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100 Pound Anniversary – 4 Years

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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38 Comments

  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Wow! Congratulations–you should be so proud of yourself. That is awesome! 🙂

    I’m pursuing my passion to become a health coach. A scary decision at first, but I haven’t regretted it for one moment since.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Trying Something New: Cucuzza Squash

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks, Michelle!

      That sounds like a great goal to work for. How do you start something like that?

  2. Marie

    Congrats, you look fantastic and happy. I hope we’ll be able to meet up for a beer some day!
    Marie recently posted..Snark and superlatives

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I would LOVE to hang out with you and drink beer. When I saw your post on your trip to Seattle I thought dang…so close yet so far. If you are interested, I’m always up for playing tour guide if you visit Portland. My suggestion is the weekend of the annual Brewfest. 😉

  3. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Wooooooooo! You know how inspired I am by your story! Don’t forget being interviewed for a major webzine (http://www.coachcalorie.com/success-stories/) and probably others! Love ya like crazy and know you’ll KILL it for your century!!
    Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana recently posted..The Guide to Muscular Endurance Training for Weightlifting Beasts

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! Awesome interview by an awesome trainer. 🙂 Thanks Suzanne!

  4. Felicity @ Waist & Wallet

    You are an absolute inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story – It’s awesome to know it can be done. The fact that you’ve kept the weight off is amazing to see. I’m so proud of you!
    Felicity @ Waist & Wallet recently posted..Dollars & Spends

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Felicity. My hope is that people will see it can be done and the lifestyle can be maintained, too.

  5. Carbzilla

    I’m so proud to call you a success and a friend. I can tell you that your devotion to exercise is so admirable and definitely a major factor in keeping the weight off. I’m glad you love it so much. Whenever I’ve dropped it, the weight creeps up. You are truly an inspiration. {{{hugs}}}

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks sweetie! I appreciate it. And I’m so glad that we met through the blog and became real life friends. Speaking of which, let me know when you’re in town again. I was bummed we missed each other last time.

      1. Carbzilla

        We’ll be down the 24th for a party on the 25th. Maybe we can do lunch at LardoPDX? We decided we needed “work” weekends at the condo in Sept to get it really finished. We’ve just been having too much fun! Cady should have a Seattle dog sitter by then so we’ll at least be able to go for a bike ride. 🙂

  6. Une Femme en Santé

    Very inspiring, I just discoverer your blog, I will read more, I think I will like it.

  7. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    This is such an inspiring post! Thank you so, so much for sharing your incredible journey with us.
    Alex @ Brain, Body, Because recently posted..Cake!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for reading. I hope I can continue to inspire.

  8. Sarah

    Happy Anniversary! Four years is awesome and I’m sure there will be many more years to come. 🙂
    Sarah recently posted..Not That Girl

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope so! That’s the plan, anyways…. 🙂

  9. dietmaven

    Big Congratulations!! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and I always find it intelligent, inspiring, and positive. I love that you’re a NW neighbor and do the same activities that I do (hiking and biking) – it makes your journey and continued success so much more personal (and real) to my own situation.

    Best wishes for the next 4 years!
    dietmaven recently posted..Weight loss status (hint: it’s good) & being social

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for reading. It’s nice to get feedback from long term readers. 🙂

      Since you’re in the NW too, you should check out this girl’s website: http://allisonoutside.net/. Not only are her photos absolutely beautiful, but she writes about hikes in Washington. Maybe you’d like it too.

      1. dietmaven

        Awesome site! Thanks for the recommendation. It’s definitely great eye candy and a great way to figure out where to go hike.
        dietmaven recently posted..3 week weight loss update

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I really enjoy it. I hope you do too. 🙂

  10. Katie Squires

    Incredible, truly incredible, to have done it in the first place is AMAZING but to have MAINTAINED that is even more amazing 🙂 Congrats 🙂
    Katie Squires recently posted..A paradigm shift

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They say maintenance is the hardest part. I haven’t found that…I thought the hardest part was STARTING to lose weight. Once I found that groove, it was much easier.

  11. Jess

    You inspire me! I hope I can keep the weight off, too!

    At the start of this year I stepped on the scales and saw I was over 87kg (190lb). I decided that enough was enough. I hated being fat. I hated those fat rolls that made sitting down uncomfortable. I hated the thighs that rubbed together. I hated having to buy clothes from the old ladies section because they hid my fat. So, I decided to change. I started slow, making it a goal to limit sweets, eat more of the good stuff and to exercise at least 3 times a week.

    As of this morning I have lost 11.8kg (28lb). I go to the gym 5 times a week. I do 2 boxing classes and I lift weights 3 times a week. I still have another 7-10kg left, but I’m ok with that. My loss is slow, 2-3 pounds a month, but as long as it comes off I’m happy. I’ve gone from wearing size 16 tops to wearing size 10. My pants were 16’s and now my 14’s are falling off me (unfortunately 12’s are still a little too snug… Maybe next month!)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for sharing your story. I am so impressed! You made a decision and have stuck to it. Once you made that decision, didn’t it seem easier to stick to it? I think when it finally “clicks” it’s just GOING TO HAPPEN.

      Going down in pants sizes is one of my favorite memories. Cool feeling, huh?

  12. Leigh

    Brava….thanks for being such a wonderful inspiration

  13. Lori

    Congratulations on another year of maintenance Lisa! You really are an inspiration 😀
    Lori recently posted..What’s Blooming today – redesign

  14. Caron

    Great post. Congratulations on your continued success. Ever onward. 🙂
    Caron recently posted..Testing – One, Two, Three

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I like that! Ever onward.

  15. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    Congratulations!! Wow, your story is so inspiring. Like Katie said – awesome that you were able to work hard and lose the weight but also to maintain the weight loss.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted..Back in the pool with swim intervals

  16. Marc

    Hi Lisa and congratulations on your 4 year anniversary! Did you do something special to commemorate this very commendable occassion? You asked “How are you going to change your life for the better?” I’m going to hold my feet to the fire and finish the journey from fat to fit because getting old ain’t easy:)
    Marc recently posted..Physical Friday – old school dumbbells, August 10, 2012

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good question, Marc, no I didn’t do anything to commemorate beyond writing about it today. It’s funny, I’m so usedto “this me” that I don’t think about it that much. But I probably should take a moment and remember how far I’ve come and pat myself on the back.

      I love your response. I know you can do it!

  17. Ginger F

    You’re awesome!

  18. Krissy

    Wow! What an inspiration!
    Krissy recently posted..Food, Inc.

  19. Beth

    Congrats to you – that is a fantastic achievement – your athleticism and devotion to exercising daily is really admirable and something we can all inspire to. Way to go!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks, Beth! You know, I really DID grow to love fitness. It took a little while but once I learned to love it, I didn’t want to give it up.

  20. Allison

    Bravo! I admire your determination and follow-through. I hope that you continue to inspire others for four more years…and four more after that…and four more after that!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you, Allison! I will toast to that!

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