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Detox After Deep Fry

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. Chad Everett

    I avoid the scale when I know I’m off track. My recent bout with physical therapy on my shoulder led to reduced exercise, which was a problem. My exercise regimen was much more effective than my diet, and scaling it back led to gaining several pounds back. But once I’m able to start working on correcting the problem, I check it often, using it for motivation rather than letting it get me down.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hey Chad- I didn’t know you were rehabbing your shoulder. Is it better now? You make a great point: I too am much better at the fitness than the food part of this equation. Having food issues my whole life means I struggle with that.

      1. Chad Everett

        It is better now, but it will be months before I’m allowed to do some chest and shoulder exercises. I am “too flexible” and needed to strengthen a lot of small surrounding muscles before getting so far into the bench-presses, butterflies and other upper body exercises. So I managed to injure my left shoulder. Its been a learning experience.
        We’ve still been hitting the gym a couple of times a week, but that’s well below the four or five times a week I had been going. At this point my goal is too maintain while working my way back up to the previous levels.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          “Too flexible”? That sounds bad! Have you tried swimming for fitness? It’s a good activity for people with injuries.

  2. Lori

    I find that when I avoid the scale, usually that means I need to hop on it and see where I am. I always gain on vacation, even when I don’t eat too much just because it is more sodium laden food than I normally eat and can easily be up 5 pounds of water weight.

    Isn’t it amazing how it feels to good to get back to what is normal eating when you think of what you considered normal 100 pounds heavier?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t need to see the number. I know I gained. I’m back at it, controlling my food and continuing my normal workouts.

      It DOES feel so much better to be home and eating normally again!

  3. shelby

    FRIED BEER? What in the what?

    I think the TX State Fair might have even more fried food than the NC state fair…which I would not have though possible. Did you ever go to the Puyallup Fair when you were a kid? I remember lots of onion rings and corn dogs but nothing like the fried craziness in this post… 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know! I am SO confused. How can a liquid be deep fried? I saw fried beer and deep fried margaritas. I was so baffled but not enough to order one and try it (yuck). Yes, I went to the Puyallup Fair a few times as a kid but I don’t remember ever seeing stuff like this. This was out of this world, for sure.

  4. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I just get on the scale and face the music. Sometimes it’s not really a big change, but other times I think whoops! I then just exercise and watch things very closely. It all evens out for me over time.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah I could get on the scale and face the music but I don’t see any plus side to that. I am pretty sure I gained so I just want to do what I can to get back to what I was. Then I’ll check in. 🙂

  5. Jane Cartelli

    I get on the scale the first morning after I get back. If there is a gain and If I am back on track honestly accounting for my food and exercise I give it three days and then I get on the scale again. There has always been a significant loss because it is usually travel bloat that adjusts according to my water consumption, sleep, heck even altitude can effect my crazy body.

    If nothing else, getting on the scale helps me focus better for the next trip because I cannot deny what happened.


  6. Samantha

    Oh Lisa please don’t beat your self up! You’re doing great and heading in the right direction. You’re right, exercising on vacation is a wodnerful thing and will pay off.
    As long as you are commited to coming back and eating normally and moving your body you are making healthy choices for your mind and body and that’s a wonderful thing!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m not beating myself up, but if I got in the scale now instead of a few weeks from now I would. That’s why I’m waiting!

      1. Samantha

        Oh that’s great! I’m so glad!

  7. Jennifer

    I’m avoiding the scale right now too. Too many weekends of visitors and birthday celebrations = bad eating. But I know what I’ve done wrong, and I’m working to correct it. I’m sure by next week I’ll see more progress. I think our mental health is just as important as our physical health, so there’s nothing wrong with avoiding the numbers so they don’t get us down!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree 100%! My mental health is more important. Don’t want to feel bad about myself before I can correct the gain.

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