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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. Milena

    I love your hikes, the photos are always so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

    I agree with you, I hike a lot and dogs off the leash always make me nuts. Even if they are friendly, it just makes for an awkward situation.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I can count on one hand the off leash dogs we’ve come across that were perfectly behaved. On the flip-side I’ve also seen good owners who had dogs off leash but then put them back on leash when they see us coming up the trail. I really appreciate that.

  2. Courtney B

    I totally get your rant about dogs not on leashes. It looks like a really nice hike though!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s frustrating. We worked really hard training Bella to behave on hikes and she is doing great. Then these strange dogs charge us (or attack her) and I want to just scream at the owners! What is wrong with you!?!? People are so inconsiderate.

  3. Fran

    What a great hike! The story about the dog of leash makes me mad too. Worst thing is when people say “he never does that” or in this case ‘he’s still a puppy”. I have our first hike of this year planned next Saturday and will see how it goes with Bella. Hopefully not too many dogs that we will meet. Here also that depends on how popular a forest/trail is for dog owners and since I am going somewhere I’ve never been I just have to see.

    Meal looks delicious, sounds like a fun night.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope it goes okay with your hike. Most of the time it’s okay, just lately it seems we’ve had some bad luck… 🙁

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