calories Contest Cycling Dinner fitness food gardening Giveaway hiking Holidays How to Lose Weight Labor Day Weekend limiting calories Losing weight Manual Labor Motivation Portland relationship with food Summer sunny day swimming Urban Farmer Vacation Vacation Fitness Vacations Vegetable Garden veggies Wedding Weekend Update weight loss Weight Loss Support

Busy Bee

Busy Bee

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

Related Posts


  1. Mayumi

    Those vegetables from your garden look beautiful!! We’ve been growing our garden every spring & summer for the last three years. We try to can/freeze extra veges as much as we can by making pickles, sun dried tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili, soup, etc…. But, by the end of summer, we usually cannot keep up with how fast the vegetables grow! So we end up bringing them to our gym, neighbors, and co-workers to share. They’re most often well received 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve given away a lot of produce this year–lettuce, herbs and zucchini. Everyone is really happy too! 🙂

  2. kalin

    if you peel the tomatoes and chop/crush them you can just freeze them as is, and use ’em later to make pasta sauce, chili, jambalya, etc…
    i usually peel the big ones, and eat the small ones, since peeling a few big ones gives me the same amount of tomato as peeling a ton of little ones 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will definitely be freezing some sauce or something by the end of September.

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa. LOVE the veggie shots. And great idea about shredding and freezing the zucchini. Glad your days are busy, but good. Have a great Friday

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Roz. The garden definitely keeps me busy!

  4. Lesley

    I have an idea for all of that zucchini…I’ve been making a big egg scramble with my garden zucchini lately. It’s absolutely great and filling and pretty darn healthy! If you’re into eggs, it’s great.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the link! That’s a fantastic idea and I never thought about doing that with eggs.

  5. jane Cartelli

    My neighbor and I share. She gives me her brussels sprouts and passion fruit, figs and tomatoes and I give her sweet peas, cucumber, basil and green beans.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wish we had some neighbors that we could share with.

Leave a Reply