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Half a Year

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. Carbzilla

    We really really want to go to New Orleans, and it would be so much fun going with you guys! We can’t go this year, but next year’s open. Let’s do it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That would be so much fun! We’d love to travel with you guys!

  2. Kristina

    happy six months! Jason and I got secret married in a small ceremony on Valentines Day last year (so the big wedding in September was to celebrate with friends and family), so we’ve already hit our year. one year gift is paper, and we both gifted each other something paper – mine was a framed intaglio of a Portland map, and he got me a map of Paris! crazy, it’s almost like we know each other πŸ˜‰

    we watched the Durst documentary also – and “why haven’t we heard about this?” is what Jason and I both said! crazy story, I was also wondering how he was “free” after confessing to dismembering. crazy. he has plenty of money to spend on the best defense, and Jason thinks this will be another OJ…
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think it’s awesome you guys got secretly married. We’d talked about it a few times over the years, actually. πŸ˜‰

      I love that you guys essentially got each other the same anniversary gift. Hmm…paper. I wonder what I can do for ours. I need to start thinking now! LOL

      What I want to know is why didn’t Robert Durst leave the country?! If he was that rich why isn’t he sitting next to Roman Polanski somewhere he can’t be extradited!??!

  3. Yum Yucky

    Wow. Only 6 months? I thought it had been longer. In that first pic: Look at the way that man is hugging you, gurrrl. That man loves you, gurrrrl.
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  4. Kelly @ Finding a Skinnier Me

    Happy six month anniversary. I am celebrating my 8 year wedding anniversary this month and I was just like, where did it go??? It goes by so fast.

    Aww I love that Bella is doing so great. She really is a happy doggy. Love seeing her smiling face on my Instagram feed!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Kelly! Glad you like the Bella pics. πŸ™‚

      Wow 8 years! Congrats!

  5. Beth

    Happy Anniversary! We are at 16 so we don’t do half anniversaries anymore πŸ™‚

    NOLA is awesome – the food is the best I’ve ever had – I would highly recommend it although not when it’s warm. Such a great city.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah we don’t really celebrate half anniversaries but this one seemed fitting. πŸ™‚

      We’re thinking Sept/Oct for NOLA. Maybe it won’t be that hot then???

  6. Sophia

    Congrats and I wish 60 more years together!

  7. Lori

    New Orleans!!!!! I so, so love New Orleans. You would really enjoy it there, I know. Who doesn;t? LOL You definitely want to make time for the French Quarter. See a cemetery. Eat lots of beignets.

    Good music can be heard at Fritzels and Cafe beignet. Good jazz there. You also will want to hear some zydeco, which is played all around.

    Fauberg has the Snug Jazz harbor with bigger name acts as well.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      If we decide to go to New Orleans I will definitely need recommendations and tips!

  8. Fran

    Happy anniversary! The food looks delicious, great place to celebrate if you ask me.

    Hooray for Bella! We sometimes talk about how fun it would be to put up a camera in our house to see what she’s doing all day πŸ™‚ A colleague of mine did it once to see what his cats were doing all day. Turned out they slept the entire day LOL.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah I’m pretty sure that all the animals just sleep when we are gone!

  9. CARLA

    it’s hard but it only gets better πŸ™‚
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  10. Biz

    Congrats on six months! That flew by, didn’t it?!

    In the midwest we call Michael’s cut of brisket “burnt ends” and they are rockstar delicious. The fat gets rendered and crispy, yet the meat is super tender. My mouth is literally watering as I write this!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Michael’s goal is to get a smoker/grill and start doing his own brisket. πŸ˜€

  11. emmaclaire

    Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary! It does fly by, doesn’t it?

    I was down in your fair city last weekend, picking up Princess from OSU and meeting my cousins from LA for a visit. We had a blast and ate like kings. It is so dang easy to get around on public transportation there – Seattle has much to learn from the Rose City.

    And I would encourage Michael to get a smoker. You can get one relatively cheaply, and it is so yummy to smoke your own salmon, turkey, brisket, etc. This is the model we have and it’s plenty big:

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So glad you enjoyed your visit! Yes, I have to agree, Portland has great public transportation and it’s so much better than Seattle.

      Thanks for the link! I will share that with Michael.

  12. Julijana Herceg

    I enjoyed reading this post. It is a lovely post.

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