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Crossing the Finish Line

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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  1. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    GREAT JOB! That is quite the accomplishment 🙂

  2. Bruce Lundy

    Wow–this post really moved me. I know how huge it is for me that I did this, and to read what it means for you is really inspiring.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Bruce! I know everyone’s journey is different and for me I had a lot of emotions surrounding finishing. I’m happy to have met you guys! It was an amazing experience.

  3. Colleen

    You are amazing! I have really enjoyed reading about your experience with Hood to Coast. Congratulations!

  4. Ivie

    Awesome Job, you accomplished what few will and have! I am proud of you, as I’m sure all your readers, friends, and family are!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It felt really good to cross that finish line!

  5. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    Yay Lisa!!!!! I’m so proud of you!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

  6. C

    Congrats!!! Awesome Job!!! I am so happy for you!! What an accomplishment.

  7. Carbzilla

    OMG – I totally cried reading this!!!! Good for you! You really pulled yourself through the most difficult part. I’m so glad you could take pride in you accomplishments!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Tiff! Trust me–it took all my power not to cry as I crossed the finish line. I waited until I got home and then cried like a baby. 🙂 Of course Michael teased me, too.

  8. Kassi

    Reading through your hood 2 coast experience has been really really really motivating. You did such a good job of conveying your emotions, I felt like I was there with you. When I finally got to the end of this post and watched the video, I had tears in my eyes. I know we’ve never met, but I feel so close to you and proud of you! I am so happy for you Lisa. I bet it felt incredible. Job well done. Thank you for the inspiration, you are amazing.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Kassi. That means a lot to me. Some friends in my life didn’t act like what I was doing was a big deal and it was for me…I came a long way!

  9. kat

    WooooooHooooooo! That was awesome!!! Know how inspirational you are!

  10. XLMIC

    Really just incredible! Thanks so so so much for sharing your journey 🙂

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  14. Roxanne

    Thank You for sharing your Hood To Coast story. I had tears streaming down my face when I finished reading.
    This blog has been a wonderful source of support and I truly appreciate reading about your journey.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Aw! Thank you Roxanne. It was definitely an emotional experience for me. How did you find my blog? Are you running HTC?

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