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Damn Onions. Next Time I’m Wearing Swimming Goggles

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. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    Did you know that they make Onion Goggles! It’s true!

    My secret for not crying? I took a knife skills class. When I learned how to chop an onion correctly (I didn’t know that there was a correct way!), it was much quicker and I find that I rarely cry now! I wonder if there is a You Tube video on that… 😉
    Carrie @ Season It Already! recently posted..Challenge Obesity

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They really make onion goggles? I am totally looking those up. And thanks for the tip on the knife skills. I’ll look for a video.

      1. Lisa

        America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Kitchen did a product testing on all varieties of eye coverage to keep you from crying while cutting onions. If I’m not mistaken it was the onion goggles that did the best. The review would be on their website.

  2. Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets

    I love me some kettlebell workouts. The KB swing totally gets my lower back in ways I was never able to get before.
    Cara @ I Don’t Believe in Diets recently posted..October 16, 2012 – Mac N Cheese Habit

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! My lats were screaming after the kettle bells!

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    Yoga is the best. Glad you made it to your class. Have a great week Lisa.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m really trying! Hopefully next Sunday I can do it again.

  4. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Too funny! I posted about french onion soup today, too! Great minds think alike! And I was crying, too. Holy cow–those onions are crazy to get all chopped up. But sooooo worth it.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Slow Cooker French Onion Soup = Wow!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know! I saw your post and saved it to try later.

  5. Deb

    I’ve been idly thinking about kettlebells… Still undecided though.

    I love onions! Onions and garlic would get added to nearly everything if I had my way. The crying doesn’t bother me so much. Then again I can’t chop an onion without eating chunks of it raw as I go. Love them!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m working on a post about kettle bells. Hopefully will have it done soon.

  6. Sara

    I use a SlapChop and it helps just get the whole process over quickly. Also, I use my scuba mask. No joke. I might look stupid but I won’t be crying!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Scuba mask! I want a photo of that! 🙂

      1. Sara

        lol I don’t even tell my fiance when I’m wearing it so he won’t catch me or attempt a photo op! 😉
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  7. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    My mother would take a plastic bag and put it over her head hooking the bottom around her glasses so the plastic just covered her hair and eyes. Pretty funny to look at. I am super-sensitive to onions though and cry all over the place. Not good. I’ve also hear of people who get those slap-chop machines or other gadgets that chop for them so they don’t have to, Might have to get one of those!
    Ali @ Peaches and Football recently posted..Letting go of the apartment

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh wow, that’s creative and hilarious. Do you have a picture of that?!?! 🙂

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