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Weight Loss Pet Peeves

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. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    I am with you on the cereal. I grew up eating cereal every morning for breakfast and I was always “starving” by 10am, even in I had multiple bowls. I, too, ate the sugary stuff. But even after I started eating more healthfully in my adulthood, I didn’t find the healthier cereals any more filling. So, like you, it’s a rare occasion to buy a box.

    But I didn’t know about the serving sizes! How evil and dishonest!

    And that lady seriously does that in your yoga class? I’m surprised the yoga instructor doesn’t talk to her or kick her out. It’s not only rude but against everything that yoga is supposed to be!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES!!! She’s missing the entire point of yoga. 😛

  2. Jenny

    Preach! I completely agree with cereal. I lost 100 pounds and in order to keep the number down I do not buy certain foods because I have no self control. I cannot eat just one serving of cereal then my blood sugar is out of whack and I am hungry in a hour. Now I eat leftovers or eggs.

    And I agree with the yoga lady. I have the same thing except she is late and leaves early. It messes me up. I pray she does not put her mat down by me. The only worse thing I have experienced at this gym is the Pilates instructor who does not illustrate the exercises by doing them with us. Instead she walks around and barks orders.

    I love your blog! Thanks for the honesty.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I do the same thing. “Please don’t sit by me, please don’t…” haha

  3. Deb

    I have people who sit on equipment and text or talk on their phones. I also hate the woman (its always a woman) who bring a book and read while they are on the bikes. That’s not the problem. I read on the bike a lot. But I remember to keep pedaling and maintain my pace. These ladies stop pedaling and read for an hour or so just taking up space.

    I also really dislike the guys who bring someone in to photograph them which they “work out” when they are really just posing with equipment. They are always in someone’s way and they don’t sem to care about inconveniencing anyone.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! It’s so frustrating, especially at peak times when machines are hard to come by.

  4. CARLA

    ok I feel badly saying this BUT BUT BUT when I used to go to the GYM the MEN WHO GRUNTED when LIFTING ((loudly)) made me nuts.

  5. Sara

    Cereal is the biggest rip off nutrition wise! If I eat cereal I EAT CEREAL, ya know? like 3 servings. And I still feel unsatisfied so most of the time I just pass on the cereal and eat the eggs. I think I mostly eat 1 serving of cereal as a treat/snack plain or if we are traveling and staying at a hotel and I feel like treating myself or not tracking *lol*

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes it’s such a bummer! I always feel ripped off when I eat it.

  6. Beth

    The only cereal I buy/eat now is Grape nuts or low fat granola — 2 tablespoons is 1 point on Weight Watchers and I like to have some crunch on my yogurt and fruit for breakfast so it’s worth the point. I feel like I haven’t had an actual bowl of cereal in years!

    I’m with you on the grunting. A few years ago during some of the times that I was at the gym there was an older man there on the eliptical and he would always be in pants and a jacket and while he was working out he would keep chanting “you can do it Phil” to himself. It was funny but annoying.

    It grosses me out when people are dripping sweat all over a machine – I agree with you I clean them before I get on!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh the machines are gross. I totally wipe everything down before and after I use it.

  7. Biz

    That’s one of the reasons I have a food scale and measuring cups at work – it’s so easy to “eye ball” 1/2 a cup of rice, when in actuality it is a cup!

    Gym pet peeve: an older woman SCRAPES the dead skin off of her feet and all the dead skin just stays on the floor – gross!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ok that is just vile!! Who does that?!

  8. Joy @ WhatIWeighToday

    You are right on about cereal. I can clearly remember the moment I realized that cereal was some kind of corporate conspiracy to make people fat. I was working an office job that started at 8 am and I had a long commute. So I was eating breakfast at my desk when I got to work. I was on this supposedly high protein cereal kick at the time. I drank it with soy milk. And even though I was eating breakfast at 8 am I was famished again by 10. I just realized suddenly it was not right, it was the wrong thing to eat for breakfast, and I haven’t bought one box of cereal every since. Me and eggs are BFFs.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Protein works so much better!

  9. Coco (@Got2Run4Me)

    Oh, wow, I’ve never weighed a measured portion of cereal. I’m afraid to find out!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It will totally ruin cereal for you…

  10. Sayid Mansour

    Ugh. We’ve been deceived. Unbelievable!

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