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V is for Victory

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. emmaclaire

    Small steps indeed! I remember when I successfully swam my first mile when I took up swimming after 20 years. I let go with an uncontrollable fist pump or two at the end of the pool. I’m sure anyone watching probably thought I had a screw loose, but it felt like such a big accomplishment. Celebrating the victories is an important component of staying motivated, in my opinion.

    Thought of you this weekend when we stopped in Portland for a quick visit with a newly re-located friend. I do love your city!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Woot!! That is awesome! I had the same feeling as you when I swam my first mile! You gotta celebrate those accomplishments.

      Very cool, what did you see/do in Portland?

      1. emmaclaire

        We were only stopping by on our way back from Princess’s OSU campus visit, so we just had time to grab a bite to eat. I can recommend Huckleberry Pub on 23rd and Kearney – great food, which made up for the meh beer menu. I think that’s a bit out of the way for you two, though, isn’t it?

        1. Lisa Eirene

          OSU is Corvallis right? Or Eugene? Not being from here I never pay attention to Oregon sports. 🙂

          1. emmaclaire

            Definitely Corvallis – Beavers, not Ducks. Princess fell in love with the place when we first visited last year. Her brother is at WSU, so family dinners will probably get pretty interesting the next few years!

          2. Lisa Eirene

            Hahaha! Well it sounds like a nice trip!

  2. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I lost weight a long time ago and have maintained the loss for many years, but I’m still working on not dealing with stress with food (my choices aren’t terrible or “extreme” anymore, but still not what they should be sometimes). Recently, I have had a lot of stress, but I did not deal with it with food. Rather, I made sure I ate especially nourishing food. And I’m proud of myself. I think I’ll reward myself with a pedicure, something I haven’t done in years… 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with you on that–stress =food for me still too. I try so hard but lately not so much.

  3. Carla

    I still recall my best NSV. Fitting in my interview suits!!!
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