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How to Lose Weight – Week Five

How to Lose Weight – Week Five

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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14 Comments

  1. Bettina

    I’m afraid of reaching a plateau, and I think lifting weights would definitely help me when it happens. I need to read up on how to do it properly.

    Anyway, I’m a new blogger and you’re such an inspiration!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      A lot of gyms will give you a free introduction with a trainer. Just ask and see if they will show you how to use the machines/free weights.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. LIsa

    Weight lifting really does wonders for one’s body huh!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It does! I was so surprised!

  3. Biz

    I love your arms – nice!! I need to do more strength training – thanks for the pep talk – I needed it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sure! I wish I had listened to everyone else who told me I should be lifting weights. I wasted so much time!

  4. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    I really need to get into weight lifting again… I was hardcore into it a couple of years ago (also right after I lost 25 pounds) and I looked awesome and was at my lowest weight ever at that time (I’m currently 10 pounds heavier than I was then!)

    BUT I just can’t stick with it because I don’t enjoy it as much. I really need to find a program that works for me because I struggle enough with fitting my runs and yoga classes in every week it feels like!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was that way too….I just couldn’t fit weight lifting in. I am so glad I learned to enjoy it. When I lift weights I feel stronger and empowered. It keeps me coming back.

  5. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    My biggest belief with weight loss is to do things that you can do CONSISTENTLY and HEALTHILY. I have been steadily losing 1-2 lbs/week pretty effortlessly by just working out regularly and eating balanced meals. It happens because I can keep up with those healthy choices.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! Consistency is a big factor. In my posts about “how to lose weight” it’s just advice about what has worked for me. The tips won’t work unless people actually do them consistently. Anyone can starve themselves for a month and lose weight but that’s not healthy and as soon as they eat again (their old ways) they’ll gain it all back.

  6. meg @ pinkgiggles

    Congrats on your weight loss!

  7. steena

    You have some BUFF arms!! I bet swimming helped too! Can you win an arm wrestle match over your boyfriend!!?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks! I’m getting there!

      I’ve never tried to arm wrestle Michael. I doubt I could beat him but I’d give him a challenge. 😉

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