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February 2013 Goals

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. Roz@weightingfor50

    Good luck with the February goals Lisa! I’m sure you’ll nail them all!!!! Have a good Friday.
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  2. Em

    For February I am attempting a mostly paleo diet, lowering my cardio, and increasing my heavy lifting. I’m hoping to get some more muscle definition and lose some fat. I’m also doing my first ever before/after pics (I still wish I’d done some at the start of this magical 4+ year journey).
    Good luck on your goals!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good plan. My next goal is to also reduce cardio and increase lifting. But I didn’t want to do that for February because I knew it would skew my results of the diet.

  3. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Great goals! I think it will be interesting to see how dairy and gluten free go for you. Don’t be discouraged by the scale! Tweaking your diet and beginning a “back to running” program will definitely jump start things in the right direction. 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope so. Today was the first day in awhile where I REALLY really wanted to run. Like I used to.

  4. Beth @ Running with the Sunrise

    Cutting down on alcohol consumption in social situations is so hard, and it sounds like you did a pretty good job of keeping your goal. Good luck with your February goal! My big goal for February is to attend yoga class 4 times a week.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a lofty goal! Good luck!

  5. Nick Goodall

    Don’t be so hard on yourself! Seems to me like you had a great January, and any progress is good progress, so that’s something I’d smile about!

    I admire your goals, and I wish you the best of luck and diligence for this month! The completely dairy and gluten free seems like a good challenge, if I did that I think I’d have to cheat a little bit, I love my eggs to much! 😀

    Have a great month 🙂
    Nick Goodall recently posted..January Wrap-Up, What I’ve Done

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for the encouragement, Nick. And good news! Eggs are lactose-free! You can eat them. http://www.livestrong.com/article/378258-are-eggs-lactose-free/

  6. Sara

    My monthly goals are to get to my goal weight (I’m 1# away!), continue my new healthy routines I’m following with Weight Watchers, and working on improving my Crossfit skills that I can do but not super well. And continue to fit into my wedding dress at the final fitting this month.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Only one pound away?! AWESOME!!! You must be really excited. I’m sure your dress will fit wonderfully.

  7. Stacie @ Snaps and Bits

    Yay for one pound away! #1 would be very hard for me. We have a wine cellar and the hubs is always cracking a bottle of something I don’t want to miss!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wine would be a hard one to give up for me.

  8. Trevor

    I think you’ve set far more ambitious goals for this month than last. The nice thing about setting such lofty goals is that even if you miss your target, you still end up so much further ahead (not that you’ll be missing any, of course).

    As for myself, I have no goals. Nothing specific anyway. Just keep plugging along and get a little better at something each and every day.

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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Even if I try, I consider that a “win” in my book.

  9. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    After a few months off I’m also committing to running again…5K races in the spring are just too much fun. I also plan to FINALLY reach 100 pounds lost in the next couple months. I’m coming from a 6-month stalemate so I definitely get your weight frustrations!
    Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not recently posted..100 or bust

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good luck on your 5k and getting out of the weight loss rut. I know you can get there.

  10. Joanne

    These are some great goals! I’m definitely interested in following along as you go gluten- and dairy-free!
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  11. I ❤ 2 Eat

    I am also volunteering through work in Feb/Mar. Looking forward to it, too! Another goal is to go through 4 more weeks of the training program I’m following. 🙂

    Best of luck with your February goals!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      What kind of volunteering are you doing?

  12. evilcyber

    I wish you all the best on going dairy- and gluten-free. I admit, I couldn’t do it. A month without milk? The horror! 😀
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE milk. Love it. But I got used to not having very much of it when I first started losing weight because of the calorie count. I just wasn’t going to drink my calories. So I’m pretty used to it. But sour cream? Damn. 🙁

  13. scarlet

    Good luck with your goals! I really think you will notice a difference from not eating dairy. Going gluten-free didn’t make a big difference for me, which is why I went completely grain-free, but everyone is different! I’m looking forward to reading your updates on it. Don’t forget you can still order burgers when you go out, just ask for it “protein style” aka lettuce wrapped. Also, you can mash up an avocado with some salt and pepper for an easy, clean and smooth guacamole to replace sour cream. Also nuts work to replace cheese since they can be salty such as sunflower seeds instead of cheese on your salad. My February goals are to continue my exercise routine, go on at least one hike, and finish at least two of my half-finished art projects.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh yes, I’m a huge fan of skipping a bun and using lettuce. It’s messy but it tastes good.

  14. Yum Yucky

    Kittay kat volunteering sounds awesome. I’m allergic, so I could never do that, but the shelter suggested I donate needed kittay items/supplies as an alternative. Have a great February, Lisa! see ya on the Words board. 😉
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great! The shelter takes food and litter donations, too. I try and do that. I used to do a cat food drive every December in my old office. People donated cans of food that I took to the shelter. It was great.

      You are kicking my ass on Words. Dang!

  15. Sarah

    I think the only reason I was successful at limiting alcohol consumption is because we didn’t buy it and I only went to 2 happy hours this month. In February, this is going to be much harder!!!

    Can’t wait to hear about your adventure going dairy-free and gluten-free!
    Sarah recently posted..Wine Tour to Veramar and Notavia Vineyards

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, not going out a lot definitely HELPS!!! The temptation isn’t there.

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