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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. Sarah

    I completely agree with your comment on wine! Now that we finished all the wine that was gifted to us, we have been obsessed with finding a cheap Cab Franc. Its hard but I’m determined.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Let me know if you find one you love!

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    I do the same thing…my ongoing obsession with kale continues, but lately I’ve also been wanting smoked salmon more and more. I’d eat it every day if I could. And Dennis and I have taken to trying as many pumpkin ales as we can this year. Hope you have a wonderful Friday.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am so bummed my kale is gone from the garden. Kale chips were my favorite thing this summer!

  3. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Thanks for the review on TJ’s Coastal wines. I have seen them, but haven’t bought any yet. Gotta love a wine that’s less than $10, and tastes fantastic! πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Give them a try! I am a huge fan. In fact, we are out, I need to get more. πŸ™‚

  4. Melinda

    You know, I haven’t had frozen grapes in ages! I used to have them all the time, and now not at all. I think I’ll go out and get me some grapes!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We are OUT!!! I need to get more. It’s like crack. πŸ™‚

  5. Lori

    I am obsessed with dried pineapple! I love that stuff, although without tons of biking, I am buying less. It’s something that hits the spot for a sweet thing, but I really don’t seem to overeat it – which is a good thing.

    I am also obsessed with home improvement lately. Seems like when we redid the driveway earlier in the year, it just spurred me to get going on my list of stuff to do πŸ˜€ Pinterest isn’t helping there, either.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I still haven’t tried dried pineapple! I keep meaning to but I’ve been loving the dried apricots. I only need to eat a few of them, too, and that’s good.

      I haven’t necessarily been in a home improvement craze but I am in a purging craze! I am getting rid of so much stuff. It’s great.

  6. Stacie @ Snaps and Bits

    I love avocados so much! And, I really need to try the frozen grape thing. Lynn at Actor’s Diet does that all the time! Have a nice weekend!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I never feel guilty eating too many frozen grapes!

  7. Karen P

    Avocados are my every day breakfast item. Think scrambled eggs, avocado slice, and cherry tomaoes. Keeps me full all morning long.

    I hear you on the calories in avocados. I find when I cut a small slice or two I stay in a good portion. Or if I cut up tiny slices for a salad, I’m ok. It’s when I mash it for guacamole I can end up eating more than I plan. Funny how that is. I’ve also been taking my usual slice of avocado, slicing a hard boiled egg, mashing in the yolk and the avocado, adding a little green onion and teeny bit salt and mabe a little lime juice. Then I repack the egg with the green mixture. I found the recipe at Marks Daily Apple. I think they are called avocado deviled eggs. Good portion control and very filling snack. Pre made hard boiled eggs at costco make that recipe easy.

    The grapes are good, but too sugary for me to have more than once a month or so. Raisins are also in that category for me. I do have fresh pineapple when I travel, if I’m being fairly active. Yummy.

    Kale! Total obsession. Trader joes makes it easy with the Pre-chopped kale. Sautee it in a pan with a small amount of coconut oil and teeny bit of salt. I make two servings at a time and re-heat the second serving the the next day.

    Enjoy your avocados. I find them filling and satisfying more than the old breakfasts I used to eat before weight loss.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I LOVE the idea of avocados in deviled eggs. What a great concept. I eat avocado with breakfast probably 3 days a week. I WOULD eat it every day if I didn’t care about the calories. And it’s funny because I never liked avocado as a kid.

      I’ve been told before that Trader Joe’s has pre-chopped kale. I keep meaning to check it out because I’d love to make some more kale chips.

      1. Karen P

        Here’s the recipe from Mark’s Daily Apple. I made these for a pot luck and people loved them.

        Try subbing out carby/bready stuff for these for a snack. Very filling and they tend to fill me up.

        Yes! I love the pre-chopped Kale at TJ’s. Saves a lot of work. Enjoy! Karen P

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oh you’re an ANGEL! Thank you for the recipe! I might have to make this for Thanksgiving appetizers.

  8. Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not

    I’ve always heard such good things about Trader Joe’s wine but none of the branches around here carry it πŸ™

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh bummer! That’s too bad.

  9. sugarmagnolia70

    I adore frozen grapes, though I’m partial to green. So tasty!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The green ones were a bit too tart for me. I think the purple grapes have more sugar in them than the green. Or at least it tastes like it!

  10. Alan (Pounds Off Playoff)

    My wife loves that wine! I’m going to put some grapes in my freezer right now.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Watch out! They are totally addicting! πŸ™‚

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