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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 Bomber sounds cool. That altar is interesting. I like stumbling across stuff like that on hikes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I do too. We haven’t seen something like that on a hike in ages.

  2. Biz

    I’ve never seen a doggie back pack like that before – so cool! What a great way to spend outdoors – I am dreaming of spring like weather – it was 14 degrees when I left the house this morning!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is a nifty little invention. It’s not heavy at all. The only problem was that Bella is in between sizes–a small is too small and a medium is a little too big.

  3. Courtney

    Hahaha. Bella is so adorable with her saddle bags.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks! I think the saddle bags make her look super tiny.

  4. Ingunn

    Yay, trillium! I saw my first ones of the season last week and literally squealed and jumped for joy. Spring is here!

    Have you tried using poles on the downhills? They’re very helpful to take the pressure off your joints, it’s great for knee problems.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never hiked with poles but would be willing to try. Anything that helps! My shins are so sore today.

      1. Ingunn

        I recently started using them again (for extra balance now that I’m pregnant and really don’t want to fall), and I forgot how much support they give! Bonus: you end up using your upper body more while hiking, so more calories burned. ;^)

        1. Lisa Eirene

          How does having the poles effect your photography? Do you just drop the poles every time you want to take a picture?

          1. Ingunn

            I put the straps around my wrists and let the poles dangle while I take a photo. It’s kind of annoying, but better than painful knees!

            Last summer I mostly stopped using them (except for backpacking/snow/more than 4000 feet descent) because I started running the downhills instead of walking, which actually feels better on my joints than walking the entire way. Wearing trail runners instead of boots feels so much better to me too, but I know not everyone is comfortable with that while hiking.

          2. Lisa Eirene

            Interesting! I wonder if trail running shoes would work for me…..

            Thanks for the tips!

  5. K @ Finding a Skinnier Me

    That is a beautiful hike. Bella looks very happy and everything is so green!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      She LOVES hiking! She gets to sniff all sorts of things. πŸ™‚

  6. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Sounds & looks like a very nice hike. My knees don’t do well on steep downhill parts either. Glad you were okay.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My knees do NOT do well on steep downhill either. πŸ™

  7. Carla



    1. Lisa Eirene

      Haha! She is so funny in those booties!

  8. Roz@weightingfor50

    I LOVE your hike pictures! Thanks for sharing Lisa. (really love the alter and origami!) Have a wonderful day!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was cool stumbling upon the altar. Very unexpected.

  9. Kim

    That doggy backpack is awesome!!! I have never been big on hiking but I think if I had places like your trail to hike through I would enjoy it – gorgeous!!!
    And, my husband would love that little Bomber place!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      There are so many great hikes in Oregon!

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