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Why Wednesday – Why I Don’t Take Things for Granted

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. Rita @ The Giggly Bits

    Love this Lisa. I think we lived parallel lives with our ankles. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sprained them and a few times had to have them casted because it was so bad.

    But it’s the set backs that show us what we treasure most. Running is like a moving testament to my health now. Some people get it, some don’t but as long as we do, that’s all that matters.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Very well put! Being able to do activities are a testament to my past and how far I’ve come. I love it!

  2. Carbzilla

    Wow – Of course, I’m always impressed by you, but I had no idea that you had become a runner after all that! WOW!

    We are living in gratitude over here, no matter what. There always seem to be little reminders of how fortunate we really are.

  3. Irene

    Loved this post, you hit so many key points with me, but especially that of changing perspective. It’s something I remarked offhandedly in a couple of my own recent posts: I force myself to remember that my kid will grow up too fast so savor the moments –even those “let’s play Barbies, mommy!” moments. That I am lucky to live by the beach so take a moment every day to LOOK out at the water and appreciate it. That my body carries unattractive layers of fat, but it still carries me accross a finish line. Every negative can be spun into a positive. It’s all about perspective.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s so refreshing Irene! Thank you! And YES our bodies do amazing things that we sometimes don’t notice (or appreciate) until we can’t do them anymore.

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    What a wonderful post 🙂 Thankyou for sharing your story with us. And that sounds like a fantastic and inspirational book!

  5. @irun2befit

    Wow, sounds like a really moving book, going to add that to my “to-read-list”. Thanks.
    How do change my perspective to positive? Hmm, that’s a challenge we all face I think. There’s days when I’m on top of the world, and there’s days where I lose sight of that positive energy. It’s hearing/reading stories like these that redirect us back to the positive I think.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a really good read, I recommend the book!

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