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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

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I don’t have any pets so don’t have to worry about that, but we got a big tree for the first time in years this year and I LOVE it!

  2. kalin

    we have a fake tree (two actually!) and my cat keeps grooming it! i’ll here rustling and look over to see her lovingly licking the branches! so weird!
    she’s pretty sure the trees are full of toys for her. since the balls on the tree were all Target post-christmas 75% off sale i let her bat them around. So far, two have broken. I think two broken (cheap!) balls are a decent price to pay for a happy happy kitten.

  3. Becca

    Oh bless you! Glad you finally got your tree. We bought our first fake last year, because I find needles and getting rid of real trees so stressful! I have to say I’m especially glad now, as my pregnant nose is turning up at all kinds of smells, and I think fresh pine scent would send me straight to the porcelain telephone.

    This is our first year with dog and tree, so we put it on top of an Ikea Lack table. She keeps on standing next to it and wagging her tail, so I don’t know how long our super-cheap baubles are going to last!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope it lasts! I bet the puppy is super cute though.

  4. Lisa

    There is something precious about the Christmas tree and the cats – they enjoy laying on the tree skirt under it when it’s lit up. Then we have the disgusting tradition – our cats eat the fake tree. They use the wire branches as a sort of toothbrush and end up swallowing bits of green plastic. When their stomachs can’t take anymore they barf it up. Hooray for feline Holiday traditions!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YUM! Sounds like my cats. They like to eat things to make themselves barf… Gross.

  5. Amanda

    I have a 3 year old 105lb black lab and he usually leaves the tree alone. Except for his first Christmas he decided to eat the head off of my sheep ornament. It was pretty disturbing finding a decapitated sheep on Christmas morning.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      HAHAHA!! That is too funny!!! Disturbing but funny!

  6. Lori Lynn

    I’ve had a tree either, b/c of my cats! They can be quite naughty! LOL
    I’ve actually been thinking about having one this year too, partially b/c I’ll actually be home during the holidays, whereas before I was always traveling.

  7. marie

    We just adopted a new kitten! We haven’t let her out of her “safe room” yet b/c first cat is still adjusting and she has a cold. But we are VERY curious to see how she treats the tree and gifts. We already can’t put bows on anything.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I hope you are posting kitten photos! I bet she destroys the tree.

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