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Ghosts of Christmases Past

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

    Wow Lisa. What an incredible transformation!

  2. Nomorebigfella

    It’s been quite awhile since I checked back in on your blog – Love the new blog/website and super impressed/amazed with your annual Christmas photos.

    I’m interested to know how you feel when you look back on pictures of yourself at 250pounds?

    Personally I really struggle with looking at the significantly bloated version of myself, almost to the point of really disliking/hating that guy and everything he represents (mainly a complete lack of respect for my body and personal health).

    I know this kind of thing is good motivational fuel but at the same time I’m somewhat embarrassed for people to see those pics and I know I’ll regret it even more in the future when I have kids (if I am so blessed that is) as they’ll really wonder what their dad was doing to himself.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      When I first started my blog in February I had to drag out old “Fat” photos and it was really hard for me. I had tried to bury the past and forget the old me. It was embarrassing to see the old pictures and it took every bit of courage I could muster to show the world. I’m glad I did. I eventually got over it and now I see the old photos on my blog every day so I’ve become desensitized to it. It doesn’t seem like me anymore…if that makes sense. 🙂

  3. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    Those are amazing pictures! I am always fascinated at how people’s faces look after losing weight. They have so much more personality, I think. Or maybe that is just my weird thinking.

    When I look at old photos, I always have a mix of pride, shame, and embarrassment depending on the photo.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      No I think you are right, Lori. I see pictures of me now and I looked 100% happier than before…which is weird because a lot of my “fat” photos have me smiling too. Just a different smile.

  4. Coco

    Its great that you even have these pictures to reflect on. I avoided the camera at all costs.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So did it–which is why my “fat” photos are often re-posted on my website. I only have a handful of them to share.

  5. blackhuff

    When looking at my photos of last December, I can clearly see a difference and it made me sad to see that I was that big. And to top it off, I did not think I was that big …

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I never thought I was either. It’s strange how your brain tricks you!

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