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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. Deb

    Time out with friends can be so important! I always feel so much better after I get some time with my bff, who I rarely get to see. I’ve been trying to make more time to see my friends, but its hard with most of them having such packed schedules.

    Glad to hear Maya is finally eating again! Something has to really bother an animal for them to go off their food, poor girl.
    Deb recently posted..Day 126 – I Jogged!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed, Deb! My bff lives in Seattle so we chat all the time but only see each other a few times a year.

      Maya is a skittish little kitty and didn’t eat a whole lot before the tooth issue.

  2. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Hope Maya continues to improve xx

  3. Denise LaFave

    It is so nice to see you, Lisa. I love the post. Me time? I love listening to music and walking Have I done that lately? No. I love going out to eat and seeing movies. I do that almost every weekend with my husband and son.

    Do I schedule time? No, but you have reminded me that I need to begin. You have given me something to really think about.

    I work hard as a teacher, including many additional duties at the school. I am one of those “yes” people! It seems like work always comes first, my boys second, myself third, when speaking of my time. Here is what I would like to change it to: God first, my boys second, myself third, and work last.

    I used to live in McMinnville, close to where you live. I love Oregon, but we moved to California because of a job for my hubby. There is nothing like Oregon in the summer months, however! It is absolutely beautiful, not too hot, fresh produce and flowers everywhere.

    Congrats on your accomplishments. I will continue to read about your progress. Thanks for the insight.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hi Denise! Thank you for reading and leaving your great comment. You make a good point–it’s so hard sometimes to say “no” and to think about ourselves first. Often times the only me time I get is the gym. Which is nice, but not always relaxing and replenishing. It’s good to have real down time…with ourselves, friends, family…without the obligations.

      Oregon summertime is the best and honestly the only reason we stick around through the loooong winters here!!

  4. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    I end up skipping “girls night” a lot because I’m terrible at making healthy choices when eating out. It’s easier for me right now to just stick to my routine – but I really need more of it in my life! Obviously avoiding it is not going to be good for the long run, but it’s something I’m working on.
    Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not recently posted..(Mostly) wordless weekend

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I get that, Jodi! I stopped doing stuff like that when I was trying to lose the weight because I didn’t trust myself to make good choices in a restaurant when the happy hour foods are things like mozzarella sticks and nachos. But eventually I started making plans again and if there’s salad and soup as an option, that’s what I choose.

      You could also invite your friends over and YOU do the cooking! I hosted a lot of “girl’s night in” where everyone brought something. And it was usually healthy stuff.

  5. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I don’t spend enough time with friends and it’s totally my fault. Plus, since we moved here I don’t have the kinds of friends I had back in FL. Thanks for the reminder.
    Diane Fit to the Finish recently posted..Have You Weighed in on This News Story Yet?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Moving is hard! When I first moved down to Portland I didn’t make many friends. I desperately needed to because I was spending a lot of time alone. Thankfully the internet makes it so easy to make new friends now. And with the blog world it’s even easier!

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