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It’s 11:00AM and it’s already the most amazing day of my life!

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I was on The Today Show this morning promoting my book, which is now in stores!  It was truly an incredible, crazy, awesome experience.  And I wasn’t even that nervous!

 

It’s time we STOP focusing on the scale, and STOP obsessing over the mirror.  Beauty is balance, beauty is health, beauty is kindness.   The healthy living blog community really helped me understand the greatness inside each of us – we have such a capacity for love and kindness.  You are beautiful!

 

The clip:

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My morning started off really early!  BFF Lauren stayed in my hotel last night, and we both woke up around 5:20 AM.  I had ordered room service so I had something healthy to munch on.  The portions were huge – I had eggs, toast, and fruit, but split the entire thing with Lauren without a problem.  My breakfast:

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I was so happy that Lauren was there this morning!  She is very calm and rational, and it rubbed off on me!

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At 7 AM, Lauren and I said goodbye, and I walked downstairs to meet Publicist Lindsay in the lobby.  She whisked me in a car, and we drove over to Rockefeller Center.

 

It was a mad house!

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And guess who else was there?  Several other healthy living bloggers came to support me with the cutest signs!  They were on TV, too!  You girls RULE.

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Once I arrived in the Green Room, I talked to Publicist Lindsay and Publicist Adenike a little bit, went over the interview with a producer, and then I was taken to hair and makeup.

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Fun fact:  the man who did my hair once did Jennifer Aniston’s hair for a movie!

 

Ran into some mommy bloggers who were visiting the Today Show for the BlogHer conference!

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Upon re-entering the Green Room, I saw Victoria Stillwell in the corner (she has a reality show called “It’s Me or the Dog” about dog training).  I resisted every urge to scream and jump up and down!  I was more excited to meet her than anyone else – I LOVE HER SHOW.  I also resisted the urge to tell her how crazy my dogs are and ask her to come to my house.

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I also spotted the Pioneer Woman and said hi!

 

And then… it was time to go!

 

Honestly, I wish I could say I fully lived in the moment, but the minute those cameras turned to me and I heard, “We’re here with Caitlin Boyle…”  everything went kind of black.  I did the total interview on autopilot.   It was a BLUR and over SO FAST even though it was nearly 5 minutes long!  I tried to emphasize all my points, resist the strong desire to play with my hair, and SMILE!  I thought about all my friends and family supporting me and definitely felt all the positive vibes from the blog world!

 

I felt so relieved when it was done!  My publicists were happy, and I felt like doing major fist pumps in the middle of the studio.

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Whew!!

 

Came home and excitingly checked the blogs and Twitter.  The outpouring of support has been unreal, and I am SO thankful.  I TOTALLY realize none of this would be possible without our awesome blogger + reader community and am eternally grateful. 

 

Munched on some leftover fruit, made some calls, and now I’m trying to recompose myself for more press.

 

In case you’re interested:

 

  • I’ll be on the Sirius Radio show “Broadminded” from 3 to 3:30.
  • I’m also on the Sirius show “Cocktails with Patrick” from 3:30 to 4.
  • And last, but not least, I’m going to be on “Good Day Philadelphia” at 10:45 PM <— gonna be a long day!

 

Gotta go too lunch.  :) Thanks again for everything!  I’m glad I can share this wild ride with you!

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  • Julie August 5, 2010, 11:16 am

    First! Saw your feature on the Today website (I’m a def fan on that show). It was awesome to see you on there. Congratulations, and funny that the Husband made his TV debut, too!

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  • Stacey August 5, 2010, 11:17 am

    You did great! Thank you for allowing all of us to share in this awesome experience with you! PS: Your hair looks fab!

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  • Kelly August 5, 2010, 11:18 am

    Caitlin you were awesome on The Today Show. You are such an inspiration- thank you for helping all women realize their beauty and worth!

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  • Elizabeth August 5, 2010, 11:20 am

    You ROCK! I watched your interview and have been reading your blog for a little over a month now. Thank you for the inspiration! :) ps…love the necklace you picked!

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  • Maren @ Simply Maren August 5, 2010, 11:23 am

    Congratulations Caitlin, you really have changed my life!

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  • Jen August 5, 2010, 11:23 am

    WAY TO GO, CAITLIN! You so deserve this. Enjoy every minute of it!

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  • Christina August 5, 2010, 11:23 am

    You were great on the Today show! Sounds like a whirlwind experience. That is one looooong day, but it will be amazing :)

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  • Amy @ The Nifty Foodie August 5, 2010, 11:24 am

    What you’re doing is just so awesome. I’m tearing up watching your video because I am hard on myself being a bigger girl and I know I shouldn’t be. Thank you.

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 5, 2010, 11:24 am

    It sounds silly coming from someone younger and less wise than you, but girl, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

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  • Candice August 5, 2010, 11:24 am

    Way to go, girl! You were awesome on the show today! You looked beautiful and you were so calm and collected. I am feeling so inspired today because of you! You are proof that anyone can accomplish their dreams with faith and a lot of hard work. Congratulations on such an epic event in your life!

    I can’t wait to meet you in person next week!

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  • Angharad August 5, 2010, 11:25 am

    You were completely fabulous love! You didn’t seem nervous at all! I can only imagine the “black out” – I feel like I do that every time I give a presentation…but on the Today Show?! I would be a complete stuttering zombie.

    YAY you!

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  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! August 5, 2010, 11:25 am

    I just saw the clip and it is OUTSTANDING!! You are so eloquent and articulate, and it was so wonderful to see your smiling face on my computer screen! CONGRATULATIONS to you, Caitlin–you ARE BEAUTIFUL!! :)

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  • Hanna August 5, 2010, 11:25 am

    You did so amazing! Really inspiring. And you look sooo beautiful too! : )
    Soak it up, you deserve it!

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  • Dez @ Dezolutions August 5, 2010, 11:27 am

    GIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRL!! I am SO proud of you! You did AMAZING!! LOVE the necklace choice ;)

    You spread such an important message and you are truly an inspiration for all of us! Kudos!

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  • Meghan@traveleatlove August 5, 2010, 11:27 am

    Wow! This is pretty amazing. . . could you ever have imagined?!

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  • Marie August 5, 2010, 11:28 am

    Haha so pumped that you got a picture with Victoria! You really were so poised on Today. This is huge! Hope the rest of your interviews go well!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 5, 2010, 11:29 am

    Caitlin, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I watched the clip online and you were absolutely fabulous! So poised and well spoken, and you looked gorgeous!! Awesome job! :)

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  • Heather @ The Single Dish August 5, 2010, 11:29 am

    Amazing!!! Just amazing.

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  • Lianna August 5, 2010, 11:30 am

    I rarely comment here, but I just wanted to say that I’ve been reading here every day for the past year or so and I’m soo proud of you Caitlin! What you and Operation Beautiful have done is so wonderful! Congratulations, Caitlin!!!

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  • Kristy August 5, 2010, 11:31 am

    Caitlin!!! Congratulations on an awesome morning!!! Best of luck to you for the remainder of the day!!!!

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  • Sarah August 5, 2010, 11:31 am

    congrats on everything! you rock!

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  • Amanda August 5, 2010, 11:32 am

    AWESOME JOB CAITLIN!!! I loved your interview you did soooo awesome! Can’t wait for Cocktails with Patrick! I listen to his show AND read your blog everyday!!! :) Way to go HTP!

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  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 5, 2010, 11:32 am

    woohoo! can’t wait to watch tonight since my computer won’t load the video at work :( such an exciting day!

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  • Victoria August 5, 2010, 11:34 am

    CONGRATS!! You were so articulate and did such a great job!!

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  • Melissa August 5, 2010, 11:34 am

    SOOO proud of you and all you’ve done for our community, Caitlin. You’re an inspiration and I was swelling with pride watching you on TV this morning. Seriously, the world needs more Caitlin Boyles!

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  • Cait August 5, 2010, 11:34 am

    You were fabulous! I love the title of this post – just as they were introducing you, I thought, “if it were me, I’d be about around to throw up.” It was so great to see you on TV, and even though I’m only a reader/lurker, it felt cool to see someone I “knew” on TV. Amazing job! :)

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    • Angela (ohsheglows) August 5, 2010, 12:11 pm

      haha I’d be the same way! I couldn’t get over how calm and relaxed Caitlin looked. Way to go girl!! xo

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  • Amber August 5, 2010, 11:34 am

    I watched your segment online. You were AMAZING! Congratulations, you have worked so hard and totally deserve all the wonderful things that are happening for you!

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  • Priyanka August 5, 2010, 11:35 am

    Congratulations Caitlin, so so proud of you. I saw the interview on Today and you spoke effortlessly. You are truly amazing!!!

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  • Heather August 5, 2010, 11:36 am

    you did SUCH a good job. You didn’t look nervous at all. how cool!!!

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  • Susan August 5, 2010, 11:36 am

    You did great! You’re an inspiration! Congrats! So happy for you.

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  • haya August 5, 2010, 11:36 am

    you are absolutely amazing!! and you deserve every bit of wonderful.

    congratulations!

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  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 5, 2010, 11:36 am

    I saw it and thought you did great! Woo hoo! Good luck on the rest of the press tour today!

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  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    SO proud of you!!!

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  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    Congrats Caitlin! You are the biggest inspiration!

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  • Evan Thomas August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    You did SO WELL.

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  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    You were amazing! I am so proud of you!

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  • VeggieGirl August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    YOU. ROCK. BEYOND. BELIEF.

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  • Leanne August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    I just saw the piece and teared up a bit. You are so inspiring and I can’t wait to pick up my copy!!

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    • Tracy August 5, 2010, 4:14 pm

      I teared up, too! Great job, Caitlyn!

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  • Kyra August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    You were fantastic in the interview! Congratulations on the book! I’m heading out today to pick up my copy. :) (And I loved seeing the dogs in the video!)

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  • Sara August 5, 2010, 11:37 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin! I can’t seem to view the video (stupid BlackBerry), but I can’t wait to watch it when I get home from work (yay, DVR!).

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  • Jaclyn August 5, 2010, 11:38 am

    You were BEAUTIFUL! Amazing spot. Congrats!

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  • Laura August 5, 2010, 11:38 am

    Caitlin, your day is bringing tears to my eyes! You can really tell that this is changing your life. Live, breathe and enjoy the moment.

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  • allison @ livingoneday August 5, 2010, 11:38 am

    yayyyyyyyyyyy this is so so so exciting!! you are awesome and we all love you!

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  • Kristina August 5, 2010, 11:39 am

    congrats ! you were amazing – and YAAAY that Maggie + James were included ! :)

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  • Shari August 5, 2010, 11:39 am

    What a wonderful interview! Congratulations on all your very-well deserved success. I just found your blog yesterday via Erin, but I’m already so intrigued by the concept of your book and all it represents. The world needs more people like you!

    Do you know if your “Good Day Philadelphia” interview will air live on the 10:00 PM news or if it’ll be a taped segment for tomorrow morning’s broadcast? I wanna tune in! :)

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    • Caitlin August 5, 2010, 11:40 am

      Its live! :)

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  • Emily August 5, 2010, 11:39 am

    I’m So Proud of you! You were so professional – like you’ve been doing interviews like that forever! Awesome job!!!!! I can’t wait to get the book.

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  • Deb August 5, 2010, 11:41 am

    Oh my gosh – what an exciting day! Congratulations!

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  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 5, 2010, 11:41 am

    Congratulations! This is so exciting and I hope you are so proud of yourself!

    You are so beautiful!

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  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) August 5, 2010, 11:42 am

    congratulations!

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  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 5, 2010, 11:42 am

    You rocked!!!! Your interview was so professional and you looked so composed! Great job, Caitlin!

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  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    Biggest congratulations ever! :)

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  • Lauren @ Running Examiner August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    You’re awesome, Caitlin! So happy for you, and all the (very) well-deserved attention Operation Beautiful is getting. Yay!

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  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    As a reader since See Bride Run, I am so happy for your successes! It was so fun to meet you at the Healthy Living Summit last year. :) I haven’t gotten to watch the clip yet but will do so now. Can you believe all that has come your way from this community (and, of course, your extreme dedication and hard work)? It’s mind-blowing, isn’t it? Congratulations again and thanks for being such a cool and grounded role-model.

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  • Rachel August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    Great job!!!!! You looked so beautiful. Love the outfit.

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  • Lizzy August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    So proud of you girl! :) xoxoo

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  • Deirdre August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    You were great! And I love the title of this post! I knew you wouldn’t throw up on her!

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  • Emily August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    Today is your day, girl!!! Fabulous job. I cannot even imagine the big things that are going to happen to you from here!
    One random comment – it’s so weird (in a good way) to finally hear your voice after following your blog for over a year. haha.

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    • Nikki T August 5, 2010, 11:47 am

      Funny, I was thinking the same thing about Caitlin’s voice…it’s strange how you ‘imagine’ the way someone sounds when you read thier words and then it all comes together when you actually hear them!

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  • Heidi August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    I was like a giddy fan when I saw the show this morning. I even called my mom to tell her to turn it on! You were awesome and inspiring. Congratulations, beautiful Caitlin!!

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    • Megan August 5, 2010, 12:27 pm

      I called and told my mom to watch too! Caitlin, you were awesome!!!

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  • Juliene August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    Congrats on your success, you deserve every minute of this ride. Enjoy it and know that we are all out there supporting you 110%!!

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  • Callie August 5, 2010, 11:43 am

    You are so AWESOME! :)

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  • Heather August 5, 2010, 11:44 am

    WOW! Congrats! And you did an awesome job! Lotsa airtime too. lol. So awesome! You weren’t nervous at all, well, if you were, you didn’t show it!

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  • Katheryn August 5, 2010, 11:44 am

    Congratulations! I thought you did a fabulous job during the interview.

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  • Christy August 5, 2010, 11:44 am

    Got home last night with an Amazon box on my doorstep with your book inside!!!! Read some last night kept telling my almost 11 year old that she needed to read your book too (which I think we will do together)!!! DVR’d the Today show since I am at work this morning but when I saw your post just now I couldn’t wait and had to watch! You were amazing!!! Great job!!!

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  • Amanda @ Vegacious August 5, 2010, 11:45 am

    This is so exciting!!! My husband and I both had our eyes glued to the TV!

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  • Amelia August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    You looked beautiful. :)
    So happy for you!

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  • Nikki T August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    Caitlin- you did AMAZING on your interview. You were a natural as far as I could tell! If you say you did the whole thing on autopilot, it definately didn’t appear that way! I’m lucky I got to watch the interview online even before it actually aired on my TV (from the link on OSG!), but I’m still looking forward to actually watching it on my PVR when I get home!
    Congrats again- you are amazing!!

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  • lena August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    congrats on your book Going places!!!! you were totally cool! thanks for spreading the beautiful message!

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  • Astrid August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    Caitlyn, I am so happy for you. You did an amazing job this morning! I have had some almost bad times with recovery this week, but thinking about you and your mission has pulled me through. I am so happy today because you are out there doing amazing things and it is contagious!

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  • Alexis {Mission: Ambition} August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    I love the title of this! You didn’t look nervous at all and you spoke wonderfully. Good luck with the rest of your interviews :)

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  • Lyndsey August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    I just watched your interview and totally teared up. This is so fricken fabulous. I wrote my own OB note and hung it on my workout schedule on the fridge. Every once in a while when I’m down my boyfriend (who’s memorized it) says it to me. I love the way it makes me feel.

    Congrats on all of your success!!!!!

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  • brandi August 5, 2010, 11:46 am

    BIG congrats Caitlin :) I’m reading the book RIGHT NOW (my preordered copy JUST arrived) and it’s awesome. So exciting to see so many notes that have been posted and read all the stories.

    You did amazing!!!

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  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 5, 2010, 11:47 am

    I just watched it on the Today show (I’m on the West Coast)! I loved it. GREAT JOB!

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  • Maya August 5, 2010, 11:48 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin! I’m glad you provided the link so promptly, in a strange move on my part I slept in this morning! Despite setting an alarm! Wish I could have seen your segment on my big screen TV, but the online clip definitely sufficed! You gave an awesome interview, kudos!

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  • shannon August 5, 2010, 11:49 am

    Just watched here on the West Coast and was so impressed! You were so cool, calm and collected! I cried through the whole thing-your message really struck an emotional nerve, I guess. Looking forward to reading the book. Congratulations!

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  • Amy August 5, 2010, 11:50 am

    In all of your pictures on the blog, I have never seen you smile so big. Congrats, girl! You deserve it.

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  • ashley August 5, 2010, 11:50 am

    Great job Caitlyn! I just woke up (west coast), was about to check your blog, looked at the time and thought I might turn on the TV to see you! Your segment started 2 seconds later! You were awesome! I felt nervous the whole time for it to be over. Your segment felt really long-compared to how much time they generally spend on stuff! Anyways-no need to be nervous on my end-you were a pro! And you got your dogs on there—hahaha.

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  • Laurie August 5, 2010, 11:50 am

    Way to go Caitlin! You were awesome!

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  • Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 5, 2010, 11:51 am

    You did soooo good, I could cry I’m so happy for you. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kelly August 5, 2010, 11:51 am

    You only touched your hair once! HAha that would be my biggest problem too! Hooray for Philadelphia, that one I should be able to watch live!

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  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! August 5, 2010, 11:52 am

    LOVE IT! You did great in your interview! And, I love Victoria Stillwell too, she is great with dogs and dog owners. =) SUPER CONGRATS!!!

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  • Jessica August 5, 2010, 11:52 am

    I called work and told them I’d be late this morning so that I could stay and watch your tv debut! You were poised, positive, and gorgeous! I love your blog, and seeing you on tv made my morning!

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  • Claire August 5, 2010, 11:53 am

    You are so awesome! I am so happy for you – your message is such an inspirational one and I’m so so glad that people around the world had a chance to hear about it this morning! Yay! Congrats!

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  • Shaina August 5, 2010, 11:53 am

    Hiii! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and tuned into the Today Show this morning to see your segment. I thought it was spectacular! I work at a high school, and I this morning I decided that when school starts (in just a couple of weeks!), I might just go around to the girls’ bathrooms and leave some Operation Beautiful post-its. Great job today – and thanks for all of the inspiration!!!

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  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) August 5, 2010, 11:54 am

    PS- Addition to above comment: just watched it and you did it like a PRO. Genuinely!

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  • Katie Carso August 5, 2010, 11:55 am

    SO PROUD OF YOU CAITLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I felt so proud when I saw you on television!!!!!!!! Just so happy for you and the book!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Dani August 5, 2010, 11:56 am

    CAITLIN! I rushed out of bed this a.m. and watched the segment…You were ao well-composed and wonderful! And your outfit and make-up/hair looked awesome! The second necklace really worked. I squealed during the segment like I actually knew you! Especially when they showed James and Mag and The Hus, I was like “Squee! There’s the family!!”

    Great job, Cait!

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  • Hilary August 5, 2010, 11:56 am

    Congatulations! I am so excited to go home and watch your interview. I dvr’d the today show. I love your blog, your message, everything. I hope this will make my little girl’s world a little bit happier and fulfilling if the message gets around enough!

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  • Marijke August 5, 2010, 11:56 am

    Hey Caitlin,
    I’ve never commented before despite reading your posts every single day without fail. But I just had an overwhelming urge to congratulate you and tell you that I’m super proud of your amazing achievements. Can you be proud of someone you don’t actually know? Well, I am!

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  • Lauren August 5, 2010, 11:57 am

    You did such a great job!!

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  • Kathryn August 5, 2010, 11:57 am

    You were amazing!! It really felt like a friend was on tv even though we’ve never met..congrats on everything with OB!

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  • Jaime Runs August 5, 2010, 11:57 am

    Wow you were so calm and collected. Congratulations! What a wonderful segment. You must really feel so proud. Yay!

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  • Iris August 5, 2010, 11:58 am

    Congrats! Have to admit, I just watched it and it gave me goosebumps. Loved hearing about your favorite post it note stories.

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  • Renee August 5, 2010, 11:59 am

    Yay! Loved your interview:) you are so amazing and inspiring- way to go Caitlin!!!

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  • Mac August 5, 2010, 11:59 am

    You did absolutely amazing! I haven’t seen much of the operation in WI, but I am vowing to get it started :)

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  • Robyn August 5, 2010, 11:59 am

    Caitlin, I thought you did great! I love what you’re doing and how you are inspiring others. Keep it up!

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  • Brittney August 5, 2010, 11:59 am

    It was totally surreal seeing you on TV! You did AWESOME! I think this is going to really take off even more than it has with all this press. I can’t wait to see where it takes you! Congrats on a job well done, and when you are back in Charlotte, how about a drink on me? :)

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  • Jennifer August 5, 2010, 11:59 am

    Caitlin,

    You are awesome! You did great and the best message you left the viewers with was “you are not alone.” I am so proud to be an active reader of your blog. You rocked it! I cannot wait to see what you tackle next.

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  • Holly August 5, 2010, 12:00 pm

    You looked fantastic and I am so excited for how this is getting the message out there! Hey! I met a CELEBRITY! :)

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  • Holly @ Self-love and Running August 5, 2010, 12:01 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! This is so amazing. I am so happy for you.

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  • alli August 5, 2010, 12:01 pm

    you are absolutely adorable! you did a GREAT job and you looked very calm and confident!
    so glad the hubs and pups made their tv debut as well :)congrats on all the amazing things happening in your life!

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  • Ashley (whole-ier) August 5, 2010, 12:02 pm

    you are so amazing. so happy for all of your success.

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  • Monica August 5, 2010, 12:07 pm

    This is seriously so cool! I love the recap of how this experience went for you and loved watching the segment!

    You are inspirational on so many levels!

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  • Andrea August 5, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! It was an awesome interview!

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  • Rachel August 5, 2010, 12:07 pm

    YOU LOOKED FABULOUS!!!!

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  • Joanna @ landanimal.wordpress.com August 5, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Congrats, hunny! You look so radiant/beautiful/stunning etc :)

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  • Jo @ Steamed Broccoli August 5, 2010, 12:08 pm

    Congratulations! Your entire journey gives me goosebumps- I can’t even imagine what this is like for you. Amazing!!

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  • Dynamics August 5, 2010, 12:08 pm

    YOU WERE AWESEOME!!! I loved, loved, loved you necklace choice. I am happy you changed it. It looked great. I was impressed with your speech. You spoke so eloquently. You looked so relaxed. Isn’t Meredith a doll!

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  • Neen August 5, 2010, 12:08 pm

    ohhh what a fab day you’ve had!! your doing so well! and keeping it together sooo well, focussed and professional and of course BEAUTIFUL! :-) x

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  • Jacqueline August 5, 2010, 12:09 pm

    I have read every single post since I found your blog through last years HLS, but I’m really bad about commenting. :S
    You did a wonderful job and I especially loved how you said something like we underestimate the power of kindness. So true! I have a feeling huge things are in store for you!

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  • Mari August 5, 2010, 12:09 pm

    Congratulations!! You were great and luckily I woke up just in time to see it here in California. It is so amazing to me what kind of power blogs have these days.

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  • Rhoni August 5, 2010, 12:10 pm

    I just watched the clip and it was fantastic! You were beautiful, are beautiful and will remain beautiful…I hope and wish this project brings you much more success to come, because the concept is literally life-changing and I want it to spread like wildfire. Thank you.

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  • Erica August 5, 2010, 12:10 pm

    I DVR-ed this morning and watched it after my run! You.were.amazing. Seriously, you looked so calm and collected, like you’ve been a pro for years! There are so many women who saw your interview this morning and were touched by what you said…like I’ve told you before, you will NEVER KNOW how many lives you have touched by writing Operation Beautiful! That is awesome!!

    I believe God is using you to spread a powerful message, that He created us B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! So proud of you, girl :-) Good luck with the rest of your busy day!!

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  • Stephanie August 5, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Caitlin,
    You are so inspirational. I’ve been reading your blogs for the past year and they have helped motivate me to be a better me! I decided today to end my own “fat talk” once and for all….even though it’s going to be hard because I’ve been “fat talking” since I learned how to talk. I grew up listening to my dad call my mom fat (she’s a size 6) all the time. He has called me “chunky”, “ugly” and “big” too (I’m a size 4). You inspire me to ignore him, move on, and take control. Thank you so much!

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  • Lori August 5, 2010, 12:12 pm

    I’m so excited for you! What a wonderful experience! I DVRed the show so I can watch it tonight after work, I’m sure you were wonderful.

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    • Lori K. August 5, 2010, 7:53 pm

      Just finished watching…you were fabulous, very well spoken and composed.

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  • Lauren August 5, 2010, 12:12 pm

    you did unbelievable! i’m so happy that you’re representing everyone who wants to spread this message of kindness :)

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  • Kelly August 5, 2010, 12:13 pm

    I’m SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! You rocked the interview! :) :)!!!

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 5, 2010, 12:13 pm

    You did a great job Caitlin! I am so happy for you! It is a great message and you are spreading the word in such a great way! Enjoy the rest of the ride!

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  • Lisa August 5, 2010, 12:14 pm

    You did a great job, you looked very relaxed and comfortable. Congratulations!!!!

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  • Stephanie August 5, 2010, 12:14 pm

    you did an amazing job on the show, congrats on all your success!!!!!!!!

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  • Angela August 5, 2010, 12:14 pm

    Congratulations on all of your success.

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  • Angela (ohsheglows) August 5, 2010, 12:14 pm

    For the record I just teared up AGAIN. Damn girl.

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  • Marisa August 5, 2010, 12:15 pm

    I wish I could watch the clip here….but I’m at work :-( Will watch DVR tonight.
    Are you going to be in Philly for the Good Day interview or are they coming to you? I was just wondering if you were going to be spending some time in the Philly area…..
    Good Day is my everyday morning show!! BTW- Loving the book so far….. :-)

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  • Sara August 5, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Awww, that’s so awesome! Congratulations! Love the segment. You look so calm and confident.

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  • Emily @ The Front Burner Blog August 5, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Echoing the million other tweets, emails, and comments you’ve gotten today – I am SO PROUD to know you and be your friend. :) I sobbed like a baby watchin you – you are EPIC! :)

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  • Michelle August 5, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Congratulations! I watched the interview this morning and I thought you did great! It must be such a relief to have it over with :)

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  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 5, 2010, 12:16 pm

    I put off my workout until lunch time just so I could watch you on TV! It just aired here in Cali. I was SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!

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  • Niki (Running in Pink) August 5, 2010, 12:17 pm

    I DVR’d your segment so I could watch it on my lunch break! You did an incredible job! You looked so poised, intelligent, and beautiful!! You should be so proud of all your accomplishments in the last year!!

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  • Shirlene August 5, 2010, 12:18 pm

    How awesome! I’ve only just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago and am so proud of you! You truly are an inspiration. Don’t stop!

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  • Ashley August 5, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Unreal! This is all just so amazing + mind blowing. You looked + sounded like a PRO! Congrats to you. Have fun the rest of the day and celebrate! :)

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  • kristin August 5, 2010, 12:20 pm

    you were fabulous!!!!! i watched you at work! so exciting! cant wait to read the book!

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  • Allison August 5, 2010, 12:20 pm

    I saw the interview this morning – great job!!

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  • Scargosun August 5, 2010, 12:21 pm

    YAY!!!! You did an AMAZING job! So happy and proud of you! Have fun on the Philly one. I watch them in the AM and they are great! Do you know who you are interviewing with?

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  • Lauren @ The Raw Cure August 5, 2010, 12:21 pm

    You rock! You did do an excellent job, and the outfit turned out well, very professional yet cute. :) Congratulations!

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  • Sara August 5, 2010, 12:21 pm

    AH! I love Victoria! (When I read this in my cubicle I almost screamed w/ excitement–for you and all the fun you had!) That is so awesome!!!! You looked great, Caitlin! I bet it was fun having someone else do you hair and makeup … or interesting at least! :-) Congrats! You are beautiful and amazing!

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  • Julie August 5, 2010, 12:21 pm

    I got goosebumps when I saw you on TV, and just now while reading this. You did amazing!!! Congrats on everything, you so deserve it!!

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  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 5, 2010, 12:21 pm

    You’re so confident sounding in front of the camera! Natural much!?

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  • Ariane August 5, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, you were AMAZING! You didn’t look one bit nervous, just poised, graceful, and super smart! This is so exciting!!!

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  • Juli D. August 5, 2010, 12:24 pm

    You did awesome – that was a great interview!!!

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  • loreejo August 5, 2010, 12:25 pm

    I am dying! I set the DVR but couldn’t wait til I got home; thanks for posting the vid! More than just looking amazing, your voice was strong and confident; yet your soft heart still shone through. Congratulations Caitlin!

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  • Noelle August 5, 2010, 12:25 pm

    Mozel Tov! Absolutely beautiful message, so happy it is getting the attention is deserves! You are so inspirational!

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  • *Andrea* August 5, 2010, 12:25 pm

    congrats caitlin! you are amazing! great job!!!!
    equating body image/weight with happiness and self esteem is just wrong but yet so habitual for many of us. you’ve helped me realize these thoughts i have are just lies and not worth listening to :)

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  • Little Bookworm August 5, 2010, 12:26 pm

    I thought the clip was amazing, and I agree with Freya (above) you sounded so confident! Congratulations again! :D

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  • Jenny August 5, 2010, 12:26 pm

    I watched you on the Today Show and you did so well!! Congratulations on all of this- I can’t wait to read your book!!

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  • eatingRD August 5, 2010, 12:26 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous inside and out! so cool! Much congrats and hugs :)

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  • Brenna August 5, 2010, 12:26 pm

    You rocked that interview!! Loved seeing you spread your message on a Huge media platform – congratulations.

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  • Chase @ The Chase Project August 5, 2010, 12:27 pm

    You are such an inspiration! The Operation Beautiful message is long overdue and I wish I had a Caitlin Boyle to look up to when I was a young girl. This is incredible! You should be very proud of the movement you’ve created.

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  • Kiersten August 5, 2010, 12:28 pm

    You were great today Caitlin! Congrats again!

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  • Lacey @ Lake Life August 5, 2010, 12:28 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!

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  • Tia August 5, 2010, 12:29 pm

    I didn’t get to see it cause I had to work and clearly I’m an idiot and forgot to set the PVR! I can’t few videos at work but when I get home it’s the FIRST thing I’m doing, YOU ARE AMAZING : )

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  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) August 5, 2010, 12:29 pm

    I saw your interview, and CONGRATS on an amazing interview- you looked poised and beautiful! It was incredible clip- it brought tears to my eyes!

    xo
    Kris

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  • Kim August 5, 2010, 12:30 pm

    You did a great job! Thanks for spreading such a great message.

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  • Jess August 5, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Way to go, Caitlin! You were great this morning – I DVRed your interview :-) You deserve every ounce of success you get. Soak it all up and enjoy! I can’t wait to read the book!

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  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 5, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Caitlin – I am SO proud of you!! You are an amazing woman, an inspiration, and a pure delight to read everyday. I am so happy for you on this day, and I hope you to relish in the moments of today, and the days to come. Enjoy and savour every moment – you deserve it all!!

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  • Nicole August 5, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I can’t wait to go home and watch you!! What an amazing ride! You are awesome!!

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  • Karen August 5, 2010, 12:32 pm

    Congrats!! You rock!! I can’t wait to go get the book this weekend.

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  • Katie August 5, 2010, 12:33 pm

    Congratulations! So exciting!

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  • Becky August 5, 2010, 12:34 pm

    WOOO HOOO!!! You did a fabulous job! Congratulations!!!

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  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) August 5, 2010, 12:35 pm

    You did amazing this morning! Congrats on all of your accomplishments! You are such an inspiration!

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  • Alyssa August 5, 2010, 12:36 pm

    You were awesome! Enjoy the day, even though it will be crazy busy! :)

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  • Mama Pea August 5, 2010, 12:36 pm

    I watched the clip online before it aired here and I was SO IMPRESSED. I came home from the gym and Pea Daddy said, “Uh, yeah, the girls and I went online and watched Caitlin. She did great! And Gigi wants to go on the Today show now.” I thought that was so cute! You are loved by all of the Peas!

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  • Wendy August 5, 2010, 12:40 pm

    You were SO great on The Today Show! Congratulations. I’m wondering – would the book be appropriate for an 11 year old girl? My neighbor is at that awkward stage, getting bullied at school for her height, and I’d love to give her this book if you think it would appeal to someone of her age. Thanks!

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    • Caitlin August 5, 2010, 12:46 pm

      yes – she is fine just the way she is – they have the problem – HTPDad

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  • Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story August 5, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Congratulations!!! You did so well during your interview! I am so excited for you I am screaming inside!!! How FANTASTIC! How EPIC! :) You are changing the world.

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  • Amy August 5, 2010, 12:42 pm

    Great job! You should be so proud of yourself!

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  • Jean August 5, 2010, 12:45 pm

    You are the coolest person I know! :) It felt surreal to see you on the TODAY show, even though we’ve never met, you are someone I feel like I “know”! You looked beautiful and sounded so good on there! :)

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  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 5, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Congrats!!! I can’t wait to watch it tonight when I get home =D

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  • Annie August 5, 2010, 12:46 pm

    I’m so glad you didn’t puke on her shoes!! Haha ;) You did a beautiful job and I was smiling the whole time watching. Way to go!

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  • Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful August 5, 2010, 12:47 pm

    Hi Caitlin-

    I haven’t been commenting much on your blog because I’ve been insanely busy at work, but I’ve been reading all your tweets and posts and keeping up with what is going on, and I just have to say that what you are doing is so incredible! I can’t even believe how awesome this opportunity is for you and how far you have come. I’ve been following you every step of the way, and I just wanted to congratulate you. You are an inspiration and so very amazing! Thank you!

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  • Marie D August 5, 2010, 12:48 pm

    congrats!! what an amazing accomplishment

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  • Penelope August 5, 2010, 12:48 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! I’m sooo proud of you!!! The interview made me cry!!!! EPIC!!!!!

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  • Jen August 5, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Congratulations for the millionth time this week!!! You looked and sounded amazing, and didn’t appear nervous at all! So freaking excited for you!

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  • Lisa August 5, 2010, 12:50 pm

    VERY exciting! I’ll try to catch the Sirius shows since I have sirius and listen to it at work. The clip didn’t work though.

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  • Camille August 5, 2010, 12:51 pm

    Caitlin, you look absolutely stunning! You were so poised and eloquent!
    I don’t know if this is weird, but the interview made me cry. Your message has been essential in my recovery from a terrible eating disorder and I know that if one more girl out there sees your message and knows that she is beautiful and not alone, it will all be worth it.
    Thank you so much.

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  • rachel August 5, 2010, 12:52 pm

    how awesome! i watched the clip and you did amazing! so happy for you :D

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  • Krista August 5, 2010, 12:52 pm

    Caitlin, you almost made me tear up! I am just so proud of you!! Congrats on a wonderful job!

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  • Beth August 5, 2010, 12:53 pm

    Wow – you truly are amazing. You spoke so well and are such an inspiration for us all! Enjoy every minute of this special time!

    I got my book in the mail yesterday and read a good amount in bed last night. Thank you!

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  • Krystina August 5, 2010, 12:53 pm

    You were awesome. Congrats, girl! :)

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  • Amber K August 5, 2010, 12:53 pm

    So, so, so cool! I’m on the west coast, so the today show is still recording on my DVR. I have a time slot all set up though for this afternoon so I can watch it. Autopilot or not, I’m sure you rocked it!

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  • Mary H August 5, 2010, 12:54 pm

    WOW!! You were so AWESOME this morning :)
    I’ve been a faithful reader since May 2009, and have really loved watching your story unfold…. truly inspiring.
    What a sweeeeet 26th birthday gift it was for me this morning seeing you SHINE!!

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  • Caroline August 5, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Wow! That is amazing! Congrats on everything! You should be so proud of yourself!

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  • Kelly August 5, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Congrats! You deserve all the success you’ve received and you did an amazing job. You can tell you are passionate about it because you seem so amazing and composed.

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  • Brianne August 5, 2010, 12:57 pm

    Congratulations! You did great this morning and did not seem nervous at all. Your message was strong and I am sure you inspired so many people! Way to go!

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  • Amanda August 5, 2010, 12:58 pm

    Watching this today was extremely emotional for me. I have always been overweight, I even got up to 186 at one point. Considering I’m 5’4, that’s far from healthy. I was constantly criticized by my Mom for my weight. Never outright calling my fat, but as you put it “fat talk”. “Are you going to eat all that?” “You know that’s really fattening.” “You JUST ate!”

    I lost over forty pounds in less than a year. And over the past few months I’ve perhaps gained three or four pounds. A few weeks ago I put on some jeans and was looking at myself in the mirror. My Mom said “Looking at your butt?” I thought she was going to comment on how I looked good. But she added “Thinking those jeans are a little tight and you should drop a few pounds?” My heart sunk. I’ve lost forty pounds and although I’m far from perfect, I was happy with myself.

    When I confronted her later about it, she thought she was helping me. Drawing my attention to a problem. I’m glad that your website and new book are there to help those like me, who can’t get positive body image from their mothers.

    Thank you.

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  • Lauren August 5, 2010, 12:58 pm

    You were amazing Caitlin! Congrats!

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  • Melissa August 5, 2010, 12:58 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin! So glad you did not throw up on Meredith!

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  • Jeannette (Kitchenette) August 5, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Congrats! You did a great job, you should be proud! I would have been so nervous. I love the Today Show! Did you get to meet Matt and Ann too?

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  • Tara August 5, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Great job!!! I ended up running an extra mile on the treadmill this morning so I could catch your interview live:)

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  • Kelly August 5, 2010, 1:01 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You did a great job with the interview. You came across very professional and polished. So your nerves didn’t show a bit. I’m so happy for you and your success.

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  • Julz @ freshman5k August 5, 2010, 1:03 pm

    I was able to catch it and you did a fabulous job! My favorite part was the opening video when you wiggled Maggie :) And then I drove to Barnes&Noble and bought your book! I’ve already read a good chunk of it too

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  • Britta August 5, 2010, 1:03 pm

    What an INCREDIBLE idea!!!! I’m not sure if it was your mission, but I saw one of these notes somewhere before and it definitely touched me. Really makes you stop and think.

    Congratulations on being so young, so accomplished, and such a wonderful person :)

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  • Amanda August 5, 2010, 1:06 pm

    Congratulations! Tried to catch the segment this morning and missed it. So glad you posted the clip! Woo hoo!

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  • ari August 5, 2010, 1:06 pm

    you seriously were amazing! you were so calm and you did SMILE! :)
    congratulations on all your success; you definitely deserve it!

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  • Christie {Honoring Health} August 5, 2010, 1:08 pm

    You did an amazing job, you were so calm and cool!! Twitter was such a buzz, it has been a great day for everyone in blogland! We are all so proud to say we know you!

    Congratulations!

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  • Tina August 5, 2010, 1:08 pm

    I was so ecstatic for you while watching. You did so well. I hope the rest of the day goes just as wonderfully for you.

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  • Carly August 5, 2010, 1:10 pm

    Way to go Caitlin! I saw it online and you did amazingly! I admire you :)

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  • Erin August 5, 2010, 1:10 pm

    Amazing job! Congratulations on all the success!

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  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion August 5, 2010, 1:10 pm

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am so proud of you/ happy for you! You did great :)

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  • Lisa @ Lisa's Foods on the Move August 5, 2010, 1:10 pm

    Congratulations, Caitlin! You were wonderful – I watched it online later in the morning. I was so impressed by how calm you seemed. After following your blog for a while, it was fun to watch you on television, to get to know you a bit better.

    Good luck with the rest of your day’s interviews!

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  • Heather Eats Almond Butter August 5, 2010, 1:12 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I just left a comment over at Operation Beautiful, but I wanted to come here and again tell you what an amazing job you did on the Today Show this morning. It literally gave me chills to see you on TV. I’m so excited for you and all the amazing adventures that await you!! :)

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  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 5, 2010, 1:13 pm

    You were Fabulous!! Great job! Have a wonderful, best day of your life….so far!

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  • Sarah August 5, 2010, 1:14 pm

    I turned on my tv this morning and you were the first thing i saw! I literally shouted out loud, “oh my gosh, i’m so excited for her!!!!” you are such an inspiration to young women looking to make a change!!

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  • Janna (Janna's Keeping it Real) August 5, 2010, 1:20 pm

    I got goose bumps reading this, and can’t even imagine the elation you must be feeling. I am so very proud of you, and all of the hard work you have put into this “operation”. You are such an inspiration, to more people than you even know. Keep up just being… awesome, lady! =0)

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  • Julie August 5, 2010, 1:23 pm

    Caitlin,
    I only started reading your blog about a month ago, but I am so inspired by it and you! I love your positivity and think you are doing such a fabulous job at spreading the positivity in our world which can be so negative. Great job on the Today Show too!!!

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  • Jen August 5, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Caitlin, you did an amazing job! You definitely didn’t sound nervous at all! I’m so inspired by this whole movement and tell people about it daily. I hope they buy your book!

    Congrats, again!

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  • Rachel August 5, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Caitlin,

    You did AMAZING on the Today Show. I was so impressed by you – so happy for all of your successes. Enjoy your wonderful day!!

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  • Jenn @ So Very Fit August 5, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Congrats, that’s exciting! What a long day indeed. And you must be floating on a cloud having accomplished all of this! :)

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  • Catie August 5, 2010, 1:27 pm

    I am so excited that this little idea has come so far for you! You have worked so hard for where you are and you should be enjoying every moment of it all! Congrats Caitlin!!!

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  • The Actors Diet August 5, 2010, 1:30 pm

    congrats to you caitlin! i’ve been reading your blog for a long time and it’s wonderful to see you reach this milestone – enjoy it!

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  • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) August 5, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Yay, yay, yay!!! You are truly amazing!!

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  • Nikka August 5, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Caitlin you were absolutely beautiful on the Today Show!
    I was so proud to be ‘in the know’ of the Operation Beautiful movement &
    wildly impressed by your poise & all-around awesomeness!
    If you were nervous, I would have never known it!

    Also the link on HTP didn’t work for me, if anyone else is having difficulties, here you go:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/38573588#38573588

    P.S. I have been reading your blogs for over a year & it was the craziest thing to hear your voice for the first time! Did anybody else find this interesting?

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  • Whitney @ Whitinspired August 5, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I just watched it…I made sure to DVR it this morning :). You were AWESOME!!!! You got all your points across and sounded very articulate. Seriously, YOU are a beautiful person.

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  • Paige (Running Around Normal) August 5, 2010, 1:35 pm

    You seriously seemed so calm and confident on the interview. And I loved the B roll. I even had my mom tune in and told my husband “Caitlin/Healthy Tipping Point is on the Today show! Come watch!” LOL Please tell me I’m not the only blogger whose husband knows the names of other bloggers :D

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  • Purvi August 5, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog but never commented. Just want to say congratulations!!

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  • emptynutjar August 5, 2010, 1:38 pm

    i saw u and u were great!

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  • Sarah for Real August 5, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Congratulations!!!! You did SO well! So professional. Looked like you did national interviews everyday :D

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  • Tamara August 5, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Congratulations!!!! You did amazing! I’m so happy for you and the movement that you have inspired. :)

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  • ashleigh August 5, 2010, 1:40 pm

    What a fun day!! You did awesome in the interview!! I am so, so, so happy for you!

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  • Melissa August 5, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Caitlin, congrats on the fantastic interview! You looked totally lax. I put on the tv at about 7:30 central time and my husband commented to turn down the volume. I stated, “Ok, but when Caitlin comes on I need to turn it back up.” Those words came out as though I was your best friend and actually knew you. He chuckled a bit and ended up watching the segment with me an hour later. By the end I think I even saw a little tear in his eyes. So thanks for all you do and I look forward to buying a copy of your book.

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  • Michelle August 5, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Congratulations! Your message is so inspirational.

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  • Jenn August 5, 2010, 1:47 pm

    Way to go, Caitlin!! You did amazing! I’m so excited for you!!

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  • Kacy August 5, 2010, 1:47 pm

    Such a fabulous day! Thanks so much for taking us along on the ride :)

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  • Sheri August 5, 2010, 1:49 pm

    Way to go Caitlin! You did so awesome. You looked beautiful and so comfortable talking during the interview! So happy for you! :)

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  • Allie August 5, 2010, 1:51 pm

    AMAZING words, spoken with such poise!! huge congrats!!!

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  • M August 5, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Bravo on being as cool as a cucumber…that takes a lot of deep breathing and belief in yourself and you did a very good job girl!
    The Today show is such a part of American life that for some people they will be even more impressed with this than having written a book(ah the zany power of tv! ;)

    Hope you stop to smell the roses. It’s almost like a wedding having a book launch and I can imagine it will be a bit of a shock when the craziness dies down for you-I recommend a lot of hot yoga classes(nothing better than sweating it all out and feeling renewed).
    This is your moment to shine !

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  • skinnyrunner August 5, 2010, 1:59 pm

    congratulations! i turned on the today show this morning to watch you (and i never watch the show). you did a fabulous job! didn’t seem nervous or anything.

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  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 5, 2010, 2:00 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS CAITLIN!! I was there this morning, and we were just SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED for you. I can’t think of anyone who deserves all of this more…enjoy the ride!!

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  • Nadine August 5, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Shine on! You were awesome!

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  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid August 5, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Did it feel weird to hear them say “Caitlin Boyle from Charlotte, North Carolina”, since you’ve just moved there?

    CONGRATS AGAIN!

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  • Gracie (complicated day) August 5, 2010, 2:06 pm

    You killed it, great job!

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  • elaine! August 5, 2010, 2:10 pm

    You rocked that interview! Awesome! And the necklace you chose was just perfect. Your autopilot is impressive. ;)

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  • One Healthy Apple August 5, 2010, 2:11 pm

    Congrats!!! You are such an inspiration :)

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  • Amanda August 5, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Caitlin!

    You did an awesome job on the Today Show! You seemed really calm and collected and you stayed on message, perfectly! Congrats :)

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  • Andrea August 5, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Caitlin you didn’t just _not throw up_ on Meredith Vieira, you were awesome! Good Job, Caitlin! You looked great and were perfectly poised. Bravo!

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  • Claire August 5, 2010, 2:19 pm

    You were great!!I set my DVR,but stopped getting ready for work because I HAD to watch…totally brightened my day.Thank you!!:-)cc

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  • Valerie August 5, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Wow! I must confess, I haven’t really been keeping up with your blog (and haven’t devoted too much time into reading others either) like I used to. I feel like I turned around for a second and now you have a book and your on the news! Super fantastic Caitlin :)

    PS. You’re a natural in front of the camera.

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  • Erin D. August 5, 2010, 2:22 pm

    Caitlin, you are awesome! It is so exciting to know that more and more folks are going to become aware of the Operation Beautiful project; it’s made a huge impact already and will only continue to do so! Thanks for all you do and continue to do!

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  • Tami August 5, 2010, 2:22 pm

    I am so happy for you!!! I resisted watching your bit from the Today show on your blog because I have it on DVR at home. I want to watch it on my big TV! CONGRATS!

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  • MariB August 5, 2010, 2:24 pm

    You go girl! I am so proud of you! I have been following your blog for a long time and seeing you on the show was like seeing a friend!! Thanks for making a difference in so many people. I should be getting my OB book today (pre-ordered with Amazon and is out for delivery this morning!).

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  • Kassi August 5, 2010, 2:27 pm

    You are awesome! You didn’t look nervous or anything! How amazing. The segment got me a little choked up. You are doing such a good thing. It’s great that your message is being delivered to the world! I can’t stop smiling for you! I’m so excited :)

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  • caronae August 5, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Being there with all the bloggers and cheering for you and waving our signs…that was honestly one of the happiest moments I have had in a long time. I was so happy for you and felt so loved and supported and, well, beautiful. Thank you for helping me to get to that place!

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  • Beth P. August 5, 2010, 2:27 pm

    YAY Congrats! You did an amazing job – I was 7 minutes late to work so I could watch – but it was worth it! I only know you via your blog & twitter but I would concur with those above that it was like watching a friend achieve something huge in their life! Enjoy the ride!

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  • Alison (Fueling for Fitness) August 5, 2010, 2:29 pm

    OH MY GOSH! I got goosebumps reading through your recap. Unfortunately I can’t watch videos at work, but I can’t WAIT to see the interview when I get home.

    I am so incredibly excited for you!

    Thank you for inspiring all of us :):)

    -Alison

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  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales August 5, 2010, 2:32 pm

    Just to reiterate the hundreds of comments above: WELL DONE! You did an awesome job on the Today show and you should be proud. You are such an inspiration for choosing to spread your message to women and girls everywhere. Enjoy the experience!!

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  • Seema August 5, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Congratulations and thank you, Caitlin. :)

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  • Melissa August 5, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin…you did a great job during the interview!! So excited for you. Enjoy every minute:)

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  • Maren August 5, 2010, 2:40 pm

    YAAAY! Congratulations! I have been reading for a long time, but just recently subscribed and now I am excited to buy your book! I am so happy for you! You are showing such a positive influence on so many young women with crooked views on what is really beautiful! You are such a beautiful person inside and out and I just want to say thank you for stepping up and doing something so great!

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  • Karen w August 5, 2010, 2:40 pm

    Great job, Caitlin! I just heard the promo for your interview on Cocks with P. What a cool day for you – memories for a lifetime!

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  • April @ Crazy Fabulous Life August 5, 2010, 2:50 pm

    Woooohoooo! You go girl :) So amazing!

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  • Lin C. August 5, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! I’m so happy for you :-). I can’t wait to meet you at HLS next week!

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  • Beth T. August 5, 2010, 2:53 pm

    Grandpa, Dan and I watched this morning. You did a great job and did not at all look like you felt like throwing up! So calm and cool – at least to our eyes! We are proud of you, but mostly just love that you understand and share what really matters in life. Aunt Beth

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  • Megan O August 5, 2010, 2:54 pm

    Congratulations! You are an amazing woman and should be so proud of all your accomplishments!

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  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine August 5, 2010, 2:55 pm

    OMG I was SO excited to see the clip!!! This is amazing, the interview was so great. Thank you for spreading the positive message to women everywhere. :) <3

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  • Teisha August 5, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Yah for you Caitlin! What a great movement you have started ! I have an 8 year old daugther and will be sharing this book with her ! I read your blog daily and LOVE IT ! :-)

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  • kath August 5, 2010, 3:02 pm

    I rarely comment, but I’ve been reading since fairly early on in See Bride Run. What you’re doing is amazing on so many levels. You are a legit author (!!), and fairly famous already at that! That is your dream, and you made it happen. That is flat-out awesome. And if you had written a book about your life only, or recipes, or something along those lines, this would be a huge accomplishment.

    But what really speaks to me is that your book is something that will make a difference to so many girls and women. You’re talking about something that is really important, that truly affects peoples’ quality of life, and improving it for them. I think fat talk is something ~99% of women experience to some degree, and its such a shame, but its not that often addressed. When Meredith asked you “what is fat talk?” I saw a look in her eyes like she knows exactly what it is (maybe reading too much into it, but how could a woman on TV not?). We as a society expect women to look a certain way or else almost be less of a woman, and not enough people voice how unfair and wrong that is.

    Sorry if this is rambling. I just think that you are truly making the world a better place, and that is amazing. Heartfelt congratulations on your success.

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  • Denise August 5, 2010, 3:04 pm

    You were great on the Today show!

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  • Marisa August 5, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Wow, two of my favorite bloggers on the Today show on the same day! Makes for a great morning!! You were awesome and looked amazing! So happy and proud for you! Can’t wait to read the book (Hello, Amazon, can you hear me!!, send me my book!!!,I pre ordered mine! Please!).

    Congrats to you Caitlin on your much deserved success! You deserve it! You are an inspiration to so many, myself included!

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  • jen August 5, 2010, 3:07 pm

    you ROCK Caitlin! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time but have never commented…well today I HAVE to! I literally cried watching you on the today show! I am so proud of you. Just wanted to tell you that. All the work you have done for the book is incredible. Can’t wait to get a copy :) so far it’s been sold out at the bookstores I have gone to…congrats!!!

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  • Aundra (Fit for Life) August 5, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Awesome job, Caitlin!!! Congratulations on your success. You’re a great inspiration!

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  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston August 5, 2010, 3:09 pm

    You did such an amazing job Caitlin!!! Have fun on the radio shows!!!

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  • Katy August 5, 2010, 3:11 pm

    So amazing!! You are inspiring.

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  • Kate August 5, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I DVR’d it!
    Congrats Caitlin, you really deserve it! :)

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  • Cate August 5, 2010, 3:14 pm

    You were awesome on Today. You seemed so calm and composed. This all so exciting! Congratulations, it looks like the book is doing really well. :)

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  • Jayne August 5, 2010, 3:17 pm

    You were so great and SO incredibly composed! Wonderful job, Caitlin!

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  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing August 5, 2010, 3:17 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! So jealous you got to meet Meredith. She is my idol!! :)

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  • Laury @TheFitnessDish August 5, 2010, 3:18 pm

    I just watched my DVR of your segment…you did amazing!!!! Congrats, you deserve it all!!!!

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  • Jaclyn August 5, 2010, 3:18 pm

    Congratulations, it has been so much fun to watch your vision literally unfold through the blog world. You have so many supporters!

    Can’t wait to meet you next week! Take care!

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  • Jessica @ Rawtumn August 5, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Congratulations, Caitlin! I turned on the Today Show about 10 minutes before you came on and had butterflies in my stomach! You were amazing, brought tears to my eyes. <3 So proud of you!! My copy of the book ended up arriving on my doorstep a few hours later so it's been a good day around here as well! ;-) Good luck with the next stops on your book tour! I'm sure you'll continue to shine!

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  • Kristen August 5, 2010, 3:24 pm

    You look amazing!!! I love the suit.

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  • Kristine August 5, 2010, 3:25 pm

    You did so great Caitlin! I’m so excited that you got your message out to even more women!

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  • Diana at Dianatries-a-tri August 5, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Congrats! That is so exciting and such an amazing message to be sending to women, especially young women. Keep up the great work!

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  • Abby @abbylivenlaugh August 5, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Awesome job Caitlin and your necklace was perfect!

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  • amanda August 5, 2010, 3:29 pm

    It was so exciting to see you on Today!! I was going to have to miss it, but ended up staying home with a sick kiddo…..so I was pumped that I got to see you!! Way to go, you rock :)

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  • amanda August 5, 2010, 3:29 pm

    It was so exciting to see you on Today!! I was going to have to miss it, but ended up staying home with a sick kiddo…..so I was pumped that I got to see you!! Way to go, you rock :)

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  • Brooke August 5, 2010, 3:34 pm

    YAY Caitlin!! How stinkin EPIC!! You were awesome! :0)

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  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances August 5, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I just watched the clip online – OMG!!! You did so well! :) I would have been freaking out but you looked so composed! Also, I’m glad your husband + Maggie and James made their way onto the Today Show, too! Hooray for you and Operation Beautiful today!!!

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  • Taylor August 5, 2010, 3:37 pm

    After reading food blogs (including yours), I’m finally leaving my first comment! I was so excited to see you on the Today Show this morning and quickly went to Borders right after to pick up a copy of your book. I almost half of it in Borders Cafe after I bought it and I’m already deeply touched. I had to keep fighting back tears the whole time! I’ve been struggling with my body image since I was 3!! Way too young! I developed an eating disorder in high school and even after I returned to regular eating habits, I’ve been struggling with fat talk. Your book really hits home for me and I can only hope I can improve with my body image and to stop fat talk for good! You have been a true inspiration and I thank you for this book! I want to buy it for everyone I know!

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  • Bekah @ The Veggie Mistress August 5, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I watched you on TV this morning at work, and after your phenomenal interview I immediately emailed my husband to tell him that you MADE MY DAY. You were fantastic! You are a wonderful champion for women, and it makes me (a stranger) so happy to see you succeed with your powerful and important message. I have been toting your book around with me since I got it on Tuesday via Amazon pre-order. Congrats!

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  • Courtney August 5, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Caitlin – amazing!!! I will be watching you tonight on Good Day Philadelphia….can’t wait!

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  • Alison August 5, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Congratulations!! You did an amazing job. I NEVER watch The Today Show, in fact, I usually try to avoid it, but I watched today just to see your segment. I’m glad I did; you were great!

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  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 5, 2010, 3:54 pm

    I feel like such a nerd because I’ve been so excited for you all day! Saw you on the Today Show and heard you on Cosmo Radio… handled it all like a pro!

    ***MAJOR fist pump***

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  • Sarah August 5, 2010, 3:55 pm

    congrats caitlin!! i taped the today show and can’t wait to watch it! sure you did great!

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  • The Fit Collegiate August 5, 2010, 3:57 pm

    I was working out at the gym when you came on the Today Show. Seriously, you were incredible. I actually started getting a little emotional (yes, I probably looked like a weirdo, crying on the stairmaster, haha). Everything was so well done and you were poised, eloquent, and beautiful.

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  • myra August 5, 2010, 3:59 pm

    Congrats you did an awesome job, i’m so happy i set my dvr so i can show your interview to my husband too .

    Loved when you said ” NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF KINDNESS”
    I read the book loved it( B&N deliverd it on 28th july) ,and took it to my weight watchers meeting to show it to my friends there they fell in love with the idea .

    I AM PROUD OF ALL OF US MAKING OPERATION BEAUTIFUL HAPPEN.

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  • Erin August 5, 2010, 4:00 pm

    Very, very cool! I’m looking forward to watching the interview when I get home from work. Enjoy every minute–you’ve earned it!

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  • Danielle August 5, 2010, 4:01 pm

    I missed your debut this morning but have been thinking of you all day! So proud of you! You go girl!!!

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  • Jeanny August 5, 2010, 4:04 pm

    I’m a college student on summer break so it takes a HUGE deal for me to get up early, but I made certain to set my alarm this morning to see your segment on the Today show! You are so incredibly inspiring and such a beautiful person, inside & out! And I went to Barnes right after and picked up a copy of the book. AMAZING! You are awesome!

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  • Laura August 5, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Caitlin!! I’ve been following everything you’ve been on and you are doing so great! Congratulations on all the success, you deserve it and this is such a great cause.

    P.S. Is patrick from Cocktails with patrick a cutie? He sounds very charming!!

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  • Susan August 5, 2010, 4:09 pm

    You were fabulous- really poised and well-spoken, and your message was fantastic! Great job!

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  • Ali @ Redhead Reports August 5, 2010, 4:10 pm

    WOOHOO – great job on the Today Show – you’re awesome!

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  • Sue Cameron August 5, 2010, 4:15 pm

    Congratulations, You were absolutely amazing I just watched the video clip of you on the today show!
    Then spent the next 2hours forwarding the link to everyone I know!
    You came across as somebody who appears on TV all the time, it was amazing to watch you.
    Wishing you the very best of luck with it all.
    Love from Kristien’s Auntie Sue in England x x

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  • Gigi August 5, 2010, 4:21 pm

    You.Are.Amazing.! I dvr’d the show and just saw it! You did so great,u looked beautiful! Thank you so much for being the inspiration every girl needs! :):)

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  • JenRD August 5, 2010, 4:22 pm

    GREAT JOB! You were fantastic, looked totally calm, and sent a great message out there.

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  • Linzi @ Destination 26.2 August 5, 2010, 4:23 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! This is so great to finally see it all come to fruition. So many of us have been following you on your journey and are so excited for you!

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  • Judy (cookbook maven) August 5, 2010, 4:24 pm

    You were AWESOME! You looked extremely relaxed, and totally got your points across. How exciting! Congrats!

    And of course I would totally be swooning over Victoria, too, even tho sadly we no longer get Animal Planet, I loved her show.

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  • Lauren @ 40Apples August 5, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Incredible job, Caitlin! You are brave and beautiful and we all love you so much for what you’re doing!!

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  • Aria August 5, 2010, 4:33 pm

    You were great!! You could not even tell that you were nervous and you didn’t look like you were on autopilot at all :) Congrats on this amazing experience!!

    p.s. SO excited you are going to be on good day philadelphia – that’s my city :)

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  • Carrie August 5, 2010, 4:40 pm

    Congrats!! Great interview, great message, great book! Hope you are soaking it all up!!

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  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) August 5, 2010, 4:42 pm

    WOW what a whirlwind of a day and it’s not over yet! You did great on the Today Show, would have never known you were on autopilot LOL So happy for you and I’m glad your BFF could be there with you.

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  • Lindsay August 5, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Caitlin,

    I agree with the rest of the world, YOU ROCK! I don’t own a TV, but I went to my apartment building’s gym and stood on the elliptical in work clothes to catch your spot. LOL! It was well worth it. You’re a hero to many and you have changed the world for the better. Don’t ever forget it!

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  • Anne @ the doctor takes a wife August 5, 2010, 4:44 pm

    Congrats lady!! It was an awesome interview and you were beautiful :)

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  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 5, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Caitlin, you did GREAT! You totally kept it together, and made all of your points clearly and concisely. You made us proud!

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  • Hedda August 5, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Again, I am so proud of you Caitlin.
    Do you realize how powerful and positive your actions are?
    You have contributed in saving lives, in helping people out of the darkest of places. Take a moment and think about that.
    That your words and your heart has made a difference. A beautiful difference.

    I wish I could give you a hug, or a million – you are so Great.

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  • Jin August 5, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Caitlin, you’re a superhero! I just watched your interview and I’m really excited to read your book. Congratulations and thank you for all the hard work.

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  • Maissa August 5, 2010, 4:51 pm

    I saw the clip, watched it online as I don’t own a tv. It was fantastic. I’m eagerly awaiting my book, as I ordered it off of amazon because I can’t find it in the Canadian bookstores yet. Will it be coming to any of the Canadian distributors? I want to make everyone I know buy a copy.

    So many congratulations! You deserve it, and you are making such a wonderful difference in the world!

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  • Julia August 5, 2010, 4:58 pm

    Congrats! You deserve all the successes that are coming your way today. Enjoy it!

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  • Amber August 5, 2010, 5:01 pm

    OMG!!! You were on my DVR!!!!!! I came across your blog about a year ago. There are not enough words to describe what an inspiration you have been. You’re AMAZING!!

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  • Reenie August 5, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Woot Woot!!! You did an awesome job.

    congrats to you ~ I’m sooo proud!! :)

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  • J August 5, 2010, 5:14 pm

    Congrats! You did AMAZING; you just exude confidence and positivity!

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  • andi August 5, 2010, 5:14 pm

    you did so fantastic! my whole office was watching on my computer. :) and i loved catching up on my news and seeing your feature right there on msnbc.com!

    woohoo for you!!!

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  • coley August 5, 2010, 5:18 pm

    You did a FANTASTIC job, Caitlin!! Thank you for all that you have done for so many women and girls out there, including myself!

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  • Emily August 5, 2010, 5:18 pm

    Congrat Caitlin! I just heard you were coming to speak at the university I just interviewed at today and got super excited!

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  • Lisa August 5, 2010, 5:21 pm

    You were awesome…I was nervous for you but as I watched all butterflies disappeared. You were warm,confident, professional, sincere…and BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait for my copy. You are doing an amazing thing and should be so proud of yourself.

    Necklace was perfect.

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  • Sarah August 5, 2010, 5:28 pm

    Caitlin I almost cried watching this! You were absolutely fantastic and deserve all of the praise and success you are gaining right now. I started reading last night and could not put it down. Congratulations!

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  • Lynne August 5, 2010, 5:35 pm

    Just saw the clip. YOU ROCK :) I am so impressed and wish you all the awesome success that is coming your way!

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  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 5, 2010, 5:48 pm

    I MUST see if I can watch the interview online!!! (I’m in Australia!)

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  • Angie August 5, 2010, 5:54 pm

    Caitlin,
    Just got to see the video- you were great!! What a great representation for all women. Thanks for all you do…Just ordered the book! :)

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  • Ashley @ Will Run for Food August 5, 2010, 5:57 pm

    You were amazing!! I was late for work because I didn’t want to stop watching, even though I had it on DVR for later! :)

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  • Rosey Rebecca August 5, 2010, 5:59 pm

    YOU WERE AWESOME!! That was my sign! <3

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  • ashley k August 5, 2010, 6:03 pm

    Caitlin – I found your blog a few months ago and love what you are doing! I DVRd your Today Show clip and just ordered your book online. :)

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  • Christena August 5, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Wow! I can’t believe you said you were on autopilot. You seemed totally poised and confident, but “fully there” if you know what I mean. You seemed totally comfortable — your body language, your answers and comments, etc. I guess you were meant for this!

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  • Juli @ BlessMyHeart August 5, 2010, 6:12 pm

    YOU WERE AWESOME! YOU ARE AWESOME! Thanks for being a continual inspiration to all of us, girl :)

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  • Jessica August 5, 2010, 6:19 pm

    Hey, I’m in one of those photos. Yay! You were so great on TV! Congratulations, you are AWESOME!

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  • Meredith August 5, 2010, 6:28 pm

    You did so so well! You must be so relieved and happy. CONGRATS!

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  • Hayley August 5, 2010, 6:43 pm

    I had no idea you were going to be on The Today Show this morning, but I watch it everyday and when I heard Meredith Viera announce your name and book I dropped everything to watch. I can’t tell you how excited I am for you and how great you did!! You were so calm and poignant & VERY well spoken. I’m currently pregnant with my first baby (a little girl) and you’ve had a major impact on influencing how I want to raise her. THANK YOU for that!!!

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  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 5, 2010, 6:50 pm

    OH my goodness you did great! Very professional and affective:) How exciting! Congrats on getting on there and I hope your book sales are through the roof!

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  • Emily Hanson August 5, 2010, 7:03 pm

    Caitlin! I love your blog, but I’m not a big commenter, however after this post I couldn’t resist! I am so happy for you and all of your success, and I am so moved by the determination, love and hard work you put towards this project. I have suffered from anorexia myself, and it’s really inspiring to hear people like you push against the negativity and self-loathing shared among many woman and pushed by the media.
    Keep doing what you’re doing, and thank you!!!
    p.s. you seemed very calm and collected in the interview (:

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  • Patty August 5, 2010, 7:05 pm

    I have never commented before, but I have been following you faithfully for quite some time. I just wanted to say that I am so proud of you and think that what you are doing is so wonderful. Watching this nearly brought me to tears because you have worked so hard at something you are passionate about and it is truly paying off. You are an inspiration. Thank you for this blog. It is helping me become a healthier person and learn healthier habits. Congrats! I hope you feel on top of the world!

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  • Lauren August 5, 2010, 7:09 pm

    I have to say. You ROCK! Thank you for all you do and for changing my life.

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  • Crystal (Bye Bye Fat Pants) August 5, 2010, 7:18 pm

    I got up early this morning so that I could watch you on the Today Show. I ended up getting work with 5 minutes to spare … definitely worth it!!

    I’m so happy and excited for you!! I seriously cannot wait to get my book, it doesn’t release in Canada until the 10th :(

    Keep rockin’ it :)

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  • Jennifer @ Frost Bites August 5, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Congratulations! YOU ROCK, GIRL!!!! Thanks for the affirmations and positivity!

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  • Jen a.k.a Jael Custom Designs August 5, 2010, 7:38 pm

    I think what you are doing is AWESOME! I just received my copy of Operation Beautiful for review and I can’t wait to complete it. Kudos for being in NY while BlogHer is going on! I’m in NC too, hopefully I’ll get to meet you if you do any local events!

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  • Tay August 5, 2010, 7:39 pm

    Eeee!!!! I tivod and watched you and was smiling the whole time. My 9 year old sister was sitting with me, and I REALLY hope she was as enthralled as I was and the beautiful message got across to her. CONGRATS!!

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  • Ann-Margaret August 5, 2010, 7:42 pm

    I ALMOST missed you on the Today Show!! I asked my husband yesterday to set the DVR for this morning and he accidentally set it for Friday morning. I just happened to realize this around 7:15 and immediately set record. Whew!! You did awesome!!!!! Congrats!!!

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  • Carol August 5, 2010, 8:04 pm

    You totally rocked it! Great job.

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  • Kathrin August 5, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Great job, Caitlin! You looked like you did this a million times already!

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  • Fallon August 5, 2010, 8:15 pm

    You did great!!

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  • Jamila August 5, 2010, 8:41 pm

    Caitlyn, I just watched the clip (I tivoed Today this morning both for you and Ree!), and I literally started crying!!! I’m so proud of you!!!

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  • Jacquelyn August 5, 2010, 9:07 pm

    I don’t know if you’ll get to this comment – there’s more than 300 already!
    I watched the video and I’m just so proud. I’ve been reading your blog for almost a year now and it’s amazing to see how much you’ve accomplished.
    I plan on saving up some money and buying the book for my mom soon!

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    • Caitlin August 5, 2010, 9:22 pm

      I read all comments! Heheh it just might take a while after this insanity :) Thank you so much for your support!

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  • julie August 5, 2010, 9:27 pm

    I just wanted to say congratulations. I often worry about raising a daughter (who is only 8-months old) to become a confident and happy woman. You are someone to look up to. Seriously.

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  • Emily Eats Clean August 5, 2010, 9:35 pm

    You did AWESOME!! I would have been a hair-twirling, finger-popping mess! :) Thanks for posting the click…..I’ve been traveling home today from vacay and haven’t been able to see it yet.

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  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 5, 2010, 9:55 pm

    I was so happy to come out and support you and such a wonderful cause today for TODAY. We had a blast supporting you and you looked like such a pro. We even got to tell some people outside what Operation Beautiful was about.

    BTW You are extremely beautiful for just being you!

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  • Janna August 5, 2010, 9:56 pm

    UN-REAL!

    Caitlin, you are a STAR! And you did extremely well in that interview. I most definitely would have thrown up on Meredith Vieira! Congrats!!!!!!

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  • Laura Ann August 5, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Such a wonderful job! I hope millions of girls saw this today! It’s been so fun watching/reading as you go through this amazing experience.
    p.s. Please tell me you listened to “Empire State of Mind” as you flew into NYC! :o)

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  • Erica August 5, 2010, 10:02 pm

    Caitlin, congratulations, it looks like a wonderful morning! I have told my mom, who is a high school counselor, to post operation beautiful notes around her office (and school) and tell the other teachers about it, your creation is phenomenal and BEAUTIFUL!

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  • Erica August 5, 2010, 10:03 pm

    (sorry misstyped my website!)

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  • marsha August 5, 2010, 11:14 pm

    You rock! :D

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  • TorontoGirloutWest August 5, 2010, 11:25 pm

    My internet and cable have been down all day so I’m only now watching the clip. You did AMAZING!!!! I’m super impressed and happy for you Caitlin!

    And can I congratulate you on how polished you looked? Your message was also so clear and well delivered.

    Epic day my friend. Epic.

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  • Susan August 6, 2010, 12:11 am

    I usually leave really long-winded comments, but today I have nothing. Well, except for “amazing.” Everything about this experience and you are amazing!!! xoxo

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  • Wei-Wei August 6, 2010, 12:24 am

    You look amazing girl! Wow, there are a LOT of comments on this post.

    Wei-Wei

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  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs August 6, 2010, 12:25 am

    Awesome segment. Congrats, you must be flying!

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  • nb-in-mg August 6, 2010, 1:01 am

    this is in-freaking-credible!!!! congrats and this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Katie August 6, 2010, 4:33 am

    Your interview was fantastic!!! I would have been so nervous! I think you’re an amazing person with such a big heart! You will go far girl! KEEP ON INSPIRING!!! :D

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  • Nat August 6, 2010, 7:02 am

    Just watched the clip for the first time, you were amazing! Your posts are making a habit of making me well up!!! I am glad you’re having such a good time in NYC! I am expecting my copy of OB to be delivered today- I am so looking forward to it! Wow, I would not have been able to contain the screams if I had met Victoria Stillwell; she’s fantastic!If I ever were to meet Cesar Millan, I’d probably faint, haha.Enjoy your time in NY and have a safe trip home :-)

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  • Kate August 6, 2010, 7:21 am

    Great job not throwing up on Meredith! I actually JUST finished watching it on Hulu and you did an awesome job! I don’t really know you, but I was proud of you :)

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  • Lee August 6, 2010, 8:02 am

    You sounded so poised and professional when you spoke. I just watched it. Great job!

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  • Amanda August 6, 2010, 12:44 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I just wanted to say I DVR’d your debut on the Today show and watched as soon as I got home from work. You were amazing! Great job! I’m so excited for you, you deserve this! :)

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  • Steph August 6, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Inspiring! I found your blog from another and just learned about your story… I watched your Today Show video and think what you are doing and have done is so wonderful!

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  • Adrienne August 8, 2010, 12:09 am

    Caitlin, you did an amazing job on the Today show! (Being in Australia, of course I didn’t get to see it on TV – but so glad you posted the clip!) You looked beautiful, and got the Operation Beautiful message out there in a clear and intelligent way – you go girl! :)

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  • janetha g. August 10, 2010, 12:49 pm

    finally got the chance to catch up with you and check out the clip. YAY! you are awesome! i am so impressed. congrats.

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  • Danica August 11, 2010, 6:39 pm

    I think you did AWESOME and I LOVE that you were not nervous. I really do think being so passionate makes it easier and it just shines through.

    Congrats again, Caitlin, you deserve everything that comes your way!

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  • Kristyna Tchir August 13, 2010, 10:24 am

    You are amazing and endlessly inspirational! You did an awesome job. You must be so proud! We may not know each other, but I’m proud of you! :)

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  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 4, 2011, 10:02 am

    Good job! Your voice sounds different than I thought it would.

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