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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. Kelly @ Finding a Skinnier Me

    I am one of those crazy people that loves running in the rain. I have been known to take the oldest dog out with me during these runs because she is as crazy as me about it!

    That dinner looked delicious and those tips are perfect. I plan on reading the whole article soon!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      You know, as much as I complained, I don’t HATE running in the rain–if I’m already outside running when it happens. The idea of going out into the rain sounds horrible and if it’s cold…no thanks. But a quick summer rain storm? I could be ok with that.

  2. Candace

    I’m with you 100% on that kind of service set-up at restaurants. I HATE that!

    I walked out of a place once because of it – the line to order was almost out the door. The place was also packed – I kept thinking, what if our food comes out and we have no where to sit? Plus, I’m paying restaurant prices for a restaurant meal, not fast food.

    Plus, I like to have a drink and some time to look over a menu. Standing there squinting at a board and feeling pressured to choose something before I get to the front of the line would piss me off.

    I’m not a snob, but I don’t think actual service is too much to expect when eating out. We’ve gone to Korean bbq and asked them to cook everything in the back – I refuse to go out to eat and then cook my own food. I can cook for myself at home!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ok thank you! I agree! They had a “order before you sit” policy too but I ignored it and waited for my friend to get there. Like you I don’t want to not have a table after I order my food. The whole thing just annoyed me.

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

    Those are some really good tips. I try not to do two days of the same activity in a row (like running two days in a row) and seem to do OK with that.

    Running in the rain can be nice in a sprinkle, but not so much when it’s pouring.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agree. A light sprinkle can be refreshing but cold, pouring rain, not so fun!

  4. Coco

    I agree with the first piece of advice – I used to panic about taking one day off, let alone several, but now I know it’s much better to do that than risk a real injury. I never take that much time off after a race or get that much sleep so I can’t agree with the others! 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      And everybody’s body is different! Glad you found what worked for you.

  5. Biz

    I’ve walked in the rain before and felt badass – but then at some point you have to cut your losses!

    Sorry the chicken was overcooked – the curry part looks good! We don’t have any Indian restaurants around here, I’d have to go to Chicago to find some, and that’s 50 miles away – so not sure that’s going to happen anytime soon!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve been craving curry ever since and now I want to make some at home. Soon!

  6. bethh

    I loooooooove that restaurant, and I don’t mind the service procedure since the prices are so cheap. However I keep my tipping at more like 10% or my spare change – they’re not actually serving me at all!!!! I also prefer to go to the Alberta one at lunchtime or other off hours. I went to the Division one once and that line was just stupid. Foodwise, I just discovered the kati roll and love it! I recommend the Vada Pav if you ever go again.

    Thanks for linking to that article, it’s got other good information linked from it as well. I am SUCH a running noob that I’ve got a ton to learn! You were very badass to run in the rain – I biked on Sunday and got home just before it poured. Phew, because I do NOT like biking in the rain.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Isn’t the Kati Roll AMAZING?!?! SO GOOD! I need to go back just for that. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation–I’ll look into the Vada Pav if I return.

  7. Roz@weightingfor50

    Please send Kati Rolls to Vancouver! 🙂
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  8. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I totally agree with your assessment on those restaurant set ups! It is just ridiculous and poor customer service. I hope you have a terrific week!
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