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Year Two, Day 322: Hara Hachi Bu, Nin Jiom Candy and Me!

I am digging this "hara hachi bu" way of life!  I stepped on the scale this morning, and I am down 2 pounds.

Now mind you, this 2 pounds is part of my yo-yo 5 pounds. So it really doesn't count towards my permanent weight loss.

I have been avoiding posting my weight for some time now. Because I have fallen off the wagon so to speak.

But now that my two year blogaversary is approaching, I am ready to jump back on!

Being more conscious of my eating has been a focus for quite some time now. But eating until I am still a bit hungry (or 80% full as the Okinawans do), seems to really keep me on track.

When I reach Year Three, Day1, I will post my weight, measurements and new weight loss and exercise goals.

My allergies seem to be calming down a bit. I need to get another bottle of Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa from the Chinese grocery store. That stuff is liquid gold!

I've been reading more about it online.  I have only read good reviews. It is natural, herbal and tastes quite yummy!  And -  HAPPY DANCE - I just discovered they make "Nin Jiom Candy!" I am going to make a stop at my favorite Chinese grocery store, An Dong Market on SE Powell and 54th.

But if they do not stock the Nin Jiom candy, you can always head to

And speaking of allergies. I just read a disturbing article about how our pillows continue dead dust mites and dust mite poop!  Just like the author of this article, I wash my pillow cases regularly, but it never occurred to me to wash my pillows. That is definitely on my agenda. Perhaps I am allergic to dust mite poop? Regardless, how disturbing to think that is what I am laying my head on every night.

Well, I suppose it would really be disturbing if we were aware of MANY things in life...

But now I know. And it might be one of the keys to reducing my allergy symptoms!

Here is the article:

Today, my fruit of the spirit is "faithfulness". I love this fruit. Even though I do tend to have trust issues, God has proven Himself faithful. Time and time again.

Happy Thursday!
Talk to you tomorrow.




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