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Skirt’s Too Tight

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. Lori

    Oh yeah – John and I both talked about food creep yesterday for both of us, although it was more than creeping last week! It was a full on trip to snack town. It’s a matter of getting back to basics, but more importantly – sticking to that. It’s hard to get back to basics and *stay* there when you have been maintaining (or creeping) for a while. I am doing 4 days a week where I am really calorie controlled and making sure I don’t go overboard on the other days (the hard part).

    You can do it. You have the tools.
    Lori recently posted..Christmas in the Country

    1. Lisa Eirene

      FOOD CREEP! So true, great name too. I like your idea of doing 4 days a week of control and letting yourself have some treats once or twice a week.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    You’ll be back where you want to be in no time Lisa.
    Roz@weightingfor50 recently posted..I’ve moved into the 21st century

  3. Beth

    I hear ya – hubby and I went back to basics last week – lost 3 pounds and hoping to continue going down! Good luck – that skirt will be fitting in no time 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s awesome you saw immediate results. What did you do?

      1. Beth

        Low carb – only veg, protein and low-fat dairy — will start to add whole grains and fruits back in but wanted to do kind of a back to basics for a bit

        1. Beth

          And – importantly – cooking again! We were going out to eat A LOT

          1. Lisa Eirene

            YES! Restaurant eating will do it!

        2. Lisa Eirene

          How long have you been doing it?

          1. Beth

            About 10 days now – will get on the scale again Friday and let you know – have a sick kid home with the flu so have not made it for a workout though

          2. Lisa Eirene

            Good luck! I weigh next week.

  4. Alex @ Operation Skinny Jeans

    These are some great (and timely!) tips for the holiday season! I’m currently working on my holiday plan, because I definitely tend to overeat at holidays (especially when my granny’s the one doing the cooking!). I’ve pretty much decided that I’m going to limit myself to SMALL portions (not half-a-plate-sized portions) and use a smaller plate.

    I definitely feel your pain about giving up dairy…I’m giving it up for a couple of weeks because I think I’m lactose intolerant and I want to see how I feel without it. I’m expecting it to be hard…it’s my favorite food group! Best of luck to you!
    Alex @ Operation Skinny Jeans recently posted..What I’m Hoping To Get Out Of Weight Loss/An Experiment

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love your tip about the SMALLER PLATE! That’s a good one! It makes it harder to overeat. 🙂

  5. I ❤ 2 Eat

    I’m so with you on this! Something happened right before Thanksgiving, then we went to visit family and ate a ton.While my husband got sick and lost a bunch of weight from food poisoning/flu, I worried and ate. And the clothes are tight. I’ve been sick myself over the past few days and haven’t felt like watching what I eat or working out. Hence my latest post on reinventing yourself…haha. 🙂
    I ❤ 2 Eat recently posted..Reinvent Yourself

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ooof, I hope you guys are feeling better! Sounds awful!

  6. Jess

    I’m having to get strict with my food intake 🙁 I am 2kg away from my goal weight and I am stuck. I want to meet my goal before my holiday in January so I only have 5 weeks to lose the last 2kg. I have been eating a bit more than usual, so I am being very honest with my tracking. My weight hasn’t budged in weeks. At least I know I can maintain!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sorry you are stuck! That’s the worst. Have you tried changing up your exercise?

      1. Jess

        Thanks for thinking of that! I recently started a boot camp to change things up. I still do my usually boxing (the love of my life) and weights (whom I have an affair with), but the boot camp twice a week gives me a bit of a change.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Sometimes just changing things up wakes the body up. Good luck!

  7. Kassi

    Hi Lisa!

    It’s been a while since I’ve commented on your posts, but I still read them every day :). I just wanted to say you’re doing an awesome job with the planning! I’m having some problems myself with gaining some weight back.

    Early this year I started getting much better about going to the gym (something about this office job helped me put on a decent amount of weight — sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week?!) and my eating habits. I was able to shed something like 20 pounds and felt great. I think I’ve unfortunately put most of it back on. I’d like to get down about 30 pounds from my current weight. The snacking makes such a difference! I’ve been trying to only bake really healthy treats and have those around, plus fruit for when I have a sweet tooth. That seems to help a lot.

    It’s hard around the holidays, but we know how much better we feel! It just takes a little extra work to get the cycle going again, but once you’re there, it’s easy as pie. Right? I think so. Even with a few slip ups here and there, as long as the overall habits are on the good side, you have no reason to be down on yourself! Go Lisa! Go us 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s always nice to hear from you, Kassi!

      Sitting at a desk job definitely doesn’t help with staying active. Not only do we sit all day, but sitting makes us feel lazier. I know I always feel MORE tired after doing no activities. Walking during my lunch break helps a lot.

      Thanks for your support!

  8. Deb

    A few weeks ago, I was gaining and losing the same 2 pounds week after week. Why? Because I kept finding myself nibbling on stuff and not recording it. I just overlooked it like it didn’t count. Obviously it did, and I’ve battened down the hatches again to get back on track.

    The smaller plate tip up there is a good one. I may need to try that with certain dishes I always over-eat.
    Deb recently posted..Monday Day 416 Food Diary

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep, it’s so easy to trick our brain into thinking “this bite doesn’t count!”

  9. Tiffany

    Food Creep is such a great term! I finally started actually tracking what I’m eating today, and I can already see the problems – 1. I completely underestimate calories eaten, and 2. I graze: bites here and bites there… it adds up pretty quickly! I know you’ll fit into that skirt again!
    Tiffany recently posted..Weigh-In Wednesday Dec. 5

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YEP! Me too! Underestimating calories! UGH

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