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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. Carbzilla

    Awesome job on the coffee math. If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it. That’s a HUGE savings!

    I’m just amazed by people who buy Starbucks every day. It just seems so expensive and unnecessary.

    I’ve been spending money too – either a few dollars at a time (big sale at the Gap) or big ticket items. That’s gotta stop.

    I’m totally in love with Dave’s Killer Bread 65 calorie. I’m entering a long morning egg sandwich phase which is fine by me.

    Hope you’re getting the sun we are today!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I didn’t know Dave’s Killer bread had a low calorie version. I will check it out!

      When I was 250 I bought Starbucks every day and it was the fancy, expensive $4 coffee too (and it was also 500 calories at least)! Now I scaled back a lot.

  2. shelby

    I happen to be eating a grilled cheese with bacon as I write this! Yum.

    I love Anthro but I never buy anything there because it’s ridiculously overpriced.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I feel that way about Nordstroms–and often The Rack. The Rack is usually too expensive for my tastes.

      Next time we make grilled cheese with bacon we’re adding tomato slices. I can’t wait!

  3. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I am a huge bargain shopper, and there’s many stores I only go in and go directly to the sale area. Lululemon has been one of those stores for me though even their sale/clearance stuff is so expensive!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I still have not been to Lululemon yet. I need to do that. And Lucy.

      I will almost never pay full-price for anything. Food, clothes, shoes, books, whatever. If it’s not on sale, I don’t need it. 🙂

  4. Sasha

    That is a beautiful looking sandwich made infinitely more beautiful with bacon.

    I am normally a hardcore bargain shopper but Sur La Table has been a weakness for both my husband and I and I admit we have been extravagant there but only with items that we know will last a lifetime. We bought all our Staub enameled cast iron cookware there and all our stovetop KitchenAid pans there and they were the best things we’ve ever purchased. But to our credit, we haven’t shopped there in a few years, we’ve shown enormous self-restraint. 😉

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Everything is better with bacon. Hands down.

      I would LOVE to replace all of our cookware with Sur La Table or Le Creuset. We buy our Le Creuset stuff at their outlet which is good for saving money.

  5. Jennifer is Always Sick

    I’m surprised I didn’t go completely nuts for the post-holiday sales. I got our wrapping paper and some stationary for next Christmas, that’s IT! It was tempting, though. I wanted to clean the store out.

    I try to make my own coffee, but it just isn’t the same. It tastes good, but not as good as Starbucks and those Mocha Frappes at McDonalds. Sinful…totally sinful. Perhaps it’s because what I make it mostly coffee, and not sugar and corn syrup. Blech!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good for you showing restraint! I went a little nuts with after Christmas sales this year. 🙂

  6. Lori

    Yeah – Sur La Table has some good stuff. There is a store like that in Boulder called Peppercorn and I would go in and just drool at all the stuff I couldn’t afford.

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