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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Lori

    Hooray for getting tickets to someplace warm!

    I am a big numbers gal, except for the scale. Isn’t that funny? I actually have a scale that doesn’t give you a weight. It just tells you if you are up or down from your starting weight and by how much. It’s nice to not have a number staring up at me.

    My food, however, I love tracking. Guess I am a dork that way, but I love putting in my foods into livestrong and balancing out where they come from, adding exercise – all that stuff.

    I track everything pretty much, although some days if I am away, I don’t always go back and input.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That scale sounds crazy awesome! Tell me more about this?

  2. Bethany@Bridezilla Bakes

    You have been giving the best workout ideas lately — after convincing me I need a HRM, now I think I need that Nike App!

    Numbers stink for me. They are almost always a trap — no matter what I measure, I can find something to beat myself up about. Lost weight? Well, what about body fat? Added a new weight to my strength routine? But how long did I do cardio for? UGH. I can’t go there.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Did you end up getting the HRM? I love mine so much. The nice thing about the Nike app is that it is FREEEE!!!! I was floored. There are so many cool workouts available and it’s free? Sweet.

      I’m very careful about the numbers I track. Calories only. If I kept track of everything else I’d become obsessed. That’s why I only weigh myself once a month, too.

  3. Laura

    Hey, I live in Tucson! It’s supposed to be 80 this weekend, you will enjoy the change!

    Q1: Do you track your weight/calories on a regular basis?
    – I track my calories Monday-Friday. The weekends, I keep mental tab and enjoy the time off from being so strict. I only weigh myself once a month, and I do track it.

    Q2: Do you find yourself tracking “everything” or just the good stuff?
    – I track it all! Since I try and limit myself to a splurge only on the weekends, I don’t have to hide what I eat during the week. If I do eat something high calorie, I always track it.

    Q3: Do you find tracking weight/calories good or bad for you?
    – Good and bad. I got a little obsessive with it, but after losing 130 pounds you do what works! I switched to only tracking 5 days a week..this doesn’t mean I eat what I want on the weekends, but I eat moderate for breakfast and lunch so I can have a nice dinner or a dessert.

    Q4: What is the hardest thing about tracking numbers for you?
    -Not becoming obsessive about it. It can be a thin line between keeping yourself accountable and becoming obsessed with ranges. I had to stop weighing myself weekly because I am down to the last 5 pounds of my weight loss, and it was driving me nuts. My body retains water for NO reason all the time, and it was just really discouraging to see a +1 one week, then a -1.5 the next.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds like a good, healthy balance with the counting. I agree–weighing once a week and not seeing the numbers budge at the end was driving me nuts too. Once a month is all I can do.

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