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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. Esther

    Fitbloggin’ definitely *doesn’t* include the hotel. It’s $299 for the conference alone. The hotel was $179 A NIGHT. I was going to make the trip, but I couldn’t afford it. And then I ended up getting picked to be a volunteer ambassador, but I can’t afford to fly out there anyway.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Gotcha. I guess my issue was that I wanted to be able to sign up for the conference a la carte style and the wasn’t an option. I thought you also had to stay in the hotel in order to attend. Either way, it was too expensive for me.

      1. Esther

        Nope, the only way to buy a ticket is the $299 for the whole conference, which doesn’t include the hotel. Just, three days of Fitbloggin.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Yeah, disappointing. ๐Ÿ™

  2. mellissa

    Confession: I love michael buble and around christmas time, I tell my husband michael and I got back together so he might come second lol.. how silly is that haha. So over the holidays he gets used to me singing his songs at the top of my little lungs, so then after christmas when a song comes on and I dont sing, he is like oh is buble on the road, I said no we broke up. lol it seems to be his christmas songs that I love the most. Ok now the secret is out! Have a good weekend!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Haha! At least your hubby is a good sport. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Teresa

    OMG! I absolutely never comment on blogs. However, I really enjoy your blog and first off wanted to thank you. Second, I wanted to tell you that my husband and I loath Lily too. We talk about it every episode and want to do some investigation to see if she is related to someone important on the show in order stay on. And yes, I think it makes me a special kind of terrible person to feel that way about a child (enough to comment on a blog about it!).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for your kind words!! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s nice to hear from readers who rarely comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      OMG I KNEW I wasn’t the only one who hated Lily. She’s the worst. I really wish they’d recast her!!

  4. Roz@weightingfor50

    Ah, ha, ha….um…I JUST downloaded the new Robin Thicke song on to my phone yesterday. And felt quietly embarrassed that I’d done that. LOL!!! I also have far too many Backstreet Boy songs on there than anyone over the age of 25 should have!!! Have a great day Lisa.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am sooo glad I’m not the only one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Candace

    My confession would be that I actually like Lily’s character on Modern Family. She is like a surly, bitter old lady – which I find funny. She seems like just a prop so I never really thought about her too much, but I agree she’s not the best child actor out there, and not the cutest either.

    My 2nd confession is that I stopped downloading music from iTunes because I’m embarrassed when my husband sees what music I like. He always comments on it and I hate it! I will admit I really like Kelly Clarkson, and have downloaded some Clay Aiken Christmas songs.

    I had too much wine one night and downloaded some songs I’m really, really embarrassed to admit to. Same night I ordered 3 dresses online from Overstock. I had no memory of ordering them. When I got them one was a size too big, one was 2 sizes too small, and all three were ugly.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that’s kind of awesome…you drunk shopped. Too bad the dresses didn’t work! Wouldn’t it had been a nice surprise if they were perfect?

      As for the music, my boyfriend and I do not have the same tastes. The only thing we agree on is classic rock and stuff like NIN, Metallica, etc. I definitely enjoy lots of different kinds of music (like 80’s, disco, dance, etc). And I like Kelly Clarkson, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because

    Ah, I totally hear you on the karaoke! It is so not my thing. I don’t like watching it and I REALLY don’t like singing it, pretty much for the reasons that you mentioned. Glad to hear your girlfriends joined you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh yes….it’s so uncomfortable watching really bad karaoke too….

  7. Joyful Susan

    So many confessions to make, so little time. Haha
    One of mine is that once I start watching a TV show on Netflix that I really like, I get addicted. I will watch every episode of the show until the end. I spent one dreary winter watching every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and then Angel. My girlfriends now call that “Pulling a Susan.”

    1. Lisa Eirene

      This is totally me! I much prefer to watch tv on Netflix so I can just power through a whole season without waiting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Erin

    I love the new Robin Thicke song too, and I am such a J.T. fan that I actually went to his concert when he was on tour with Christina Aguilera–at the time I think I was 27? Whenever I hear the Robin Thicke song, I think that J.T. is probably jealous that he isn’t on it doing the Robin Thicke part, because it is so much better than his two recent singles and sounds like something he would sing…sigh.

  9. Biz

    I will only sing kareoke after a couple beers – my go to song? Cowboy Take Me Away by the Dixie Chicks, and I don’t even really like country music – ha!

    Yep, I wish $$ wasn’t an issue with those events. If I lived anywhere near Portland I’d love to have coffee with you! Turns out that’s a bit of a drive from Chicago though! ๐Ÿ™

    Happy Weekend!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love the Dixie Chicks! And I am not a country fan.

      My goal is to go back to Chicago someday. So I will message you and we’ll have to meet for coffee or something. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    LOVE that you did some karaoke recently!! I haven’t done it in years, but I’ll admit that I was quite a fan back in my college days. lol. “You Got Me Babe” by Sonny and Cher was my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh it wasn’t recently! It was like 10 years ago. LOL Haven’t done it since.

  11. Beth

    I just did some karaoke recently – and there is recorded evidence of it. I told my husband if that makes it public anywhere I will divorce him immediately. I did Jessie’s Girl (my confession – I am a HUGE Rick Springfield fan) with my son and a group of us did Paradise By The Dashboard Light (longest song ever)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Jessie’s Girl is a classic!!!

  12. scarlet

    Confession: as of this morning I’ve finally lost 110 pounds since my highest weight! I still need to lose 37 pounds to get to my goal weight, but I remember reading your blog at the beginning of my journey and thinking about how amazing it would feel to hit that number of total pounds lost. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your experiences as a fellow Portlander on a journey to be healthy, happy, and fit. You continue to inspire me to keep going.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Woooohooo!! That is so awesome! Thank you for sharing your news. That’s amazing and I am so glad I was able to inspire you in some way. That makes me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kay Marie

    I would love for Robin Thicke and JT to do a duet or appear on a remix of one of there songs. I loved Robin since he was in his group Thicke. And love JT just the same.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had no idea! I will have to look up his older stuff.

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  15. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    That pizza looks freaking deicious!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was really good! I was surprised because so much of the gluten free stuff I’ve tried has been a disaster.

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