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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 Glamour.com.

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  1. Carbzilla

    Of course, now I’m dying to hear what Anna’s exciting news was, even though I don’t even know her.

    Whoohoo on the bikini purchase!

    I totally know how that goes. I think traveling and being out on beaches and seeing EVERY shape of body helped me get over my own self-consciousness (it can work both ways – living in LA with perfect bodies just had me scrambling between the gym and hiding on my own balcony). But when you see all kinds of bodies, I think it can help you let go and just enjoy time outside soaking up a little sun.

    So, yeah, a beach vacation is now in order. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I definitely need a beach vacation! I hope that someday I can wear the bikini in public and not compare my body to the “perfect” ones I see. I know that will be a struggle for me. I cannot imagine what LA would be like!

  2. Kat

    You have to come over for more “pool parties” with the kiddy pool this summer!!

  3. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    Congrats to you for buying a bikini!!! I’ve never owned one, and don’t think I ever will. I’m self conscious of my midsection and have lots of stretch marks, so for me its not the most flattering, but I think thats a pretty monumental thing for you. Awesome!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I have stretch marks! Which is another reason I probably won’t wear it in front of other people.

  4. Coco

    At the beach we go to (in Delaware) women of all shapes and sizes wear bikinis. Wear it and own it! 😉
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  5. cindylu

    I think the only 2 piece I’ll wear in public will be a tankini. I’m pretty modest with my clothing in general. I love my legs, but don’t want to show ’em off in a tiny skirt (sans tights) or even short shorts. I don’t wear really low cut tops, they make me feel naked. Of course swimwear is a whole other issue and since I was 8 I’ve cringed when I saw my reflection while in a swimsuit. I’m sure you’ll look great when you wear that bikini, even if it’s in your backyard. Just remember you now have more areas you need to apply sunblock to.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! Sunscreen for me. I am too fair not to wear any.

      I’ve never been too shy about my body, even at 250 pounds. So short shirts are ok with me. 🙂

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