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Body Love Week: Structure, Perfectionism, and Authentic Living

Body Love Week: Structure, Perfectionism, and Authentic Living

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. Katie Squires

    “we have to learn how to re-trust ourselves” so very very true 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed, Katie. It takes a lot of time and a lot of hard work to trust ourselves again. It’s hard.

  2. Ragemichelle

    I am totally in love with this post. What an important message.

    Do I have compassion for myself? Damn. I’ve been preaching the ‘love yourself’ and ‘accept yourself’ attitude..but honestly, I fail at it every day.

    Do I have compassion for myself. Not so much.

    I need to work on this….
    Ragemichelle recently posted..I’ll Never Be Your Beast Of Burden

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks, Michelle. I’m glad it spoke to you too. I wanted to do a week of positive posts and thoughtfulness toward our bodies. All too often that negative voice overpowers the positive one. At least for me. It’s easy to list all the things we don’t like about ourselves and forget the awesome things.

  3. Ingunn

    Great post!! I’m actively working on the “I deserve this” part. I don’t deserve unhealthy food (which leads to an unhealthy body and feeling bad about myself later) just because I’ve gone for a run/I have PMS/I’m depressed. There’s no higher being out there looking down on me saying “That’s ok sweetie, I’ll make sure those calories don’t count, you’ve had a rough day”.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I love this comment! So true! I do tend to eat the bad foods “I had a bad day” or “I have PMS” and then feel guilty about it. Then the negative self-talk sets in. I like the “I deserve this”. I don’t do that mindfulness nearly enough.

      By the way, I love your photo. You and your puppy….adorable!

  4. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    I love love love this post! I’m terrible at giving myself compassion and have gotten into a pattern of negative self talk that I’m working hard to end. If I catch myself thinking bad thoughts, I try and turn it around immediately, but it’s a daily struggle.

    I totally agree with the point you make about sweets – treating myself good is eating well and exercising, which have plenty of their own rewards.

    wonderful post 🙂
    Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not recently posted..Fat Acceptance: A Love Story

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Me too Jodi! I’ve been stuck in a negative rut lately and I need to climb out of it.

  5. Raeesa

    What a great post! I very much set up a rigid rule program and I’m getting better at allowing the unexpected to not ruin the whole thing. Learning to keep going even when I feel like throwing the whole thing out. It’s okay to mess up, you can’t be perfect and you shouldn’t strive for such perfection, it will only lead to misery and negative self talk – I am only beginning to make peace with this.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Great comment! Sometimes I do let the unexpected ruin things. I’ve had to be more flexible and it does take the stress out of it.

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