Laina Harris doubles weightloss resolve as pounds defy her exertions

first_img The Columbian is hosting a live chat with Laina Harris at noon Monday. Join the chat at www.columbian.com/chatFor more stories, photos and videos about Laina Harris, visit The Columbian’s Web page dedicated to her journey: www.columbian.com/news/health/weight-loss/laina-harrisLaina Harris has been at a standstill since August.She’s changed up her diet — more calories, fewer calories. She’s tried new exercises — more intensity, less intensity. She’s drinking more water.Her scale still won’t budge.From New Year’s Day to the end of February, Harris lost just 1 pound — a letdown for the Camas woman who had, up until that point, shed 124 pounds off of her 5-foot-11-inch frame.“In my mind, I feel like I’ve kind of failed,” Harris said.“It tugs on you because you wanna see a loss,” she said. “That stupid scale. I want to throw it out the window.”At her heaviest, Harris weighed 420 pounds. Last spring, weighing 405 pounds, Harris began her weight-loss journey in earnest — adopting an exercise regime and completely making over her diet. Laina Harris goes through a 20-minute incline workout on her new treadmill in her Camas home Wednesday. Harris uses the steep incline workout and weekend hikes as preparation for an 8-mile hike on Mount St. Helens’ south side this summer.last_img

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