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Team Name: miso in japan
Members: 27
Location: tokyo 135 0074



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Profile: We may or may not be married and living in Japan. We're interested in sharing ideas on getting healthier and losing weight.

Last posted: Monday, October 15, 2012, 11:19 PM

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im living in japan and im 23.. the food is healthy here but it doesnt help if you bring your old eating habits here. i just want to feel great when i look in the mirror. I am 27 now...still living in Japan. I am a bit lighter but I am on the road to losing 35 pounds. I can see my goal very clearly...


My son is two this april, and I'm starting work full-time again then. I want to feel better about myself, especially in public. I've always had a poor body image and it's a drag. I've been walking an hour a day 3 times a week since January and feel good about that. This is the next step!


I'm British and live in Japan. I'm 38 and have 2 kids, aged 7 and 3. I run my own business. I am 170cm and weigh 67 or 68 kilos. (I'll look up what that means in pounds and inches and stuff later). I feel my weight is not so bad but my fat content is way too high and my stomach is hugely flubbery.


After giving birth to DD (which is 2 years old) I returned right away to the weight I started my pregnancy. I had pregnancy diabetes so I was on a sugar low diet all my pregnancy. After coming back to Japan I just start eating and not watching so I gained 8 kilos which I am trying to get rid of. In Israel I have so many alternatives then here and more healthy options available. I am vegetarian.


I'm originally from Barcelona, Spain. When I was 19 I went to NY, USA as an au-pair, I ended up living in USA until 2006. After that we've lived in Japan and now in Amsterdam. Each move is stressfull which has added more weight. I'm tired of it. I want to loose it!. I've never been a skinny person, but after moving to USA I discovered peanut M&Ms, plus being home sick made me eat even more. I gained at least 30 pounds in one year. I lost some, then I had my daughther which made me gain again, gained some more every time we moved, my top was 162, I'm only 5.2 high. I really want to loose weight so I can feel healthy and gain my energy back. I also want to be able to buy the clothes I like instead of the ones that fit. I'm excited about this web site. I'll try my best.


I am a 28 y-old mothers of a 3 y-old son and 1 y-old daugther and expecting to be pregnant again this year. i am married since 5 years. i live in Japan, but i am Canadian. I am a stay-at-home mother and love to be with my children and we go out everyday to the park, zoo, or other places like that.


I have two girls (1 and 3) and am a weekday SAHM. I was doing full contact karate three times a week until I got pregnant with DD1. I was bulky but mostly muscle. I lost 10 kg breastfeeding for a year and then got pregnant again. I lost another 3 kg eating whatever and whenever I liked breastfeeding for a year again. Now I've finished breastfeeding and have terrible eating habits, have put on 5kg and don't want to have to get pregnant again to lose it!


I'm a 43-year-old mother of one 2-and-a-half-year-old son. I live in Tokyo, Japan, and I work part-time.


I'm a 35 year old mother of two very active boys (2 and 6). They don't go to kindergarten and we homeschool so my exercise at this point generally revolves around their "P.E." time. I run my own English school and help DH with his businesses (miso and pottery). I'm from the Washington, DC area but have been in Japan for about 12 years.


A Brit married to a lovely Japanese chap and I have a 20mth old boy to run round after. Came to japan first time in 98 and over the 2 years I put on a whopping 13kilos!! Lost quite a bit before my wedding in Cambodia but much of it has crept back on after Leo came along.


Twenty six, Canadian, wife to Takao and mom to Taizo, 10 months; in the process of moving from Nagano/ Gunma to Vancouver. I've been with my family in Canada for the past 8 months bulking up on too-tasty bread, lasagna, etc., and I'm afraid I won't fit into any of the clothes I left for myself in Japan last summer and will be forced to spend the spring in Ookii-sized mens' Uniqlo tracksuits. We'll be heading to PIL's in Gunma for four months leaving in early March though (too soon to avoid the tracksuits!), and exercise this spring actually seems a happy diversion from the endless o-cha cups and Hiroban episodes sure to be shared with MIL and PIL who retire at the same time as we arrive. I'm also going back to school next fall and hope to have another baby after a year of full-time studies, so extra fattening years seem to lay ahead and I'd best start warding them off now! It's lovely to see some familiar names on the team : )


I am originally from Europe but I moved to Tokyo 1.5 years ago. I am not really overweight as my BMI is 23 but I still think I should weigh less. I used to do lots of sports back home but it is hard for me to get started with something.





Married for almost 9 years with three energetic kids. I want to be able to keep up but so far they are leaving me in the dust!


21/f, just graduated from college, now in Japan to get my masters in pharmaceutical sciences. Living with my grandma in a tiny apartment in Hiroshima. (I miss the Bay Area!!). I miss my boyfriend and two cats who are back in california... i love to backpack, hike... procrastinate, learn new languages, and doodle.


I am an emotional eater. I need to substitute eating activity with some other activity I really like.


I am 25 years old and am currently heading to Japan to teach English. I just finsihed a contract job where I had little control over my diet and hardly any time to work out. I love to run but I want to be motivated to really push myself back into half-marathon shape like I was before.


I was sick for awhile, put on weight, now I need to build up strength and lose weight. This is hard.... when I was in my 20's I could just stop eating cookies for a week and lose weight. Now I am 51 and not much seems to work. Will power = zero.... sigh.








I'm from the states but living in Japan. I've always struggled with my weight, but I was pretty happy with my size when I came to Japan. I've gained about 40 kilos in the last year and a half. I have no energy and can't fit into the clothes I brought.


I'm married to a Japanese guy, and we have 2 kids. In 2006 I broke my spine and pelvis 2 times each, 4 months apart, both times in the exact same spots. I didn't feel strong enough to really get out and do anything til Feb. 08, which is when I started a hi-intensity water aerobics class. In July I felt I was ready to go to the next level, so I hired a personal trainer and hit the gym. My workouts are cardio and rep- intensive, and I don't use heavy weights. I love my trainer, and I feel so much better now. My pre-exercise weight was 187 and I'm now at 164. Before my back injuries, I weighed 135. I also lost 2 inches (5cm) of height-now I'm 5' 7".


Hi. I`m Cassie in Osaka. 30 years od,married, 1yr 4mth old daughter. Emotional eater froom way back.


I find it really hard to stick to a diet! I've been teaching over in Japan for the past five years, and being surrounded by so many skinny/small people has made me a lot more weight conscious!





I am a Japanese Major currently studying abroad in Japan, and through all the stress and haphazards of living in another country with a completely differently culture AND DIET, my body has been thrown out of wack. Unsure if it is the extreme increase of the intake of white rice or the delicious cakes and bread, something has to change. It also doesnt help that the Japanese love to drink, and so do I. I am still young, in most peoples eyes, but if i dont change now, I suppose I never will. Procrastinating is one of my strong points, something I need to attack first.









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