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5 Reasons to Lose Weight

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. Katie

    You could not have posted this at a better time. I’m only 25 and I’m overweight by about 60 pounds. I’d lost 30 before and gained it back. This second time around is way harder and I’m struggling. But, your post about having energy hit home. I’m young with no children and after working a 9 hour day I come home and I don’t have energy to cook, clean or do anything :(.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yay! Glad I have perfect timing. The second time losing weight can be harder and more discouraging but keep at it. Don’t let yourself feel overwhelmed. If 60 pounds is too big a number, try losing 20 first.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Love this!!!!!
    Roz@weightingfor50 recently posted..Birds of a feather….

  3. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    These are great reasons! My main one was to feel better physically and look better as well. I actually let people take pictures of me now. There are periods of my life I can’t remember very well, and don’t even have pics to look back on because I wouldn’t let people take them. That makes me pretty sad.
    Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run. recently posted..Gym Rats, Monsters and Food Trucks, Oh My!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hear ya! I don’t have a lot of photos of myself back then. I hid from the camera as much as I possibly could!

  4. Marc

    My motivation has changed. Now I am trying to build muscle whereas at the start of my journey it was all about getting the numbers down on the scale. Now it’s about getting the push ups and pull up numbers higher.
    Marc recently posted..Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it funny how that changes, Marc? My #1 concern was also losing weight and seeing the number on the scale shrink. Now it’s about something more.

  5. Jake Long

    These are great reasons. I especially like that you take into account looking good as a valid reason. The other reasons are more important in the long scheme of things, but looking good can be an excellent motivator. I love the note idea. Very smart. This is a very inspirational blog. I just found it, and I look forward to more great posts.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for your comment, Jake! Looking good is a great reason to lose weight, but I think it helps to have a “bigger” reason to keep it off!

  6. Diane Fit to the Finish

    Awesome post Lisa! Every single one of these is true!
    Diane Fit to the Finish recently posted..Reaching Your Goal Weight Is Not the End

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The best reason I can think of!

  7. Luli

    I lose weight without going to the gym by walking from home to school and office. I never use my car anymore, so I am saving money for gas. Then, I don’t eat at expensive restaurants and I cook my own food. I bring my food at school and at work, so I won’t get tempted to eat the costly junk foods at stores

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