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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. Jennifer

    Congratulations, Lisa!! This is wonderful news! Can’t wait to hear more as everything progresses. Keep us posted!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Jennifer! I’ve been really excited about all of this and dying to share. πŸ™‚

  2. Lori

    Bravo Lisa (and Michael)!! Looks like 2012 is being a very good year for you now!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      2012 is finally turning around!

  3. Marc

    Here is to getting published…Cheers! My oldest son is an illustrator. He recently did the illustrations for a couple children’s books set to be published in November. He seems more anxious than when his wife was pregnant with their first child. So he probably can relate in some small way to your angst.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Congrats to your son! Illustrating children’s books sounds like a wonderful job. I’m glad he got a publisher.

  4. Yum Yucky

    YAY!!!! so very happy for you on all counts. But don’t you know that 3 separate pieces of good news = 3 separate dinners, and 3 separate food comas? Tish-tish. You must learn how to celebrate properly, which would surely impress the Fatty Kitty.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ooooh I didn’t think about that! We need to celebrate some more!

  5. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Yay!!! Good for you–congratulations on the promotion! And I can’t wait to see how things evolve with the book.

    Any chili that I can top with hot sauce and/or jalopeno peppers is best. πŸ™‚

  6. Lauren @ Sassy Molassy

    I now want to go to the Matador next time I’m in Portland! Good luck with your book deal and your jobs!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Matador is definitely in my top 10 of Portland restaurants. Really good food. Make sure you go to the right one, and not the weird dive bar with the same name on like 18th and SW Burnside!!

  7. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you!!!!

  8. Leah

    Such great news for the both of you! Cheers!

  9. E

    Woo hoo! Congratulations on everything! I’m excited for you both.

  10. Lisa

    Congratulations to both of you! I have wondered what was going on with Michael’s quest for a job. Despite your disclosure that he was out of work and what has probably been a very stressful time for you both, your blog hasn’t really reflected it. You’ve continued to go on vacations and eat out and do fun stuff on the weekends. Was Michael able to complete the things he wanted to complete while he was at home?

    I’m happy to see Fat Kitty again, it seems she’s been hiding for a while. Thanks for sharing your good news!
    I agree with Yum Yucky about celebrating more πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks, Lisa. Yeah, I haven’t mentioned it much this year. There really wasn’t a whole lot to talk about. It was a lot of ups and downs, he had tons of interviews that never really went anywhere. It was pretty discouraging. The trips we went on this year were lucky ones. Our trip to Texas was for Michael’s sister’s wedding so we didn’t have to pay for airfare or lodging (just a hotel in Austin for 2 nights). And Hawaii was also cheap! Our friends paid for the condo and we just had to fly there. We’ve been very lucky to have some cheap vacations this year.

      Fat Kitty is always around…I will try to include him more often. πŸ™‚

  11. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooo! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      THANK YOU!!!! And thank you for lending an ear. πŸ˜‰

  12. I

    Great news on the book and the jobs! Such happy news πŸ™‚ Best of luck!

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