As I watched the show, I was intrigued by the storytelling and the fact that there was so much happening in each episode. I also found it interesting that the soundtrack was repeated throughout the show. Each character seemed to have their own song that would play in various parts of the story. Plus, the drama was clean. Though Netflix often likes to add swear words that are not there, the reality is Kdramas are generally very clean and family friendly. What a breath of fresh air to my weary wholesome entertainment parched soul.
As I continued to learn about the culture, study the language, and watch television from South Korea, there began to stir in me a desire to see the country for myself. To see the places that I'd seen only in pictures and video and try the foods and activities I'd only heard about up to then. After doing some research I discovered that though, it would take some time for me to be able to afford it, that a trip to South Korea was not terribly expensive and if I planned well, I'd be able to go in a few years. However, another issue was my size. I've had weight issues all my life and I knew that if I wanted to go overseas, I'd need to lose a lot of weight. First so that I'd be able to comfortably sit in the plane seat for the trip and 2nd so that I could do all the things I wanted to do while I was there. So, that began my weight loss journey.
As I learned about the food in South Korea, I started changing my way of eating so that I'd be comfortable eating the foods I'd find there. I've been a very picky eater most of my life, but I knew that would not work. Korean food tends to be spicy and full of veggies...two things I'd always avoided. I needed to get used to those things. For about 2 years I worked on learning to like vegetables as well as increasing my spicy food tolerance. Then in October of 2019, I joined Weight Watchers and continued my weight loss journey in earnest. I have recently also added more exercise in my life as well and that too is helping with the weight loss. I'm now down around 83 pounds (with much more to go) and have lost 71 inches. I've lost 5ft 11 inches off my 5ft 7 inch frame, but I've got more to lose, so I press on.