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Shoulda Stayed in Bed

Shoulda Stayed in Bed

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. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete

    Sounds like you made the best of your time! I love getting in great workouts like that. The weather has been crap around here too. I just spent 3 hours this morning freezing my butt off outside riding. When will summer come? 😉

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t think we get a summer this year! It rained like cats and dogs yesterday and today is gloomy and dark! Yuck!

  2. britni

    What do I do in my downtime? Well, it’s funny you should mention that, because I finally have some downtime today and I don’t know what to do with myself. I woke up at 6 am, went grocery shopping, did some laundry, and now…..? who knows?I think I need a hobby, but for now I’ll just hang out on the internets.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sometimes I feel that way too….like I have free time, what should I do?

  3. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    That pizza looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. My favorite downtime activity? Reading blogs 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a good way to relax. I do that too.

  4. steena

    Ugggh, I hate being sore for days like that! Good idea to use less weight! Hope you’re not too sore today/tomorrow!
    Yum, I’m a huge fan of home-made pizza! It looks delicious!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s nice being sore because it means I did GOOD! but limping for days is no fun.

  5. Lori

    You know, I was finding all kinds of ‘flaws’ with my body when I stayed off the scale. It’s almost like we need to find something else to focus on.

    I love to putter in my garden with down time, or relax with a book.

    BTW – I ate about 3100 calories on the long ride day. That is about as much as I could take in with having no appetite.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s interesting that you had that “mental” reaction without the scale. I thought going scale free would allow me to recognize that I’m more than the number on the scale, that other benchmarks of health are more important. Instead it’s like the opposite is happening– I’m less satisfied with my body and I’m critical of how I look. Will it go away?

      3k calories sounds about right. On long bike rides like that I can either be famished OR I totally lose my appetite and struggle to eat the calories I burned.

  6. Diane Fit to the Finish

    In my downtime, I love to read books – spend time with my kids – and just hang out!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love to read too. I read A LOT!

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