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.

May 252017
 

Sunday we took it easy. Which was probably a good thing…the amount of stress and stuff that’s been happening lately really pointed out how badly we needed some down time. I took a few short naps on Sunday, which was nice. I was fighting off a little head cold or something so I didn’t feel up to working out much. Which was a bummer. I had a list of hikes I wanted to check out. πŸ™ Next year, I guess…

Sunday afternoon Michael and I took Logan for a walk to the downtown area. It was less than a mile walk and it was nice to get outside in the sunshine after laying around most of the morning. The sunny walk revitalized me a bit.

We walked around downtown a bit and got some ice cream. πŸ™‚ Logan loves ice cream! We did a little shopping and then walked back and Logan fell asleep in the stroller. (He wasn’t great about napping on vacation, so we took what we could get!)

My dad played with Logan for a bit and Michael, my mom, and I played Scattergories (one of my favorites) on the front deck. It was SO nice outside! It was heavenly just listening to the wind in the trees, the birds and the nearby kids and dogs playing.

Then we fixed dinner. I made a big clean-out-the-fridge salad and some beans with bacon, and Michael grilled up some of the fancy bratwursts we got at that meat/growler shop on Saturday!

I had the Creole sausage and it was great! Very spicy!

We sat outside on the patio and had our last vacation dinner. I was bummed that vacation was ending. Especially since we didn’t get to do about half of the stuff I had hoped to do in Bend this trip!

Monday Logan got us all up bright and early. He was obviously 100% better and was ready to run and play and jump and climb and walk everywhere. I think he was catching up for the several days he didn’t feel good.

Last coffee on the porch. I loved that porch. It was so relaxing and peaceful.

We packed up the car and said goodbye to my parents.

We timed it perfectly. My dad wore out Logan so by the time we got in the car to drive home, he was REALLY ready for a nap! He slept for about half the drive. We got over Mount Hood and stopped for Subway (not a lot of lunch options on the road–especially not good options on the diet).

We stopped at the Wildwood Recreation area to have a picnic lunch. It was a really cool spot! Perfect for little kids to explore.

After lunch we walked around a little bit to let the little dude stretch his legs and explore. He loved it! He wanted to check out everything he saw. It looked like there were lots of trails and places to walk. There was a creek and places to have picnics. We definitely want to go back and explore some more.

After a little walk we got back in the car. It was a nice little pit stop! We got home at a decent time and spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking and cleaning up.

It was a really great vacation. We didn’t get to do everything I had on my to-do list. There is so much stuff to see in Bend and since this was the first time we’d been there in summer, I guess I had higher expectations for trying to do all the things! Logan being sick kind of changed those plans–as it should. I guess we’ll just have to go back next year! πŸ˜‰

May 242017
 

Morning iced coffee on the front deck! Saturday was another gorgeous day in Bend. Michael fixed us breakfast and then he went for a bike ride up Mount Bachelor. My dad went to the driving range. My mom kindly babysat Logan for a little bit and I went for a run!

I ran down to Drake Park on the waterfront.

It was the perfect temperature out for a run. The sun was out, it was warm but not too hot yet. It was a fantastic run! I ran around the water, in the park, around some really nice neighborhoods, and then back to the house.

I did just under 3 miles. It was the perfect amount. (My knee felt a little crabby afterward though.) I got back to the house and Logan was asleep so I walked down the street to get some coffee before taking a shower and risking waking him up.

Everyone got back to the house about the same time. My dad, Logan and I walked to the nearby store to pick up lunch (sushi for us and sandwiches for them) and we loaded up the car and went to a park on the water for a picnic.

It was such a nice spot for a picnic lunch.

Logan wanted to walk and explore everything so we walked around after lunch then we drove to Larkspur park for Logan to play.

It had a huge playground with lots of toys. He played on the swings and toys and walked all around. He loved it! πŸ˜€

We hit the outlet mall for a few things then went back to the house. We tried and tried and tried to get Logan to take a nap and he refused. Finally my mom told Michael and I to take Bella for a walk and get a few things at the store and so we did! Our first stop was to the growler fill place that happened to also have an artisan meat market attached to it.

We got a few samples, filled the growler then got groceries…

…and came back to find Logan asleep on my dad. πŸ™‚

Dinner was taco salads. (I’ve managed to stay on the diet about 75% of the time on vacation. The carbs came from beer and the sushi lunch!)