Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I went to the midnight showing of Eclipse last night. I'm not going to get into it.  But I will say, I flipping loved it!  I did wear this shirt with pride. I am aware I am ridiculous.

I was slightly mortified however, when I saw the news camera pointing at me, and I blame the shirt.  This experience was much different than New Moon.  It's summer, so the tweens were out in full force.  A group of little ones (I swear they didn't look older than 10) starting chanting Team Jacob, while me and the other 25+ stood and shook our heads.  Btw, thanks Ash for pointing out my oldness in this situation.

One thing I did notice is my progressive love for Rob.  Not gonna lie, I really wasn't a fan of him after Twilight.  That was when I couldn't help but think that no one was good enough to be Edward though.  Then I saw New Moon, and I was like "Oh heeeey Rob, you are really growing on me."  And THEN I went and saw Remember Me and was dead.  That was the turning point of me becoming Robsessed, yes I just said that.  So I still had some feelings lingering from Remember Me while watching Eclipse last night and I swooned, a lot.  Maybe still a little, who am I kidding I'm totally still swooning.  Can't. Get. Enough.

Anyway, I loved it. I wasn't disappointed at all.  Well maybe a little disappointed in that lame little novella Stephenie Meyer just put out.  I tried reading it 3 different times and it was so boring I couldn't make myself do it.  There was a big stink over nothing.  If you haven't seen Eclipse do it!  You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What if?

I am a horoscope reader.  Many probably think it's trash, but I enjoy reading them.  My sign is actually VERY appropriate for me.
I'm a Gemini which is very fitting because many times I feel like I am two different people.  There is the crazy, fun, outgoing Lauren and then there is the OMG I'm awkward and have serious social anxiety Lauren.  It doesn't make sense, but it definitely fits in with the whole Gemini thing.  Anyway, I was reading my horoscope today and the last sentence said "Worrying about something that will never happen is pointless and it's holding you back from real possibilities."  Whoa.  So me in my life right now.  I'm so big on thinking what if this or what if that, normally things that are not even the slightest bit of practical might I add.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm over being a worrier.  It's draining and stressful and not my thing.  Anyone with me? 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thin Girl Thursday: Birthday Edition {3}

I haven't had a lot of extra time for blogging or the internet lately, which makes me very sad.  I am glad that I started Thin Girl Thursday, even though it's been my only posts for the past three weeks it is at least encouraging me to post something!  So here it is...

This is the birthday edition because I just had a birthday, duh.  Sunday I turned 25.  What a scary number that is.  I don't know why, it just is.  The only other time I felt like I was getting old was when I turned 22, because the next big birthday is 30.  I know I'm not old, it's just unbelievable that I'm already 25, where the time go?

I think about all of the things I envisioned myself being at the ripe old age of 25 when I was younger.  The younger Lauren thought I'd have some children by now and a husband which I'm working on :), running the show at wherever I worked and basically just being fabulous and living an awesomely adult life. Ha!  How glamorous we think being an adult is when we are still living under the shelter of our parents.  For the most part, I love my life.  I'm marrying my soul mate in December, I'm taking my first trip to Europe this year, I have an awesome job, I'll be done with my masters in October, I have an awesome nephew and soon a niece, my family is healthy, I have AMAZING friends and I have the coolest Boston Terrier anyone could ask for.   My life is pretty awesome.  I can honestly say I never envisioned being unhappy with myself at 25 and for the most part, I'm not.  I can also say that never once did I think I would be 25 and overweight.  So as a birthday gift to me, I'm giving me my health back.  I'm giving myself the chance to do all of the things I thought I would be doing and to be healthy while I do them.  I don't want to be unhealthy and down on myself for John or for my future children.  So, in this 25th year of living, I want to be the best and healthiest me I can be.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thin Girl Thursday {2}

Happy Thin Girl Thursday all!  Today I want to talk about a nifty little tool I have recently started using.  On my Droid, that I absolutely love, there is an application called Calorie Count.  It allows you to track all of the calories and other nutritional facts that you consume during the day.  I love me some food, so I think this tool will keep me in check of how much of my favorite foods I can consume and stay within my target calorie range.  If you don't have the capability on your phone, no worries!  There are online calorie trackers too.  Try Calorie Count or SparkPeople .  These websites are also great resources for workouts, healthy recipes, and a little bit of motivation when you need it.

My goal for the coming up week is to track my calories every day and to stay around 1500 calories.  We can do this!

Ps- Sorry it's been a whole week for a post!  I'm counting down the days until October when I'm FINALLY done with school, if I make it that is :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thin Girl Thursday {1}

It's my first Thin Girl Thursday post!  As you all know, I'm working towards a healthier, happier, and more confident me.  I am loving that many others in the blogging community are doing the same, we can all use the extra motivation.  As far as my weight loss for the week, I don't have much to report.  I haven't been able to make it to the gym this week, so hopefully I can fit some videos in tonight and tomorrow.  The good news is that because I knew this week would be a crazy one, I have been really watching my calories.  Thankfully I haven't gained any weight this week!  (I decided not to be bummed that I haven't lost any and focus on the fact that I didn't gain any). Next week I will be watching my calories AND getting my hiney to the gym.

To celebrate my first Thin Girl Thursday post, I decided to share a recipe I stumbled upon while searching a health and fitness message board.  It was super easy, really tasty and packed with protein and veggies :)

All the goodies you need :)  The recipe call for Italian-style dressing.  I used a Greek Vinaigrette because I love it and that is what I had. 

I decided to peel the cucumbers.  No reason in particular, I guess I just felt like it.  My cutting board recently bit the dust, so I had to do my chopping on a plate.

I love little tomatoes!  The first two things I chopped up made me think of the tomato and cucumber salad my mama makes that I love so much.

This is everything thrown into a bowl that I realized was too small after I put all of the cucumbers in.  My bad.  I bought an olive medley, because I love those things, and had a total face palm moment when I realized they weren't pitted.  Oh well, I'll just provide a warning for anyone who partakes.  I also put more feta cheese than it called for.  Mostly because I love that stuff.  

This is what it looks like all mixed up and ready to be chilled and in a bowl big enough.

I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.  It is perfect to take to a summer bbq or picnic and you'll have a healthy protein packed option!  It's also vegetarian friendly, so all of your vegetarian friends would greatly appreciate a side dish they can enjoy.

I hope everyone is having a happy, healthy week!  

Ps- I'd love feedback about Thin Girl Thursdays.  What do you want me to blog about?  Did you like it?  Tell me what you think!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I'm a pretty sound sleeper.  I normally don't toss and turn, I pretty much stay put when I sleep.  I can't even tell you how weird it was to wake up this morning laying across my bed.  I was really confused when I woke up because instead of my feet being at the foot of the bed where they belong, they were on the right side, which happens to be where the alarm clock is.  And Millie was laying at almost the exact center of the bed.  It was a strange way to start my day, that's for sure!

In other breaking news, I'd like to start a Thin Girl Thursday series.  On Thursdays I want to give a little update on my fitness endeavors, hopefully my followers that want to participate will join along, and maybe give a little health/fitness tip or fun recipe.  What do you think, is that something y'all would like to read?  Let me know!

Happy Thursday everyone!