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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. Cindy

    In 1998, I tripped over some tree roots in the pitch black and tore ligaments in my ankle. I was in an aircast for a few weeks and on crutches for 2. This was before I started working out regularly. I was bummed b/c I couldn’t drive for 2 weeks and I couldn’t enjoy walks either.

    I have had a knot in the muscle of my left shoulder since I started teaching. When I saw a chiro regularly, he worked on it. I went to PT in the US and in the UK and I had far better experience in the US. In the UK she gave me some exercises and sent me on my way. In the US I had massage, heat, Estim- the works. It still bothers me some, but as long as I watch my posture, I’m ok.

    The last injury is the knee one. I wish I had gone to PT sooner! I kept figuring whatever it was would heal on its own, so I downgraded my workouts. If I had just called the PT service last fall, I could have been feeling better sooner! I really should know better!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh wow, that’s horrible! Lots of injuries. I’m glad with the most recent you are doing the PT, even if it took you a long time to see someone. I understand that. I keep hoping my injuries will heal themselves and won’t be an issue. When it drags on and on it’s hard to ignore it anymore. 🙁

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Oh boy, my injury history would probably be too much for a comment box. lol. ITB, Runner’s Knee, muscle balances, shin splints, turf toe, plantar fasciatis. The list is pretty extensive, unfortunately. Live and learn. Apparently, like my mom used to tell me, I like to learn the hard way.

    I’ve been better about it more recently, but back in the day, I used to push myself WAY too hard. I’ve had to learn to listen better, allow recovery, and yoga has been a huge help.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh man, you sound like me! I agree, it’s probably pushing myself too hard too. Glad you’ve lived and learned, too bad we both learned it the hard way.

      What is turf toe?

  3. Marc

    My injury history started as a toddler. Most of the other was lifestyle related in being in the wrong place at the wrong time (the stabbing was a bad day), oh and a car wreck in the Philippines where I was a passenger in a taxi. But that’s a life I no longer live. Now I’m just a retired young senior trying to slowly get fit. You can do it Lisa. You just have to be patient and not rush recovery. Good luck in your recovery. You are a mentor to many invisible readers:)
    Marc recently posted..Changing our health one day at a time for better or worse

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh my gosh! A stabbing?? A car accident in a foreign country? Scary! Sounds like you’ve lived several lifetimes. 🙂

      I’ve gotten used to taking it easy now. Not that I like it, but I’m used to it. I appreciate the support. And I love the term “invisible readers”. 🙂

  4. Miz

    I am verrrry talented.
    I GOTS ME AN INJURY OF HARD CORE RUNNERS when I wasnt running a step or exercising all that much.
    Im talented that way :0)
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh wow, that’s harsh. LOL!

  5. Joanne

    I’ve had two stress fractures and countless muscle injuries (hamstrings, IT band, peroneal tendinitis…really, if it exists, I’ve probably had it) so I totally know how you feel! With my first stress fracture, I was a mess and insisted on continuing to exercise through it…which is why it didn’t heal for 9 months. Since then, I’ve learned when it’s better to back off because a few weeks off from running/working out is definitely better than MONTHS of it!
    Joanne recently posted..Recipe: Black Olive Gougeres and Smoky Red Lentil Dip

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh no, that sounds so painful. I think it’s good you’ve learned to rest for a few weeks. That’s the lesson I’ve learned with THIS injury too. I followed what the doctors and PT said–they never once said take 6 weeks off and rest my knees and I wish they’d told me that in October. 🙁

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