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Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo Dieting

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

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  1. Tina @ Best Body Fitness

    In love with this post! I’ve done the yo-yo thing plenty of times in the past. Hoping it is all behind me now and that maintenance is all that’s ahead of me.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think you have definitely conquered it, Tina! You look great and you’re doing the right way.

  2. Maia

    I think Ricki Lake is probably the closest I can think of that didn’t completely yo-yo. When she lost that initial huge amount of weight, she has kept the majority of it off, and has never gotten to be as big as she once was. Sure, she gained a bit back that she lost during Dancing with the Stars as well, but for the most part I think she fits the bill.

    I’m really hoping that I don’t yo-yo as well. I feel good whenever I feel like I’ve gone way off my plan for a while and come back to see that I’ve maintained, because the thing that I think I’ve changed the most is the fact that I have made exercise a part of my life. My eating might always be a struggle but as long as I keep exercising I should be able to maintain a healthy weight.

    fingers crossed anyway!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I didn’t watch DWTS but I heard that Ricki Lake did a great job and looked really great too.

      I think it’s fantastic that you’ve made exercise a part of your life–I have too. It’s a big part of my life and even if I DO overeat once in awhile, it’s not the end of the world.

  3. Carbzilla

    I kept 30 lbs off for 15 years after having gained it back once. Then I gained it back again when I went on Prednisone. Right now I’m really fighting to not gain it back AGAIN (hard with a Thyroid problem and no will to exercise at the moment). I’m reading books about “Normal Eating” and trying to fight the depression that is keeping me from exercising. So much of it is lifestyle, and trying to make adjustments to life changes (Plus only eating when you’re hungry). I’m kicking myself every day that I didn’t go to the gym the whole time I was unemployed.

    My heart goes out to the folks who keep gaining it back. More needs to be addressed regarding food addiction.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Michael recently said that he regrets not doing anything the last time he was unemployed (10 years ago or so). He said he would do it right the next time–get in shape, lose weight, get the diet under control, etc.

      Have you figured out anything to help the thyroid issue?

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