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That Was a Hard Day

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. Jan

    what an incredibly sweet husband you have! Logan is adorable. You must be thrilled.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was so sweet of Michael!
      Thanks Jan.:)

  2. Lori

    You are so fortunate to have an understanding boss! It’s great that she is working with you on transitioning back to work.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed. And this transition will definitely make it easier to go back full time. I’m sure it will be hard, but not as hard as it was last week.

  3. Roz@lens3

    AWWW! That is for both males in your life. Logan is PRECIOUS, and Michael? VERY thoughtful!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Roz! You’re sweet. πŸ™‚

  4. Yum Yucky

    Awwww! It’s definitely hard going back to work. I do feel for you, momma. Hugs and love to you!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ It was hard but I got through it and it wasn’t too horrible.

  5. caren magill

    He’s a cutie. I can only imagine how hard that must be to leave him for the day. Good luck with the transition back to work!

    Love me some spicy tuna, too!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was really hard! But we got through it.
      Thanks Caren πŸ™‚

  6. emmaclaire

    Okay, even I teared up over the flowers – Double Super-Special husband points for Michael!! It IS hard to go back to work – I’m glad for you that you’ve been able to arrange things so you both still get home time with Logan. He’s a lucky little boy πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! Double special points! <3

  7. Kalerae

    Such a great hubby! And what an understanding boss. It creates a nice work-homelife balance for families. It’s so hard emotionally to go back…but I found that it transitioned fairly easily. Luckily by the time I went back I was only breastfeeding morning/night so my body (ahem…”the girls”) adjusted nicely and I didn’t feel that pressing need to pump….which was great, because I never could pump anyway. My body just refused….maybe I didn’t invest in a good enough pump. And returning is nice, it’s nice to feel valued on an adult level again, to have conversations that don’t include coo-ing….or to pee without having your child in the bathroom with you sitting on their vibrating chair…..Oh and sushi – probably the thing I missed them most while pregnant. We would still get it, but I’d stick with all the veggie options or ones with shrimp tempura in it….once pregnancy was over – it was game on! Hope the rest of your transition is smooth!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Agreed! It is so important in those early months and I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity for bonding and having a balance. It would definitely be too hard to go back full time this early for me.

      When I was pregnant all I wanted was sushi. I didn’t get the “Safe” sushi, like you did which was smart, because I knew if I even got near it I’d want the real stuff!

      1. Kalerae

        I do have to say when I told a friend (who happened to be Asian) that I wasn’t eating sushi she laughed and said “oh you silly Canadians!”…did you ever think about the fact that an entire country like Japan, the women still eat sushi/raw fish and manage to still reproduce healthy and happy babies?” and then gave me one of those looks that my parents gave me when I put my kids to sleep on their backs, like I was being utterly ridiculous.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I said THE SAME THING! How could an entire continent of people just stop eating sushi when they get pregnant!??!

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