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21 Days to a New Life

21 Days to a New Life

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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8 Comments

  1. Chris

    Great post! Since I am a constant eater, putting myself on a food schedule was the biggest help and now I am patterned. My wife and kids know the pattern too….lol
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it amazing how easy something can become a “habit”? Now if they are just the “good habits”, you can make amazing changes!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa. Love this post, particularly Jim Ryun’s quote. I had a “habit” epiphany on the weekend. I realized that eating properly has become a habit. I was in a couple of social situations, and the deep fried foods just didn’t appeal. Made me realize that over time, eating in a more healthy balanced way has become engrained in me. I think it took longer than 21 days, but seems like I’ve got there!! Hope you have a great day!
    Roz@weightingfor50 recently posted..I am a lucky girl!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it takes longer than 21 days too. It took me probably 2 months of counting calories and swimming on a regular basis for it to become a habit that was part of my routine/schedule.

  3. Steve

    Great blog post Lisa! I think you offer a fantastic guide line for sticking with a weight loss plan (you should expand all of that and write a book!)

    Your tip that spoke most to my heart was “Write It Down”. At our site we give users a free venue for doing just that. We’ve had several folks who’ve been working to lose weight and been successful using many of your tips. I though you or some of your users might be interested in using the free service – or at least reading how it’s been useful to others.

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    Both of these women had success using the very same principles you’ve written about here. Congratulations on your weight loss!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Writing it all down makes a huge difference for me. Thanks for reading!

  4. Nicole

    I love this post! 21 days to a New Life is exactly right.

    I’m currently struggling with rewarding myself with things other than food. I’m constantly looking for things that can be used as rewards. I always come back to food. :/
    Nicole recently posted..Monday Rundown

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a hard one because it’s natural to think “I did so good this week, I should treat myself!”

      I liked to reward myself with things like pedicures, new books, new clothes…trips are good too!

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