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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. bethh

    Ooh I’m going camping this weekend on Mt Hood – and it’s been several years since my last time out. This post was timely – I will bring extra layers! And my warmest sleeping bag!

    I feel like air mattresses suck the heat away from my body – was that a problem for you? I have a really thick thermarest I’ll be using, but a mattress DOES look pretty sweet.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Which campground are you going to? Hopefully you can have campfires by then!
      I never noticed that with the air mattresses.

  2. Vickie

    Your camping experience. It might be the air mattress was motivating for him – like a trampoline.

    Co sleeping. They get used to it as babies. And I never had any jumping around or wanting to play issues.

    Kids slept with us from Birth thru age 2. However I would not recommend it. And none of my kids would do it (with their kids).

    At the time I thought it was easier with breast feeding. And while I would never let a baby cry, I think I could have done things at lot easier.

    I have read a lot of Amalah and Taking Cara Babies. I wish that information had been available 30 years ago.

    And I am very curious about your childhoods. You might have said – your family and your in laws, what types of family/activity things did your families both do?

    1. Vickie

      An Unheated WATER bed absolutely will suck the heat out of you. Great in summer, bad in winter.

      But an air mattress does not usually.

    2. Vickie

      I also wanted to say the Off! Mosquito repellent fans (clip on your body, refills available, runs on batteries) work really great for us.

      We now buy them thru amazon.

      1. Lisa Eirene

        I’ll give it a try! THanks 🙂

    3. Lisa Eirene

      Oh yeah he definitely thought it was a trampoline!
      I’m not sure about Michael’s family, I know he was a boyscout and did camping like that as a kid.
      For me, my family were back-packers. We’d all carry our own pack and hike to camp, camp, fish, etc. and then hike back. As a kid it was hard and I didn’t enjoy the hiking part of it. But I liked the camping part! We also camped at the same two or three campsites (not backpacking) every summer that I loved.

  3. Joanne

    I’m not a camper so I wanted to know how you cooked your hot dogs. A small grill with charcoal?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      A coleman camping stove that uses propane. Super easy!

      1. Joanne

        Thanks. Enjoy anymore camping trips this fall!

  4. Marianne

    Your camping trip sounded fun. We were up in that area last week. Now home in hot muggy Florida. Logan is getting so big they grow up too fast!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      How was your trip to Oregon?

      1. Marianne

        It was absolutely gorgeous!!! I want to live in Oregon! The Columbia River Gorge area was beautiful. I especially loved Oregon and also visited Powell’s Books. What an unique place. We did so much also visited Seattle for four days.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That sounds great! Glad you made it to Powells. It’s one of my favorite places here.

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