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Lisa executed her weight loss game plan to perfection. See how she lost 110 pounds in two years and created a bright future full of muscle and beauty!
Name: Lisa Eiselstein
Email: lisaeiselstein@gmail.com
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Lisa Eiselstein Lisa Eiselstein
AGE 27
HEIGHT
5'2"
WEIGHT
246 lbs
BODY FAT
45%
AGE 29
HEIGHT
5'2"
WEIGHT
136 lbs
BODY FAT
29%

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Why I Decided to Transform

At age 4, I started playing soccer, tennis, and basketball. As a youth, I spent time between school, practices, and games. I loved being outside and active, but became overweight when organized sports stopped and I continued to eat like they hadn't.

I graduated from high school in 2003, went to a local community college, and worked full-time. I also got into a relationship that I'm still in today, lost control of my schedule, and started eating fast food because it was quick and cheap. The high energy I was known for was gone and I was weighed down by calories and cholesterol. I had a gym pass but couldn't make myself go.

In June 2010, I went on a trip to Moab, Utah, with my family. As my father and I waited to go on a horseback riding trip, I saw a basketball hoop next to the barn. I attempted one shot, missed, tried to rebound the ball, landed awkwardly, and tore my right ACL. That's when I realized my body couldn't hold my weight. After the injury, I gained 20 more pounds.

It was months before I could walk. My mother was concerned for my health and talked to me about getting lap-band surgery. After the conversation and doctor consultation, I made an appointment for the procedure. A week before the surgery, I told my mom I couldn't go through with it, but neglected to change my diet.

I weighed 246 pounds in April 2010, was about to turn 27 years old, and told myself I wouldn't look like this at age 30. Now I'm 29 years old, weigh 136 pounds, and have never felt better!

How I Accomplished My Goals

After my birthday, I decided to completely change my diet. I kept a food journal and eliminated soda from my diet. I quit eating fast food and avoided the establishments. I started to cook more at home and prepared my meals beforehand.

The dietary changes helped me lose the first 40 pounds and I started taking my dog on hikes daily. I was losing weight but didn't feel comfortable inside the gym. I gradually added more physical activities into my daily schedule and the pounds started to disappear.

A year ago, I hit a weight-loss plateau and couldn't get below 190 pounds. I was going to the gym regularly, but only did cardio. I needed extra help and started working with Robert Stefanko, an advanced certified personal trainer for No Limit Personal Training in Placentia, California. I lost another 54 pounds on Robert's training and nutritional system that gave me the tools to loss weight.

Now I go to the gym five days per week, lift weights, and love it.

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Diet Plan that Guided My Transformation
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Meal 2
Meal 3
Meal 4: Post-workout
Meal 5
Meal 6
Training Regimen that Kept Me On Track
Day 1: Back/Biceps
Day 2: Cardio
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Back/Biceps
Day 5: Legs/Cardio
Day 6: Chest/Triceps/Shoulders
Day 7: Rest

What Aspect Challenged Me the Most

Consuming 5-6 small meals per day challenged me most. Preparing my food in advance and writing out my meals for the day helped tremendously to meet my weight loss goals.

My Future Fitness Plans

I really enjoy competition and look forward to competing in the near future.

Suggestions for Aspiring Transformers
  • Take a picture of yourself today and save it. Regain the control.
  • Keep a food and gym journal.
  • Don't weigh yourself daily.
  • Give everything 100 percent.
  • When you leave the gym, ask yourself what you did today. If you can answer the question, you had a good workout.
How Bodybuilding.com Helped Me Reach My Goals

Bodybuilding.com helped me significantly to find supplements with reliable delivery. The information on the site is truly insightful and inspiring.

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ChampChris

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ChampChris

Amazing transformation! You are an inspiration for so many people who struggle with weight. When I see someone like you I just want to go to the gym and work hard to burn some fat. Congrats!!!

Aug 30, 2013 7:03pm | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you!

Sep 23, 2013 4:14pm | report
jdalsim

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jdalsim

Nicely done! Is the 29% BF correct? It seems a bit high. You certainly don't look it.

Aug 30, 2013 7:07pm | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thanks! It's not that high anymore, but at the time the article and pictures were taken it was correct :)

Sep 25, 2013 4:18pm | report
mthurston0001

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mthurston0001

Day 4: longest warm-up ever!

Aug 30, 2013 7:50pm | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

LoL. I'm not sure what happened? It's suppose to say 10 min ;)

Sep 23, 2013 4:15pm | report
Hedgiehog

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Hedgiehog

Wow lady! Excellent transformation! How inspiring!

Aug 30, 2013 8:28pm | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you! ;)

Sep 23, 2013 4:16pm | report
Ahmedy87

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Ahmedy87

Great job. Excellent transformation.

Aug 31, 2013 5:19am | report
 
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 5'10"
  • wt: 153.34 lbs
  • bf: 13.7%
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you!

Sep 23, 2013 4:16pm | report
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harshfence

Great job! Fantastic!

Aug 31, 2013 11:37am | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you!

Sep 23, 2013 4:16pm | report
HikersSky

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HikersSky

Thank you for posting this transformation. Working with a personal trainer can make all the difference.

You have no idea how many people you are helping.

Great job!

Aug 31, 2013 5:22pm | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you! :) Working with my trainer has helped me tremendously!

Sep 23, 2013 4:17pm | report
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you all for the kind words! :)

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xcheapcityhalox

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You are such an inspiration! I'm currently working my tail off getting my weight down and your transformation is definitely inspiring!

Sep 3, 2013 2:32am | report
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

I bet you look amazing! Consistency is key. It doesn't matter how much or how fast.. just as long as there is progression! Every day is a day closer to the new you! :)

Sep 25, 2013 2:52pm | report
Klalsaleh

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Klalsaleh

Great job...but i agree with the other person, your body fat cant be 29%. u look hard as a rock.!

Sep 1, 2013 7:14am | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you! This rock isn't hard all over ;) lol I've got some areas that's I'm still working on. :)

Sep 25, 2013 2:54pm | report
cr23

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cr23

Really enjoyed the article and her advice I am on a plateau myself and its been hard but this was very helpful congrats on your transformation

Sep 1, 2013 10:05am | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you!

Sep 25, 2013 2:55pm | report
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vijayendra29

thats some serious transformation right there! Kudos to you! Great job!!!

Sep 1, 2013 10:20pm | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thanks! :)

Sep 25, 2013 2:55pm | report
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msrubi47

Congratulations! AWESOME transformation! I shared on my FB page because although I did it myself, I have many friends in the 250 range who just put up every wall and barrier you can think of as to why they CAN'T lose. You are added proof that it can be done without surgery and that there is no magic bullet. Kudos.

Sep 2, 2013 7:10am | report
 
lisaeiselstein

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lisaeiselstein

Thank you! No there is no magic bullet. If you want something... you've got to work for it. Hard work does pay off! :)

Sep 25, 2013 2:57pm | report
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