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I’m Okay With My Body

I’m Okay With My Body

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. Niki

    I LOVE this post. Yay awesome workouts AND carbs!!! Good for you for still being supportive and great job Michael for NOT eating carbs at a Mexican restaurant! Holy will power batman!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Niki! I don’t think my diet will change much from what Michael is doing, we’ll still eat the same foods. I just want my fruit back!

  2. Carbzilla

    Yay! I’m so happy you’re happy!!!

    Yeah, I’m happy with my body which is probably why I haven’t been hitting the gym. BUT, I know it could be better, and I have to look beyond my own contentment and remember that strength and mobility will serve me my whole life so there are those reasons to increase my fitness.

    Regular exercise will help keep me injury free and help me look even better. 🙂

    I think I could really choose to be down on myself if I wanted to, which would increase my motivation but I reallllly don’t want to do that. That is way less healthy than staying out of the gym. I mean, I’m never going to be a fitness model, but I also don’t want to do the work that requires. I’ve worked that hard, and it was great. That was then, this is now.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think why this diet didn’t work for me is because I didn’t have my whole heart set on it. I didn’t really feel a strong drive to lose more weight because honestly I am OKAY with where I’m at! It’s vastly different than being over 100 pounds overweight and HAVING to lose weight.

      I think you look great. You’re super tiny and if you are content that’s ok. Content is good! 🙂

  3. A Girl Who Loves Cupcakes

    I am so happy to hear someone say that! I am okay with my body, it allows me to do amazing things but I do want to lose weight and get more fit, but i’m okay with that taking time. I’m going through a rough patch with some medication but it will all even out in the end and I am okay with that too.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad you are feeling more positive Jennifer! Especially after what you’ve been going through lately.

  4. Leah @ L4L

    That’s an epic statement to make, especially since you have been struggling with the notion of losing the last few vanity pounds for a couple months now.

    I am certainly not 100% okay with my body. I’d say I’m about 80% there. I am constantly in awe over what my body does for me – I am strong, I’m starting to really run (albeit a bit slow) but there are definitely “trouble zones”. I’d love to have a flat stomach and visibly muscular arms. It may never come but I’m putting in great effort and that definitely deserves an applause. I may never be 100% happy with my body but considering that I was on the opposite end of the spectrum a couple years ago, I’m ok with being at 80% right now.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I wouldn’t say I am 100% either. But I’m closer to that number than I was a few weeks ago. I realized that I need to value what my body can do and what changes I’ve made (like you said). The truth is, I will never be 100% okay with my body. The fact is, surgery is the only thing that will “cure” me of my flaws (i.e loose skin from losing 100 pounds). So considering that, I am okay with where I am at now!

      Do you think that you feel so great because of running? I know that being able to run for me made me feel like a strong, confident person and I was also in awe about what my body can do now!

      1. Leah @ L4L

        I think the main reason it helps is that I have always thought of myself as a non-runner. I’d constantly beat myself up about how much I sucked at running. I was slow. It was painful. I was sucking wind in a matter of minutes. The fact that I have overcome that by proper training and some mental willpower sort of makes me feel like I can conquer the world. Strength training makes me feel physically strong. Running makes me feel mentally strong.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          When I first started running I was slow and didn’t feel like a “real runner” either. It just takes practice!

  5. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    I made a decision a few months ago to GIVE UP my obsession with weight. It has been SO FREEING. That’s not to say I don’t want to tone up more and keep treating my body good (I do!) but I’m done caring about those last 5 or 10 pounds I have to lose. If I lose them, great. If not, that’s fine too!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m coming around. I’ve realized the last few months that my body is probably where it SHOULD be and I’ll continue doing what I do now and not worry so much about what that number says.

      Good for you on giving up the obsession!

  6. Lori

    That is great that you are comfortable where you are at!

    I am still working on that. Some days I am fine, others I am not.

    Hooray for fruit, too 😀
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m not saying that I feel great about my body every day, but it’s getting to where it’s more days than not!

  7. cindylu

    This makes me smile.

    I think I’m more okay with my body than I’m not (70% cool). I know I can lose a few pounds and tone up my arms and stomach, but I’m not willing to take anything away to do that. I’d rather add something and with it gain strength, which will help me become a stronger runner.

    Also, I’d find a way to get more melanin in my hair. I have way too many grays and I’m lazy about dying.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great! I’m glad you feel good about your body. I can tone up too (especially arms and stomach).

  8. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    Great post Lisa!! I think you’re providing the exact amount of support you should for Michael – don’t try to sabotage his efforts, but dont make yourself miserable by adhering to a diet that doesn’t work for you! Congrats!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Beth! I think it’s the right choice for me.

  9. Michelle

    I am more and more ok with my body as I continue to lose weight and tone muscle. I am DETERMINED this time around to make lasting changes to not only what and how much I eat but my mindset as well. THIS time, I’ve made a conscious effort to notice and celebrate every single success….scale and non-scale included. I am 80 lbs away from what my goal weight should be, so I have a LONG way to go, but as long as I keep on track, I’ll make it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great Michelle! Celebrating the NSV and small milestones are so important!

  10. steena

    That’s pretty much the only thing that matters, it doesn’t matter how many miles you run, how many weights you lift, as long as you’re happy with your body. I love reading that you’re happy with it!!
    I’m also pretty happy with mine!

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