Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cee Lo and Gyros

Hello lovahs!!! How is your wednesday treating you?? Mine is bueno!! Lets start with a little rewind of the weekend.

Friday- Got my dance on…..what else would the hungry dancer be doing??? (Maybe dancing AND eating 😉 )

Saturday- Work then ended up at a little bar with some dance friends…dare I say I had a couple jager bombs? Peer pressure my friends. (Just playin’!)

Sunday- I was involved in a dance showcase!! It was very last minute but I was happy to oblige!

The weekend in food:

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Grapes consumed in the workplace

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I may or may not be obsessed with La Croix, it rocks!

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This is my beautiful wrap, I love wraps so much!

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Me and my cousin are obsessed with these stuffed mushrooms, yummers!

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I tried to make kale chips…..they sucked.

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Hello beauty. Lauren ❤ Salsa

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I ate my first gyro……life changing.

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Yesterday may have involved a fun meal at Saks Fifth Ave in beverly hills. They have an awesome cafe on the 5th floor that my mom and I are obsessed with. How can you not be obsessed when they bring you this as soon as you sit down…

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That would be warm flat bread and an olive tapanade spread. I could eat this all day everyday.

For my lunch, I went with the veggie sandwich.

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This was the BOMB.com. I love veggie sandwiches….and yes I went with potatoes as opposed to salad, I live life on the wild side!

The rest of my day involved working and then going to home to the roomie. I have to share this amazing picture with you..

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This is my cousins dog Bubs! Is this not the cutest picture you have ever seen in your life??? You would think she was a dog model!

I am aware this post has been all over the place….but I need to know who is watching the Voice!!! I have been watching because it’s awesome, and I may or may not be obsessed with Cee Lo Green! I mean just look at him….

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I have say that I’m rooting for Dia Frampton!! If you missed her performance….I will leave it for you here!!


That’s all for now!!!

XOXOLauren

Questions:
Are you watching the voice??? Who are you rooting for??
Highlight of your weekend??

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The New Hungry Dancer

Well hello there. Long time no see my friends. I think it’s only fair that I explain myself….

The truth of the matter is that when I started my blog I was beyond passionate about it and hopeful that I could reach people who struggled with the same things in life that I did, and still do. After a couple months of blogging, I started to really question if I should really be writing a “healthy living blog” I have no interest in waking up at 5 am to run 15 miles, I don’t eat oats that often (hehe), nor do I come up with tons of innovative recipes. What really makes me qualified to be writing a blog?? I guess there isn’t really an answer to that question. The only thing I can really tell you is that I am passionate about food, fitness, and fun. I think that reading so many other blogs about these people who run a marathon every month, or are doing triathlons kind of made me feel like a phony. I think this also led to my blog posts not really being, “Me.” I felt pressured to try and post new eats all the time, and if I didn’t work out one day I felt guilty, maybe didn’t post all the nights on the town…Well things are changing here at Hungry Dancer. I don’t want to give up blogging because I love it a lot. But I’m just gonna say screw it and write what I want, when I want. I’m 21, I love going out and having a good time with my friends, but I also like to eat as healthy as I can, dance my a$$ off, and maybe throw in some fun workout classes.

What to expect from the new Hungry Dancer

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(Edit: It may appear I posted a picture of me on the toilet…but NO! I was just sitting on it with the lid CLOSED! HAHA)

– Consistent posts daily. (Mostly about whatever my little heart desires 🙂 )

– Me being, me.

– More about my crazy shenanigans

– Fun healthy versions of my favorite foods. (Pizza, wraps, pasta…etc)

Well now that I’ve talked your ear off, lets move on!! I am feeling more inspired then ever, and I hope you’re with me. Some things will stay the same: My yummy food, lots of pictures, and my grammatical errors (sorry I was always better at math than writing.)

Breakfast

If you didn’t know already…I have an addiction to the grocery store. I get beyond excited to grocery shop..it’s kind of scary. Well last night after work, my roomie and cousin Sara and I, went to Ralphs. We may have gone a little crazy….(-$180) Even better than grocery shopping…….knowing how many possibilities you have for breakfast and lunch!! I practically flew out of bed because I was so excited for breakfast. Since it’s pretty warm here in LA, I went with a parfait!

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This baby started with plain Fage 0%, then I topped it with raspberries and Kashi Go Lean Crunch. Yum and yum! Parfaits are such a delicious healthy breakfast, I’m a fan. Not to mention the countless mixes you could make!

I would also like to share my new obsession with you….

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This stuff is the bomb.com!! No joke I could drink 15 bottles of this a day!

I’m currently working all day, and then I’ll be dancing tonight! Getting to dance so much makes my life that much better. No joke, I live for it.

Since that’s all I’ve got for you on the food front so far, I’ll leave you with some fun pics from the weekend!! Enjoy.

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Me and my girl Lauren!!

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My adorable parents at a dance event!

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I ate The Fitnessista’s breakfast cookie dough cereal for the first time…..Wow oh wow!

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My cousin and I at the LA film Festival. Her movie the Inkeepers was INCREDIBLE!! LOVED IT SO MUCH!!

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My cousins pup! How cute is he??

Well that’s it for now!

XOXO

Lauren

If you have a blog, did you struggle to “make it your own”??

What would you like to see on Hungry Dancer??

Yogurt Parfaits, yay or nay??

Arthritis Walk 2011

Hey friends!! How are you??? This is going to be a quick post because I want to share something really important with you. A friend of our family is suffering from arthritis and it’s a cause that’s definitely worth supporting. There will be a walk for the cause tomorrow! I wont be able to be there because I am working, but I’m hoping that any of you who live in the LA area would participate!!!

Event Information

Event Info:
The Arthritis Walk® is the Arthritis Foundation’s annual nationwide signature event that raises funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.

The Arthritis Walk® kicks off in May during National Arthritis Month in more than 250 communities nationwide to fund arthritis research, health education and government advocacy initiatives.

Participants walk in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis. People with arthritis wear blue hats to signify their action in taking control of their condition. The event features a three- mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. In many communities, pet owners are invited to bring their dogs along for the event.

By joining your 2011 Arthritis Walk®, you become a part of the Let’s Move Together, a nationwide movement that encourages people to move to prevent or treat arthritis. Start moving today for better health!

Event Location:
JOIN US THIS YEAR AT ONE OF TWO LOCATIONS:

Saturday, June 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES
Santa Monica Pier Lot 1 North
1550 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sunday, June 5, 2011
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway
Valencia, CA

Event Schedule:
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Santa Monica Pier

EVENT SCHEDULE:
7:30 am Registration 8:30 am Opening ceremony & Warm up, 9:00 am Walk begins… 1 or 3 mile options 9:00 – 11:00 am – Arthritis Walk Village, Kids Zone, Entertainment & Refreshments

6/4/2011 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Six Flags Magic Mountain

EVENT SCHEDULE:
7:00 am Registration opens, 8:00 am Opening ceremony & Warm up, 9:00 am Walk begins… 1 or 3 mile options, 7:30 – 10:30 am – Festival Zone, Kids Zone, Entertainment & Refreshments

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6/5/2011 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Fees:
Standard: No Fees
Participants who raise $100 or more will receive an Arthritis Walk t-shirt

You can also check out Blake’s story here. It’s a very brave and emotional story. Thank you so much.
XOXOLauren
P.S Be back with a real post soon!!!