Sometimes Bullet Points Are Easier

This post is entirely a mish-mash of everything! Complete with bullet points. Have a great weekend everyone.

  • Thank you all for the advice and support on my post about acne and anxiety.

The personal experiences with accutane gave me something to consider and most of the feedback was good. I haven’t made a decision yet. I’m trying the antibiotic route right now. I’m also going to talk to my doctor about switching my birth control pill to something that is supposed to help acne.

  • We picked a dog!

It wasn’t an easy decision to make. Jazzy or Bella. We loved them both and felt like both dogs would be a wonderful addition to our home. In the end it came down to two things: how Bella reacted when she met Fat Kitty and the fact that Bella is already trained in a lot of things. The fact that she can “sit” and is so well-behaved is huge! Since we’re first time dog owners, I think that was the better choice. I think Jazzy needs a home where one of her people either work part time or from home or have experience dog training. I will keep you posted on the Bella saga as it unfolds.


  • I made a mistake canning!

As a newbie to canning, I appreciate the tip about the lemon juice. I wish I’d know that beforehand and it was my mistake for not finding the RIGHT recipe. So I popped the jars of the tomato sauce in the freezer and they seem alright. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than wasting all that sauce.

  • In other news, I went to spin class!

It’s been a year and a half since I went to spin class. I’d planned on biking to work the other day but the rainy weather that has set in this week discouraged me. So I went to spin.


It was nice to be back at the class. I saw some of the “regulars” that I used to see in the class every week and one of them remembered me and asked me what I’d been doing. That was nice! She did STP this year and told me about her experience. Then class got started. I took it easy and it wasn’t the greatest class. My knees bugged me at a few different times during the class but the good news is that I didn’t have knee pain afterward OR the next day! I left Spin after 45 minutes–I probably should have just done 30 as my first attempt back. Hopefully in the next few weeks I can work up to staying for the whole class. My goal is to go to spin all winter long and hope that helps my knees and get me back to cycling for next year.

  • Michael made jalapeno poppers from the jalapenos from our garden!

We had tons this summer and they were really spicy. He pickled a ton of them and then we had the poppers with dinner. They were awesome. I wish they weren’t so much work because I could seriously eat these things every day. 😉



He said it was kind of a Russian Roulette but with spicy. He wasn’t sure which ones were going to be the spiciest (I chose wisely with the three small ones) and he ended up getting the nuclear hot ones.

  • Engagement Photos!

We had to reschedule our engagement photo shoot because I wasn’t feeling well and our photographer was sick AND I had that horrible acne outbreak so it was probably a good thing we rescheduled. We’re doing them this weekend. Cross your fingers it doesn’t rain the entire time.

This concludes the bullet points. And it was rather long-winded for bullet points…Thanks again everyone for the advice. 🙂

Author: 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

14 thoughts on “Sometimes Bullet Points Are Easier”

  1. Congratulations on getting Bella! I love doggies so much, she’s going to be a lot of fun for you guys. She’ll be waiting for you at the door when you come home everyday, it’s the best!

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