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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. Carbzilla

    That’s so funny – we just walked past OWT last weekend and couldn’t really tell much about it from a quick perusal of the menu. There were a few folks in there of all ages, but I’d thought I’d heard good things. Sometimes I love those restaurants where you can get any kinda of dish, as long as they’re all good.

    Glad you hear you’re having a good weekend. We’re hoping to get in a quick bike ride and then I’m meeting a friend for new workout shoe shopping and a walk around Greenlake.

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Great Aunt. I know all about old feelings coming up. My Grandmother’s funeral when I was in high school was just the saddest thing ever, and I feel it again every time something like this happens in my family. Fortunately, my family’s pretty small.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It looks like a good breakfast place. I’d like to go back there for that some day.

      We had gorgeous weather today! I hope Seattle got some of it. I bet Greenlake was crazy busy. All the hikes in the Gorge was packed today.

      I’m sorry about your Grandmother–sounds like the situation I had with my grandpa. And high school is a young age to deal with death. You’re old enough to really feel the impact and mourn, but young enough to not know how to grieve properly or get over it easily. At least in my experience.

  2. Deb

    I am so jealous that you can have a garden! We have this monster in our house. Her name is Sashi, she has reddish brown fur, a long tail, weighs about 70 pounds, and has a crazy eye. She digs up and actually eats any plant we have in the back yard. An old roommate had a container garden. She ate all of her plants- that’s how we found out she really loves broccoli. This is one thing I’m not sure if she’s going to grow out of. And I so want pretty flowers lining the edges of the porch! And blackberries and tomatoes too!
    Deb recently posted..Day 189

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh no! That little monster!!! We are talking about getting a dog here soon, sometime this year. And one of the concerns is the garden. I don’t know the first thing about training a dog, so we’ll see.

      Blackberries and raspberries are my favorite summer fruit and I rarely buy them in a store because it’s so expensive. I loved picking the wild berries as a kid. So fun and delicious.

  3. Lori

    I love gardening, but I only do flowers because that is my passion and we just don’t have the space for the gardens I would like. I have taken up the front of the house and part of the side. We don’t have a back yard. Otherwise I would have a few veggies.

    I have seedlings inside of sunflowers, snapdragons and I am trying flowering tobacco *again*. Hoping I do better with the seedlings this year.

    Those salmon cakes look yummy!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Your garden is gorgeous! The flowers you grow are always beautiful. But there is something very rewarding about having a vegetable garden; eating the food you grow is such a cool feeling. What are you doing with the flowing tobacco?

  4. Diane, fit to the finish

    Gardening is fun for me, but I’m still not great at it. I hope that this year we will get even more vegetables!
    Diane, fit to the finish recently posted..If You Fudge, Only You Really Know

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I bet it’s a great thing to do with kids.

  5. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    I can’t wait to see progress pictures! I can barely lift 10 pound weights right now…so excited to get stronger 🙂
    Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not recently posted..Whispers of the weekend

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m not quite ready for progress pics but soon. You’ll get there too!

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