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How to Lose Weight – Week One Check In

How to Lose Weight – Week One Check In

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. Carbzilla

    Nope, can’t fix a flat. Chris got one on the 520 bridge (but was able to pull over and not block traffic) in the snow but he called AAA and then waited.

    I was super psyched to be down a pound this week (2 week loss since I decided to keep my cold germs at home last week), especially after I’d had an episode with some homemade sourdough bread this week. I *still* need to add in exercise, and I may do some vegetarian/vegan experimenting this week while my WeightWatcher budding is hiking in the Grand Canyon. To anyone who wants to lose weight: slow and steady, learn from your stumbles and move on. Every day is a new day to fuel your body.

    (Not that this is the place for it, but I really hate the new “Heavy.” It’s really not as fun to watch. Booooo!)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yikes–the 520 bridge is scary. Luckily I’ve been home both times I’ve realized I had a flat tire, so that’s been good.

      Congrats on being so close to goal weight! Your loss this week should be really encouraging, especially with limited exercise. I bet when you’re feeling better and can exercise those that few pounds will melt off.

      I’m disappointed with Heavy too and won’t be watching it anymore. What a bummer!

  2. Kathi

    I have read your blog and have been hesitant to look at this for some reason. Since my kids will be home this weekend I think I will attempt to write down everything I eat on Monday and go for there.

    I have lost a lot of weight but it is beginning to creep up and it freaks me out.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s okay Kathi. Not everyone is “ready.” I wasn’t ready for a long time. I just lived in denial. I said “I’m not that big.” And made excuses. There’s nothing that can be done successfully until we’re truly ready to face it and do the hard work. It sounds like you’re thinking about it. That’s a good step!

  3. Jennifer (She's a Fit Chick)

    What a great idea! I will post about it on my blog as well!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Cool! I’ll look for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Karen@WaistingTime

    I am sure I could do it if I need to. I learned as a teen. I got a flat and my dad made me fix it myself with his supervision. But now I’d call AAA or my husband:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had AAA for a few years and would use that as well if I had to. Thank goodness I had Michael! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Laura

    I just found your blog today and am totally inspired. I’ve lost over 100 lbs. too. Looking forward to more entries!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Congratulations on losing 100 pounds Laura! I’ll check out your blog now.

  6. Nikki

    I love the steps. they can be the hardest things to get over. Sure, there are a milllion choices to make, but you have to un-stick the moss covered ball before you can get it rolling.
    Also – flat tire? I tried it once and ended up bending the ENTIRE frame of my car. So no, I don’t even try anymore. (Talk about an exprensive fix!)
    Have you ever tried Mio sushi on NW 23rd? Pretty darn good!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hey Nikki! What was your old blog named? I used to follow it and didn’t realize you changed.

      As for the steps–the hardest part for people seems to be WHERE and HOW to start. I hope that this gets them to a starting point.

      I’ve been to Mio in Sellwood and on Hawthorne. I have not tried the one in NW yet.

      1. Nikki

        I love that you are helping with the Where and the How. VERY important, and to have someone motivating you can be so helpful!

        My old blog was ready2beme. I decided to focus more on what is quickly becoming a passion – running!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Congrats on running! That’s great!

  7. Kim

    This is an awesome post. Just found your blog, and so far, I love it. I will definitely keep reading.

    Yes, I can fix a flat, only done it twice though. The first time was scary, scary! I was with a girlfriend of mine and we walked out her house to head to walmart and noticed her tire, F-LAT. Flat as could be. She didn’t know how to change it, and I had never done it before. But I had watched my boyfriend change my tires enough times (I am the QUEEN of flats) to know how it’s done. So, I hopped in and we changed the tire. I felt very good about myself that day!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s awesome that you were able to save the day for your friend!

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