i`m from socal and i started eating bento-style a few months ago. oh, and by that i mean than i try to use bento proportions as well as containers for most of my meals on a daily basis. i think i started after i realized that i've been eating too much fast food and going out to restaurants so often. since i started making bentos, i'e managed to eat healthier and save more money. with the challenge, i'm hoping to get better at making my meals, save more money (of course) and start getting closer to a healthier weight. i can't wait to start ~~