HAES Part 1

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. bp7

    This really speaks to me. I commented a month or so ago because I was deep in despair about my body. In the last month I had my first doctor check up in years. We hardly had anything to talk about because I am so healthy – great cholesterol, nowhere near diabetic. I workout almost every day and eat lots of fruits and veggies. Yet I despaired because I am 15 pounds over pre-kid weight (and even back then, I wasn’t pleased). I started therapy for body image issues. We’ve only had two sessions so far. This morning I was explaining that I lost weight and kept it off after college for about ten years. I exercised daily and tried to keep my calories around 1500-1600 a day. I told the therapist that I just haven’t been able to do that since I had kids and I feel so much shame about it.

    Her first comment – maybe you were underweight for your body before since that is a very low caloric intake.

    I have been poking that idea all day and it’s really hard to even understand. By BMI I was not underweight. By my standard of having tummy rolls I was not underweight. By the ‘ideal body size’ numbers online I was not underweight. And yet… should you have to work so hard every day to be at your body’s ideal weight?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love your comment so much! I totally relate to it. And it inspired me to write a post about it, so keep reading!

      I will say that I am glad you are “doing the work”. It’s hard. I hope therapy helps!

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