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Take it Easy

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. Biz

    I may steal your 30 minute weight lifting today at lunch – I don’t incorporate enough strength training!

    Mmmm….steak – looks delicious!

    I have a hard time just sitting still, while my husband is content to watch t.v. all night long!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

      My boyfriend is the same way. If he spent the whole weekend sitting and watching TV he’d be content. Me? I want to DO THINGS. Makes it hard to relax.

  2. Em

    I have such a hard time taking it easy! It’s something I am really trying to work on. Acorn squash w/ brown sugar is pretty good, but it’s better w/ maple syrup (preferably from VT 😉 )

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Okay maybe I will have to try the squash that way…..

  3. Marc

    Take it easy is the theme song of my life. It is what I base the difficult decisions in my life on. Which road should I take? Oh…take it easy:)
    I totally relate to the Eagles:)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s my favorite Eagles song. 🙂 Glad someone got the reference!

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    ha ha ha . . . I don’t think I know what “take it easy is”.

    And that’s not a good thing . . . I’m trying to learn! But it’s hard. I’m a type A, go-go-go person. However, knowing how and when to slow down is probably one of the best things I can do for both my mental and physical well-being.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!!!!!

  5. Tina

    We make the salad rolls at home all the time. I grew up eating them. They’re called ‘Vietnamese spring rolls’ but we just call them ‘rice paper rolls’. You just buy rice paper; i dont know about in a
    America but i can just get them from the asian section un the grocery store here, dunk a sheet in hot water a couple of times, put it on a small plate with a bit of excess hanging over the edge for easy rolling, put filling on and roll like a spring roll once soft . Then use a fish sauced base chilli sauce to dip

    My husband (an Aussie) can only fold it like a burrito haha

    I put in lettuce, carrot, cucumber, bout up boiled egg, prawns. It’s hard because I cook everything then put it in the fridge to be cold before I roll them and I just want to eat it then and not wait! Most people put vermicelli noodles in as well but I stopped to cut the carbs down, don’t really miss it now

    Now I want to cook them for lunch ..
    Definitely try making them at home !

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds a lot easier than I was imagining! I will definitely give it a try at home. Thanks for the instructions! 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will be so sad when my tomatoes are gone…..A few more weeks and I think they’re done.

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