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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. emmaclaire

    Sounds like you’re taking great care of everybody, Lisa! I remember being very hungry during breastfeeding as well, but I didn’t watch myself as carefully as you are, and that’s how I ended up 60 lbs. overweight (can you still call it baby weight when they’re in middle school?? LOL) Mindfulness and easing back into it all will just pay off so much in the long run. That baby boy sure is adorable!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I saw my midwife yesterday and she actually suggested I eat more calories than I am because of breastfeeding. Right now I’m eating around 2000 calories a day. She suggested I bump it up to 2300 a day and see how that goes. Basically, watch my milk supply and see what calorie count works well. I will try to experiment with that and see.

  2. Lori

    Oh man that food looks really good LOL! I think I must be hungry.

  3. Kate |

    Have you tried snacking vegetables like carrots, stripes of pepper, celery, or radishes. This is even better solutions than fighting with temptation using fruits containing sugars. Hunger goes away when your stomach is full. Filling it with vegetables is not only safe caloriewise, but also contributes loads of fiber, vitamins and minerals to breastfiding mother.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are so right. Veggies are a great snack. I have been eating raw cauliflower like crazy the last few weeks for some reason. No idea why I’m craving it!

  4. Beth

    Hi Lisa! I think you’re doing great this close to Logan’s birth day! Maybe some protein snacks like string cheese, cottage cheese, nuts would help you out.

    Losing very slowly on Weight Watchers (15 lbs) but glad to be back at it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good suggestions. I have some cashews I’ve been snacking on and we have tons of string cheese so I just need to remember that we have those items!

      Great job losing weight on WW. How do you like the new plan? I’ve been hearing mixed things from friends.

      1. Beth

        I think tracking is key — whatever you’re doing! The sugary snacks are higher so it keeps you away from them generally.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          My friend was telling me about that. What used to be certain points is now like double. It sounds hard.

  5. Karen P

    I’m glad you are eating real food. You and hubster eating real food will help you all, including your son escape many of the modern diseases that have our children leaving the earth before we do.

    I’m maintaining in menopause, keeping 64 of 70 pounds off. over 4 years now. Amazing. Here’s to you getting back to your best health weight and for changing up anything you need to do as you age. My 20’s and 30’s were EZ street. My 40’s and 50’s were much more of a challenge.

    I wish I had eaten real food when my teenager was little. I could have impacted both her and myself much better. Ah well, better late than never. Onward

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree. Eating real food is best. I definitely feel better when I eat the stuff I used to eat (as opposed to the convenient foods like protein and granola bars). It just needs to become habit again.

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