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…And…I’m Still Limping

…And…I’m Still Limping

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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12 Comments

  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I do measure my food when I’m being “good.” With WW, there are different points values for different sized foods – so a “small potato” has 2 pts, a “large potato” has 4. I like to measure it to figure out whether what I imagine as small is the same by their definition!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I would much rather measure my food than try and estimate what is considered “big” or “small.” Especially because I’m usually wrong! That sweet potato that was 250 grams LOOKED small to me. I thought it would be under a serving but it was over.

  2. DefineDiana

    I definitely try to measure things when I’m at home. My Fiance hates it because there is always dirty measuring spoons and cups all over the place. I also have a digital scale and love it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I try to measure what I can. There are things that I REALLY have to be diligent about measuring. Like peanut butter for example. It’s surprisingly easy to eat like 3 servings of peanut butter when you don’t measure. 🙂

  3. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    That does look like an INSANE workout! Good job!

    And I don’t measure everything, but definitely stuff I can easily go over on. Like nuts, nutbutters, cereals, etc.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Nuts are really hard! It’s easy to eat 3 servings and not even realize it. I think 9 almonds is a serving size? Yet it’s easy to just grab a handful and eat them all.

  4. Michelle

    60 pull-ups….that is awesome! My trainer said that we’d be incorporating the gravitron (i think that’s the machine used for pull-ups) soon and I’m scared!!

    Like the other commenters, I tend to measure the things that could be troublesome for me and then not the others. I don’t get super technical. I prefer to use my digital scale over measuring cups. I like that I can zero it out with whatever is already on the scale in order to measure multiple items in a bowl. Very helpful when making yogurt/fruit/granola parfaits!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I use the Gravitron machine at my gym too. It’s way different than using the stretchy band I did on Saturday! Wow what a difference!

      I wish I had a digital scale that was larger than what I currently have.

  5. shelby

    60 pull-ups and no soreness? WOW. I don’t think I’d even be able to type… 🙂 All of your weight training has really paid off, eh?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it has! 6 months of regular upper body weight training = not sore. In fact, I was more sore the day after my massage because he worked on my neck pain than I was because of lifting! Nuts!

  6. Lori

    I measure my food except for most fruit and some veggies. I do weigh potatoes, and I check things like apples and pears occasionally just to keep a portion eye on them.

    I weigh all other things even if I am not in losing mode because I get portion distortion big time. I tablespoon of PB becomes heaping, which can add up fast!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are SOOO right! I totally get portion distortion. I think “This is totally a serving.” When in reality it’s probably 2! A good way I remind myself is I eat a few Lean Cuisines for lunch at work and then remember “Oh yeah, THIS is a serving size….” 🙂

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