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Why Can’t I 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. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    For me snacking was (and is) the biggest problem. Just a few too many calories. It adds up so much faster than you think.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Agreed. I am a snack-monster. 🙁

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I like this list of questions – I think it’s pretty eye opening to really take a look and dissect your eating and fitness habits. With Weight WAtchers they say when you hit a plateau, its normally because you’re following the plan more loosely. Once you “know” what to do, you stop measuring so closely or counting those bites, licks, and tastes – and it really does add up!

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Very true…when my weight starts to fluctuate, I remind myself that I tend to “snack” and not write it down. 🙂

  3. Tina @ Gotta Run Now

    Good points! There have been times when I’ve jotted down every bit of food I ate. That’s tiresome so it was a good way to cut down on the snacking.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      Having an iPhone app makes the calorie counting sooo much easier.

  4. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Wow, so many variables! At the end of the day, it’s calories in vs. calories out. Keeping track is so important.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I agree. If I’m gaining or not losing weight, it’s usually because I’ve gotten lazy about counting calories.

  5. Curt

    Very good and detailed post.

    Of all those things that you listed, the ONE THING (cause we all want to know that one thing right? :P) that helped me start seeing massive results was when I started to document my diet.

    You’d be amazed at how many little things we have throughout the day that you don’t think add up, but they do. By simply tracking everything, I really got a chance to see what was going with my diet.

    And here’s an important note, it’s so insanely important to track everything that you eat. From that one piece of candy to that incredible salad. We tend to just forget about the little bad things and yet, it’s those little bad things that are making the difference.

    Document it, don’t worry about being judged and analyze at the end of the week.

    It will make all the difference!



    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for your insightful comment. I am totally with you about the documentation. And it IS difficult not to judge ourselves while we do it, but it’s an important part of being accountable. Keeping a “running log” of calories in your head isn’t quite the same as seeing at the ACTUAL number. Numbers don’t lie!

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