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February 2012 Goals

February 2012 Goals

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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  1. Jill

    I have such a nutty relationship with the scale. I weigh about 5 times a week. Once I get the last 5 off I want to weigh once a month- so I can avoid the crazy fluctuations that happen that make me CRAZY. I don’t know if I will be able to handle once a month- but that is my goal eventually.

    You are doing great at maintenance! I hope I can follow in your footsteps!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had a nutty relationship with the scale, too. Why don’t you try weighing once a month while you lose the 5 pounds? Maybe not worrying about those five pounds will make them melt off!

      1. Jill

        The thought of only weighing once a month really scares me. I think I would feel out of control-
        It does sound like it might be a good idea- I need to think about it….
        How did you transition to once a month?

        1. Lisa Eirene

          It’s definitely a scary thing, I am with you there. I was scared to do it too. I decided to just do it for one month. That was the only commitment I could make to myself. I stayed off the scale for a month and was happy to see ZERO change. That told me that what I am doing works and my body is adjusted to my workout and food goals. I also enjoyed having less stress in my life when I only weighed once a month. It wasn’t something I thought of except for a day or two before I’d weigh in. It felt nice not to worry about that stupid thing!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Good luck with your February goals Lisa. I’m SURE you’ll meet them all. Have a great Wed.

  3. Jennifer@knackfornutrition

    The scale makes me nuts too!! I hate that it messes with my head so much. I try to only weigh in once a week but often its usually closer to 3-4x a week!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I went through that too. It’s a hard cycle to break.

  4. Sarah

    The scale and I have a pretty chill relationship. Its only function in my weight maintenance routine is to provide me with a number once a week to plug into my body fat monitor. That’s the number I prefer to focus on since it’s a better gauge of health than just the scale. I also take my measurements weekly but honestly I could really stop that now, they haven’t changed in 2 years.

    I have considered monthly weigh-ins but realized that I need the weekly accountability of knowing that the decisions I make every day have an impact in the long-term.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great that you have a good relationship with the scale. My relationship has its ups and downs. And yes, my measurements haven’t changed much either! But I still like to check in!

  5. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Nice! I know what you mean about working out in the mornings. I have a 6 a.m. client and while I can manage to train her, I don’t know how she musters the motivation to do it that early. As far as the scale, I’m with you that too much weighing is counterproductive. There’s water retention to consider, and every day fluctuations. I like your healthy approach and look forward to reading your book!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you, Suzanne! I appreciate the support. 🙂

      6 a.m. is hard enough for me to go to work, let alone get up earlier than that and work out!

      And yes, I think that water retention is a big part of the fluctuations. If I eat something super salty, I always see a gain on the scale.

  6. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic

    I’m a daily weigher. I did fairly well in January. I somehow managed to to get up at 5am before to get a workout in before work. What photography class are you taking? Is it online or in person?
    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic recently posted..Week 4 Results and New Goals

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s awesome that you can get up so early to workout! Go you!

      The photography class is in person. I don’t know much about it. I bought it through Groupon recently. I’m looking forward to the class!

  7. Dan @ Essentials of Nutrition

    Like most my Jan goals were hit or miss. Such is the nature of goals, I suppose.

    I weight myself at the same time (after breakfast, before shower) 3 times a week. Gives a good estimate of where I’m at.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s good, Dan. I think whatever works for people should be consistent. If it’s once a day, once a week, or once a month. At least be consistent each time.

  8. Erin

    This is my first post, but I read your blog regularly. I’m also a fellow Portlander!

    I weigh-in once a week. I find that I get obsessive if I step on the scale more then that.

    I did well this January. I’m in the middle of my weight loss process ( down 15lbs) with about 80-100 more to go. I’m finally feeling like I can tackel this process. One day at a time. I finished the C25K and ran 30 miles last month. I also started the New Rules of Lifting for Women, and its kicking my ass! In a good way!

    I’m taking a 35mm film class right now and LOVE it! .

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for reading, Erin! And commenting. 🙂 Congratulations on losing 15 so far. You are on the right path and it sounds like you feel like you’re moving forward.

      Where are you taking the film class?

      1. Erin

        I’m taking it at Clackamas Community College. Its a twelve week class that meets once a week. I think that most of the CC in the area have a dark room and class.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That sounds like a great class. There have been a few classes at CCC that interested me.

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