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Another Surprise on the Scale

Another Surprise on the Scale

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. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    Wow Lisa. I had no idea about the lump in your breast – I don’t remember reading it on here. That is so scary – I can’t even imagine.

    Thank you for linking to my post. 🙂

    And wow – I can’t believe what a skinny minny you are!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a weird experience, that’s for sure. It was about 1 month from finding the lump and having it removed. So for a whole month I was anxious and it was ALL I could think about. I saw my doctor, had a biopsy with another doctor, saw a specialist, then the surgery. I was worried about the scarring too. It took about a week after surgery to get results that it was NOT cancer, so that’s good but man talk about being preoccupied.

  2. SMM

    Wow. I am so impressed at your weight loss and the fact you are such a strong survivor!!!
    This is an AWESOME post! Thank you for sharing and congrats on 143!!!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for the support! It made my day!

  3. Groff's Girl

    WOW!!! Look at your and your crazy low weight!! That is so awesome!!!! It sucks being sick but sometimes throwing off your metabolism really pays off!!! I am so sorry you had such a scary experience! I remember the threat of cervical cancer and hysterectomy after my 3rd miscarriage and I was terrified. Luckily everything was taken that was bad and I even had my miracle baby after all of it! I know what usually holds me back is fear of success failure….succeeding and then falling off the wagon and having to admit failure. I am determined to go slow and steady to be sure I change the habits that would lead to failure!! All change helps and I am maintaining my motivation even when there are setbacks 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It very well could have been taking a week off. Sometimes the body needs a “reset.”

      That is really scary about your cervical cancer scare. I can imagine that your baby is a miracle baby. Sounds like it turned out in a blessed way!

  4. Laurie

    As I was reading this I thought, I am SO glad I am training for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. Hopefully we can get to a point where there are less and less women having the scare that you had. So glad it turned out ok.
    Uhm, as for your Knight, LOVE that picture.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great job on the walk!

      My Knight saved me again this morning. Aw 🙂

  5. Joanna

    Gosh, this post was another reminder/wake up call for me. I’m really glad it turned out to be nothing and that you have a Knight (and not a flake). I agree with Laurie’s comment – great pic!

    I have been counting my calories diligently for about a month now. It is so eye-opening. I think I’m starting to get a handle on how to manage my food/hunger and what works for me. I still need to do the body measuring like you mentioned in the week one post. I have done the other steps though, and I am looking forward to week 2.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      GREAT job Joanna on counting calories. I hope that you do measure as soon as you can because once you start seeing changes each week/month it will help with motivation!

  6. Jane~

    CONGRATS! There is very little sweeter than a happy scale moment, Enjoy your efforts and success!


  7. steena

    WoooHOooo!! That’s great you managed to hit a lowest weight after being sick & having those setbacks! Major confidence booster! Don’t let this let your guard down though. You’re doing awesome maintaining that weight loss, and staying healthy.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Definitely a confidence booster! Now the trick is to not get lazy and eat too much. That tends to happen to me…. 😉

  8. Karen@WaistingTime

    Kudos on your loss:) I know that feeling – I shoulda…. I have that regret too often and have tried to give it up and just focus on today. Working on it:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hate the “I Shouldas”….I try to make it so I don’t have to say it…

  9. Lori

    Congrats on the loss – look at you being all thin and fit!

    Health scares really do make us question a lot of things, don’t they? We can only move forward from each moment, though, and try not to do “if only”

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t think about it any more, so that’s good. The scar has faded. I sometimes even forget about it!

  10. Jennifer

    So glad to hear the lump wasn’t cancerous! That must’ve been a very scary time for you. I kinda know how you feel because it was a doctor who told me that I was very, very close to developing diabetes that finally (finally!) led me to lose weight, eat more healthfully, and exercise regularly. I still have work to do (at about 228 right now…want to get down to 175 at least), but I know I’ve avoided some huge health risks by losing weight and changing my unhealthy habits. Congrats to you on reaching 143!! And, most of all, being such a healthy inspiration!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Jennifer. Like you it was a doctor telling me I was becoming diabetic that kicked my butt into gear. I just couldn’t deal with being diabetic and insulin dependent. I’m glad I was able to avoid a lot of health risks by losing weight.

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