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Another Year Gone By

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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33 Comments

  1. Marc

    Lisa – you are half the woman you used to be. Congratulations! 🙂
    Marc recently posted..Onederland – You’re so vein!

  2. rae

    Lisa, I feel like food addictions are like all addictions. An alcoholic is said to never be cured. IT is on going awareness and it is hard. Many people have stories about how they lost weight and it seems like a celebration and then they go away- like so many stories of people on biggest loser, you find out later they put the weight back on. It is so fantastic that you share how you keep it off. So good to know it is hard work and on going. Thank you and congratulations!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am feeling the same way. I go through phases where it gets SO EASY and then I go through phases where I definitely struggle. I do believe this will be the way it is forever.

  3. Biz

    Congrats on 5 years of maintaining! It’s funny, since I started Insanity and planned all my workouts, not doing it was not an option.

    When I lost my original 70 pounds I never lost sight of the goal, even with WEEKS of plateaus – but in the end I lost 70 pounds in 14 months.

    What’s different I think this time around is that I am being consistent – day in – day out – nothing fancy. Eating the right food drinking water and moving. I know that by continuing to do this I’ll get to my goal again! 😀 Thanks for continuing to inspire Lisa!
    Biz recently posted..Rudy’s Copycat BBQ Sauce and WI

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Consistency is key. With my injury this year, lots of people have asked me if I stopped working out. Nope. I still worked out 5 days a week, the fitness level just changed. I wanted to stay with my normal routine because time has shown me that consistency is what works. So instead of an intense spin class, I did yoga. Instead of running, I lifted weights. There was always SOMETHING I could do!

  4. Jeff C

    I’ve only just discovered your blog a few months ago, and I’d like to say that you do in fact inspire me to lose weight and be healthy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for reading Jeff; I’m glad you’ve found some inspiration!

  5. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Congratulations on maintaining your weight loss for 5 years!

    I lost a substantial amount of weight about 7 years ago after gaining a lot of weight in a short, very stressful period of my life. I’m definitely an emotional/stress eater and while I am in a good place most of the time, when life gets stressful, I still really have to watch myself…
    Andrea@WellnessNotes recently posted..Summer Fun

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I can relate. I am an emotional eater too and the death of my grandfather when I was 17 was the start of my weight gain. I have to watch myself too.

  6. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    I just want to say congratulations! Cheers to you!
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..Stone Tap – Hudson, WI

  7. James

    This is the first time that I have left a comment, even though I have been a leng time reader. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. You have been an inspiration to me. Thanks for all that you do and for your sensible approach.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for reading, James, I’m glad I was able to inspire you!

  8. Amy

    Wow! You have such a great inspirational story. You are now such an encouragement to so many more. I have only known the present you, and you are living free. I love that about you as you portray that on your blog!
    Amy recently posted..EatingMyWayThru Hood River….Again

  9. Coco

    Keeping weight off is hard work, but all of those ways you’ve changed should make it easier. I don’t track my food anymore, but I am very deliberate about my choices and have come to prefer the healthier choices.
    Coco recently posted..Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Recipe

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I prefer the healthier choices too.

  10. Karen P

    Congrats, Lisa!!! Total awesomeness- 5 years is a majorly significant goal. Keep up the good work. So fun to see your photos, travels and now your engagement. Whole other life- so fun.
    Karen P recently posted..Weight Maintenance- a year and a half later- feeling pretty awesome

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’d like to think that it gets easier from here…
      And yes, it definitely feels like a different life sometimes!

  11. Elizabeth

    What an accomplishment to make it to five years of health and happiness. It is so important to make time for yourself which is where I sometimes fail. As a mother, it can be extremely hard to find the time to exercise but not impossible.

    You are such an inspiration! Way to Go!
    Elizabeth recently posted..To Run or Not to Run

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love this —> “As a mother, it can be extremely hard to find the time to exercise but not impossible.”
      HARD but not IMPOSSIBLE!!

  12. Lori

    Congratulations Lisa! You are an inspiration to us all. And you know – blogs evolve into whatever you want them to be. They change just as we do!
    Lori recently posted..Bagels and orchids

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am so glad you are still blogging about maintenance Lori! It’s nice to know I’m not alone. 🙂

  13. Jess

    I hope you don’t quit the blog! You’re one of my fave bloggers 🙂

    BTW I went to a street food festival today. Some of the top chefs/restaurants and in Auckland crowded into a huge, old shipping shed and used the bare minimum to create amazing, top quality street food. It was just as amazing as it sounds!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds like so much fun!

  14. Kay Lynn

    I’m still on my journey but stories like yours are so inspirational that I hope you don’t stop blogging… ever! Congratulations on five years of your new life.
    Kay Lynn recently posted..Review: Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips #GiantFlavor

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Five years of my new life! Love it!

  15. L

    Congratulations on FIVE years. You ROCK, Lisa. Keep going, keep believing in yourself, and don’t you dare quit sharing with us before the wedding! I read your blog all the time. I just don’t leave a comment, but wanted to on this occasion.
    L recently posted..What to do with Wheat

  16. L

    BTW: Love the new comment format. Before, it was wayyy hard to get through. Now easy. Yay!
    L recently posted..What to do with Wheat

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Maybe there was an update on the plugin? I haven’t changed it…..

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