Diet is a Life Thief

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. Bea

    I hear you. I feel so much better not tracking calories. I still wear my heart rate strap during peloton workouts so I can not increase the pace when my heart rate is high enough. But I’m trying to shift my mind set to moving my body because I love my body and exercising feels good. And it does feel good! But the mental shift from having to make up for calories in is hard.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love your comment! It is such a good goal and one I am trying to work my way to. And I agree, the HRM is good for staying in a specific zone during your workout.

  2. emmaclaire

    Wow – it truly is a huge mind-shift, isn’t it? I was just on a vacation and I do fine making reasonable food choices (yes, an ice cream cone is okay – one every day for 5 days, maybe not such a good idea) and exercising when/if I can squeeze it in, but as soon as I’m back home, I’m back on the tracking train. I can envision giving up the calorie counting, but the Garmin…well…that would be tough! Food for thought, pardon the pun!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it takes baby steps. So lately I’ve been still using my Garmin, but I am not checking the calorie count afterwards. A few times I even forgot! So it’s starting to work for me…

  3. Lisa

    I’m catching up and reading the posts I’ve missed.
    Wow, this spoke to me. If I don’t wear my step tracking watch when I go on a walk have I really even walked?? I’m working through this too.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it a hard mental thing to give up!!?? I am still working on it but I am getting better. I wear my watch for walks and such and use it but I often forget to check how many calories I burned afterwards.

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