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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. Kristina @ spabettie

    YES!! having run an alternative medicine clinic and watching what my naturopath doc friends eat, they eat REAL food. 🙂 some are vegan, some are meat eaters, but they all eat full fat, real foods. I’ve never really been a fan of diet foods, MOST just don’t taste good to me (there are exceptions!) 🙂

    have you been to The Meadow, the place where that salt comes from?? it’s on Mississippi Avenue, and all they sell is salt, chocolate, bitters, flowers… it is the coolest shop (I LOVE the rare chocolates!) and Jason and I have tried many salts from there… great stuff!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think that might be the store Star bought the salt at. She said it was in North Portland somewhere. The salt is amazing! She sent a bottle home with me. I can see myself adding it to a lot of stuff.

      As I get more and more into gardening and trying to eat real food, I eat less and less of the weird processed and “diet” food. I used to live on the stuff because the portions were controlled and I knew how many calories I was eating. But I never felt good eating it.

  2. Lori

    Getting rid of the diet low-cal, low-fat foods was really helpful for me because those other foods fill me up better. However, I still can pack away the food if I let myself!

    I am loving the tour this year. We watch on Versus and they posted my question about the tour on TV on Saturday night! I was such a dork to be all excited. I have a screen shot of it, too. LOL!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They posted your question!! That is so cool. What was the question and answer? Who do you think will win the tour this year? Michael thinks Frank Schleck. I want Andy to win. I think Thor has a decent chance too because he’s won a few stages now but I am in no way qualified to predict. 🙂

      And yes, the less diet food I eat the happier my body seems to be.

      1. Lori

        I asked a question about how the crowds affect the riders in the mountains. He said it was a mixture of adrenaline because people were cheering and then sometimes they get in the way.

        I think Cadel Evans has a good shot to win. He seems very relaxed and strong. Andy is good, but he doesn’t quite seem to have as good a form as he had last year. Plus, he is not a great time trialer, whereas Cadel is. You can’t discount Ivan Basso or Sammy Sanchez either because Sammy looked awesome in those mountain stages.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s a good question. I would say adrenaline has a lot to do with it!

          Cadel seems to be doing well. He’s always in the main group. I haven’t noticed Sammy much except in the recent stage that he won.

  3. Ali

    Yes – when I was trying to reduce sugar consumption I noticed it was in everything – especially low fat / low carb stuff. They have to replace what they take out with something else to make it edible right?

    I’ve been trying to avoid sugar or just eat the regular food version and have less. Usually (not always – I’m not perfect!!) just a bite or two is enough to satisfy me. I’ve also started splitting desserts when I do eat them. I know even actively trying to avoid sugar I am probably still eating way more than I should!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t it amazing how high the sugar content can be?! It’s awful. It makes it so hard when trying to reduce sugar intake.

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