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Maintenance 101: Self-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 Glamour.com.

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8 Comments

  1. Roz@weightingfor50

    Fantastic post Lisa. Thank you! There are lessons we all need to learn here…whether we are in “losing” mode or maintenance.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You are so right — it applies to both losing mode or maintenance!

  2. Trevor

    Comparing yourself to others is one of the biggest wastes of mental and emotional energy there is. You are you. Judge yourself only against yourself. That’s the one comparison that matters.

    And Lisa, when you’re trying to give yourself some praise, but having a hard time of it, try this . . .

    “I made myself. From what I was years ago to what I am today, it was all me. I made the choices. I did the work. I had the strength. And Ben Franklin was never so happy until I sat in his lap.”

    Cheers!
    Trevor recently posted..Easy Weight Loss with the “Kill It or Grow It” Diet Plan

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I need to print that out and post it on my mirror at home! 😉 But seriously, that’s a good reminder. I need to practice what I preach!

  3. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    This is one of my favorite posts Lisa! Stuff that needs to be said. Validation from someone who’s been there. Sharing, thanks!
    Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana recently posted..Muscle Motivation: The Integrity of Self

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Suzanne! Sometimes it’s easy to say but hard to do!

  4. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    Excellent post! I agree whole-heartedly. It’s important to set other goals and celebrate non-scale victories as well.
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..Borough – Minneapolis

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s a hard lesson to learn!

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