21 Day Challenge and report back to everyone upon my return!

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1. Thankfully, I was able to make it to the Rec Center today. I started with a 15 minute brisk walk to warm-up on the treadmill. Then went to lower body work. {I.heart.leg press machines.} I also did some upper body work, just in case I can't do anything but push-ups tomorrow at camp. They will be doing a morning exercise on some days, but I'm also hoping to get in a trail run, if they'll let me :D I'll have some more exciting info (and a challenge) on trail runs when I get back.

2. Chris took me on a date. After dinner we walked around a bit a got small desserts. I had a nice, warm churro. We didn't even go towards Cold Stone Creamery!

3. This was my first true test on portion control. We had Mexican, which I LOVE. But which also comes with chips and salsa. I'm really proud of myself. I ate with a brain and deliberately slowed myself down. Just a handful of chips and an entree from the "healthy" part of the menu was all I ate. I even ate my veggies first instead of diving right into the filling stuff. I think I can do this!


Nash said...

Good for you. Can't wait to see your results, which I am sure you are noticing with all of your hard work.

Nicole said...

You're doing great with the 21 day challenge!! I hope you have fun at girls camp and I can't wait to see you next month!!

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