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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 Glamour.com.

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  1. Marianne

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Get well fast. A little tiny wet fresh air will help. It’s awful being sick. We are having VERY cold weather here in central Florida – it was 30* this morning with frost all over.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We had a teeny bit of snow (that didn’t stick) last week!

  2. Vickie

    We have a lot of snow and it is very cold. I get out to run curbside errands a few times a week, which helps a lot. (One more month and we will hit our year mark too.) Right now I cannot even walk to the mailbox, ice. I have been cleaning out drawers. I hit one clutter area hard, very pleased. Two more to go, soon. I am redoing one wall in the living room too. I have been collecting frames for that, and then am ordering Audubon prints. I have also been sewing wrap around aprons which is using up fabric (very good project).

    When I have respiratory health problems, it always seems to be asthma related. Sometimes I realize it at the time. Sometimes it is a year (or two) later before I understand what happened. As a child I was constantly diagnosed with bronchitis and with modern knowledge, I now know it was (always) asthma. So if you are running thru constant respiratory issues, even though they look like an illness, you might want to see if there is an exposure/trigger pattern or if you need to up your maintenance meds.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! So true. I learned that the reason I always got bronchitis was asthma. With the wildfires here, I was having a lot of issues and they weren’t getting better. My doctor increased the dosage of the maintenance inhaler I used and it was like magic. So glad it helped.

      Doesn’t it feel good to clean out clutter? I am trying to do that too. I go through spurts, and then take breaks. I’ve donated a ton of stuff.

      1. Vickie

        My clutter cleaning has mostly gone (sold) on Facebook Marketplace. I do low/garage sale prices. My goal is to put things I do not want in people’s hands who can use it.

        I have sold a ton of stuff (started in summer 2018). A shocking amount. We have been in this house for 20 years and the one before that 15 years, so much accumulates!

        I have gone thru the attic and garage several times. I just keep going thru closets and cupboards and drawers.

        (We have been in isolation for nearly a year now. I do curbside or order everything. We only go IN if it is medically necessary. This cleaning out gives me something to do.)

        The advantage of my cleaning out now is I do porch pick up only. So there is no contact. And I feel motivated to keep adding stuff to my listings because that is what generates activity and moves things out of my house.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s fantastic! It sounds like you are doing a great job.

          We did a garage sale when we were getting ready to move. I donate all the time and I also give to my Buy Nothing Group on Facebook. I’ve tried selling things on Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp but often times it’s more of a hassle than it’s worth. I’ve only done that for more expensive items that are worth selling.

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