Gone Girl

“…I was playing the girl who was in style, the girl a man like Nick wants: the Cool Girl. Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl…”

 

Right now, I’m reading Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. The passage above is one of my favourites in all of what I’ve read so far. Such an amazing book. The writing, and the characters are brilliant. I definitely wanted to get a jump on finishing the book before the movie comes out!

 

Two of my favourites

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If you’re looking for something amazing to read, I would highly suggest either of these books.

The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green tells the story of a teenage girl named Hazel. She has cancer. She falls in love and is thrown into this unbelievably beautiful, and heartbreaking romance. I finished this book in three days, and was literally left thinking about this story and the characters for a week after. I also sobbed like a baby reading the last 20 pages. The dialogue in this book, between the characters, is so on point, John Green just gets it. This book has also been turned into a movie and is coming out sometime in June.

I read A Piece Of Cake by Cupcake Brown last year, and it is easily one of my favourite books. This book is a memoir, and is about a young girl and her journey through the foster care system. The author writes so honestly about being involved in prostitution, drugs and gangs. I had to stop reading this book a bunch of times because I would read a couple of paragraphs and then sit there for like ten hours and just think about the horror that I had just read. At the end of the book, I had realized that I was so emotionally attached because I genuinely wanted to track down all the bad people in this memoir and yell at them.

I don’t know what it is about tragic books that I love so much, but they obviously make for good reads. If you’ve read either of these or start to read one of them or think I’m crazy for liking these books, let me know!

The 17 Day Diet Review

This is literally the ONE eating plan that I swear by.

With Spring practically here, I’m automatically thinking of what I’m going to do about the lack of clothing that comes with Summer. I also LOVE the beach, but feeling even slightly insecure puts a damper on me soaking up the sun.

The 17 Day Diet is split up into four cycles of 17 days each. Each cycle has a wide range of foods that you’re allowed to eat. This book does not tell you to eat a cube of cheese and drink 3 glasses of water, wait thirty minutes and then as a treat you get to eat ice chips for 17 days, and voila, you’re skinny. You don’t starve on this diet, I promise!

I’ve done the first cycle of this diet a total of 1.9 times… It’s almost twice because the second time I lasted the first 15 days and then I went on a road trip to the states, and it was hello fast food and juicy steaks and goodbye self-control. Anyways the first time I did it, I did not weigh myself either before or after. I had this messed up notion in my head that even if I did lose 10-17 pounds, I still would not be satisfied, so instead of focusing on the number, I went off of how I felt 17 days later. On top of some dudes at work telling me that I looked like I had “put in work” at the gym (this book tells you to exercise for 17 minutes a day), I felt good. My insides felt clean, and I literally felt like I was more mobile.

If you have any qualms about my doing this diet, or what more it entails, or how you think it’s super unhealthy for someone to lose such a “significant” amount of weight in such a short time, GO READ THE BOOK! I’m not even telling you to buy it. Go to your library and see if they have it, or borrow it from your sexy, slim friend.

I’m starting the first cycle of this eating plan tomorrow, which is technically today because I’m blogging so late. Anyways, Tuesday, March 11th 2014 will be counted as day 1. I keep telling myself that because I have to blog about my attempt to shed some weight, I’ll have to be accountable, therefore more successful… LOL. We will just have to see. I’ll keep everyone posted from day to day about how much it kills me to prepare actual food, and if everyone is nice, I might even weigh myself and take ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures and post those too! Stay tuned. I HEART VEGGIES.

– E

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This is the 17 Day Diet book sans its ugly paper cover, which I recycled. Above the book is Wish the fish. He makes up 1/2 of my pets.