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How to Lose a Lot of Weight—and Keep It Off

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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  1. Lori

    I am also a member of the registry. I like how each year when you fill out the survey, they send you some articles on the latest weight loss maintenance research. I also like that they are now moving it to doing the surveys online! I didn’t like the #2 pencil filling in the bubbles thing. I felt like I was taking my SATs all over again! 😀
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I figured you were a member, too. I am fairly new, so I’ve only filled out the paperwork once. But I was surprised it was so involved! It’s kind of cool that they do this and study it.

  2. Lisa

    I eat breakfast every day and find that I lose weight best when I exercise 4 or 5 days a week. The information you shared is interesting to me.

    Have you ever read Thin for Life or Eating Thin for Life by Anne Fletcher? They are based on information from people who have lost weight and kept it off (minimum of 20 lbs lost and kept off a minimum of 3 years). I bought them when I lost a significant amount of weight, which I regained since then, but I thought they were interesting books.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I haven’t heard of that book but I’ll check and see if my library has it. Thanks!

  3. Simply Life

    very interesting to hear your thoughts on this! That is great you’ve been working out so consistently!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, it’s pretty consistent! The only time it really falters is if I get sick!

  4. Daphne @ Daphne Alive

    I’ve heard of the registry, and I do most of those things. Except I probably don’t workout quite as much as they say. Maybe 1.5-2 hours a week right now, up to 5 hours a week at most. So not quite the same there, but the rest I’m spot on at least! I hope to be on that registry someday, 102 lbs down but more to go!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      What I read is that 30 minutes a day is a good base. If you’re doing a few hours a week, that’s great!

  5. Jess

    I think it is awesome that there is a registry!

    Hopefully I can keep my weight off. I exercise 5 times a week for 30-60 minutes, eat breakfast every day (can’t skip it!), I weigh myself every day (and don’t get hung up on the fluctuations), and I watch very little TV. I hope I can keep this lifestyle for life, because I love my life right now!! Friends, family, travel, the ability to run and lift weights, AND a hot bod? Sounds good!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love that! “I love my life right now!! Friends, family, travel, the ability to run and lift weights, AND a hot bod?”

  6. Sara

    Whenever I am on vacation I use your motto to be healthy 90% of the time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but I try and use it as a benchmark so I don’t beat myself up when I am on a trip and to remember when I can, make healthy choices and get in some activity.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is so cool to hear! I’m glad it “clicked” for you and you can enjoy vacation and not worry too much about the food. It is possible!

  7. Nancy Bryant

    Interesting read! Losing weight is easier than keeping the weight off. I loved that you shared valuable tips of maintaining weight by people who’ve “been there.” I do most of them except that I exercise every other day to give my body some rest and some time to repair and I exercise while watching TV. Lol! Thanks for the share Lisa. I need this most especially after the holidays!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the comment Nancy! Exercising while watching TV is a-ok in my book! Whatever keeps you motivated. 🙂

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