I finally was able to order the Matcha set from the Japanese site Ippodo. It's basically the "source site" for the set I found on a California suppliers site.
Well, going straight to Kyoto, even with shipping from Japan I will save OVER 20 bucks! It's the same set. The exact same thing.....geez. Markup sucks.
I want to try this Gamba's place soon guys!
I drank a lovely cup of Oolong this morning. It's Twinnings brand for Animefan, who likes that brand! I usually trust Stash for my bagged teas, but Twinnings does a good job too.
For my loose leaf, I ordered from Special Teas, have no complaints, but no comparison either. We'll see how Ippodo does for Japanese teas, and matcha. I read a few things saying Ippodo is a very trusted, old Kyoto company, with reasonable prices, and good teas.....we'll see!
Let's hope work goes smoothly today. We aren't "too" busy right now (probably not good to say outloud!), I just want to get my stupid desk cleaned up again. I have all this crap that the issues are holding up the files, and when they all are ready to close, it'll be a mess to get them all out the door. GRRRR
I got my ear cleaned at the docs last night (I swear the left could use it too, but they wouldn't do that one!), but point is their scale reads 7.5 pounds OVER what mine does. NOW, I was wearing shoes, and a jacket, and it was night time, so add a few pounds right there. Plus, it's not like even if that is my weight, it's all fat, I do have some muscle which weighs more than fat....but, I still feel I should be a few pounds lighter than that at my height. So, I'll just keep going with the slightly lighter eating. The only real difference after I decided to drop the holiday pounds was 1 piece of toast rather than 2 for breakfast, which saves approx. 100 cals. a day. or 700 a week! And, I find that I am not any more hungry during the morning. Sooo a very appropriate change.
(Oh, that's a good hint by the way, drop something, like wasted cals from Soda and you'll get a lot fewer calories than you normally would. If you drink a big soda it's probably 200 calories or over, what a waste!) But true weight loss requrires a deficit of calories for a while.
The only other thing I should do, is up the cardio a little. Which I hate, and never seem to be able to do, as I'd rather get a weight training session in usually.