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Bella’s First Run

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. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    So cool that you are trying to run with her. My dogs are small with tiny legs, so I’ve never really tried. Although they walk faster than I do, so I’ve done a run/walk a few times!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I totally understand! That was one of the issues we discussed before getting a dog. We wanted a small(ish) dog that had longer legs so the dog could run with me or go hiking. Too short legs wouldn’t work. I think Bella is the perfect mix of breeds for that!

  2. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    Yay for Bella! Glad to hear she did well on the run.

    That restaurant sounds pretty cool and your dish looks awesome!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will try it again soon. She was really good!

  3. Lori

    We take Pixie out for a stand on a harness occasionally. She really wants to be outside and will dash out if we aren’t careful, but if we put a leash on there, she won’t move. She used to be an outdoor cat when she was a stray and still wants to be out there. We live on a busy road, though.

    I have tried pork rinds before and I think they just taste weird. I’ll take the bacon instead.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I got Fat Kitty a harness and leash when I first got him. He was homeless too and wants to be outside so badly but I lived on a really busy street (now I live where there have been coyote sightings). He didn’t do too well on the leash. He wouldn’t walk around! Just roll around on the ground. 🙂

      I agree, bacon over pork rinds any day.

  4. Lisa

    It amused me that a restaurant served pork rinds as an appetizer! It looks like it was the size of a deck of cards, were they served that large? And did they serve it with a sauce?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I had never had them before, so that’s why we tried them. They were way too salty for me. It came with a spicy mayo sauce, which was good.

      1. Lisa

        They are commonly sold with potato chips in the stores in the south, but BBQ fundraisers in this area frequently make their own fresh too. I’m guessing they over salted them, because the one’s I’ve had don’t really have that much salt. I was an adult the first time I tried them. While I’ve never seen them served in a restaurant, I could see them being prepared fresh in an upscale restaurant.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I’ve heard of pork rinds, just never tried them. They never appealed to me.

  5. T

    Be careful of her pads (feet). If she isn’t used to runs it will tear them up

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