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I’m Not a Failure as a Woman

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. rob

    I have had plenty of disasters. The secret is to keep trying, never give up, but you already know that!

    And I have bad news for you: regardless of how awesome your dishes are, your future kids will still probably request mac ‘n’ cheese.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I know, I have insanely unrealistic standards for myself. Which is stupid. I need to just learn how to cook and move on from bad food. And thanks for the reality check: yep I bet my future kids will love Michael’s mac n’cheese with hot dog dish. 😉

  2. The Boyfriend

    Dinner was awesome last night and you hulked up like a champ!

  3. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I am a decent cook but love to experiment with new things. A lot of what I “cook” is just random things thrown together in salad form, or soups which are so easy to make. My boyfriend is a chef so he’s taught me a lot of techniques, but I can totally understand putting in all that hard work to prepare the fish/glaze and then wanting to cry when it was ruined! Good for you for giving it another go. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Beth we’re both lucky to have boyfriends that are cooks! I’m still trying to learn. But I’m with you–I can make a mean salad or soup. 🙂

  4. Seth @ Fitwithapurpose

    This was really funny – I can’t lie. I love the determination! My wife is not a cook and she hates it. I like cooking and I think I’m pretty good 🙂

    my sauce was more of a liquidy thing rather than a paste. either way, today made for a good lunch.

    keep up the efforts in teh kitchen!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for checking out my post, Seth! I’m glad your lunch turned out good. 😉

  5. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    My DH and I have become pretty good cooks. We certainly do have our share of disasters still, so don’t think that will ever go away LOL!

  6. Irene

    Way to stick with it! and so glad dinner turned out well. I’m afraid a lesser person (like me) would have called Domino’s at that point.

    P.S. My kid hates to eat. (How she could be mine, I’ll never know) I made a list of things she eats–22 items total, and none of them regularly. She won’t even eat mac n cheese. I’m hopeful that by exposing her to the foods I eat, she will eventually try them and eat them too.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is too funny. How old is your daughter? Is she just going through a picky phase?

      1. Irene

        No, not a picky phase. This has been the case since she was weaned off the breast. After watching a show called Freaky Eaters on TLC I believe she is a “taster” whereas most of us are “non-tasters”. It was an interesting show!

  7. Carbzilla

    Oh my gosh – you poor thing. Sounds like you had the rack too close to the broiler (and you left the door slightly open, right?). I actually prefer salmon baked with a pan of water on the rack below the salmon. Keeps it super moist.

    It’s all about practice. 🙂 It’s not magic.

  8. @irun2befit

    Don’t feel bad, I can’t cook either. Though your 2nd attempt looks great! Way to go!

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