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FAQ – Part One

FAQ – Part One

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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11 Comments

  1. Amber

    Great post! I love that first picture of you, you look so great in it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks, Amber! That was taken during a very windy, rainy hike in Hood River last year. But it was a fun weekend.

  2. Sarah

    agreed, great post!! I love the part about compromising with your boyfriend. We do that all the time!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great, do you guys ever struggle with compromising?

  3. Karen P

    Love it!!! Glad this is part one. Here’s my question- you can answer it in part two of FAQ.

    How often do you weigh in on the scale? Do you still record your weight and calories at myfitness pal? What do you do if you start seeing an upward trend on the scale? ( like a gradual, slow gain). Thank you.
    Karen P recently posted..Goal 40 weeks and the first 3 weeks of transition

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great questions! I’ll start part 2 soon. 🙂

  4. Diane, fit to the finish

    I appreciate you sharing! I too have a knee issue and although I would love to run, I know that walking fast really will burn off those calories.
    Diane, fit to the finish recently posted..What To Do With Free Food

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Having an injury can be disheartening. Especially when you want to do something so badly!

  5. Raeesa

    Grocery compromises, yes! Husband: meat + potatoes type of meals, Me: veggies/fruit+tofu. We’ve found a way to compromise by having super-duper large salads with a generous portion of chicken & sides for him. He’s now on board to slim down as well, and I couldn’t be happier. So the challenge will be after he reaches his goal.

    New reader here, have a question about your workouts: how often would you run when you trained for a race? Did you give yourself days off for rest? How many? Did you cross train during that time? I just started running and wondering if I could run more than 3x/week.
    Glad I found your blog, I think your success story is amazing!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Finding that “happy” balance with a partner is often a hard thing to do, but once you do it gets easy. I’m glad you and your hubby found a compromise that worked for you.

      Great running questions! I worked up to running 3 days a week. I took it slowly and listened to my body and let it heal when I was sore. I didn’t do a specific program, but I have heard the Couch to 5k is a good one for beginners. You might want to try that.

      I take 2 rest days a week every week, no matter what. I also cross-train all the time. (Swimming, weight lifting, etc). Great questions and thanks for reading!

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