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LA: The Restaurants and the Fitness

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. Deb

    Glad you had a good time visiting my (sort of) neck of the woods! We’re about 80 minutes from LA, so we don’t go often, but planning a trip to hopefully visit the California Science Museum and also stop by Grill Em All for a burger afterwards.

    Can’t say I’ve ever seen or met a celeb aside from a few older actors at WonderCon last year, but I really don’t understand the concept of celebrity. They’re the same as us, they just have more well known jobs for the most part. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I just think it’s fun to see celebrities.

  2. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Glad you enjoyed the hotel gym! We stayed at the Del Coronado on our honeymoon years ago, and I still dream about that gym. It was right on the beach, and I loved looking out when doing cardio. They also had water infused with fruit and fresh fruit. It was such a nice place to work out. The guy swimming in a circle sounds very annoying!

    Your sashimi salad looks amazing. It’s been a long time since I had sushi; it’s about time again. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that gym sounds amazing!!! I would be dreaming about it, too.

      The sushi was excellent. I’m kicking myself now for not going back to that restaurant a second time before we left…

  3. Candace

    Yay In and Out!!!! I always wonder what people think when they have it for the first time. I imagined growing up with it you naturally love it, but it might not be great to someone else. Like White Castle, people are crazy for them back east but I think they are gross.

    Ah, I remember the smell so well. It’s so unfair we can’t get them up here!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had In-n-Out for the first time in Vegas years ago. Then again in Tucson and was like “WOW this is so good!” I hate fast food, but dang it’s good! Now whenever we travel somewhere that has it, we MUST go.

  4. Carbzilla

    I don’t think that area is especially known for the restaurants since it’s so touristy so it’s great that you got some good meals. I think there are much better restaurants west of there and all the way to the beach.

    Since I lived and worked there for so many years I saw tons of celebrities. Since I worked retail, I often had to assist them, which is always kinda odd but all good experiences for the most part. At least it gave me a legitimate excuse to interact with them which was nice. I’d get nervous at first and then I got pretty used to it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wish we’d known that ahead of time, I might have planned a little differently. I’m glad I found some good restaurants that made up for the crappy food!

      I need to hear your stories. 😉

  5. Lisa

    The sushi salad looks delicious and the onion rings made my mouth water! In-and-Out is unusually delicious for being just a fast food joint. Looks like you had good food while in LA!
    I’ve seen several celebs – Philip Michael Thomas (from Miami Vice), George Jones, Marian Ross, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Ronny Dunn, Leigh Anne Womack, Martina McBride, and Raven Symone and her brother Blaize Pearman. All of them were in normal situations – eating, at the airport, out shopping, etc. I don’t bother them – I feel like if they are out doing normal stuff I should treat them as a normal person and not bother them. If they were at an event I would say something to them.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow, that’s a lot of people! Yeah, I didn’t have plans to bother any celebrities I saw. I just wanted to see them! LOL

  6. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    I need to save this post. We will be in L.A. next month!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Cool! What do you have planned already?

  7. Jess

    I like reading your travel posts and saying, “Been there!” while my finace looks at me like I’m mental. I went to that same In N Out 🙂

    While I was in LA they were filming NCIS LA and I saw Chris O’Donnell! The most famous person I have seen up close is the mother from Everybody Loves Raymond. She is so little!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I do the same thing on other people’s travel posts! 🙂

  8. Beth

    Our cousin works for Ryan Seacrest – and guess who was at their wedding? Yep – you guessed it. I was starstruck I have to admit.

    Your sashimi salad looks awesome – I wish I could get that here!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s hard NOT to be a little starstruck. Even if you see someone you’re not particular a fan of.

  9. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana

    Them burgers look guuuuuuuuuuud. Glad you had fun.

  10. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate

    I’ve always wanted to try in n out!

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