Up and Down #16 / A Piece of Me… in July 2011

I hope everyone is enjoying summer! It’s getting super hot here, but I heard that Tokyo is even hotter… 35 degrees C (95 degrees F)!  Tokyo is usually hottest during August… so does this mean it’s going to get even hotter?

Because of the nuclear incidents, I’ve heard that many companies in Japan have switched to a Tuesday-Saturday or Wednesday-Sunday work week, to reduce energy consumption on weekdays. Many people are doing their best not to use air conditioning, or to set their A/C much higher than they usually do.  What a difficult task when it’s so hot!!

On to my Ups & Downs!

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes (review coming up!)

This was part of my haul from Hawaii.  I’ve really loved most of the products I bought in that haul!

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Nude + Gosh lipstick in Darling
Even though it is called Nude, the Chanel lipstick is very coral. Layering Gosh Darling on top gives me a great everyday milky nude lip color which doesn’t wash me out.

The Chanel picture is from Sept 2009, and the Gosh picture is from Oct 2010. At least my lighting skills have improved!

– Meeting up with Lulu!

– Eating lots of fruit, such as watermelon, lychee, mangoes, mangosteens, etc!

– Not getting to play on my Wii Fit as much as I would like. I need to get back in the habit of doing this.

It’s time for A Piece of Me in July 2011.
This month…

I like: being on Week 6 of the Couch to 5k!!!  Woohoo!!!  Now I can run 20 min without stopping!!

I don’t like: that I need to wake up at 6 AM on the weekends to run before it gets hot.
I want you to know: that I’m really, really trying to lose weight… how do I keep at it??

I’ve planned: to go back to Japan this month!

xoxo, K

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8 thoughts on “Up and Down #16 / A Piece of Me… in July 2011”

  1. I’m just in awe of you and how motivated you are with keeping up with your exercising.

    Yay for a trip back to Japan. Unfortunately, I think that it’s going to be really hot. Enjoy your time with your family.

  2. I’m so glad you’re getting back to Japan soon. You seem so tired these days….

  3. i watch some health shows that after meals taking a walk will help to burn the fats/increase metabolism to improve digestions (erm i’m not sure if i explain correctly) but walking helps to slim down! i’m trying out this every evening after my dinner too! but after walking try not to consume any food as it means that your body will concentrate to digest the food instead of burning the fats..hope it will work! i used to talk brisk walk every evening and it helps then i got lazy and stopped haha…starting it again! ^_^ 
    yay its great to be home!

  4. oo yay for going back to Japan this month! Wish you could escape the heat though :T I tried fresh mangosteens for the first time in guangzhou, along with china bayberry, and dragonfruits. they were all so yummy! now that you mentioned it I am having some serious cravings, drool! send some lychees my way please!

  5. I’m still not back on the bandwagon for the Wii fit.  I do have to keep trying!

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