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How to Lose Weight – Week One

How to Lose Weight – Week One

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 Glamour.com.

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17 Comments

  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I totally agree with the first point – if I could go back and do it again I would DEFINITELY have taken measurements in addition to the scale. It would have been so great to see progress in more ways than just the number on the scale!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I really wish I had measured! Just to have those numbed and compare my waist THEN to NOW!

  2. Amy Ramos

    Love this!!
    My biggest roadblock is saying no. Especially at work when it comes to goodies. So I am trying to reframe my mind if I really really want something.
    For example. It has to be homemade. If it is homemade it has to be chocolate. If it is chocolate, it has to be dark chocolate. If none of these are in my “parameters” then I will skip it.
    Plus most of the time, I can make it at home.

    Also, I noticed that any time I want cookies and I am about to put them in my grocery basket. I stop and say to myself- I can make these better and healthier. I end up putting them back on the shelf. Works every time.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love that you have qualifiers…like only GOOD chocolate. That’s a great way to think about it. And I wish I’d thought of it! 😉

  3. Jennifer

    I also would’ve taken my measurements from the beginning! You’re right about seeing changes in inches, even when the pounds don’t seem to be falling off. I measured myself last month and in one month I lost 1 inch in my bust and 1 in my hips. And I think I only lost a couple of pounds in that time frame! Measurements are a must!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Measuring seems to be the general consensus with lots of people. I’m curious why we didn’t measure ourselves from the beginning. Did you just not think of it? Or were you not sure the measuring would show changes? I’m not sure why I didn’t measure. I’m definitely kicking myself now for not doing it.

  4. Evelyn

    What a great post! I loved it! I agree with the measuring and weight and fat measurements. They really do make you feel more positive if you are at a plateau and you can see how far you’ve come. Can’t wait for the next instalment!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Evelyn! Glad you liked the post. I’m so excited about sharing the tips I’m already working on next week’s. 😉

  5. Amary

    Love this, looking forward to next week!

  6. Laurie

    This was great. I will measure. I would now, but I am too tired to run down and get the measuring tape. But, I will definitely do it.
    Looking forward to more tips.

  7. blackhuff

    I agree with all the points you make especially counting calories. There is just no way that one is going to lose weight without counting calories or reducing your portion sizes. Good first post. Can’t wait to read the others.

  8. Laurie

    I just tried to measure myself. It was a riot. I’m not exactly sure where the waist is and where the hips are…I kept getting different numbers (big, nonetheless) and I don’t know if I’ll have find the right spot to re-measure…..can you say: Nutcase?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are not a nutcase! I have the same problems. BUT the trick is to just make sure you measure the same place each time. It doesn’t necessarily have to be your exact waist/hips but as long as you do it in the same spot each time.

      For the hips I find the top of my hip bone and then measure just under that. For the waist it’s where the pants usually sit, sort of around the belly button.

  9. Jan

    Lisa Are you on the 4hr body diet ?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am not. I did it for a few weeks last year and did not see any physical changes. Although, my boyfriend did it for a few months and lost 25 pounds.

  10. Jan

    what is the uri

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Not sure what you are asking?

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