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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. Carbzilla

    I’m so excited for you! This is GREAT! I always think life is good when you can combine work and whatever is your true passion. You are such an amazing inspiration, and this is the perfect opportunity for you.

    I’m the first one to say how problematic the workplace is, and I always gain weight at a new job. Right now I feed 40 people every day and as “an eater” it’s VERY hard to keep my own program on track. I’m dedicated again, but it’s my biggest challenge yet.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Tiff! I am excited to be able to participate in something at work that I know a lot about. I understand what you mean. It sounds like you have a lot of work lunches and those temptations can get hard to resist.

  2. Cindy

    That is so cool that your company is doing that and that you get to be a part of it. A million years ago when I worked at EMC they always matched donations for those of us who did the Walk for Hunger and offered transport for it, as well as paid for a meal afterwards. They also had gyms onsite at most of the office buildings as well, as well as showers. I think “little” things like that can go a long way and more people should definitely use them. I often would be the only person in the gym when I worked out there before work!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great that they matched money raised.

      Little things like that DO make a difference. I definitely feel happier that I have access to a gym and shower at work.

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    How exciting Lisa. I love when companies nurture their employees healthy living. I work in healthcare administration, and believe it or not, there is NO support from management for healthy employees. I understand that being a government funded organization, money needs to go to direct patient care rather than employee health, but little things like us trying to arrange weight watchers at work come in…and being told that we weren’t allowed to put posters up for it, and that there were no boardrooms they’d book for us once a week “in case something important comes up”, there was no support or spirit when a few of us tried to start a walking group, work/life balance is not addressed, and many are expected to work all hours…it’s actually quite sad. However, as much as I tried to change things, I can’t so I have my own supports and regimes outside of working hours.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a shame you don’t have support from management. When it’s a government job, it’s definitely more difficult. I’m running into similar issues. My company currently pays for an employee to have 8 weight watchers sessions, which is great, but most employees don’t even KNOW they have that perk!

      Good for you starting a walking group!

  4. mellissa

    I think this is a really great initiative that you are part of!! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope I have more to report soon. We’re still in the brainstorming phase.

  5. Ragemichelle

    I would LOVE it if we had incentive like this at work. How wonderful for you!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You should start mentioning it at your office. Maybe if you get enough people interested the company will do something similar.

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