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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. hlk

    When we decided to move (from California), we didn’t know where we were going initially, and we specifically sought out places with warm climates. I love heat and loathe the cold, along with long stretches sans sunshine. And I’m “cold” when it drops below 72.

    But it really is brutal hot during the (6-month-long) summer here, even for me. I view it as the equivalent to cold winters in the north: The time of year when you just kind of do mostly indoor stuff. At least during the afternoon. Although getting in the water or sitting in the shade somewhere with a cold drink works pretty well, too.

    To answer your question, when I’m on vacation I miss my dogs, and just being a slob around my house, and also VEGETABLES.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Was it work that brought you to Texas or the heat and sunshine? I cannot imagine leaving California. California sounds like the place to move TO. But, I’ve spent my whole life in the Northwest. I am over the rain and gray and cold. I run cold (I’m always cold) but that Austin heat was almost too much for me to bear!

      I miss my kitties a lot. Wish they could travel! It’s hard to sleep on vacation without them.

      1. hlk

        The overcrowdedness and cost of living drove us FROM California. I loved it there, but after a decade was burned out and restless. It’s a really popular story here, actually. Californians are always flocking somewhere, it seems.

        I miss the weather (it was very hot where we lived, but less humid), the great geography of the west coast, and San Francisco foods. There are other things I love about Austin and it all kind of balances out. We can live much more comfortably here. The people are fantastic. There’s lots of nerd/tech/film/music action that we get into. Mostly, I like new places and am always willing to move. I was a military brat.

        TEAM COLD!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I can see the appeal of Austin. Michael and I both agreed that if we had to move to Texas, Austin would be the place to be. It felt the most comfortable, the most similar to the Northwest. It was like a combination of Seattle and Portland with sunshine.

  2. Finding a skinnier me

    I always miss my animals, my bed and being in my own enviroment that I am comfortable in. Your vacation sounds like a blast! Even with the muggy heat 😉

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was a really good trip and I’m glad we had the opportunity to go. It was nice to celebrate Michael’s sister’s wedding with the whole family and it was nice they included me. Austin was great, too!

      I ALWAYS miss my kitties!

  3. Diane, fit to the finish

    Sounds like a great vacation! I believe your body does acclimate to the heat (I’m from Florida) but even so, we avoid exertion in the heat of the day when it is above 95 or so because it can get dangerous. That’s why so many people in the south have a swimming pool in their yard or go swimming a lot!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I bet I would get used to the heat pretty quickly. I definitely like the sunshine better.

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