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Every Night Should End With Cheesecake

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. Becca

    I do most of the cooking, but Patrick is a much better cook! He does a killer lasagne. Yum.

    Hurtful comments seem to knock me flat – I’m quite guilty of believing my worst press.

  2. Sarah

    I feel like a total celebrity.

    Thank you (again) for making me take a big leap into a bigger world. I’m a runner!

  3. kalin

    i do almost all the cooking! i love cooking, my husband loves eating what i cook, and he does the dishes.
    if he didn’t help with cleanup i’d be far less happy about cooking all the time…

  4. Becky

    I do most of the cooking, but my husband is an amazing baker! He made two pecan pies last night!

    As for comments that push someone harder: I told one of my best friends that I wanted to run a 10K and she laughed at me and said there would be no way I could do it. Needless to say, it pushed me to try that much harder and I was so happy when I finished it (without walking)! I’m not sure I would’ve pushed myself that hard if she hadn’t been so convinced I couldn’t.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great! Good for you!!

  5. Sasha

    My husband is a professional chef and has been for the past 14 years, so when he cooks at home it’s always a treat. I’m usually the self-designated prep cook for him but since he doesn’t bake (“I”m not a pastry chef, damnit!” he says), I do all the baking. I love to bake. 🙂 We have a great time cooking together and we’ve done more of it in the past year as we’ve both been losing weight.
    I don’t think I’ve ever been hurt by anyone’s comments, I have such a thick skin. Sometimes I’ll take what someone says as a challenge, but that’s good for me.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sounds like Michael and I. I love prepping and cooking with him!

  6. Kristina @ spabettie

    that is GREAT that she is running.

    I recall having a slight twinge about that walkers comment also. when I was in pt post knee surgery, I was told to walk, but I was still in pain so had to walk slowly. I couldn’t stand to be outside in my normal running places, so I would go to the pt office and walk on the mill with a magazine (to take my mind off the fact that I HAD to go slow). someone actually came up to me and told me to get off, they “needed to run”. he felt bad when I started to cry, obviously. we ended up having a conversation about it and things were okay (he let me walk!)… but you never know what someone is walking slowly for… and, it’s still exercise 🙂

    I do most of the cooking, and sometimes Jason will cook WITH me, which I LOVE, it’s so fun… and sometimes Jason cooks (mostly on fitblog nights, because that is usually when I am finishing up dinner prep!) 😉

    XO Happy Thursday. I’ve been thinking of sushi since last night!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was in the same boat too! I could only walk on the treadmill. I can’t believe that guy told you to get off the treadmill! How rude!!! I’m glad it worked out and he apologized. 🙁

      MY problem is with those people reading! UGH! That’s not a work out. I will stand firm on that opinion.

      You must get sushi at Masu and let me know. 😉

  7. Katie

    I definitely am extremely lucky – my fiance cooks dinner every night (I make lunches for us to take to work though). If I had to cook dinner, we’d probably only eat at around 21:00 – I tend to get home from my run / gym / squash rather late at night, and it is wonderful to get home to dinner being almost ready (there’s usually just enough time for me to hit the shower before it’s ready!). I’m definitely not letting this treasure go!

    I also can’t stand it when people are cycling/stepping/walking while reading a book/magazine – if you can hold a magazine without ruining it with sweat, you’re not working hard enough 😉

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! I agree. It also annoys me when people chat on cellphones walking on the treadmill. That’s DEFINITELY not a workout!

  8. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    We split cooking pretty evenly, especially since I eat at home a lot more than he does, but we go 50-50 most of the time when it comes to meals we split.

    I like to walk on the treadmill and do get annoyed if people are walking slow and go over the 30 minute time limit, but I try to remind myself to be happy they are working out and be happy that I can use the treadmill, the elliptical or the bike.

  9. Merinda

    hey, I’ve been known to read on the treadmill or bike, but at least I was moving.

    I cook. Hubby cleans a bit and bakes and does breakfast.

    1. Becca

      Merinda – so glad to hear that. Talking on the phone in the gym is rude. Reading is nobody’s business but the person who is reading. People need to be a heck of a lot less judgemental.

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