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This Day Last Year

June 2, 2011

I wrote my first official blog post!  I say official because I may or may not have been writing posts in Word for a few weeks prior while I tried to get up the courage to create my own blog.

In other words…

Happy One Year Blogiversary to me!

I think I’ve come a long way since that first post, which included horrendous pictures like this…

Good god, how embarrassing.

Things are looking much better (and bigger) nowadays. 


Overnight oats in a fancy shmancy glass, topped with granola, coconut butter, peanut butter, almond butter sauce and cranberry/blueberry jam.  What can I say, I don’t like having to pick and choose.

As painful as reading over my earliest posts are because of how awful some of the pictures are and how often I just stuck to the “post what you ate today” format, I actually really enjoyed browsing through them.  I expected to look back and cringe, but instead a saw a girl full of passion for all things healthy and delicious, who wasn’t afraid to try new things in the kitchen or admit when a run went badly or a recipe turned out to be a flop. 

I looked and sounded happy. 

And although this year has had it’s fair share of rough patches, all in all, I’m still that happy passionate girl today Smile

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Happy, passionate and did I mention goofy embarrassing?


I’ve stepped outside my comfort zone and tried new foods, found new forms of exercise, opened up to new friends and cultivated relationships with those I already had.



I learned to listen to my body.


I grew out of some of the bad habits I had with food and found a much healthier relationship with it.


I stayed true to myself and didn’t let others get in the way of my happiness, even if that meant staying in on a Friday night.

With tea and cookies, obviously.


But I also allowed myself to indulge. 



I think finding a balanced life is always a work in progress, but right now I can say I’m truly happy with the lifestyle I found in this past year. 

And more importantly, I’m happy with myself.

Thanks for sharing this big blog milestone with me, friends.  I honestly don’t know where I’d be without you all.

P.S.  The outpouring of love continues and I thank each and every one of you for your wise words Open-mouthed smile


Recipe and race review are still coming, I promise!

19 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2011 6:17 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! I am very glad to have met you, and as an outsider looking in I can certainly say that I view you as a happy, passionate young woman. Can’t wait to keep on reading!

  2. June 2, 2011 6:49 PM

    Yay Happy Blogiversay girl!!! Keep on blogging because I love reading 😉

  3. June 2, 2011 6:49 PM

    Happy Blogiversary, Lauren! Here’s to another year (and another, and another, and… ;)) I know I just found your blog not too long ago, but I’m definitely loving it. Your posts are always genuine, well written, and full of tasty eats! It’s a pleasure to visit 🙂

  4. June 2, 2011 6:57 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! Mine is coming up soon!

  5. June 2, 2011 7:06 PM

    Aww, I loved this post. I am so glad you have found more inner peace! My first blog photos and posts are horrendously embarrassing as well. And so boring! I didn’t share ANY personal details – just straight up recipes. Lame.

    • June 2, 2011 10:03 PM

      Persoanl details are what keeps readers coming back for more 🙂

  6. The Teenage Taste permalink
    June 2, 2011 7:17 PM

    Happy Blog Birthday, Lauren! Although I am a fairly new reader, I must admit I love your blog already! I can’t wait to see what another year of blogging has in store! 😀

  7. June 2, 2011 7:32 PM

    Happy blogiversarry! I’m glad that looking back was good and not bad. 🙂

  8. squigglefloey permalink
    June 2, 2011 8:14 PM

    Happy Annivversarry! 🙂 Really enjoying your posts lately!
    Ps. your blue eyes are so gorgeous!

  9. June 2, 2011 9:51 PM

    Happy Blogiversary, Lauren!!!!!! Here’s to many more years of your insightful, hilarious, and always lovely food and/or life-related musings….:) I somehow managed to miss my own blogiversary (in early May) by a month, and I feel like at this point it’s too late to celebrate it. Whoops. Maybe next year? Lol…

    • June 2, 2011 10:02 PM

      I was sure I had missed mine because I kept forgetting to look when it was but luckily I hadn’t! Happy late anniversary!!

  10. June 3, 2011 7:27 AM

    happy 1 year Lauren!! I was just reading through my old posts the other day and, similar to you, was really embarrassed by how god awful they were. The worst thing is, I thought I was SO legit.

  11. June 3, 2011 9:19 AM

    Happy blogiversary!!! And congrats on everything you’ve accomplished in the past year, I’m happy I found your blog and look forward to reading for a long time! 🙂

  12. milehighmark permalink
    June 3, 2011 10:12 AM

    You live a fun and interesting life Lauren, thanks for sharing it. I like that your blog goes way beyond food (like going to baseball games, NOLA, and spending time with family). And the fact that your readers can count on a post from you (or Joey sometimes – he’s got your tacos!) just about everyday, completely amazes me. Your photos are stunning and have come a long way – please keep spoiling your readers! 🙂

    • June 3, 2011 7:03 PM

      THANK YOU, MARK. Really, that comment means to much to me 🙂

  13. June 3, 2011 8:40 PM

    Happy blogiversary! Here’s to the next year!! xoxo

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