YouTube’s “Lose It Like Lauren” Needs A Name Change

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read)


Laughter, they say is the best medicine.  Can I say, “I told you so?”  I told you so.  There, I’ve said it and gotten it out of the way.

First off, let me give you a bit of background here on why I’m saying what I’m saying.

I had friends and readers who used to subscribe to YouTube’s “Lose it Like Lauren”, also  known as Lauren Mae.  They unsubscribed from her channel quite a number of months ago now because not only was Lauren not producing videos with any regularity but, she’d leave her loyal subscribers, hanging for weeks on end, not knowing how she was doing after total meltdowns on camera.  Most of them had to do with her sobbing that she was “having a breakdown” or telling people that she couldn’t seem to get her stuff together in spite of group counselling to do with food and an eating disorder.  Her vlogs by the way, are to do with losing weight.

While I didn’t subscribe to her channel, I did go in and watch a few of her videos when egged on by readers and friends.  Usually, it was because there was something new Lauren Mae had going on or had dreamed up once she would show up again.

The last time that I was there, on her channel, to view what my readers had been talking about was when she had confused the pants off of a lot of her viewers by announcing that she was going over to Patreon where she’d quit her full time job to do full time weight loss videos as that is what said she loved doing.  Many thought that it meant that she’d no longer be doing YouTube videos and with her inconsistencies in creating and uploading videos, quite a number of her viewers were not only disappointed but, uncertain about paying for her for these videos when they could scarcely put food on their own table.

A week or 2 later, I was asked to go back in and watch another of her videos where she clarified that she’d taken flack and hadn’t thought everything through.  DUHHH…no…she hadn’t.  She swore that she was going to remain on YouTube and Patreon was purely for those who wanted “extra content” and early video as well as rewards for monthly payments to her so that she didn’t have to work a full time job.  I did travel over to her Patreon site where her monthly sponsorship ranged from $1 to $200 per month.  All that I could think of at that moment was “wow…she’d better not only be consistent but, she’d better have some whoppingly good vlogs for her viewers who were paying her every month.”

Now, this note aside, I have done a few others pieces on Lauren Mae or YouTube’s “Lose It Like Lauren”.  I actually did like her.  I’ve said it before, she was bubbly, light hearted, giggly, cute in personality and simply generally, likeable.

What I did see though was that she was going to start slipping.  I’d hoped not but, I’d feared that she was.

Weeks have gone by now and patrons/loyal viewers are paying her every month.  Some daft or rich person who is paying her $200/month!  One can only guess that it’s got to be a family member or perhaps, her girlfriend’s parents who are seemingly, decently doing ok financially in order to put out that kind of money each month on what Lauren produces in videos.

We’re now into February 2018 and Lauren has provided (at least the YouTube viewers who could have become some of her Patreon patrons but likely won’t now) with a video each week that consists of snippets of her packing up her old apartment and junk, click baiting then, changing the title when complaints came in because she’d titled it “My Last Video” or some such nonsense.  She explained that she had meant last video from that flat/studio apartment but, not many bought the idea of yet another goof-up from her.

The next one that was put up (yes, I was told about this one and did venture in to see it for myself as I couldn’t believe what she’s doing), is the current one but, is announcing that she’s not doing a “weekly vlog” anymore.  The editing and filming are far too much.  So, she’s doing a monthly video.  In other words, we’re seeing January’s cut up videos in February and while we’ll see some more of January’s in February, we’ll also be seeing February’s video in March, chopped up.

Could someone back the horses up for a moment here, please.

Does she mean to tell those who are paying her that she cannot be bothered to film and edit weekly when these people are paying her bills every month?  Even “free” (to us) YouTube videos, are bringing her in something via views and whatever other form of monetization she may or may not have.  In other words, every video she puts up and puts effort into, she financially profits from in one way or another.  Now, she’s telling Patreon Patrons or potential Patreon Patrons via YouTube that she can’t be bothered to film and edit her videos?  I mean…what are people paying her to do and besides a part time job, what else should she be doing?  Didn’t she quit a full time job with her mother to do just this and within a month as well as having moved in with her girlfriend, she’d already finding a more lazy way of doing this?  What exactly is her job then?

Worse than anything, people are tuning in every week to see her talk about losing weight. However, Lauren has declared in this video that if you’re there for that purpose, “unsubscribe”.

Psssttt…don’t look now, Lauren but, if it were me who was subscribed and especially, a Patreon patron, I’d be unsubscribing faster than I could click off.  I’d feel insulted by that comment and be ticked off enough to not want anything further to do with your videos at all.

(Now watch her loyal viewers or even her own insecurities and perhaps, her newfound boldness cause her to Google herself to see what others are saying about her and use not only mine but a few other’s pieces as she’s done before…which is fine with me.  This is an open blog for all to read or listen to, depending on your personal choices.  Of course, it is my little corner of life so, I cannot say what will come out of me if that were to happen.)

How is it that this YouTuber can do videos on moving, trips, cleaning out her old apartment, her tea drawer, her watercolour play books and still expect to get paid for her content? preaching that she’s not dieting, not going to the gym, not working out, not counting calories and cutting into a runny egg yolk on toast or a bowl of oats which all looks quite healthy but, heaven only knows what else she eats in a day and doesn’t film.  This is more about Lauren’s Life as she describes and her “non-scale victories”.

Excuse me but, if I wanted to see other people’s lives, I have hundreds of people in my life who I could follow, not pay and enjoy.  I’m sure that I’m  not the only one who feels like this either.  If this is the case where Lauren simply wants to film her life over a month and dole it out in chunks each week, then why pay her?  In all reality, why are people paying her to see her packing her apartment up, doing watercolours that even her girlfriend doesn’t like (while still fixing her hair in the view finder by the way, I noticed and laughed because Lauren pshawed that idea in a previous video she did where this blog writer was quoted in an erroneous way but, I digress).  That’s just me though. I’m sure that others have, are and will see it differently.

Since this is what Lauren wants now, to film monthly, it be about her day to day life and not scale or weight loss then Lauren seriously needs to change her YouTube and Patreon as well as other social media’s name to something like, “Lauren’s Life” (free idea, Lauren Mae).

Perhaps, it’s just me but, from my little corner of life, it seems that something has emboldened Lauren to the point of being annoying, insulting and not at all the person who people were watching a year or so ago.  It wasn’t the apartment, or the new job that she took on which did it.  It seems to be the relationship that she has and the more time that they spend together, the more crass and offensive or disrespectful Lauren seems to be becoming.  That’s no blame on her girlfriend whom she now lives with.  She was who she was to begin with.  It’s Lauren who has become rather bold, sassy and brash as well as to the point of being quite nervy.

While there’s nothing wrong with growing up, growing a pair and changing your life, there’s something to be said about remaining the way that you should be when people are paying you to be able to live your life and you’re living off of the avails of other people’s money.  Out of respect, I won’t even get into the fact that she’s regained at least half of what she originally lost.  That can happen to just about everyone and she’s open about it, in a bit of denial but, she does speak about the fact that she’s got weight to lose again.  I’ll give her that much.

So, what’s next?  A once every 2 week video, shot over 2 months, chopped and doled out because it’s less work for her?  Will she eventually go to once a month on YouTube and thereby, lose potential subscribers?  Does she care as long as she has Instagram and whatever other social media she has going on like Facebook?  Perhaps, not.  She may not care at all, really.

Meanwhile, there’s us poor working slobs who have to go into work every day and put in a full day at a full time job whether we love it or we don’t.  If that’s not her problem, it should be.  If everyone sat around, making videos for YouTube, she’d have no grocery stores, no garbage pick-up, no car, gas or car service places and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.  She wouldn’t have shoes, coats, leggings, a gym or blue hair either.

That said,

Be Well, Love and Light,

Have a great day or evening,


Published by ponderinglifetoo

I'm a wife, mother, artist, photographer and bookkeeper. I love writing out my thoughts in journals but, am finding my way to sharing these with others now.

10 thoughts on “YouTube’s “Lose It Like Lauren” Needs A Name Change

  1. Today is a new day and I can’t help but have my mind flooded with negativity because I’m really upset/aggrievated by all of your words about me. I know I was sarcastic and responded back to you in a way that I shouldn’t but hey, it was an act of defense.

    I am sorry that you have all of these people contacting you to complain about me, but I really would ask you to just not watch me anymore. Anyone else reading this comment, who doesn’t like me, please, just don’t watch me.

    We all choose what we let effect us in the life, don’t waste your time watching something that you dislike!

    This is the last you will hear from me. I hope that the negativity dies down and you can write about things that you actually enjoy.


    1. Lauren, I’m trying to be as nice as I can in my responses to you. I’ve wished you the very best in spite of your sarcastic comment to me.

      I do NOT watch your videos at all and only did when others came to me via private message, upset over things that you’d said or done. If you look back, I was happier than happy for you when you found your partner and were finally getting your life together. Did you read that? It seems that “Jennifer” stirs up a lot of crap for you otherwise, you wouldn’t likely be in here, reading my pieces either, right? Or, would you have searched for yourself and what others were saying anyways?

      If I might give you a couple of pieces of my opinions?

      Look at the people who are falling over themselves in the comment sections. Why are you ignoring them and paying any attention to me?

      Secondly, before you post a video check the title, your thoughts, your plans or whatever. They are the things that are ticking everyone else off it seems and you have damage control to do afterwards. It’s hard to calm people down who are upset, frustrated and just plain old fashioned angry.

      Thirdly, I do believe that you never got past reading about yourself, long enough to read 6 years worth of my other posts where I’ve written about many different topics, including how to be happy, being happy, or many other things that I’ve written about, did you? You simply honed in on yourself, right? That was an incomplete assessment of my (hobby) work then, wasn’t it?

      As for choosing what we let affect us in life, why are you here then? If my pieces upset you so much that you didn’t read anything much else with several hundred entries, why did you keep coming back and why, oh why, are you doing searches for yourself or having others do it for you and letting them egg you into being so upset?

      Now, that said, did you, or did you not, quote a few of my pieces with “XameliaX”? You have been lurking here. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black by giving the advice to me to stay away from your videos?

      Lastly, if you want the negativity to die down for yourself, (others will write about you so, get used to it…I had to get used to it as well and you have done it to me so, let’s not go there) Telling someone who posted her thoughts that weren’t glowing (about you) to “piss off” is not exactly sportsmen like, is it? Once we’ve entered the public ring, hobby or for pay, we’re going to get both positive and negative. Not everyone is going to love either of us. That’s a point that everyone in life has to get used to even if not in a public light.

      Last thought. I did say in several pieces that I actually LIKE YOU. I’m sure that you didn’t read those though, right? Why not? Why did you not take my praises of you and only focus on the negative words that you saw only?

      As for watching you…I don’t bother 98% of the time to watch your videos. I can’t speak for the others who may watch sometimes (I don’t know how often they watch) but, I have NO interest really in watching your videos other than when someone else tells me that they’d love me to see a piece where there’s controversy. I write what I feel is appropriate to the situation.

      Anyway, enough. I’ve said enough. As I said in the last response to your sarcastic remark to me….I wish you all of the best and only the best.

      Take care!


    2. Why did I know that this was going to be the case in Lauren Mae writing back like this?

      Lauren, I stopped watching your videos when you started becoming not only inconsistent in posting them and with break downs but, when you almost immediately announced that you were going from tears and inconsistencies to full time videos and charging for them on Patreon. All that I could think of was that you weren’t sincere and were only really out to make a buck. Negative or positive, every click gave you 1) a chance at someone’s clicks paying your money from YouTube and 2) the positive were chances for new viewers to pay you for Patreon.

      Do you not realize that what Pondering Life Too has done here is to actually SEND people who read her pieces into your YouTube account to see what all of the hoopla is about? In actual fact, her pieces, good, bad or indifferent (and yes, she did write pieces where she praised you and said she was happy for you being happy finally) have sent people who were curious over to your YouTube channel and may have become patrons on Patreon if they liked what you said. I know a couple of people who read what Pondering Life Too had to say and went over to see what the big deal was. Pondering Life Too sent you people even with what you’ve considered “bad”. Had she not written what she’s written, you wouldn’t have even had those 2 come over. Be thankful and please don’t tell us that we can’t or shouldn’t come to your YouTube channel to watch. Even if we don’t like it. I don’t comment one way or the other and neither does anyone else that I know who has been over there. Be grateful!

      Best wishes sincerely.


  2. I am one of Pondering Life Too’s “readers” Lauren Mae. I prefer to keep my comments about you private because I happen to know a few of your EX subscribers (since you went over to Patreon and quit a full time job for this type of thing). I am 32 years of age and I can tell you that what you’ve written to Pondering Life Too has proven to me that I was totally correct in NOT subscribing to your channel. I don’t need to lose weight but, my friends did. I have been following their lead in watching a few of your YouTube versions and I can tell you that you truly need to stop looking for pieces about yourself and call of the hound in that “Jennifer” who seems to be here simply to read about you and have you come here to talk more about yourself. I DO email Pondering Life with the goof-ups that you’ve been providing. I agree with Pondering. If you find the need to become upset at someone not thinking that you’re the next coming of Christ, you’ve got issues. Thanks for showing everyone what you’re truly about. I’m so glad that I did alert Pondering to your foibles.
    By the way, Lauren (LoseItLikeLauren) are you that desperate to be searching for articles written about you and coming in to dispute and refute what is someone else’s opinion of you when you seemed to have others who are giving you positive feedback? Does everyone have to love you? Not everyone will. You know that, don’t you? Since you don’t seem to like what Pondering Life Too has to say about you….why are you here? I don’t think you’ve been convincing in this comment that you are worthy of being praised by everyone.


    1. Thank you, Lesley. You needn’t have commented in public though. I understand your situation. I can handle this on my own. Thank you though. It’s much appreciated. Don’t get yourself into trouble with your friends. It’s not worth it.


  3. Thanks very much but I don’t really like Lauren’s Life, I am going to stick with LoseitlikeLauren. I truly want to thank you for being my biggest fan, it really means the world to me. I know that you say that you aren’t subscribed but you obviously watch a LOT of my videos to know what you know, so thank you for all the watch time. It all helps (whilst I sit on my bum!). As for my videos, I am still doing weekly ones on YouTube which I explained in the description, and weekly to twice weekly on Patreon. I don’t think that can really be described as lazy. The title Monthly vlog was a little misleading and I didn’t explain properly so sorry for that. Regarding my Patreon pledges, these are all from my viewers and NONE of them are from friends or family. I actually find it laughable that you think I would be that lame to ask family to donate like that! I know that you have all of these “readers” who tell you to constantly watch my content but I don’t see any comments on any of your blog posts… surely if you don’t like me that much, don’t watch me. Put your time into something that you love. You only live once, make sure you enjoy it! Love and Light xx


    1. Oh dear heavens Lose It Like Lauren…you’ve just shown what you’re really about. Thank you for that. I don’t need to say another word about you since you’re doing it all on your own. 🙂

      I have to ask you how much you love me too since you are reading any and all pieces about yourself. Would you mind calling off Jennifer though. I’ve kind of had enough of her. She can hang around you all that she wants. I’d actually much prefer that she be with you.

      And, come on…you’re telling me that a non-family member is paying you $200/month to view your videos? The ones you put up on YouTube aren’t worthy of that so, it must be some pretty great content on Patreon that you’re holding back on YouTube viewers. I wonder how those YouTube viewers who can’t afford to pay, feel now? Hmmm…..

      As for my readers who have told me to go watch certain videos of yours…yes…I have a few of them who email me when you produce hysterical controversy for yourself and subscribed viewers. I can assure you that I’m not one of your fans. I used to watch you early on more regularly but, years ago, I gave up on that.

      You do know that you’re not the only one doing this on YouTube, right? And, as for you being here, lurking on my blog…you must have Googled/searched for yourself! How loving. 🙂

      Be well, Lauren. XO XO


    2. Lauren Mae, this statement of yours is pathetic. I am a follower of Pondering Life Too who used to be a subscriber to your channel. I’m not young. I have a daughter and son older than you. I am one of the ones who set Pondering Life Too towards viewing your videos and private messaging her via email and Twitter to watch some of your videos. I kept quiet about it because I didn’t need the drama from a bunch of kids. I have come forth because this comment of yours has (as Pondering Life too has stated) has proven who you truly are as a person.

      I stopped subscribing to your channel when you stirred up all of the controversy about going over to Patreon, stopping working (I am still working a full time job) and expecting people to pay for inconsistencies in your posting videos on YouTube then expecting people to pay for what appeared to be half done videos that weren’t providing anything of substance or sustenance. I’ve since joined Weight Watchers and I’ve been losing weight very well. Your videos were not only not helpful but, I agree with Pondering Life Too that I cannot see you making a living out of shoving out some videos on weight loss when you’re not exactly providing content of any great consequence. I also saw through the immaturity that you possess and have proven it by your comments in here as well as having to search for articles about yourself and what you’ve had to say to Pondering Life Too about her opinions on what she’s seen and known about your videos on YouTube.

      IF someone is paying you $200 per month to see the types of videos that you’re putting up on YouTube, you are proving that you are either cheating those on YouTube who cannot afford to pay you per month to see your half-baked videos or, are trying to entice people into paying you for what amounts to a personal viewpoint as Pondering Life Too is doing about you.

      Since you are this desperate to by-pass those who give you positive feedback and search (or have someone do it for you) for pieces about yourself that aren’t flattering to you as a person (you’ve made yourself a public figure and therefore are open to scrutiny or have you realized that yet), you are proving that you have a ways to go in life yet and learning.

      I don’t think it’s worthy of more of my breath on this topic or your videos. Have a good life, Lauren Mae. You’re going to be making changes and having to work like everyone else does eventually. Your YouTube and Patreon aren’t going to be enough to sustain you financially forever. I see through it all but, like Pondering Life Too has said in one of her pieces, you’re welcome to be here and comment like everyone else. It’s an open place for all to come to.

      Good wishes as I wish you no harm only good in spite of whatever you’ve had to say to Pondering Life Too.


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