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Five Truths of Weight Loss

Five Truths of Weight Loss

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. Jess

    These are all spot on. Here are a couple of mine

    1. As soon as you commit to weight loss a new food product will come out that you could easily over eat on. Just another thing to practice moderation with.

    2. You will get snide comments. You will have people questioning your choices. People don’t like change, even if it is for the best. I have people making comments about how often I go to the gym (4-5 times a week, for 30-60 minutes. Not exactly excessive).

    3. You will gain some weeks. Those weeks suck. BUT you will lose eventually, you just have to stick with it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree with your #2 entirely. It is definitely difficult and I STILL get little comments from people. Where I see it the most is at work where my coworkers make comments about how I don’t eat the donuts that are brought in (etc etc). They are meant as jokes, but there’s always a little “undertone” to them. I just shrug it off.

      And yes, there will be many weeks where we gain. When I was losing my weight I sometimes skipped logging a week or two here and there because I gained a few pounds. I just didn’t want to record the “up” number so I could remain positive.

  2. Carbzilla

    I thought maybe you closed comments because you were traveling. Anyway, I just wanted to say how amazing your arms look in the picture above! It’s hard for me to get that kind of definition. Looking good!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! That was an older picture, unfortunately. I wish I had that definition still! My arms are looking a tad big these days.

  3. MelanieF

    That is a great topic! I just started WW 2 weeks ago and right now everything is going great, but I know there will be weeks that are very hard and that I won’t feel motivated to work out or keep track of my foods. It’s just part of the weight loss. What has changed for me is that I had to realise that this is permanent. It’s a way of life, and if I wanna keep the weight off, I will have to work hard.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s fantastic, Melanie! I am glad you joined WW and have realized it’s a way of life. I think you will be more successful with that attitude. Keep me posted!

  4. Graham

    After losing 75 lbs. I am still losing 4-6 lbs. per week, some weeks with very little exercise. I’ve spent the better part of the last three years studying the biochemistry of fat metabolism and the hormonal interactions triggered by food.

    If you are eating the scientifically supported RIGHT diet (and not just the convention “healthy”), and eating for your hormones then there is no reason you can’t continue losing lots of weight every week.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great that you have figured out the right diet for your body. You are right, it does make a difference for each individual.

  5. Nathan

    What I have learned after 120 pounds is that splurging meals aren’t as awesome as they use to be. When I didn’t care about myself, I would plow through a buffet like it was the end of the world. Now if I splurge and eat more than what I’m use to, not only do I feel sluggish for a week, I also have to work hard to burn those calories. You really view food in a different way. Awesome post!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You make an EXCELLENT point, Nathan (and congrats on your impressive loss). Now the “cheat” meals just don’t appeal to me as much. I’d rather just have a few bites than a big splurge meal.

  6. Jennifer

    Love these reminders! They’re all so true. I’ve had to refocus recently & decided to join Weight Watchers & I really needed these truths pointed out to me ’cause I forget them sometimes. Thanks!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad you joined WW. Please let me know how it goes for you!

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  8. Brenna

    Great advice! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Ashley Cooper

    I Love your blog – always inspiring and informative,looking forward to read more articles from this blog.

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  10. Nancy Bryant

    Love your posts Lisa! Glad to have found them. I totally agree food makes a lot of difference when losing weight. We lose a few inches only by exercising but more on eating healthy. And yes, swimming is a good choice because it is a complete exercise. It’s good to be able to lose weight while doing things we love. I on the other hand, do yoga and and some walks with my kids. It’s not only fun but it keeps the weight off plus meal preparation. It’s a lot of work but it’s healthier than ordering meals outside of home. Thanks for the share, you’re such an inspiration.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Walking with your kids is great! Good exercise and teaching your kids positivity!

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