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April Weigh 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. Jennifer

    Seems like a healthy gain to me! Salt is my enemy too. Sometimes I crave it, and then when I eat it, I have to drink gallons of water! I feel like I’ve been “fueling” for my first half on Sunday and hope it won’t reflect too negatively when I step on the scale next week. But I’ll own the gain if it comes. Preparing for a half marathon for the first time gives me a little bit of freedom, I think!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s naturally to gain a bit during training but don’t feel bad about it! Focus on your race! Good luck!

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I almost ALWAYS gain weight on vacation. My weight fluctuates a lot, like if I go out for happy hour or something I can be up 5-7 pounds the next day. Last night I ate ice cream and more thai food than usual, but didn’t go crazy or anything. My weight was up 3.2 lbs this morning! it’s crazy.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My weight fluctuates A LOT too. That’s why I went to weighing in only once a month. I could have a 4-7 pound difference almost daily. I’m sure it has to do with salt, bloating, hormones, etc. But it was making me mental.

  3. Katherine: Unemployed

    I definitely put weight on during vacation (even my recent stay-cations have been bad…)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think that’s pretty common though…

  4. Lori Lynn

    When I took the prednisone, I didn’t have the weight gain, but it did wreak havoc with my immune system. After I finished it, I had to have an antibiotic, b/c I had bronchitis/pneumonia symptoms.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was wary of that side effect too. Especially since I was flying a lot to and from vacation. I thought that would be almost guarantee an illness! But I lucked out (so far, knock on wood).

  5. Lori

    I always put on weight on vacation because we eat out so much more and I am super sensitive to restaurant food sodium, particularly since I eat so little processed foods at home. I usually drop 75% of the gain in a day or 2 after coming home and I figure what I weigh after that was the real net gain of weight. It comes off, though. And I tell you – eating out in New Orleans is totally worth gaining some weight over LOL!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree with you! Sometimes eating out is worth the gain! I ate a lot of good food in Arizona, so I’m okay!

      I always forget about the high sodium in restaurant food. Thanks for reminding me.

  6. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    That’s great!!! You’re definitely doing things well.

    I usually gain weight while ON vacation because of extra salt and things…but I usually end up dropping a couple of pounds after being home for a week. It’s so weird.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That seems to be the general consensus. I’m not alone in gaining on vacation!

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