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The “After” – 6 Year Anniversary

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. Carbzilla

    Happy Anniversary! This is such a huge milestone, and you’re so smart for realizing early that it’s important to stay on top off every single day. I have so much admiration for all your hard work. This is a great post (and I love that magazine photo!). Can’t wait for your wedding day! Hugs!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Tiff! I appreciate the support so much! Sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years…
      Can’t wait to see you guys! 39 days. 😀

  2. Biz

    So proud of you Lisa! I agree, it’s easy to slip into old habits – these past few weeks with my husbands health and back and forth from Mayo it was all I could do not to bury my head into a deep dish pizza!

    Can’t believe the wedding is only a month away – it seemed so far away!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I bet! You’ve been under a lot of stress and it’s easy to slip back into what is comfortable. Hang in there!

  3. Kelly @ Finding a Skinnier Me

    Happy anniversary! As someone starting out and still see’s my goal weight as something that is so out of this world, it was great to read this post and see someone who has made it to their goal weight. What an amazing amount of hard work!!!

    BTW, I can not believe your wedding is only a month away, WHAT?! I have been watching all the wedding planning but only a month to go, how exciting!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, when you are first starting out it’s hard to see the end game. You just can’t picture it. But you will get there!

      I know! 39 days!!!

  4. Beth

    Congrats Lisa – what a huge accomplishment. I was at goal weight for a minute – here I am back at it again. You seem to have really managed that lifestyle/balance thing we all strive for!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Beth!
      I think what has helped the most is two things: sticking with the calorie counting and exercise AND not denying myself stuff. The eating in moderation is sometimes hard but it’s better than giving up everything I love and then failing horribly.

  5. Lori

    Congratulations Lisa! I admire you. You do such a better job maintaining that I do 😀

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Lori! And I have to disagree. Where you excel is portion control. I am always so impressed with your food posts. I can tell you take great care to make sure you’re accurate.

  6. bethh

    I love reading about all your activities. I just started consistently counting calories for the first time in my life in February – thanks to having apps in the world that make it so easy, but also because I was finally willing to be honest with myself!

    I’ve found that counting calories is a HUGE motivator to get out there and exercise, to make room for extras like beer or the occasional dessert. I still don’t have a mental picture of my After – I don’t have a goal weight in mind but the BMI calculators think I should drop another 25 pounds to get into the normal range (I’m down 25 from the beginning of the year). That’s so hard to picture I’ve decided to focus on health and fitness and calories, not so much on clothing sizes and numbers on the scale.

    I really like reading about your very normal and lovely-seeming life – eating out, drinking alcohol, working out, all in a balance that works well for you. It’s nice to see that it’s entirely possible to have a fun active life AND maintain a desired weight level!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great! That was my goal for this blog. I wanted people to know that you could maintain weight loss and still enjoy stuff. It’s not all about restriction. And congrats on counting calories. I agree 100%–tracking calories is a big motivator for exercise. Thanks for the comment Beth!

  7. Karen P

    Congrats at 6 years, Lisa. Whoot! Whoot!!! Um… how about a current photo? You’ve had great current photos. Post one that’s more recent if you have time 🙂

    Good luck with your wedding and hope you can find some down time for yourself now and then.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sure, I will see if I have any recent ones. I haven’t been in front of a camera much lately.

    2. Lisa Eirene

      Oh! I just thought of a recent photo! This was a few weeks ago:

  8. Jennifer

    Congrats on six years! Such an inspiration!

  9. Kay Lynn

    Congratulations! I appreciate you sharing your story about maintenance. I’ve lost 49 pounds over the past two years and have another 30 to go but it’s coming off little by little. Like you did, I have high blood pressure and pre-diabetes but I’ve already cut my low dose blood pressure med in half; next step is eliminating it.

    Thank you!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s fantastic! You should be proud that your efforts are paying off.

  10. Paola Fuentes

    And you did a really great job. Happy Anniversary!

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