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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

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I agree that there is less pressure put on Columbian/Hispanic women than Americans and I love that she embraces her curves rather than tries to change genetics! I orginially had my blog called Beth’s Journey to Thin, but now it’s just Beth’s Journey because I don’t WANT to be thin. I never will be, and I’m ok with that. I want to be strong and athletic!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s funny! I don’t think I even noticed you dropped the “Thin” but I like the concept better. The more I get healthy and the more I listen to my body, the less I have a desire to be “thin.” I’d rather be healthy!

      I notice a lot of the body acceptance in other cultures. Not so much for white America. White America “should” be super skinny. Which is weird to me because it doesn’t look that great.

  2. Kristina @ spabettie

    we OVE Modern Family… seriously one of the most funny shows in a LONG time… that is crazy she was asked to lose weight… yes she has curves but she is thin also!

    most of my life I was VERY skinny… I drank instant breakfast each day in addition to regular meals, my mom trying to bulk me up! people don’t think twice to say things about how skinny you are, right to your face. I remember feeling better as I started to fill out.

    I’ve never really placed too much weight (ha… see what I did there?) on what social media may be influencing… until very recently I have always been happy and comfortable with where I am. I do know that the media still has a long way to go in building a healthier image of what is normal, what is important.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What happened recently to make you change your mind about your body?

      I love the show too. Michael’s mom is actually the one that told us to watch Modern Family. She also recommended The Middle–which is hilarious too.

  3. DefineDiana

    Who in their right mind would tell that woman that she needs to loose weight. Her body is bangin’! πŸ˜‰

    But seriously, she is not even a bit overweight. It’s good to know there are those out there in hollywood trying to be true to themselves and set good examples for others about body image. Plus Modern Family is a ridiculously funny show!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Exactly! There is nothing wrong with that body!!

  4. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self

    Huge Modern Family fan here! I’m so glad to hear that she refused to lose weight. Like you said, her body is amazing! AND she’s a great model for seeing how healthy, curvy bodies are super sexy! πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Totally! She just oozes sexuality and beauty the way she is!

  5. Lori

    I actually think she still looks a little thin to me! She could do some biceps curls πŸ˜‰
    But good for her not going the even thinner route. It is hard not to give in to that pressure.

    I have a lot of curves and muscles and I am very okay with that. I used to want to be smaller, but I don’t know if I would be happy trying to be smaller and what that would mean.

    I really try hard not to pay attention to media stuff. It’s funny, I watch tons of old movies where women were quite a bit larger than what you see today and they really are very natural looking and feminine. If I were to aspire to look like someone, it would be Marylin Monroe (whom my husband thinks is uber sexy).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed! The old-time movie stars like Marilyn and Greta Garbo were gorgeous and curvy. They could really wear a dress well!

      My body type is muscular and stocky…so I don’t think I’d ever be “skinny.”

  6. marie

    I think social media can be a help OR a hindrance to healthy body image. It can fuel a community of disordered eaters, all reassuring each other they’re okay. I also think bloggers can unintentionally project the false appearance of perfection; that they eat whatever they want and exercise very little, or conversely, that they eat very little, OVER-exercise and are still healthy. The problem comes when people try to mimic the actions bloggers they follow, who themselves often know very little about health and fitness.

    ::gets off soapbox::

    But I think what YOU’RE doing demonstrates the thoughtful approach to health and fitness blogging and social media. You’re honest and realistic and you don’t pretend to be perfect or know everything.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Marie-so true! I noticed that I was suddenly getting obsessive with how *I* was living my life because I compared it to other bloggers (who in my opinion are disordered). I compared my own exercise level–which is healthy and normal–to the intense and sometimes multiple times a day workouts THEY were doing and feeling like I wasn’t doing enough. Luckily I realized pretty quickly what I was doing and I stopped following certain blogs that made me feel that way. It helped to correct SOME of that thinking for me. I still struggle with some balance but I think it will be a lifetime struggle for me as I figure out what a “happy medium” is for someone who used to weigh 250 pounds.

  7. Jennifer

    I love Modern Family too! And you’re right: I haven’t laughed that hard at a sitcom in a long time. Hilarious! Sofia Vergara is stunning! Just like Christina Hendricks, I strive to have bodies like theirs, not like the stick-thin actresses who’ve been so popular in the past few years. I think that’s changing, though. I think women like Sofia and Christina are becoming more acceptable because they’re what men want! Sad that that’s the litmus test. Us women should be the ones saying: this is who we are! Curvy and beautiful!

    Enough ranting! Your dinner looks yummy! I want some pie too.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good call! The ladies on Mad Men are gorgeous too. Their curves are amazing.

  8. Alan

    We love Modern Family, too. So funny!!! Sophia’s OK, too. πŸ˜‰

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