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150 Pounds Gone Forever

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. Diane

    I can totally relate with the comment, ‘I want to lose weight’ while eating pizza…I need to read this book!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know! I could relate to that too. I would sit on the couch eating pizza or an entire gallon of ice cream and wonder why I was obese.

  2. Esther

    The main thing that’s holding me back is the enablers I have in my life, mainly my husband. I know he means well, but he also needs to know that he’s not only enabling me, but he’s enabling himself. I know that doesn’t really make sense, but we both have the same weight loss goal (100+ pounds to lose), but he doesn’t understand how his decisions affect me AND him.

    (should I be leaving two separate comments each part of the giveaway?)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh, that’s really hard. It’s difficult when we have partners or people in our lives who aren’t on the same page.

      Yes, separate comments would be good.

  3. Esther

    I haven’t read Fit to the Finish like I’ve read your blog, but I will definitely check it out! It gives me just a bit more motivation to see other people’s success stories.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Diane’s blog is great! I’ve been reading it for about 2 years now. I like her blog because I can really relate to her struggles and her story.

  4. Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction

    The biggest thing holding me back is willpower. I need to be accountable and I have found that I really do need that weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers otherwise I feel like I can cheat here and there. I need someone to see my progress – someone I do not know – for some reason it matters more when a stranger is seeing me weigh in.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There is no shame in needing the weekly meetings as support. Whatever works!

  5. Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction

    Oops I accidentally hit submit twice for my last comment… Sorry.

    I had not heard of her blog until this post. I am definitely planning on checking it out! She seems very inspirational

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s ok. 🙂

      Check out Diane’s blog. It’s one of my favorites!

  6. Karen@WaistingTime

    Love Diane, loved her book. Don’t enter me since I read it already:) That Breyer’s quote really stood out to me when reading too!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I remember you read her book too. 🙂 I won’t include you but appreciate your comment. That quote really stood out for me, too. Actually, there was a ton of stuff in her book that was like “oh wow, I felt that way too!”

  7. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    I tweeted…and I read the fit the finish blog! 🙂 Her posts always strike a chord with me, and I really look forward to them.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I feel the same way!

      Thanks for tweeting. 🙂

  8. jeanette

    I do follow fit to the finish…. Diane is a great motivation for me…..and we share in homemade breadmaking!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s fantastic! I’d love to make my own bread.

  9. jeanette

    I am a fellow weightloser and so I am not being held back by anything per say…. I do have struggles with maintenance and the culprit is usually my lack of willpower over my favorite treats.

  10. jeanette

    I tweeted your giveaway!

  11. Elyse

    I’m currently losing weight right now. As the weather gets hotter & it’s harder and harder for me to stay away from ice cream! I’ve never heard of her blog before but I sure will be checking it out!!!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, the summer temptations are difficult!

  12. Kathie

    I’m losing weight now with the help of weight watchers. I’m down 66 lbs but it’s taken me 2 years to do it. I keep telling myself “Slow and steady” but I think I say that more as an excuse than a motivator. I have 47 more pounds to goal and I really want it bad but I often wonder why I dont want it bad enough to stay on plan week after week. I stumbled across your blog just today through the weight watcher daily site and I’ve never read fit to finish. I do like finding new weight loss blogs because for me they are a great motivator!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad you found mine and Diane’s blogs. I hope it can help you.

      Great job on losing 65 so far. Weight Watchers sounds like a great program.

  13. Trece Wyman

    I am losing weight, albeit slowly. I’m 60 years old, need bi-lateral knee replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. What holds me back? Poverty – I am unable to buy the better choices, food-wise. But, I accept this limitation, and move forward.

    I did tweet what you posted (I’m simplytrece on Twitter).

    I do follow Fit to the finish. I first met up with Diane on Sparkpeople, and followed her to her blog.

    I really hope I win this book – I could really use the inspiration!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for your comment, Trece. I’m sorry to hear about your knee replacement! I hope it goes well. Money is definitely a difficult barrier when trying to get and stay fit/healthy.

  14. Trece Wyman

    Just saw that I can sub to you by email!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m so glad! I’ve never been able to figure that part out. 😉

  15. Crystal

    I loved your review ~ I definitely want to check out the book (and the blog)

    I think, if I’m honest about it, that the thing holding me back from losing weight is that I will no longer have it to hide behind. It is too easy to blame all the problems and issues in my life on the fact I’m fat and not myself.

    Being honest (about everything related to the weight loss) is scary to me.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know exactly what you are referring to, Crystal, and I went through something similar when I really thought long and hard about why I wasn’t trying to lose weight. There was a reason I ate to feel better, there was a reason I felt safer as an obese person. It’s hard addressing those issues.

  16. samson

    Nice article about the weight loss.I am gonna follow this.Thnaks

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