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My First Holiday Season as a Loser

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. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I think the important thing for me was realizing that its a holi-DAY and not a holi-TWO MONTHS. I allow myself to go a little crazy (though less so than I did pre-weight loss, I’m sure) on both Thanksgiving and Christmas day, but I try to workout in the morning if I can and stay really on track the days leading up to and after the holiday.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      LOL! Good point! It’s one day not two months. 🙂

    2. Becca

      That’s such a great point! One thing I have definitely noticed is that my stomach has shrunk considerably, so I struggle to “pig out” like I used to.

      The biggest issue is when you drag the big eating out to the whole weekend, then the rest of the time off work, then over until New Year. I’ve certainly been guilty of convincing myself that it’s still the holiday period for some time!

  2. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    This is a HUGE problem for me as I’ve had issues with binge eating before. This year will also be my first year not eating meat so we’ll see how that goes, I already have some great ideas for healthy meatless dishes I’m going to make!

    As for the treats – oh the wonderful, buttery treats – I am going to try and just have a TASTE of everything. Half a buttertart, half a cookie etc. And I really want to focus on STOPPING when I’m full (the leftovers will be there the next day!) as I hate the feeling when I overeat!

  3. Lisa

    I find that portion control can be a real battle! The temptation to keep snacking can be strong – but I try to fill my plate up with lots of veggies 🙂

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