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Here is My Heart, Guard it Well

Here is My Heart, Guard it Well

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

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

    That is the cutest picture of you two! Sorry about the brownies. Bet they still taste good. I made a WW chocolate cake recipe in my “little squares” pan and will fancy one up tonight with Greek Yogurt for dessert (Chris could care less about sweets). I think we’re picking up Kidd Valley burgers for dinner. Awwwww.

    My gift to myself today is a very serious job application. I’m very excited about this opportunity so I’m taking the time to rewrite a focused resume and new cover letter and really GO FOR IT!!!!

    Have a wonderful time tonight! <3

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Happy Valentine’s Day! The brownies still tasted good, despite their disastrous appearance.

      That’s great about the job. I hope they seriously consider you because you’d be a good, loyal worker.

      That photo of us was 2 years ago when we took a weekend trip down to McMinnville to go wine tasting. We stayed at the McMenamin’s hotel there. It was a good weekend!

  2. Coco

    I always have liked Valentine’s Day, from the days of making Valentine’s for my whole class with construction paper, paper doilies and glitter! It helps that my husband doesn’t dissapoint – we keep it simple but this year he got my both flowers and a box of Godiva’s. πŸ™‚

    Loving yourself is important to being healthy, and this is a good day to be your own valentine!

    P.S. Now I want a brownie!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I like that! Be my own Valentine!!

      I do miss the days of the handmade Valentine’s cards though. I always liked art projects (And glitter). πŸ™‚

  3. Laurie

    That last picture is a REALLY good picture of you guys.
    My post that I just wrote is almost identical to yours…..very funny.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Laurie!
      That’s funny. I’ll go check out your post.

  4. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    Ironically enough today has been one of my worst negative self-talk days in a LONG time. I just felt UGH today and kept putting myself down when I couldn’t resist the treats around the office. NOT GOOD!

    I like the idea of stopping the negative self-talk as a Valentines Day gift to yourself though! I’m usually pretty good about it but sometimes I just have a bad day (like today!)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I have my days too where it’s harder to resist that “voice.” Hormonal days are one of those days.

      Don’t beat yourself up about the treats (easy for me to say). It’s only one day!!

  5. Amy

    I never believed in it or liked it either…..then I met my husband at 2am on Valentines Day and subsequently got married on Valentines day a few years later. We celebrate it now, but only because that’s the day we met πŸ™‚

    And I love your cupcakes! They look delicious!

  6. steena

    How cute, heart brownies! nomnomnom! They look very tasty! I had full intentions of baking something, and, well, um, that never happened!
    I have the most neutral feelings on Valentine’s day. Meh. Whatever. Yeah, I love my husband, but we love each other every day. So. Yea, whatever!
    I like the valentine you’re giving yourself. It’s great!

  7. Julie

    What a great picture of you two at the end here!

  8. Shrinkella

    It’s not the looks but the taste that counts. I’m sure the brownies were awesome!

    I pretty much just pretend that Valentine’s Day doesn’t exist, so I guess I am a Valentine’s Day scrooge, too. πŸ™‚

  9. Lisa

    Freeze the brownies, then cut them. Then you can either stick them back in the freezer or leave them out to eat.
    We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we had ice cream in honor of the occasion (that was the reason we used for eating ice cream:))

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wait, we need a reason to eat ice cream?? πŸ™‚

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