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Yep It Feels Like 107 Degrees

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. Roz@weightingfor50

    Oh wow!!! That outdoor pool is FANTASTIC!!!! Swimming outdoors really is the best. I’ve enjoyed the Austin pictures very much Lisa. Looks like a great place to be. Have a good Wednesday.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Roz! I’m glad you enjoyed the recaps. I think there’s one more post and that’s it. Sad. End of vacation…

      Swimming outside is my favorite. I swam in an outdoor pool in Tucson and it was by far my favorite thing on that trip! Nothing better than the sun beating down on you as you swim in cool waters.

  2. Diane Fit to the Finish

    Swimming is a favorite of the kids but then I have to get in a bathing suit. I drink cold drinks and stay in.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I can’t imagine you have a hard time getting in a swimsuit these days, Diane! 🙂

  3. Jill

    I would have high tailed it out of there if I saw the fish as long as my arm! You are a brave woman!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was TERRIFYING! Not sure if the fish and tall grass was scarier than the parts that were too deep to see anything below…It was definitely scary.

  4. Becky

    That outdoor swimming area looks fantastic! I bet it felt SO good when it was that hot outside. I bet it gets really busy on the 107 degree days!

    By the way, you are looking really trim and toned in all these photos from your trip. Clearly what you are doing is working!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you, Becky! That means a lot. I went into that trip feeling like I’d gained a few pounds and then of course, at like crazy and gained a few in Texas!

      As for the swimming, that cool 67 degrees was absolutely fantastic. Jolting at first, but it felt good on a hot day.

  5. Jess

    You are not doing anything to ease my travel fever, lady! Gotta buy a house first!

    Re: heat, you are doing better than I would! I run really warm. In the middle of winter I am running around in jeans, a short sleeved top and open toed shoes. My co-workers are constantly telling me to put more clothes on, but I’m not cold. In the summer, I die. The last 2 summers I was lucky to be working an indoor job with air conditioning. On my days off I was at the beach with a cool breeze and cold water and that was the only was I survived!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      See, I run cold! Ever since I lost my weight I’m almost always cold and dressed for winter. It’s ridiculous. Not in Texas though. Seriously. It was hot as hell. Stagnant too.

  6. Candace

    – there was STUFF in it!

    That honestly cracked me up. Your swim did not sound all that fun not knowing what was going to be rubbing up against you. The description of it was seriously funny though, I was expecting to see a much shorter swim time on your watch, you stayed in longer than I would have!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recap. It was…interesting. Honestly, I was having so much fun swimming (despite the creepy crawlies) that I wanted to keep going! Michael had to drag me out (ok not really. But kinda.)

  7. Miz

    so sad I missed you—but there was definitely NO SWIMMING where I was 😉


  8. hlk

    Oh…my. All of my encouragement to go to J. Mueller for barbecue, and then it was freaking closed. I feel awful. Was it because it was Monday? You even told me that was the day you were planning to go, but that didn’t occur to me. I’m sorry you wasted your time and were disappointed!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah, we were disappointed. In hindsight, we should have just gone back to Franklin’s but we wanted to try something new. I don’t know why it was closed. I checked their website before we left to see if they were closed on certain days and they weren’t. There was a sign out that said they sold out on Sunday and wouldn’t be open again until Wednesday!

      1. hlk

        Ouch. I suppose food trailers generally aren’t that much more reliable than wildlife, really.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Apparently. 🙂 Well that’s ok, I am sure we’ll be back at some point.

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