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East Coast Invasion

East Coast Invasion

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 Glamour.com.

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  1. lisa

    My SIL’s name is Lisa too. Plus shes not marries so we’re both Lisa (insert last name here!). Very confusing!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Glad I’m not the only one! 🙂

  2. Esther

    I have to leave a comment simply because I’m from Philly and much share the love.

    Liquor laws in PA aren’t terrible. You have to buy liquor from a “state store” (liquor store), and it cannot be bought from a grocery store. So you won’t find beer and wine at the grocery or Whole Foods. Of course, here in Indiana, while you can buy all that stuff in the grocery store, you can’t buy it on Sundays. So, I guess each state has their own stinky liquor related rules.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      In comparison to the West Coast –where they are from–they are terrible. They can’t get the good wine and beer like they can in Oregon. And you are right, it’s not sold in places like Trader Joe’s like it is here in Oregon. Plus they said that it’s illegal to drive to New Jersey to buy alcohol and transport it across state lines? Which is bizarre to me!

      1. Esther

        Yeah, that is true. Though truthfully, we used to do it anyway when we lived there, simply because it was cheaper in Jersey. Granted, we figured out ways to cover it up in the trunk lol.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I was told that they have to take their own bottles of wine to restaurants and pay a corking fee too??

  3. Debbie

    I love that you incorporate fitness throughout your day, even with company. That is one of the changes I am making. I’m looking forward to cooler weather (I live in Georgia), but I won’t let the heat stop me. I also like that you enjoy regular, good tasting food and drink while living a healthy active life. Awesome!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Debbie! Fitting in exercise is just part of my normal routine now. And yes, being able to eat “whatever” I want (in moderation) is how I keep it off!

  4. Lori

    Fun visit!

    I really never ate oyster much, but one of the *best* dishes I have ever eaten was chargrilled oyster at Dragos in New Orleans. To die for. My sister and I still talk about them 2 years later!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I bet I could eat cooked oysters. Raw? No thank you!!

  5. Jennifer

    Sounds like a fun day! Your sandwich looked yummy. I say “nah” to oysters and “yeah” to soccer! I’m not a die-hard fan, but I love the camaraderie among soccer fans and how excited they get during World Cups.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I guess soccer is pretty big here in Portland but I wouldn’t say I am a fan…

  6. Mayumi (@Fitnotfried2)

    I love this post! It’s filled with great photos. The color of Birch Bark Cherry is amazing!! It’s so beautiful. And the fried oyster sandwich looks so delicious…my hometown in Japan is famous for oyster and the fried oyster is one of my favorite dishes 🙂

    Saying “good-bye” to loved ones, especially my family, never gets easier. Sometimes I get sad even before I see them, anticipating “good-bye” 🙁

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The tree was really pretty.

      Yes, saying goodbye is always hard. Wish they lived closer!

  7. jane Cartelli

    I will eat raw fish ala sushi any fish at all, but not oysters and clams – and I do not know why I have have idea in my head that I do not want to even try it.

    Oyster Kupa Soup – oysters in a cream and champagne broth – to die for – and I almost did: I got food poisoning from it in 1887 at Disney World and never could bring myself to eat it again.

    I like soccer to watch it but not to play it.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I have to admit, that soup sounds delicious!

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