|This is a delicious baked potato completely ruined with squid and squid liver pate.|
|This was the hotel breakfast: seaweed with beans, ginger root in "sauce", salad with something decidedly NOT ranch dressing, pork sausage that was a little off, fruit and rice.|
|Lunch one day - a collection of mystery foods. I did eat the sushi and there was potato salad in there.|
|This is a tiny Pepsi bottle being served in a tiny little glass. I guess they don't believe in Super Sizing beverages.|
|I love noodles, but octopus is chewy.|
|My quick lunch option on two of the days. Sandwiches from the local 7-11. I didn't eat the whole thing.|
So, needless to say, I lived on rice all week:
|I am lousy with chopsticks so only about half of the food I wanted made it to my mouth.|
Don't get me wrong... I had a blast. But eating was not something I did a great deal of. Fortunately,
the complete flip-flop of time zones (Japan is about 14 hours ahead of EST where I live in NC) meant I was so tired that I was too nauseated to eat much in the first place. Believe me when I tell you the first thing I did after clearing Customs was to buy a gigantic tea from McDonald's and a bag of white cheddar popcorn.
Here are some pics of some of the cool things I got to see between teaching classes and prepping for those classes:
|Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atsuta_Shrine)|
|Kaminarimon Gate (http://en.wikipedia.org/|
|Tokyo Skytree - (http://en.wikipedia.org/|
|Mt Fuji (taken from the train window between Nagoya and Tokyo)|
I have to say that 5lbs gone was a welcome surprise and I'm looking forward to losing more before squeezing into my silver dress at the end of March!