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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. Carmen

    I suppose I could try and find the answer to this in one of your earlier blogs, but here goes my question anyway. How long after you started exercising did you actually start running? I’m right at the beginnig of my journey and I would like to reclaim the runner in me (she’s been in hiatus for a very, VERY long time now). Anyway, its very different for me now…when I started running back in the day, I was younger and more fit. Anyway, should I wait until I lose a certain percentage of my current weight or should I look forward to starting to run sooner. I look forward to your response. Thanks!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I didn’t start running until I’d lost about 75 pounds. Then I was just running on the treadmill at the gym. Once I lost about 15 more pounds I started REALLY running. It was a slow process but I doubt I could have stuck with running had I started at my heaviest. But that’s just me.

      1. Carmen

        That makes a lot of sense. I realize I MUST be patient. For now, I have gotten myself started by walking on the treadmill and will work on endurance while I also work on losing the weight (-16 pounds so far since I started a little over a month ago). YEY! 😉 Thank you so much.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Congratulations on losing 16 so far! That’s great for one month. Keep at it. By all means, if running/walking on treadmill works for you do it. I was just too heavy and I didn’t think my joints would be very happy. Swimming was the better option for me.

  2. steena

    I love your attitude about the little bit of loose skin. And hun, you look AMAZING, you know this! I like that top by the way! 🙂

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