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It Didn’t Start That Way: Part 2, Food

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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4 Comments

  1. Bethh

    It sounds like your therapist is doing a good job, supporting you while you dig through a lot of layers and thoughts and behaviors! It’s really interesting to read this and I hope you keep sharing this part of your journey.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh good! I worried it was boring and not interesting. 🙂

  2. Bea

    This is so much me! I am 45 now and I think I’m having perimenopause symptoms and my whole body is changing again and at the same time I’m breaking out of my old mindsets and eating habits. It’s a journey. Especially getting my mind around the idea that eating 1400-1600 calories a day for ten years to keep me thinner showed that my body did not want to be that size.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I really appreciate your comment! I am the same way. It took me a long time to realize that a really low calorie number was not fueling me well in the my body or my mind. I think back to both times I hit plateaus that were really really hard to break out of and it was the exact the same weight both times (170 pounds). Sure, I managed to lose that last 20 the first time but it was with overexercising and really cutting my calories.

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