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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 Glamour.com.

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8 Comments

  1. Carbzilla

    Some people are never happy no matter what. You don’t strike me as one of those people, but it’s easy to fall into an unhappiness hole. I thought anti-depressants might help me out of the hole, but they really didn’t. So I just keep throwing things at the wall to see what sticks: exercise, juicing, Vitamin B, talking with friends, going to the movies. I know I feel happy when I’m valued and when I feel people are supportive so I try to find that. Practicing gratitude helps immensely. Remember Happiness is always a relative term. I don’t believe it’s a single destination.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Winter is harder for me but Vitamin B and Vitamin D help. Exercise helps. But lately I’ve been feeling burned out on that too. I agree, when you feel valued, it’s easier to be happy!

  2. jenny

    You have a goal of a wedding in the future. Just enjoy the moment of planning etc. It goes away and soon you’ll realize that all you did for months was plan the wedding and believe it or not you’ll miss the process. Enjoy it. Find a hobby away from exercise. I exercise 5 days a week, I need my down time. I workout right after work then rush home to my huge puppy (great dane) and then rush straight to my sewing room. I started out making cute little tote bags or diaper bags for friends who were expecting. Then after watching my sister use the diaper bag I made her to mop up the rain off of the football stadium bleachers I realized I needed to sew something that would last a lifetime. I started quilting. I’ve made absolutely beautiful keepsakes for my family. The best part is I start the project and it eventually ends which gives me time to focus on something else before I start another one. Your a positive thinker you’ll be just fine.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the comment and encouragement, Jenny! I think you are right about having another hobby. I’ve been thinking about that for awhile now. I love reading and read all the time but I need another hobby beyond that.

  3. Mary Ellen Quigley

    I will admit that I too have the idea that I will be happy when I am skinny. The reason is that my weight hinders me so much. If I have more energy and feel better, I will be happy. You are right – I should be happy now. That’s hard to do.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is hard to do. Hopefully you can find some happiness along the way.

  4. emmaclaire

    How about turning your efforts back to your book? I know it was a nasty set-back when your up-to-date version was stolen, would that be something you could focus on for a while?

    I do have to admit this suggestion has a selfish motive – I’m anxious to see your writing get published!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Emma Claire! I’ve been avoiding thinking about the book because every time I do I get upset about the break in. But you are right, I need to get back at it.

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