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Words of Wisdom, Part V

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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9 Comments

  1. Kimberly

    Love this! Recognizing “why” I over ate (or ate the wrong types of food) and setting forth an alternative plan has been a big step in the right direction.
    Kimberly recently posted..Weigh-In: Week One

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The why is often the hardest part to figure out. And figure out how to change it!

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    So true. I liked the 2nd quote a lot.

    Have a great weekend, Lisa!
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Friday’s Five

  3. Brian

    Lisa, I know that’s not you in that photo right? When I first say it I thought, “that’s a Five Guys.” Then I felt sad that I knew that.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Haha no it’s not me and that’s awesome you know it was Five Guys. 😀

  4. scarlet

    So. True.

    Question: how did you keep yourself motivated during times of plateaus during your weightloss? I have been stuck in the low 180’s for two months and it is driving me crazy. I touch down in the upper 170’s every other week, but then my weight goes back up for no reason! I’m now doing cardio plus strength training 5x a week for 90 minutes and just bumped my calories up to 1600-1700 (net) from 1300-1400 (net). I know I will break through eventually, but in the meantime its so hard to not see any changes on the scale.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How did I keep myself motived? I was focused on reaching my goal and failure was not an option. That means I didn’t give up, I didn’t start eating crap food because I was frustrated with the plateaus. I still worked out. I know it doesn’t sound like much but sticking with the plan is what works when there’s no budge on the scale.

      My suggestion is to see an RD and have her look at your food diary for a week or two and see where you’re missing something. Really look at your portions and be HONEST with yourself. Are you munching on food while cooking and not tracking the calories or points? That’s going to add up whether we like it or not. Also, see a personal trainer. Maybe it’s time to change the routine.

  5. scarlet

    Thanks for the advice! I know its not my diet because I’ve lost 100 pounds already with my food lifestyle and I track everything. I think it is probably the workouts. I guess its time to fork out some cash for a trainer if things don’t improve soon.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sometimes the body gets used to what you’re doing, though. The same food, the same workout, etc.

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