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The Secret to Weight Loss is…..

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. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    The Doggie Dash sounds fun! Unfortunately, our lifestyle doesn’t really suit a dogs needs, so we stick with aloof cats. 😉
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I totally get that! I’m a cat person too…until I got Bella of course. 🙂

  2. K @ Finding a Skinnier me

    Bella is growing up so nicely. I love it! She is absolutely adorable. As a funny side note, my dachshund is name Bella as well. Love the name. It means beautiful.

    She sounds a lot like my Shiba Inu who is a pain to walk. We got her the exact same harness and it has been a life saver. A few tricks, Arya also barks at dogs when we walk, so we make her sit calmly on the side when they walk by, if she barks we turn her head towards us so she can’t look at the other dog. It is a trick I read in a book and it has worked wonders for her. I also keep treats in my pocket, when she is good I give her treats and tell her what she did (aka repeat the command). She is so food oriented it works really well and she ends up being really good so she can earn that treat. I bet Bella would be amazing at running!!

    I love spending sunny days out walking with my dogs. We should encourage all dogs owners to do it. Nothing is sadder than a dog stuck behind a fence and you know they don’t get a lot of walks. I love how much time you guys spend with Bella, she really looks like she is turning into a happy dog.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree, that harness works great! I’m working with Bella on “heel” and that helps with barking at other dogs, too. I also carry treats with me when we walk.

      Spending time with the dog outside is great! I’m so excited about summer! There’s tons of fun things I want to do with her.

  3. Coco

    Aw! We take split shifts with dog walking too, but I take the morning shift. I have gotten used to starting my day with our walk — even in the cold weather. An evening walk would be good for unwinding, but my husband usually does that one.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Funny enough, Bella doesn’t like the bad weather either! She hates the rain. LOL

  4. Biz

    Guess what?? My husband finally agreed to get another dog!! So excited – it’s a lab rescue place near where we live – I’ve filled out the application and am waiting to hear back from them. I love walking a dog!

    And I did discover that when I walked or ran with my dog and wanted him to be by my side, I only let him have about six inches of leash, then he would stay right with me.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      YAY!!!! That is fantastic news! I’m excited for you guys. Glad you are going the rescue route, too!

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