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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. Kiki

    Love the pictures of the dog!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That dog was amazing! Her name was Cookie and she was about 11 years old but acted like a puppy–energy for days. The tricks she could do were impressive too. The glasses and the treats on her nose sat there and she was calm and just waited for everyone to take her picture. So cute!

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Okay, I want to come to one of your family parties!! What fun! An uncle that rides a bike backwards and grandma that plays the harmonica around a campfire?!? I love it.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      My family loves to party! It’s always a fun time. 🙂

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    What an amazing event. My family don’t do reunions, we’re spread out all over the world…. Dennis’ family used to (his Dad is one of 12 kids) but slowly that stopped….right before I met Dennis so I didn’t ever go. I am MOST impressed by the backward cyclist and the dog!!! How fun. Thanks for sharing the special time with us Lisa.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s too bad! Can they try and get one going again? I think family reunions are great. It’s so important to stay in touch with the family. My dad’s side of the family doesn’t so anything and I honestly haven’t seen anyone on that side of the family in probably 10 years. It’s sad.

  4. Jess

    Looks like a really fun weekend! My dads side of the family does a biannual reunion, but I’ve never been. My dad was only close with his uncle and aunt, who both recently passed, and never had much to do with the extended family.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Growing up, I assumed everyone’s family was close like mine. Once I grew up, I realized that wasn’t the norm. Kinda made our reunions even more special.

  5. Linda Sherwood

    This year I attended my family’s reunion for the first time in several years. The reunion has been happening for 78 years. It has a “business” portion where births, weddings and deaths are recorded as well as marking the youngest and oldest in attendance. We also sing a song after the lyrics are handed out. The lyrics were typed out using carbon paper; they are that old. The number who meet up is getting smaller, but it is fun.

    I also sometimes attend my husband’s reunion.

    This year, I organized a gathering of all of my siblings as well as a bunch of cousins. It should be a great time that will happen in September. It will be the first time my siblings have all been together in almost 10 years.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a great idea that you guys record the “business” portion, as you put it. That never occurred to us and it would be a good thing. One side of the family has like 10 kids–who’s names all start with “D”, by the way, and then they all have a bunch of kids! It’s hard to keep track of everybody.

      That’s great that you are taking over and planning a gathering in September. I bet it will be fun!

  6. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    What a fun time! My extended family is pretty small and we don’t do reunions, but we are usually able to see everyone around the holidays.

    You guys really know how to party!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, my family is full of aging hippies. They definitely know how to party. 😉

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