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This is True Love

This is True Love

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. Becky

    I agree–love is the simple things. It’s the simple selfless acts that happen throughout the week that the significant other does just to make life easier for you. So cute!

    I’m glad you and Michael had a great evening!
    Becky recently posted..11 Things About Moi!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The thoughtful, simple things are really what matter.

  2. Carbzilla

    Oh yum! Can we go there when we’re in Portland sometime?

    I totally agree about true love. It’s about feeling loved not about gestures that society tells us means love.

    But we’re ridiculously practical that way. Since we’re going out of town tomorrow, I figured that was part of our present to each other. Chris still got me my new phone, which I needed anyway, but it made it even more fun that it was my Valentine’s gift. I’d be sick if he spent $80 on roses. That’s silly.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You should definitely try Hoda. And Nicholas (owned by the same peeps). It’s so good. Nicholas has a pita bread and sesame seed pizza that’s really good, too.

      I agree about the flowers. While part of me would like flowers for holidays/anniversaries etc, in reality the cats would eat the flowers so it would be a waste!

  3. Jane at

    When I was 385 pounds my husband would tie my shoes for me and help me take them off at the end of the day. At 166 pounds he holds up my skin so I can shave my underarms. That is true love.

    Emptying the dishwasher every morning and folding the wash and putting it away so I don’t have to is true love too.

    I asked him what true love is to him. His response: “The way your voice sounds in response to my voice on the phone.”

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is probably the sweetest thing I’ve read. Your comment about the shoes brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing, Jane. That really inspired me.

  4. Deb

    Awww! So cute with the lamp! lol

    To me, true love is the way people support your in your time of need and are also willing to kick your butt to get you back on track and do what’s really right for you. That and the way my bf turns into a small child when he wants snuggles- its too cute! True love is also the way our pup looks at us. We can do no wrong in her eyes, and she shows us she adores us every chance she gets. A dog’s love is unbeatable! haha There’s so many things and components, and none of them are it by itself… its a combination of so many things.

    That food! Wow! That looks so good!
    Deb recently posted..Day 122

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are right on about the support. It’s so nice to have someone’s shoulder to cry on after a bad day, or someone to push you when you’re being lazy about something.

      The leftovers are my lunch today. I can’t wait!

  5. Roz@weightingfor50

    Looks like wonderful valentine’s day. And your kitties??? What can I say other than AWWWW!!!! To me, true love is the little things people who love each other do for each other without asking. It doesn’t have to be on a special day, it just has to be because they care.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know, they are too adorable! I try to remember that when I catch them doing something devious!

      And I agree with you, Roz–love doesn’t have to just happen on one day.

  6. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic

    Yes, I think true love does consist of a lot of the little things that my husband does for me. He cleans the bathrooms since that’s my most dreaded household task. I honestly haven’t cleaned one since we got married over two years ago!
    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic recently posted..Healthy Taco Bake Recipe

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