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Good Habits

Good Habits

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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  1. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete

    I like how you made a list of your good habits when you started to slip. That is such a good idea to get you back on track again.

    I drink water all day long. If my pee isn’t almost clear, I drink more water. I’m not perfect with it, but I try! I also have to have a vegetable/fruit with every meal. If I don’t, I feel awful. I think it is more mental than physical though.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sometimes all it takes is a reminder of “why am I doing this?”

      I check my pee too. 🙂 I can tell when I’ve been bad about not drinking water and will amp it up. I do wish I could consistently drink tons of water without having to remind myself to do so.

  2. Jennifer

    I’m glad you wrote this post! I read your post on how a lot of people are struggling to keep to their good habits right now. I’m guilty of this too. I find it all too easy to go overboard when I give myself “Freedom Weekends.” I think it’s contributed to me losing weight more slowly than I’d prefer. We do need to remind us of the good habits we’ve adopted, though, and let that positivity lead us to make good choices more and more often. Negative thoughts don’t help in the long run!

  3. Ang

    I love making lists!!! Good job focusing on all the positive changes that you have been able to make. The first change I made was to stop drinking soda regularly and drinking TONS of water everyday. I can tell now easily if I have not had enough water because I start to get a headache. Keep up the good work!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great job! Switching from soda to water is a huge thing. I felt sooo much better once I stopped drinking soda.

  4. steena

    Ugggh.. I’m really bad about #10 myself! I always forget to take my vitamins! Great habit for you to get into! I like your positive habits post! What’s a good habit I have? brushing my teeth after every meal!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a good habit! I need to be better about that. I brush my teeth after breakfast and before bed. I think if I did it after lunch I’d snack less…

  5. jane Cartelli

    I look at my body and appreciate how far I have come each and every day.

    I stay away from BLTs – Bites, Licks and Tastes

    I maintain a close support network of people who share this journey

    I write down my food even when I do not want to

    I do not go food shopping hungry. I do not watch food porn when I am tired.

    I read the blogs of people like you!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! Appreciating how far we come makes us go even further. I will never forget where I “came from.”

      “I write down my food even when I do not want to” this is a fantastic habit…one I break often. I need to work on that one.

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