Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Yesterday at about 4:00pm, the guy that sits next to me at work walked over and said that he had two free tickets to go see Eclipse (a special sneak peek last night). So I called up my aunt to see if she could bring my little cousin Shannon by my work so that Shannon and I could go. Lucky for me she did.
(and yes I do realize the date is wrong on this poster)

Now I'm not a HUGE twilight fan. Its pretty much mindless fluff that you only read because of the the boys considering that Bella is a completely blank character (in my opinion). Hate me if you want, but Bella is quite possibly the worst female character in the history of fiction. She just bothers me. But I digress. I wasn't about to turn down a free movie.

The movie theater itself wasn't even very full. We had almost a full row in front of us that hadn't been taken up. It was pretty cool. And all the people who won the tickets weren't super obsessive twi-hards that screamed at every appearance of Edward or Jacob. There was a little bit of screaming and cheering and clapping, but all in all it was a pretty calm crowd.

So here is my review on the movie:
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse`
Kristen Stewart was her normal dull self through out most of the film. Though it seemed she went through about 5 different wigs through out the movie, her performance greatly increased when she wasn't around Edward. I understand that Bella is supposed to be mesmerized by Edward, but Kristen seems to over play it in the movie. The lovey dovey looks between Edward and Bella are adorable I'll admit, but for the most part, I sort of just wanted to slap Edward the whole time.

Though thats also how I felt about Edward in the book. (I'm Team Jacob to the core) The kiss between Bella and Jacob (both times) was a little awkward. The first one didn't seem as agressive as its supposed to be in the book, they did a lot better with the second one. But it was still a little awkward. Taylor Lautner's performance, you gotta give the kid props for keeping his figure, was probably the best of all. (though that could be my Team Jacob head talking.) As much as I LOVE Rachelle LeFevre (Victoria in movies 1&2), Bryce Dallas Howard did an AMAZING job playing the villian.

There was a lot of humor in it. That I enjoyed. I'm glad they kept the humor of the third book, it was my second favorite (second to New Moon)

All in all I'd give the movie 3/5 stars.

In other (and in my opinion BETTER) movie news, the new HARRY POTTER trailer came out for the first part of the last book. I'm so excited for this I can't even explain.

yes I do realize that I watch too many movies and WAY too much tv. But oh well!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Diet: Week One

Not being satisfied with your weight is something I'm sure most people aren't a stranger to. Hence why David and I hadn't bought a scale until I decided to start a diet with one of my new best friends Julie.

The Diet is a high Protein, low carb diet. It cuts out a lot of food such as Breads, pasta, fruit, certain vegetables (ie. potatoes, carrots, beans, corn, tomatoes... you know the good ones...) and sweets. I start off the day taking some vitamins and do a protein shake for breakfast. At first I thought this was going to be hard. I normally have a heaping bowl of cereal, so I was pretty convinced that only having a 11oz shake was going to kill me. Surprisingly no. I actually really like it.

Lunch is a salad (on this diet you can have UNLIMITED lettuce, (though only minimal dressing), two cups of select vegetables, and another protein shake. What you have to understand is that I pretty much HATE veggies. Carrots I can normally stand but only in small amounts. I love Broccoli and Corn, and normally green beans. But I had to find some new veggies to try. First up on my list were Cucumbers. Truth be told I never really TRIED cucumbers. Mostly because my mom never really liked them and thus didn't have them in the house. So I bought a few thinking if nothing else I would just force myself to eat them. Turns out. I like Cucumbers. Quite a bit actually.

Dinner is the hardest. I normally don't cook dinner. I just have leftovers from lunch or don't eat anything at all (Healthy I know...). But on this diet, it says you need to eat 5oz. of meat or 7oz. of fish per day with two cups of veggies. Considering that I normally don't eat dinner that's enough.

The hard part about this diet is when I go eat at someone else's house. Of course they make wonderful potatoes and fruit or my work decides to go to The Olive Garden and I can't have pasta, OR the bread sticks (that happened my second day on the diet... ) But all in all everyone has been pretty supportive. And reading Meg Cabot's Heather Wells' Series (entitled: Size 12 is Not Fat, Size 14 is Not Fat Either, and Big Boned)helps.

My weight goal and the point of all this really is to be able to fit in my wedding dress again. I have been really wanting to do a Trash the Dress with Wendy, but I don't fit in my dress. So that's my goal.

Lastly, yesterday I weighed myself. Trying not to weigh myself daily is really hard. Over the first week, I lost ............... (insert drum roll here)

10 POUNDS!!!!!

Granted most of that was probably just water weight, and even in the program they say the first week is the most dramatic, after that its only 3-5 pounds a week, but still. I come into work and I'm already getting asked if I lost weight. Apparently they see it the most in my face so. Snaps for me!!!!!

I'm super excited about this. Just have to remind myself that for the rest of the time I'm doing this it won't be this dramatic. But I'm going to keep sticking with it.

Wish me luck!!!!!!