I'm the associate editor here at The Stir. I'm a bargainista by talent and runner of everything from 5ks to half marathons. Losing 70 pounds is my greatest life accomplishment, so far. In my spare time I ramble on personal blog, Making Life Fit.
Everyone has their insecurities. For some, maybe it's chubby arms or an eyebrow that's a little thinner than the other. For others, it could be self-proclaimed thunder thighs or a toe that's longer than the rest of 'em. For me, mine are my stretch marks.
I shudder just saying those words. They're something no one talks about. Seriously, when was the last time your girlfriend called you on a Tuesday night to chat about her torn dermis? Exactly. But I have them. And no offense, but I bet you have one or two, too. Mine tell a story. A story that involved a lot of tears, hard work, zillions of miles of running, and an ultimate loss of 70 pounds.
I lost 70 pounds. That's not what I think about when I look at the straggly stretch marks on my sides, though. I think how ugly they are. I wish they weren't there. I wonder if other people notice them, if my ex-boyfriend ever thought they were disgusting, and then I feel self-conscious.
I have a major girl crush on Lauren Conrad. Like the girliest of girl crushes, actually. I mean, let's be real -- this is a girl who lived a crazy cool high school lifestyle that was eons better than mine ON TV, and now she's a crazy successful fashion designer and entrepreneur. AND she looks amazing in everything she puts on (including bangs). Bam.
It's crazy to think that just a few years back, Lauren was immersed in all of The Hills drama. She was yelling with a pre-plastic Heidi Montag, trading insults with Kristin Cavallari, and crying over ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.
So what happened? How did LC escape the reality TV black hole? Lucky for us, she dished to Marie Claire about ditching the drama. And let me tell you, her outlook is so sickeningly mature that it makes me hate her, if only a little.
It's been a few weeks now since Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart broke up. Yeah yeah yeah, we're going to be forever reminded of that whenever we watch the Twilight series or see someone faking a smile a la KStew, but no one is thinking about what's really important in the scheme of all this: the dogs. Apparently when Robert Pattinson moved out, he took Bernie and Bear along with him. Kristen misses her dogs and is upset, so much so that she's sought legal advice in an effort to get them back.
Whoa. Kristen is not joking around. I understand her pain; when you're a pet owner, you love your little animal just like you would love a child of your own. After a hard breakup, you're already mourning the end of a relationship, and when pets are involved, you're ALSO possibly losing your furry little companion.
Rob and Kristen need to be smart about this, and I have some "who keeps the pet" guidelines I think that'll help.
That Farrah Abraham is one ballsy brunette. Apparently if you have the kahunas to put out a Backdoor sex tape, you have the kahunas to ask out Charlie Sheen. Seriously. According to TMZ, Farrah asked Charlie out back in May. The Teen Mom wants a role on his show Anger Management but in the meantime wants to hang out with Sheen in person and go on a "date."
I need to know ... how did Farrah Abraham get Charlie Sheen's number in the first place? Like, who thought that giving that to her would be a good idea? Because all I can think of now is another #winning revolution and god I don't know if any of us can handle that madness again.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've most definitely heard of some of the wacky things that working models do to stay skinny. You know, like stop eating for weeks before big shows or choose to eat tissues to feel full. Well, as if that wasn't gross enough, Eddie Murphy's daughter, model Bria Murphy, revealed some other gross model secrets to staying stick thin on Good Morning America Tuesday morning. Aside from models being addicted to anorexia and drugs, they also use this tactic to stay runway ready.
"I've heard of people eating the cotton balls with the orange juice," Bria confessed. "They dip it in the orange juice and then eat the cotton balls to help them feel full because the cotton's not doing anything. It's just dissolving."