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Maiden Voyage

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. lisaiscooking

    Hiking sounds so much better than shopping, especially on a great-looking trail like this one! Pretty falls too. I love a good hike after a big holiday meal.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I have to agree. It was a good hike, I burned off a little bit of the turkey dinner and got some fresh air.

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

    Yay Bella! That looks like a beautiful hike and that mac and cheese looks AWESOME!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s the best mac n’cheese I’ve ever had!

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

        Our friends are coming down this weekend and we randomly had a request from one of them for mac and cheese for lunch one day – which I’m not sure we’ve ever all eaten together. It was a really odd coincidence. It’s a toss up between this recipe and a bacon and smoked gouda mac and cheese recipe I also saw this week. We can’t decide!!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Oooooh that’s a hard choice! I can’t decide either. Smoked gouda is my FAVORITE cheese….

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

            We ended up going with the smoked gouda and bacon. I mean really…bacon. That’s all you ever really need.

          2. Lisa Eirene

            Totally understandable! πŸ˜‰

  3. Carbzilla

    I love Bella! She can probably go for hours and hours so don’t worry. You do want to make sure to pack water for her, and probably some treats! So great that she could join you.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yep! We had water and treats. We stopped a few times to rest. She drank tons of water on the first stop but not so much the rest of the time. Her paws seemed okay afterward. The only possible issue was that I’ve noticed some eczema or dry skin on her snout where the harness was. I think she was pulling so much that it rubbed her nose. πŸ™

  4. Coco (@Got2Run4Me)

    Aw, Bella is so cute! That waterfall is gorgeous! I guess you will be able to find your way back now. πŸ˜‰

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! She is pretty cute. πŸ™‚

  5. Miz

    I did walking hiking too but have to admit πŸ™‚ I also CYBER MONDAY’ed…

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh I did a little cybering!

  6. K @ Finding a Skinnier me

    Hiking with dogs is a lot of fun. I know mine can go harder than I can, so I am sure Bella had a blast and such a beautiful place to hike. Minus the spicy and that Mac n’ cheese looks AMAZING!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There are so many pretty hikes here in Oregon.

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