I’m working on losing some weight, since I ballooned up too much at the end of last year on my trip to Laos–so far I’ve lost about 8 pounds. I’m back to jogging for an hour a day, 5-6 times a week, as well as doing some weight training. Because the weather is still a bit on the chilly side, I’ve been running on a treadmill in the main gym on campus. Quite a bit more boring than running outside, but still effective. I finally walked downtown last weekend and bought some new running shoes, ones guaranteed to help me run farther and faster. The old ones were getting a bit long in the tooth.

New Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Shoes

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Of course, along with physical activity, eating healthy is necessary for losing weight, so I’ve been eating a lot of fruit and veggies. I love oatmeal for breakfast (the whole grain kind, not the instant crap), but it’s so difficult to find in Korea and, if you do find it, it’s quite expensive. However, I’ve found a great substitute–abundant and cheap. Barley! Yeah, it’s great with a little brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, bananas, apples, whatever.

We have a teachers’ meeting today around lunch time and the powers that be are providing free pizza. Yummmm! But, if I merely look at a slice of pizza, I put on a few pounds. Eating it seems to defy the laws of physics, since a small slice of about 4 or 5 ounces does, in fact, add a couple of inches to my waistline. I’ll have to be careful this afternoon, then. Hopefully, they’ll order squid pizza, which I wouldn’t eat for anything. 😀

A-Rod and steroid confession. No comment. Let’s PLAY BALL! (Soon)