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Ghost Town Ride

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. Courtney

    Looks like you picked a great day for a ride. I don’t know if you are a fair weather biker or not, but the weather is going to take a nosedive Sunday evening. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it is just a minor blip.
    Courtney recently posted..You have to love yourself first

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m definitely a fair weather biker. I won’t bike in the rain. Probably makes me a baby but if I can just go to spin class when it rains, why torture myself?

  2. Holly from 300 Pounds Down

    Wow I just found your blog and you are so inspiring to me!!! What awesome pictures and a wondeful commitment to healthy living!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you, Holly! I’m glad you found and enjoyed my blog. 🙂

  3. Marc

    I really admire your dedication to fitness. I am trying to get physically fit and trim but too often lately my enthusiasm seems to be either up or down with little middle ground. I suppose similar to a bike ride through the streets of San Francisco. How did you stay focused for 110 pounds?
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think a bike ride through the hills of San Francisco would kill me! 🙂

      To answer your question, failure was not an option for me. I decided I was going to lose the weight and I became super-focused. There were plenty of plateaus and challenges and ups and downs but I just kept doing what was working. Eventually it stuck.

  4. Jess

    We are heading into winter here, so my workouts are moving inside! I won’t run in the rain, so I am running less. That leaves more time for boxing and weights, which I also love.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sounds like me!I head inside. No nasty weather for me.

  5. Erin

    My schedule doesn’t change too much with the change of the seasons. I run outdoors all winter, really I prefer the cooler seasons for working out. So, running comes later in the evening at sunset or later when it starts cooling down. I also hike a lot more in the summer time. In about a month I’m going on my first backpacking trip!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I would love to hear about your backpacking trip when you get back. I used to do that a lot as a kid but haven’t as an adult.

      I don’t mind running in winter cold, I just mind the rain!

      1. Erin

        The rain is no fun, but I found if you invest in the right kind of gear it is tolerable. One of the goals I set when I got serious about losing weight was to run consistently after I finished the C25K, and since I HATE the treadmill and live in Oregon that means putting up with the rain.

        I’ll let you know for sure. We are doing the Eagle Creek to tanner butte trail in the Gorge. Its a 25 mile hike and will take us about 3 days. The last few hikes I’ve been on we’ve packed our packs to get used to the extra weight (I was packing close to what I’ve lost, 40lbs. It was amazing how much heavier I felt!). I’m both nervous and excited!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oooh Eagle Creek! My nemesis! I know several people that have done the backpacking trip you’re doing and it sounded like a blast. Please let me know how it goes when you get back.

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