I have lost 20 lbs. since coming to Japan! The weight is just falling off. I cut a lot of corners back home, that could have kept me in better health. I walk everywhere here. (My pedometer tells me I walk at leaste 15000 steps per day). I can't eat any processed food here in Japan because Ben and I can't read food labels, and I don't trust food not to have dairy in it. Ben has the nerve to eat things like chocolate infront of me... I'm surprised he's survived this long. All the food we have in the house, for me, has fewer than 5 ingredients in it. By necessity, and stupidity, I have started a very healthy lifestyle.