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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 Glamour.com.

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  1. Jess

    Besides trying to become fit and healthy I am a uni student. That takes up the bulk of my time. But in my down time I like to do puzzles and watch crime dramas. I don’t know how I would define myself, besides busy! I get bored if I’m not doing something.

    What do I love about myself? The fact that now I can run 3 minutes without stopping. This is big for me! I’m loving the runners legs that are developing! A good relationship with food? Not yet, but I’m getting there. Like you, I like to eat real food. A steak and salad with potato, thats my idea of a meal. But allowing myself to see that there aren’t good and bad foods, just foods that you should eat more or less often, that is a struggle for me!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for sharing. I love crime dramas too. Reading or watching. πŸ™‚ Congrats on being able to run 3 miles without stopping! That’s amazing and such a great accomplishment! Enjoy the feeling. πŸ™‚

  2. Carbzilla

    Geneen Roth is awesome. I’ve been reading her for years. She has helped me through a lot of tough times.

    I’ve definitely been in a place where if my exercise were taken away from me I’d be lost, but then I moved on to other things. Some good, some not so good. I’m glad that you have swimming as a fallback, and I can totally understand how you would miss the high of running. I’m getting some of my weightlifting high back and am realizing how much I missed it.

    Hang in there!

  3. Ashley

    This is a great post and something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Does weight loss have to be at the center of your identity to succeed and maintain your healthy weight? Or at some point do you go on to be a “normal” person with a “normal” attitude about food? Weight loss and fitness are certainly not my only interests, but they do take up a lot of my time and thoughts.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Have you figured out the answer yet? I surely haven’t! πŸ˜‰

  4. J

    Just found your blog. Very inspirational. Just beginning my journey. Trying to stand firm. Thanks for the book review. It really spoke to me.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good luck on your journey! I really liked the Roth books and am reading more of them.

  5. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    Wow. I don’t even know what I’d say about my hobbies if I eliminate everything fitness / health related. I like cooking and being creative in the kitchen, but that passion stemmed out of healthy living… i guess happy hour? haha. pathetic!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad I’m not alone in this boat!! I used to be a writer. I read a lot. I love movies. But those are all sedentary things!

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