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Starting the Weekend Right

Starting the Weekend Right

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. Kristin

    I mostly use the elliptical as a low-impact alternative to running. I avoid the treadmill because I run outside so have no desire to do it on my off days! I think I need to check out the steam room–to think I bust my butt to burn 10 cal/min on the elliptical, or even running! I wonder how long you could sit in the steam room before expiring… πŸ™‚

  2. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Yes, when you do compound movements (like dips) you’re using your large muscles, which pump more blood and get your heart rate up more. I highly recommend compound moves!
    Your meal looks delicious and yes full of carbs but also fat! Right?? Eat that kind of thing on a regular basis and you could be wasting all those calories you just burned. Sorry to give you a hard time… I couldn’t keep my mouth shut :). You can get me back on my blog sometime.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for making me feel bad. πŸ™

      I eat turkey burgers with lean ground turkey once a week. If we want to criticize my food choices we should include pizza, alcohol, candy, etc too.

      My blog is less about losing weight, in my opinion, and more about how I maintain what I’ve already lost (which I’ve kept off for 3 years now). Sure I eat foods that aren’t ideal to lose weight but I balance exercise, healthy eating and splurging. I’m ok with that. Plus I count calories–not fat not carbs. Just calories.

  3. Julie

    I am delurking in support of your response to Suzanne regarding your food choices. Your incredible achievement in losing your excess weight and even more, your ability to maintain the loss while still enjoying the foods you like, experiencing new restaurants, having a glass of wine or two, trying new recipes with your boyfriend, finding real joy in exercise….that, to me, is a successful lifestyle and an approach that I truly admire.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Julia, first off thank you so much for delurking in support of me. I appreciate your comment more than you know. πŸ™‚

      If I was focused on losing weight I’d be more mindful of things I ate and drink. Sure I’d like to lose those last 4 pounds but I don’t feel like my life is lacking because I DON’T lose it. I’m honestly ok where I’m at. So I do eat things like dessert and pizza…but I eat it in smaller portions and not every day. (And not an entire pizza like when I was 250.)

      Thanks again for the comment. πŸ™‚

  4. Carbzilla

    Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum <——- I need to hear more about this!

    Your body needs carbs and fats. You don't overdo it, so what's the big deal? You need to fuel your body. I repeat, YOUR body. Yeesh.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ooooh have you not tried Sailor Jerry? So yum!

      I like Suzanne. We are twitter buddies. Sure I was hurt by the comment but everyone’s story is different. I’m not the same person I was at 250. I’m not the same person I was trying to LOSE the weight. Maintenance mode is way different (to me).

  5. Lisa

    What a wonderful start to the weekend indeed!

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