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Day Four: Half Way There

Day Four: Half Way There

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

    Nicely done!

    Can you stir fry some veggies or roast them instead of salads? That’s the only way I can think to mix that up. It’s been so cold here still that salads do not sound tempting, but hot roasted veggies do!

    Way to stick to plan!

    We go out so very little but now I try to look up the dishes beforehand and check out the points. Often I see how many points are in things and decide to stay home! (Ok, that’s only happened once)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The thing with lunch that makes it difficult is that neither of us really want to reheat food. I ate my chicken cold on the salad today (which was tasty). But the idea of reheating roasted veggies sounds kinda gross to me. We do eat steamed or roasted veggies with dinner though!

      Once you guys come to Portland I think you’ll want to eat out a lot. 🙂 There are so many yummy places!

  2. Lori

    Sorry things didn’t go well for you today. Great job on staying on plan, though! I am so glad you didn’t give in and ditch the diet.

    You could do a quick soup with roasted veggies for lunch instead of a salad. Just roast up extra at night. Blend some with chicken broth for a quick soup. You could heat it up in the morning and put it in a thermos if you don’t want to reheat it.

    Nice bike commute earlier, too.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I felt good about staying strong even though I wanted to give up.

      That’s a great idea for a lunch! If this continues next week I’ll give it a try.

  3. Diane Fit to the Finish

    Sounds like you did a pretty good job! At restaurants, I get so concerned about the calories/sodium, I tend to just order a baked potato and a small salad with no dressing.
    Diane Fit to the Finish recently posted..I Hated Healthy Foods

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m not too concerned about the sodium. I know how high restaurant food is but if I only eat out once a week max, I’m not too concerned. The rest of the food I eat doesn’t have much salt in it…

  4. Baking 'n' Books

    Wow – you did fantastic! I would LOVE to have your habits!

    What kind of hummus do you have…
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      So far so good! I am really jonesin’ for some chocolate though!

      We got the Tribe Hummus from Costco. I like it alright. It’s rather plain but it comes in serving size packets for 100 calories. I prefer the Sabra (sp?) brand with the different flavor mix-ins though.

  5. Jasmine @ Eat Move Write

    I do not blame you for getting tired of salads at lunch and dinner. Salads are one of those foods I verrrrrry quickly tire of. They can just be boring.

    I’m putting together a portland reader/blogger dinner and wanted to invite you. If you’re interested, could you email me at I couldn’t find your email on here (just the contact form). Thx!
    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write recently posted..Hubby’s Handbook- Changing Together

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love salads and can eat them a lot, but yea…kinda sick of them!

      Sure, I would love to be invited. I will shoot you an email. 🙂

  6. Coco

    I love your “HELL YEAH” but “NO” response to the bread. It’s not always easy. Sorry you had such a crappy day, but glad you had a nice night out.
    Coco recently posted..Chicken Soup For My Soul

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It wasn’t easy but it was the right decision to make.

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