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Why Wednesday – Why I Want to Inspire You

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. Lisa @ I'm an Okie

    Great post!

    I love that you did the old fashioned way. No pills, no surgeries, no crazy diets, no whining. Just healthy and hard work.

    THats inspirational to me.

  2. Shrinking mommy of 2

    I also have done it the old fashion way. I know how hard it is. (I have only lost 83lbs) You are in inspiration by doing the Hood to Coast. You are simply amazing!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      83 pounds is not “only”! That’s fantastic!

  3. Carbzilla

    Say YES to the magazines (but pick the best one!). You deserve the attention and there are so many folks out there who need your insights!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s weird but kind of exciting too!

  4. Morgan @ healthy happy place

    love this post, great insight!!!

    I was inspired to change when I hit rock bottom with my eating disorder. I knew that if I didn’t change, I would die, and that just wasn’t an option.

    Much like you, I look at life and food much differently now than I did before. I value my body now and treat it with respect, and I treat my family and friends much better because of this.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Very well put. And once we look at food differently we can’t go back!

  5. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Wow – what a great and inspiring post! Thankyou for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. paula

    Totally enjoyed reading this post and it’s my first visit here. I’ve often asked myself the question”what type of blogger am i?” My answer is similar to yours.

    I’ve lost 45 pounds but I can identify with loving to run, loving to be active. Haven’t quite mastered the calorie counting and knowing my portions but I’m not giving up. I’ll get there. slow and steady.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      But trying to do it is what counts. You’ll get there!

  7. C

    Yes, you TRULY are an inspiration to me. I love that you lost the weight your weigh and not with some gimmick. I love the fact that you are a runner and remain active. It gives me great hope.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad! That makes me happy!

  8. Becky

    Each post you do is inspiring! For anyone with weight to lose (whether it is 100 lbs or 10 lbs), seeing the results from hard work and determination is wonderful. I’m so glad you made the decision years ago to make the journey and write a blog so we could come along too.

  9. Rachel

    You’ve absolutely been an inspiration to me. I think when we first found each other on Facebook a few years ago you had just hit your goal weight and I told you how amazing you were then, and I still think so today. I love reading your posts and seeing how active you are and all the amazing fitness related activities you do. I know I can do it because someone else has been there and done it too. And youโ€™re so honest and truthful about how hard it is, but also how rewarding it can be to stick with it and overcome the obstacles.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Rachel. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been watching your progress on FB too and I love seeing you post about your experiences at the gym. You’re doing weight watchers, right? How do you like it?

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