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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

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  1. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    So exciting!
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  2. Carbzilla

    OMG I can’t wait!

    Is that last strapless one from David’s Bridal the expensive one? Too bad bc it is very pretty and super flattering on you, but I’m sure the one you chose is PERFECT!

    Sorry Bella is being a pain. She’s just going to be work, like they all are. Max is a big love, but I can see where we may have trouble so we’ll start training soon. Fortunately, he’s not interested and maybe even a little afraid of the cats.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I can’t believe I have to wait a YEAR to wear that dress and show it off!!! 😉

  3. Biz

    You Said Yes To The Dress! Ha, love it, even if I can only see the size 8 tag! Holy moly, those shoes! Something borrowed for sure. Glad you had a girls weekend!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      The shoes are amazing! I don’t know that my pictures do it justice.

  4. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    What fun! I can’t wait to see it! And those shoes are fabulous. They are probably worth what the dress is. So exciting you still have them! And to be with your mom-oh-I can’t wait until my daughter gets married. Well, yes I can! And I thought you looked gorgeous in every one!
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  5. Lori

    I wondered if you would show a photo of the dress LOL! You will be a beautiful bride 😀

    John saw my wedding dress before the wedding (and me in it)…. oops!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t think it’s the end of the world if Michael sees the dress but I’m going to try not to let him see it. 🙂

  6. Tanisha

    Congrats to you. You are so beautiful. I am happy to see you are still progressing in your journey! I’m at 95 pounds and tomorrow is my one year anniversary.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Happy anniversary Tanisha! That is awesome! You should be really proud of losing 95 pounds!

  7. Amy

    Sounds like a full few days trying to find a dress. Glad you were able to find ‘the one’. I remember after looking and looking and not finding anything I finally found the dress I had to have. It was $1000. Luckily they had the option to rent the dress and I did.
    That is pretty funny about the credit card, whose marketing idea was that?
    Love the shoes you get to wear with your dress. I have never seen anything like them.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wonder if there is a dress rental place here in Portland?

  8. Lisa

    I live in a big military area and the women here buy dresses from David’s Bridal for the military balls, so I guess there are some people who will shop there over and over. Personally, I had the same opinion as you. If you need a larger size dress they are a good option because they have dresses in all sizes.

    Can’t wait to see your real dress! I like the dress in the second picture. Grandma’s shoes are great! Where and how were they stored? They appear to be in excellent condition given their age.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, David’s Bridal had a huge selection of plus sized dresses, which is awesome.

  9. Deb roby

    Boudoir shoes is the polite name for “fuck me” shoes! You are never supposed to wear them far from the bedroom!

    Can’t wait to see which dress you chose… I’m optomistic that the one I LOVED was it (as it isn”t in this post!) Yay!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      LOL!!! I cannot imagine my sweet grandmother having fuck me shoes!!!! 🙂

  10. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Thanks for taking us wedding dress shopping! That was fun! Can’t wait to see what you picked in a year! 🙂

    I love the boudoir shoes!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      A year! Boo! Too long. 🙂

  11. Joanne

    So many of those dresses look so beautiful on you, I’m not sure how you chose! But I guess when you know, you know!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      In the end I went with the dress that I kept thinking about after I left. I could visualize every single line and bead on the dress. It was so memorable. I had to get that one!

  12. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Too funny – that halter dress you tried on at David’s Bridal??? I tried that one on too! I agree, it was heavy but I loved how flowing the bottom was, really pretty.

    The only thing I liked about David’s was that I could look at pictures in the catalog and basically try anything I wanted on. It’s really hard to pick through dresses when they are in those bags. I loved the a-line look too. In fact, I think I only tried one mermaid dress and a few modified a-lines. I can’t wait to see what dress you picked!!!! 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      What kind of dress did you end up getting?

      Yes, that was one good thing about David’s Bridal. It was so overwhelming looking for dresses it was nice to just point to a picture!

      1. Ali @ Peaches and Football

        A-line. Nothing too adventurous for me. 🙂
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        1. Lisa Eirene

          I think A-Line is SO flattering on many body types.

  13. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    Sounds like a great time, with a few exceptions. I have to agree with you on David’s Bridal. My best friend got married last year and I was a bridesmaid and so her, her sister, my wife and myself all went to look at dresses and I hated being out in the open like that. I totally hear you on that!

    Those shoes are amazing and what a special thing to have for your wedding!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was very odd being out in the middle of the store in a bustier and a slip, basically naked for the world!

  14. christi in ma

    Congratulations on finding your wedding dress!! Can’t wait to see you – and more of those shoes.
    I was a Maggie Sottero bride too. The Karena which is a lace halter with a gold sash. No veil. I wore my grandmother’s rhinestone earrings in my hair instead. They matched the brooch on the dress perfectly.
    I was very lucky that the dress shop could get one in 4 weeks for me. We had a very short timeline and apparently, wedding dresses take 6 months to cook. LOL
    I’m enjoying your wedding planning posts along with your fitness and food ones.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hi Christi – Thanks! Glad you are enjoying the posts. According to the wedding checklists, I’m behind on everything. LOL It told me to send the save the dates and get a dress months ago. Oh well, I have plenty of time.

      Your idea of wearing your grandmother’s rhinestone earrings in your hair is wonderful! I bet it looked beautiful.

      1. christi in ma

        We got engaged in July and married in October so don’t let those wedding magazine lists stress you out!! LOL You’ve got the groom, the ring, the venue, the food, the dress. All the big pieces. Everything else will fall into place.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I’ve pretty much written off all those lists. I’ll start paying attention to them next year. LOL

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