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Sun Salute to the Solstice

Sun Salute to the Solstice

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. Carbzilla

    I love the idea of celebrating Yule!

    What’s up with Michael’s back? I’m so over my own back troubles. It’d be more interesting to hear about someone else’s. Has he been to a chiro?

    I haven’t done yoga (or anything besides walking) in forever. Just when I was raring to go back, I hurt myself. Soon, soon. And bike training. I haven’t forgotten. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve been celebrating it for about 15 years now and I wish I had been more on the ball yesterday so I could do it properly!

      Michael hurt his back doing weights. I think he said he was doing Dead Lifts? We got massages, then he went to the chiropractor. He said never do Dead Lifts. Good to know. I hope he feels better soon. It’s been 2 weeks and he’s pretty miserable. 🙁

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    That burger looks awesome with those yam fries! I think if you broil them or just cook them for longer until they get a little more browned, you’ll get them crispier. Keep in mind they wont really get as crispy as fried fries no matter what you do, but if the outside gets drier and crispier they can be delicious.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the tip! The flavor of them are magical. I just want a tad crisp.

  3. Shannon @ BetterNextTime

    I toss my sweet potato fries with an egg white before baking. It’s the only way I’ve found to get them crispy! (Makes them incredibly prone to sticking to the pan, on the down side.)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Interesting! Maybe we’ll try the egg white next time. Sounds like a good trick!

  4. marie

    I forgot to tell you we made your bacon turkey burgers – we had cayennes, so we used those instead of jalapenos but they were fantastic!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great! I’m glad to hear those burgers are catching on!

  5. Chuck Cornwell

    How refreshing to find one our American cousins who also celebrates Yule. I have been reading your blog for some time now always gaining a sense of peace from it and now I know why. I wish you well for the year to come and hope your celebration of the Mid Winter Festival of Yule was enjoyable. Kindest regards
    Billie x

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for reading Billie. Yes, I celebrate Yule. For about 15 years now. 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday!

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