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Hello New Readers!
As a result of the Womansday.com and Yahoo! Health articles I’ve gotten a lot of new readers to my site. The FIRST magazine article brought even more. First, thank you so much for checking out my website after reading the article. Second, I am really happy to be able to share my story with so many people. I know a lot of people out there can relate to wanting to lose a significant amount of weight.
I’m Lisa, 30 years old and I live in Portland, Oregon. I’m originally from Seattle. I live with my boyfriend Michael and two cats (one is referred to as Fat Kitty–he has a bit of a chubby belly these days).
Despite the recent press and having a blog, I am actually quite shy. It’s a strange feeling to suddenly be exposed for the world to see. Strangers, coworkers, family, friends: now they are all aware of what I’ve done.
Most of my 2o’s were spent being significantly overweight and eventually obese. A wake up call regarding diabetes and high blood pressure was the shake up I needed to make a change.
I counted my calories.
I swam laps in the nearby community pool.
I eventually started using the elliptical machine at the gym.
Those things propelled me forward in my journey to lose over 100 pounds. It was a slow process. I wasn’t expecting to lose the weight over night. But seeing immediate progress on the scale motivated me to keep going!
DO NOT FEEL DISCOURAGED. Make small changes. Join Weight Watchers. Join a gym. When you see progress, you will be motivated to keep trying!
This blog is partly about how I lost 110 pounds. It’s ALSO about how I am maintaining that weight loss. It’s been over 2 years now since I stepped on that scale 100 pounds lighter and my lifestyle has changed completely.
Instead of weekends spent on the couch, I ride my bike. I hike. I run epic races like Hood to Coast.
A recent running injury forced me to take a break. I did not give up on my lifestyle faced with this challenge. Instead, I continue to swim and I started lifting weights 2-3 times a week. In just one month I’ve lost 4 pounds and my body has been transformed in ways I didn’t expect.
I hope you stay and read more. I’m not a nutritionist and I don’t offer a quick fix to losing 100 pounds. My goal is to inspire you. If I could do it, you can do it!