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Why Wednesday – Why You Make My World Beautiful

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. Shelly

    It’s not a someone but a group. I admire all the other runners who got up at the wee hours to run 33 miles in the woods with me. They were all different shapes, sizes, ages but they all did two things in common; they started and they finished. I admire that.

    My body. I love? My neck. Even though it’s not quite a tight as it was at 20, it is still the best place for my husband to give me a gentle kiss and make me feel beautifully accepted!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Aw…that’s romantic! I like that.

      And yes, I admire runners as a whole! They are amazing, talented, determined people.

  2. Merinda

    Maybe I’m showing my age, but I think Madonna is gorgeous, and not afraid to age. Her and Catherine Zeta-Jones

    And for me. Well I like my boobs. I can say that, right? May not be as perky as they used to be, but I still like ’em.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep you can say that! 🙂

  3. Becky

    Hmmmm…I think that my husband is fit and fabulous. He’s got the whole package no matter what weight he is at.

    And I like my hair. It’s unique and has defined me more than I thought it would!

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh my – yes those statistics are really sad 🙁

  5. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    A lot of it has to do with media. When 90% of what we see on TV and in print reflect what only 2% of the population can attain body wise, who wouldn’t feel inadequate?

    I love my thighs. I used to hate my thighs and call them big and ugly. Now I realize how strong they are and they have carried me all these years without complaints – even 100 pounds heavier!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Lori I used to hate my thighs too. I was so embarrassed by how big they were. Now I love them. They’re strong and defined!

  6. Lisa @ I'm an Okie

    Great post!

    I always thought Kate Winslet is always beautiful!

  7. Christi

    At the risk of sounding like a cliche’, I think Oprah is pretty darn impressive. The older she get’s the more beautiful she gets. She has been on this same journey most of us are currently on. When she first publicly started trying to loose her weight, she did everything absolutely wrong….but look at her now. She finally has figured out that it is living a healthy lifestyle that matters, not that she can fit into a size 10 jean.
    I don’t know what body part I really like/love on me. I am so disapointed with the way I look right now, I can’t find anyting to give a little love to.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m sorry you feel that way Christi! I’ve been there. I was there for a long time. Keep at it!

  8. Jennifer is Always Sick

    Honestly, ultra skinny grosses me out! It’s like a bag of bones with flesh on them. It doesn’t look healthy to me.

    I say strive to feel healthy. Everything else comes with that.

    That is very interesting about Marilyn Monroe, too! Then again, she had that whole “men prefer blonds” thing going, and I’m not cool with that either. lol I remember wishing I was blond my whole childhood. Now I’m proud to be a red-head/brunette! So that’s one thing about my body that I love – my hair color.

    My eyes, because they are blue and they pop with just a little mascara.

    I sometimes like my belly pudge. It’s a little jiggly, and it’s covered in stretch marks, but, as my husband once put it, “It’s a reminder that you carried our boys in your body.”

    Stretch marks are pregnancy service stripes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Aw, that’s sweet of your hubby!

  9. Jennifer

    I agree: Queen Latifah is GORGEOUS!! I adore her because she exudes beauty and grace, and is still REAL. She’s been an idol of mine for awhile because while I am heavier, and trying to lose weight, I still do like my curves. I like that my boyfriend likes my curves. They’ll never completely go away, and I don’t want them to. To me, a healthy woman has curves, and there’s nothing wrong with them!

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