Celebrating My Magazine Cover Debut!

When Michael first saw my magazine cover he said, “Now Lisa, from now on I’ll start speaking very slowly and use small words so you can understand them. You know, since you’re a cover girl model now.” Hahaha very funny! šŸ˜‰

He then went on to say that when he bought two magazines at the store the checkout girl said, “You know you have two copies of the same magazine, right?” Michael got to brag a little and explained that it was his girlfriend was on the cover. I guess the checkout girl wasn’t impressed (or thought he was delusion) because she didn’t say anything. Too funny!

Monday night Michael and I got dressed up and went out to dinner to celebrate FIRST coming out. We had reservations at Mint/820.

It’s a trendy martini bar and restaurant. It’s a brick building in North Portland, dimly lit by candles, with trance music playing. It was very romantic.

We had a Groupon for Mint, so that was part of the reason we went there. For the appetizer we got the cheese stuffed risotto balls.Ā  Then we split the spicy caesar salad.

It was very spicy! Michael thinks it was dijon mustard that made it so spicy. Either way it was delicious. The toast it came with was smoky and buttery.

For my drink I splurged and got a Pineapple Drop.

It was very tart but the sugared rim made it delicious. I loved it! Unfortunately it was more sugar than alcohol. šŸ˜‰

Michael had a whiskey on the rocks. I always make this mistake eating at restaurants: ordering appetizers. By the time the entree comes, I’m not usually hungry! Last night was a case in point.

Michael ordered the angus burger with green chili aioli, onion rings and sweet potato fries. The sweet potato fries were to die for and the onion rings arrived ON the burger. They were crispy and salty to perfection.

I ordered the cattail creek lamb burger with mint chimichurri and garlic aioli sauce. I skipped the fries and got the house salad.

It had grilled tomato slices on it. At first I thought they were red peppers. My burger was perfectly prepared and what impressed me the most was how smokey everything tasted. It was fantastic! I wish I hadn’t been so full. I ate half the burger and part of my salad.

Dinner took a long time. We enjoyed every relaxing minute of it and then headed to the grocery store to see my magazine on the stand!

There it was! Next to the Runner’s magazine and at the check-stand.

It was very strange to see my face on the cover of the magazine where anyone can see it.

I bought my copy. It was a very, very special night for me. I am happy I got to share my story with the world and even more excited that they chose me for the cover!

Thank you for all my readers that bought a copy of the magazine. It means a lot!

QUESTION: Do you have Groupon in your city? Have you used it much?

Author: 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.

21 thoughts on “Celebrating My Magazine Cover Debut!”

  1. Congratulations! I will have to pick up a copy! I use the Portland Groupon quite a bit, but I also like browsing restaurants.com. Have you tried the hot yoga for life $10 for 10 special yet? šŸ™‚

  2. That is so exciting! I’m glad you went out to celebrate! I will look on my newstand up here.

    We use both Groupon & Living Social but try to keep it to what we would be buying anyway.

  3. I have my copy, and it was an amazing article. I also thanked DR. Oz on Twitter..lol I have a doctors’ appointment in a few weeks. Going to check myself out for prediabetes or see if the doctors can diagnose what’s up with me. Thanks again for sharing your story!

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