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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. Trevor

    I’ll confess, I *always* go on a food binge (crap binge) right before I start a diet. I’m an all or nothing guy, so when I’m dieting I’m practically spartan, but when I binge you’d better watch the hell out! Anything that comes between me and that Big Mac is getting eaten.

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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I usually don’t. I’m a bit shamed of myself doing it this time!

      1. Trevor

        Ah Lisa . . . you’re making me chuckle a bit. You are a far more disciplined individual than I am. What you consider a binge and what I consider a binge are two different things.

        Cut yourself a little slack.


        1. Lisa Eirene

          I suppose my definition of “binge” has changed a lot over the years. In the past, it was probably a much more common binge. Now? It just means I go way over my calories for the day. Which I try really hard NOT to do!

  2. Cheryle

    I’ve lived in the Portland area all my life, and always took my scenery for granted until I started travelling to other cities for business trips about 15 years ago. We really do have it great here, even with the rain.

    I LOVE Downtown Portland and go there any chance I get, because my job is out in the suburbs and it’s sooooo boring. I guess if I worked downtown I might feel differently, but it’s one of the cleanest and most walkable downtown areas I have ever been to and I love it. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree that Portland is a very clean, fun and walkable city. I am always impressed with that compared to other cities.

  3. Gbea

    It’s already been said but I have to agree: Portland is an outstandingly beautiful city – I think the most beautiful city I’ve ever lived in (was born and raised there, so might be biased). When people say “trees” I think they’re talking about “Christmas trees.” I live in NashVegas, TN and it’s nice but (like a lot of other cities) looks bare and dreary from about October to April – I think it’s the lack of evergreens. Even the ones you see here seem short and scrawny in comparison to those in the Pacific Northwest. Look outside and try to imagine the landscape without them and I think you’ll understand.
    Great, now I’m homesick!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think you are right about the trees!

      Aw, didn’t mean to make you homesick! 🙂

  4. Karen P

    Cheering you on for the gluten free and dairy free diet. I found a lot of health benefits that I did not know I was missing by removing both gluten/grains and dairy.

    I used to eat a lot of “last pizza slice” etc before starting WW. Now, when I start into something (I did a Whole30) I am pretty careful what I eat and spend about 3 days or so transitioning into the plan. I know what the “low carb flu” feels like, so I approach it differently these days.

    Ask any questions you might want about being gluten and dairy free. Good luck. I think it’s cool Michael is doing the diet with you.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! I will definitely talk to you if I have questions.

      I’ve done carb-free before and didn’t have any physical reaction. I am pretty in-tune with my body but I just never felt different!

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