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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

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. Carbzilla

    Awwww. I’m so proud and honored to call you my friend. Thanks for including me in this post.

    Congratulations Jill! Sometimes I think mixing up your diet can help get rid of the last ten lbs. I’ve lost 20 with very little exercise so I’m not totally convinced that knock-yourself-out exercise is completely necessary for weight loss. Do I think it has a million advantages over not exercising? Yes! But not being able to exercise right now doesn’t have to mean you can’t lose weight.

    I totally agree that the blog world has enhanced my life immeasurably. I am forever grateful!
    😉 Thx Lis!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad to call you a friend! I hope the four of us can spend more time together with you guys living here.

      And I agree–mixing things up often does wonders for the last few pounds. Like switching to weight lifting, trying a new exercise, going Carb-Free etc…

    2. jill Mace

      I agree about the knock yourself out exercise being necessary for weight loss too. 17 weeks ago I would not have been able to say that. I am a huge lover of exercise. Feb 3rd I had bunion surgery and then during my recovery from surgery got a stress fracture. So I have been in an air cast and using crutches for the past 3 months. I was petrified that I would gain a ton of weight back. My weight did start to creep up, but not because I wasn’t exercising. I was making bad food choices and my portions started getting bigger. Once I gained back control, the weight came right off.

      1. Lisa Eirene

        That’s good that you took control of it. I can relate…I’ve been in those air casts with crutches and it’s a hard thing to deal with!

      2. Lisa Eirene

        You could probably lift weights right? Last fall when I had to stop running I switched to weight lifting and it was actually a blessing in disguise! The weight lifting helped keep me sane while I couldn’t run, changed my body in surprising ways and helped me lose those “last few pounds.”

        1. jill Mace

          That is what I have been doing. Weights! My upper body is getting pretty toned. I just try not to look down at the other parts right now. At least I will have something to work on soon that is not related to the scale!

          1. Lisa Eirene

            Isn’t it nice to see those visible changes?

  2. Amy Ramos

    Thank you for this post. I need it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Glad to help, Amy! 🙂

  3. cindylu

    I wasn’t active in the healthy living or fitblog community a couple years ago when I started WW. I occasionally perused the WW message boards, and they were helpful but I find I can relate more to the bloggers I’ve found lately. My village was more IRL than online and consisted of: parents, siblings (they’re little fitness buffs), BF (at the time), and online running group, and blog readers.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s what my village was like–IRL people around me!

  4. jill Mace

    Thank you so much for including me in your post. What a surprise that was!!!!!


  5. Lori

    The blogging community has been a wonderful support to me over the last few years. I love message boards (3 fat chicks), although I don’t participate in those as much as I used to.

    I get just as much support in my continuing journey when I support others as when they support me.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it nice to be able to support other people? That’s my favorite part of having a blog.

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