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Sometimes Healthy, Sometimes Not

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 Glamour.com.

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  1. Lori

    Those onion things look good – like onion strings. That’s the only way I eat fried onions is when they are really thinly sliced like that.

    We eat out 3 times a week. 2 times for breakfast (biking for bagels) and usually one dinner over the weekend. We used to eat out a lot when we were both heavier. There were some weekends where we eat all 3 meals out in a day!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      They were so good! I think I prefer the strings to big rings, too.

      On average we eat out 2 nights a week. Some weeks are heavier than others and I hate that. My preference would be once a week. A lot of times when I meet up with friends, though, it’s for happy hour.

  2. Carbzilla

    We don’t eat out even once a week – it’s more like once or twice a month and often for weekend lunches. I don’t know why we don’t eat out more but I guess it’s good for our wallets and waistlines.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I don’t know how you guys have so much self-control! There are too many restaurants I want to try here…

  3. Jess

    Since we are saving for a house, and both teachers (him part time) we don’t eat out as much as we would like. Maybe once a month? We try and make it for a special occasion, even if we have to make one up, like halfway though a school term, or happy 4th Tuesday in May. We like to try new places (Auckland has something like 2000 cafes and restaurants), but we usually end up going to tried a true places.

    That flintstone steak reminds me of where I used to work. We would serve a massive ‘Dino’ steak that weighed over a pound. It came with heaps of fries. Guys would challenge each other to see who could finish everything.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Saving for a house is awesome and a noble reason to avoid restaurant eating. Your “Dino” steak sounds about right–that’s what this thing looked like. Your story makes me think of the movie “The Great Outdoors” where John Candy won the contest of eating the humongous steak!

  4. Beth

    We usually save our eating out for the weekends, during the week it’s too crazy with kids homework and sports. However, that’s one of the things I think makes summer so much more challenging to stay on track – because we are out of our regular routine! So during the summer it seems to be more often.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES! Summer is harder. We both eat out more in the summer because we’re usually getting together with friends and stuff. It’s so hard to resist.

  5. Sharon

    We try to eat out only when we are invited by someone else. Our healthy eating journey is still in transition with my just recently arriving at maintenance and my husband just now jumping on the “I want to eat healthy too” bandwagon. So right now, we are just having fun preparing and trying new things at home. Eating out doesn’t hold much enthusiasm. That sure is different from our “past” and I suspect we’ll find a balance eventually because we do like trying new restaurants.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is so great that your hubby is jumping on the wagon. I’m sure it makes it a lot easier for you with the support from him. Eating out doesn’t always have to be a challenge, we CAN make better choices (I do about 75% of the time) but staying strong is that hard part–not giving in to those cravings once I’m at the restaurant!

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