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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. Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers

    WOW that link is intense, the Cron o meter. I’ll admit, I don’t think I’m ready to dive headfirst into something that involved, mostly because right now, I think I’m doing fairly well getting my nutrients and I have too much else on my plate (my figurative plate, that is). However, Kale has been a welcome new addition to my diet, and I am right there with you: need more if!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is involved but not overwhelming.

      How do you prepare kale?

  2. Esther

    I checked out Cron-O-Meter when you posted about it the other day, and it seems pretty awesome! I am going to start using it, but like Jordan above me said, I don’t want to dive head first into it straight off and then get burnt out on it.

    I did however want to pass this link along to you. When I first started my weight loss journey, I got a wonderful digital scale that gives you the nutritional values of most foods, according to the booklet that comes with it (full of practically everything, and a code for each one). It’s $49.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond, but if you happen to find a 20% off coupon, it makes it easier to spend the money on it. Although, I paid full price for it and must say that it was totally worth the price.

    If you find out about how to prepare kale, please post about it! I have never had it before.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the tip! I do get that 20% off coupon from BBB all the time. I just need to get on the stick and actually buy one. 🙂

      1. Esther

        Absolutely! It’s totally worth it.
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        1. Lisa Eirene

          You know, I bought the Overstock groupon that came out recently. I bet I can get a good scale there!

          1. Esther

            You might even find the same one there. I think the brand is Perfect Portions or something along those lines.
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  3. Sarah

    It was a great post. I’m glad you shared it with us because I’m kind of in love with Cron-o-meter.

    I never ever hit my potassium target according to them but I don’t know if it’s too huge a deal. The RDA is like 4.7g and that’s a lot of freaking potassium.

    I don’t have a paid version so to figure out what sort of things have the vitamins and minerals I’m missing I’ve been using It’s quite thorough/
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it’s great that you like it so much! I’m happy that I could pass on something to my readers that they like.

      I’m curious about the potassium targets to. If you see a change in your targets, let me know!

  4. Ali

    I’m probably deficient in all vegetables. 🙂 I really, really need to eat more. I’ve done amazingly well limiting sugars and starchy carbs this year and it really has helped with weight loss too.

    I’ll need to check out that website too. I have a site that tracks calcium, fiber, and sodium but not a breakdown on vitamins each day.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Vegetables are one thing I eat a lot of. I steam veggies, I eat them raw as snacks with some light Ranch dip, or I eat a big salad with dinner. But I don’t know that I’m eating the RIGHT veggies!! I tend to eat the same thing….

      Let me know how you like the site!

  5. Roz@weightingfor50

    Yet another FANTASTIC post Lisa. Thanks as always for all the great info.

  6. Katie

    Squee! It’s a little thrill to see my name up there. I’m still working on getting that potassium level up to snuff. It’s hard. I’m also struggling with vitamin E. I gave up on vitamin D and got a supplement (probably a good idea in Portland anyway, right?)

    I know you didn’t ask, but if you’re interested in adding kale to your diet, I have a simple way to prepare it. Roasted kale chips are delicious and fun to eat. I have them as a snack or a side with burgers or pizza or soup. Here’s a post on how to make them: Kale Chips
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      You’re famous! 😉 I appreciated your feedback a lot (and it reminded me to get on the stick with my followup!). I used to take a Vitamin D supplement on top of a multi-vitamin because I’d be so tired in the winter. I actually found that taking Vitamin B instead helped with my energy levels 100% more than Vitamin D ever did.

      I’m new to Kale. I’ve had it once and it had bacon in it. I will definitely be trying some new recipes for it soon. Thanks for the link!

  7. Lori

    I use Livestrong to track my food. I could get the Gold membership to get all the nutrient info along with the basics, but I think I probably do pretty well. I do take vitamin D and Flax seed oil. The D because of the lack of sun in winter and my use of sunscreen and the Flax because I just don’t eat fish and need the Omega 3.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Is the flax seed just for Omega3’s or other things? I eat a TON of seafood. Salmon once a week, scallops or shrimp once or twice a week. I’m sure I get lots of Omegas. I need to start adding tuna fish to my salads for lunches.

  8. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy

    Very interesting. I’m sure I’m lacking in something, but not sure what. I eat a ton of veggies and fruits and whole grains each day so I think I’m close, but could be lacking in some areas. Vit C during winter months at times?
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I eat a lot of fruit that has vitamin C but I take a supplement just in case to keep the colds and sickness away.

  9. Miz

    REALLY interesting!!!

  10. Candace

    I’ll join in thanking you for that link! I’ve been using it as well, I also track with Weight Watchers but I like seeing the nutritional info on Cronometer. Overall, I eat pretty darn healthy – it was nice to see most of the levels filled out.

    It did let me know that each day I was lacking in Vitamin D and Iron, so now I take the supplements to get to 100% or over.

    Interesting you mention Vitamin K, how many of us never consider that one? I didn’t know what it was for – but I was reaching like 200% or more each day, now I know – my daily spinach salad – it’s small but apparently it does the trick.

    Thanks again for sharing the site!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great, Candace!

      We get the big tub of baby spinach from Costco about once a week or so. I usually mix it in with regular lettuce for my salads because I’m not a huge fan of spinach. But it is so healthy I should!

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