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What Is Your Boulder?

What Is Your Boulder?

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. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I can totally relate to this post. I was overweight for my whole life, and was constantly told to visualize myself at goal as motivation, but I’d never even been CLOSE to goal, so it was nearly impossible! I think that is part of the reason I still struggle a lot with my body image – I’m the smallest I’ve been in my entire life!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! I’m 144 pounds now, fit and athletic–the first time in my life. In my teens I was never fit for athletic!

  2. Jill

    What a GREAT post Lisa. It has forced me to realize I am in a borderline stagnant place in my life and it is time for change. This scares me. I have known I “need” something- but I have been too afraid to examine it beyond the surface. I think my boulder is self confidence or lack of…. I want to go back to school to get my masters- but I don’t know if I am smart enough, I want to become a life coach but I don’t know if I will be able to get clients… things like this are constantly going through my head. So the question is…. how do I move the boulder???

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had a lot of examining in my mid-twenties. And then I made some huge changes in my life. They were all for the better. I think change is scary and the unknown is overwhelming. But taking a chance for a better life is worth it. The last big change I did was losing my weight.

      How to remove the boulder? I think the answer is doing something daring. Taking that chance. Make a BIG change. It just takes guts to do it!

  3. Dan @ Essentials of Nutrition

    What a fantastic post. A must read for anyone who ever considered themselves “the fat girl” or “the fat boy”. Terrific. Sharing this one…

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you, Dan! I’m glad it spoke to people. I do think things CAN be changed. We just have to take that first step.

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