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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. Mary Ellen Quigley

    I like that you are making small, reachable goals for yourself. It’s a good way to get back on track. I wish you luck. It’s amazing how a few pounds can make such a big difference in how you feel.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is crazy how just a few pounds can make such a difference…

  2. Aleta

    %body fat makes a huge huge difference for me! It can make at least a clothing size in difference. If you’ve stopped weight workouts that might be the explanation (i.e., same weight but higher % body fat). 1 pound of fat just takes up more space than 1 pound of muscle.

  3. emmaclaire

    I, too, saw a number I haven’t seen in a while and it’s bothering me. I’ve cut out a few of the things that have crept into my diet and was happy to see a couple pounds less on last week’s weigh-in. It’s still 5 pounds over where I was last year at this time, and a current problem with my foot and hip make it difficult to run the pounds away. I admit I’m feeling pretty nervous about it, but I just need to track calories carefully, just like you said, and keep working out on my bike (yay Spring!) and the elliptical. It’s scary, though, because I see me putting it all back on overnight, though I know that’s ridiculous.

    Good luck with your goals, Lisa!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sorry to hear about your hip/foot. I know very well how discouraging injuries can be!

  4. Lori

    Well, the pants fitting issue could be that you lost some weight, but it didn’t come from the lower half of your body. We don’t necessarily lose weight all over or even from the same place each time. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to say “Okay body, please take the next 2 pounds off my butt” LOL!

    I just finished Yoni Freedhoff’s book and I think it really fits well with a maintainers life and gave me a bit of a kick in the pants as to what some of my struggles have been.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Interesting! Never thought of that. Perhaps the loss was from somewhere else… I’d prefer it disappear from my middle please…

  5. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    It’s funny what a difference a few pounds can make. I’m glad that the scale is moving in the right direction, and I’m sure you’ll be where you want to be very soon.

    I think gaining a bit of weight once in a while and re-learning how to deal with stressful situations is part of maintenance and normal. The key is not to let it go out of hand, which you didn’t. I also know that a small gain can have make quite a difference in how you feel about yourself and life in general. Whenever I gain some weight, I know something in my life is “off,” and it shows up as a small gain. It’s nothing like what it used to be years ago, but it’s still there and noticeable, probably more to me than to others. It’s a reminder to fix what’s going on, become more mindful again, and make me a priority.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I like that you use it as a barometer for something being off in your life. I think you are right on there. Things were unsettled, not the normal routine and the scale reflected that.

  6. Karen P

    Glad you are making a plan and acting on it, Lisa. One thing I learned over the 40 years of yo-yo weight was to change things up. What worked in my late 20’s/early 30’s didn’t necessarily work in my late 30’s and by the time mid- 40’s hit- I had to try a different approach all together.

    I cruised Yoni Freedhoff’s book ( I love his blog and tweets!) at the book store. I agree with a lot of it.

    Good luck and keep going. I know the hormone response (insulin/glucose) really really helped me to lose weight once I got into being a fat burner rather than a fat storage sort of hormone system. I had no idea that I could actually be leaner in my late 40’s than in my mid-20’s. Keep finding what works. It takes a while. And it does change…

    Getting your nutrition dialed in is key if you may start a family soon ( or not) . Kudos.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are the third person that has recommended that book! I will definitely be reading it soon.

  7. Carla

    my goal is simple this week: make it through 🙂
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