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The Struggle Goes On

The Struggle Goes On

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

    yuck, that’s too bad – does he think he’s selling you a car!? 🙂

    I have NO problem standing up for myself, especially with those type of sales people. if you have this special deal that I MUST sign up for RIGHT NOW? there will be another.

    when I as 15 and buying my first car, the guy came back from that silly back + forth back + forth business, my dad had actually written a check as a final offer to which the guy said “my boss said add $600 bucks to that and it’s yours” and I WALKED OUT OF THE DEALERSHIP!! I wanted that car so bad, but that’s just stupid. as soon as we got home, they called and said they’ll take our deal. of course you will 😉

    on a serious note, though – I KNOW how much you love swimming, and you shouldn’t put a price on that (well, within reason). it seems easy right now, because you’re not in the frustration of days and weeks of rain. I don’t see you going without a pool, and I don’t think you should!! 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was SUCH a negative experience at LA Fitness. I don’t know why it was so difficult for them to give good customer service but I am not interested in going there as a result.

      It’s funny you mention the car experience because Michael is trying to buy a new car and we’ve walked out of dealerships a few times now and there was NO follow-up. Apparently they aren’t dying to sell their cars for some reason.

  2. Carbzilla

    OMG – I cannot understand why gym membership staff are so douchey. They know they have a reputation for being so, and it’s like they don’t even care. Is it because they usually work on commission? I had a 7 Day pass up here since I’d cancel my membership but I doubt it’d be good down there. I have cancelled them twice, and they’ve taken care of it quickly which is nice, so overall I like LA Fitness if you can see beyond the pushy douchebag. I think I paid $38/month.

    It’s weird – I’m actually more motivated to go now that my membership is paid for by my company but it’s still hard to fit in the middle of the workday when I constantly have to be responsive to people’s requests/needs. Other co-workers have an easier time carving out time in their schedules. I guess a few guys go to the mid-day spin class but I don’t have that much time to eat/workout/get unsweaty presentable enough for the rest of the workday. So if I can just get a weight routine going then I can do sweaty cardio at home or elsewhere.

    So glad you reviewed Rovente! We walk past it after I get my yogurt at Swirl after we’ve eaten at D-Street. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t get it either. They don’t LOSE any business by giving me a 7 day pass. In fact, by NOT giving me a pass they are losing my business. And you can be sure I am going to write about my experiences there.

      The pizza was great. Give it a try next time you guys are in town. It’s not Apizza Scholl’s but it’s good. 🙂

  3. Christa

    I agree that as much as you love swimming, you shouldn’t be without access to a decent pool…and on that note, is it possible that swimming in salt water is what caused your too-much-salt feeling after dinner?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Swimming is definitely the priority and it is worth the money as far as I am concerned. I never thought about the salt water pool making me thirsty. Interesting!

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