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Obesity and the 600lb Woman

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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16 Comments

  1. Emily

    I guess I never really had an “in my face” moment- it was more of a series of events over time that made me realize I needed to CHOOSE to make a change. It’s very hard to change- not a tangible thing for most people.

    This woman makes me sad. She’s all over the news lately. I just want to shake her and scream at her- life is worth way more than being a fetish model and being portrayed as a “freak” because of your weight.

  2. steff

    while i never reached the point of technical obesity, the “in your face” moment that spurred me to get fit was seeing a picture of myself from a trip to visit my baby cousins in 2008. i had avoided cameras for quite a while and in that picture my body looked like an apple with my little toothpick arms and legs sticking out of it. i couldn’t believe it was me!

    over the next year i lost 30 lbs with the help of a nutritionist, whole foods, and exercise! πŸ™‚

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Congrats on 30 pounds! That’s great!

  3. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    My doctor directly asked me “What is going on with your weight?” At first, i was offended, mad, sad, embarrassed, etc, but as soon as I let that fade I realized she was asking me out of genuine concern. it took a few months but after that I joined WW, started working out, and have been on the road to a healthier me ever since.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I’d be upset too. I had a similar situation with my doctor and I was mad and offended and ranted about how rude she was. But she was right!

  4. Kellie

    It is so sad that she is that selfish. She is not going to live to see her children grow if she continues down that road. I read an article about her too and I read more like 10,000 calories a day. 4,000 seems a little low (still a lot, but easy to do). That is three meals out and a couple of desserts. I just think that she needs to be a good example for her children. The one thing I have learned the most is even if you don’t say a thing, kids will pick up on your habits. I have noticed my daughter asking for more veggies and trying to mimic my eating style.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      That’s fantastic that your kids and picking up on your healthy habits!

  5. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    This lady makes me really sad. I hate to be judgmental – but I can’t help but feel that she is missing out on life. And, her child will inevitably be missing out on life too. Some of the fondest childhood memories of mine are camping and hiking with my mum and dad – something that this lady, I expect, will never be able to offer her child πŸ™

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I hate being judgmental too but I remember what it was like. I wish people would “wake up” like I did. But that’s something they have to do.

  6. mfast

    I had lots of in your face moments, and many of them I ignored for a long time. Let’s see – there is the old favorite of someone asking when the baby was due or would it be breaking the lawn chair around the campfire with a group of friends and don’t forget the warnings from the doctor – they were sure fun too.

    I’m just glad I don’t need to go there any more. I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I’m a long way from invisible girl – thank God.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Aw yes…the dreaded lawn chair. I did that. And I broke a wooden porch swing. That was super awesome. πŸ˜‰

  7. Miz

    I heard this as well.

    and quite frankly I dont even yet have anything to say—I have THAT MANY thoughts still swirling in my cranium.

  8. Nam

    hey my in my face moment is when My current fiancee told me that he couldnt accept me getting bigger then this i am 5″4 and got to 229Lbs , i have lost 40lbs in a year doing nothing more then watch what i eat , i am now following a supervised diet as i am looking to get to my ideal weight to look perfect o my wedding day , my fiancee is not mean he just never told me it bothered him not to hurt my feelings and now it came out , he has a great body and very attractive man , why do i expect him to look good always like he does and i dont make an effort to look good for him that was my in your face moment.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      And I hope he was worried about your health as well. If you guys can get healthy together, that’s the best way!

  9. Jordyn

    I randomly found this blog, and I have to say, you’re an
    inspiration.

    I myself starting losing weight back in January, and I’m 41 pounds
    down.

    The “in my face” moment was when I realized I wasn’t happy. My body
    didn’t feel good because all I ate was fast food. I think the true shocker
    for me was when I sat down and realized that I had eaten McDonald’s for
    two weeks, every day for either lunch or dinner, or both.

    So, I began to eat healthy and became active. And I’ve never been happier.

    I enjoy reading your blog & you are truly an amazing person.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Congratulations on losing 41 pounds! Glad you found my blog.

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