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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. Becky

    You have such an awesome commute to work! Biking it must be amazing. I’ve thought about biking to work, but I’m such a sweaty mess when I get to work I don’t want anyone to see me!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is a really nice commute. I’m pretty lucky.

      In the morning I’m not usually too sweaty by the time I get to work, although that could change this summer when it’s hot in the mornings too. Usually I’m on the bike around 7:10am so it’s not that hot. I do have access to a shower at work if I need it!

  2. Eleah

    Hi! I just found you through Joanne’s blog.. I also live in Portland. Get some bike bags.. I hear they make a world of difference. Best when there’s 2 so you can even out the weight on either side of the bike.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve decided to leave a change of clothes and shoes at work so that will be a huge load off my back when I ride. Bags are a good idea but not feasible for the long rides we do on weekends.

  3. Lesley

    Hi there…I’ve never commuted for work, but I once worked with a guy who ran to work 3-4 times a week (round trip of 14 miles or something crazy). He would actually drive to the office on Sunday nights and leave a weeks’ worth of clothes and stuff. Not sure if that might be an option—not the running, but the leaving the stuff at work. :>

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! It’s a great idea. Michael commutes to work too and he also suggested I leave clothes on Mondays for the week. It’s a great idea.

  4. Lori

    Have you thought about getting a rear pack or some panniers for your bike? I can’t stand having a pack on my back, but I don’t mind have the bag on the bag of the bike. We use the Topeak brand and I love it!

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