Monday, March 25, 2013

Next Chapter


Last week my friend’s husband came to retrieve his son from our apartment. The boys had been at the Ranger game. As M’s friend was lacing up his high tops (who said boys’ gear was easier?) friend’s husband, who works with my best friend, asked if I had spoken to her. “Well I guess she’s away right now, where is she away?”  He was asking about someone very dear to me but I shook my head and said, “I didn’t know she was away but I don’t really know much that’s happening.” I could see his confusion, actually I think he thought I had lost my mind but there’s a legit excuse you see my theme song for months and months has been.

Everyday
Everyday
Everyday I write the book.
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday
Everyday I write the book...
(love this song but enough already)

I know some people write for a living and churn out book after book. Other experts, who are more intelligent than I am, use ghostwriters to reduce time spent. Not me, I thought it would be “fun” to write a book. Which means weekends were spent here



Writing or oftentimes looking out the window at this



The irony of writing a book with strategies for every food scenario while being scenario-less.

But today, my theme song will change (not sure to what) but my outfit of sweatpants, slippers and a cardigan (the unappealing mental image this conjures up isn't as heinous as the real ms) will change to this
better color in person think more raspberry less cha cha, I promise
It’s a good thing I have a drastic chapter in the book.

And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I finished the book on her birthday, Mrs Fearless would've been 42 this week.

Still hard to believe but look what you and Dave accomplished.
The Little Book of Thin is a fear facing moment. I’m rarely proud of myself and this could be a complete flop but I wrote it.  And now I think I want to write another one (and have an idea) but when I shared it with my support crew. My son who is 11 (tomorrow) said, “wait a minute does this mean you’re going to be inside and mean for another year?” Hmn

I will be back with more consistent blog posts in April (email me any topic suggestions or requests). Thank you for sticking with me. In the meantime, excited to read a book, book.
What are the best books you’ve read lately? What are your favorite nutrition or food books and why? Can you name that tune I quoted above?

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations Lauren! Enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

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  2. Sam @ Mom At The BarreMarch 25, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    I'm looking forward to your book. It certainly will not be a flop! I am currently reading Tina Fey's Bossypants and loving it!

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  3. Congrats to you Lauren!! Wow, what an amazing accomplishment! Definitely can't wait to read it and recommend it to clients.

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  4. Thank you Gina, appreciate it. I will be reaching out to all of my influential blogging buddies when the time comes. You have a big "accomplishment" coming up too...

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  5. i liked Bossypants, just saw TF on inside the actor's studio, so good. heard bossypants great on audio as tina narrates.

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  6. Thanks Jenna and if this is JH, thank you for for expertise.

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  7. Haha love that Elvis Costello song. Congrats—Cheers to you for wanting to write the book yourself! Have a great vacation : )

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  8. finally someone got the song, yay. Great soooong even years later.

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  9. Congrats on finishing the book. You must feel extraordinary right now. Can't even imagine.


    I just started reading "If You Have to Cry Go Outside" by Kelly Cutrone. I need to toughen up. Hope this will help me.


    Will miss you in NY but enjoy your vacation. Where are you headed?

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  10. First of all, you need to toughen up- I think you can hold your own. I like Kelly Cutrone, maybe "like" is wrong word but let me know if book is worth reading. Enjoy NYC. I felt good for 3 min then found out son has strep, you know how life is. Onto the next...xx

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  11. So psyched for you L, Hope you actually relax in Mexico... though I do love that the book bug has taken over!

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  12. whoops pressed send too soon-since i got a sneak peak of LBT I can officially say it's my numero uno nutrition book, the only one I've ever followed/didn't make me throw the rest of my life (or myself) out the window. I think it's actually gotten me to LIKE planning, which you know is no small feat. PS I'm so glad you were the one to test "drastic".

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  13. So excited for you, congrats on finishing the book. :) Happy birthday to your son and sorry about the strep. :(

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  14. planning is the new starving

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  15. Congrats! When will it be available to buy? I've read a ton of "nutrition" books but usually find myself dog-earing only a handful of pages in each with "memorable" info. It's difficult to find totally honest/accurate books that align with my own philosophies and preferences. Looking forward to yours!

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  16. Congratulations, Lauren! That's a huge accomplishment.

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  17. Elvis Costello for sure-great song-and congrats on finishing your book! You should definitely be very proud :-) I saw the beach photo on Facebook-what a fabulous way to celebrate! Can't wait to read "The Little Book of Thin", and happy belated b-day to your son. Mine will be 10 in less than 2 weeks...I am remembering now, birthday boys close together :-)

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  18. In general I find you can take bits and pieces of different books, I hope bites and pieces of mine "align" with your preferences Jessica. Due out Jan 2014.

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