I leave for  my bachelorette party in NYC in just a few minutes! Soooo excited.  I had a warm and satisfying bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.  I need FUEL for the fun!


Just a normal bowl of oatmeal….


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Topping: Grape Nuts!


And a BIG cup of coffee! I was WAY to excited to sleep and only got about 5 hours…. ugh!


I drank my coffee while watching Britney’s new Circus music video — it rocks! 🙂


Plans for the Weekend


I’m going to have a wild and crazy (yet safe) weekend!!  I won’t be posting or replying to comments until Sunday evening.  Also, my Sunday post will only include highlights of the most important meals + snacks (and certainly not all my drinks!!).  I hope you understand that I’m going to be focused on my friends more than photographing meals over the weekend!


But… on a weekend like this, I try to just stick to my normal eating as much as possible.  I don’t use a party as an excuse to eat unhealthy foods, like loads of pizza or fried chicken.  If it was a longer trip, I would definitely hit the hotel gym, but ice skating at Rockefeller will have to do! 🙂


But no worries…. there will be a FUN summary post on Sunday of all the shenanigans! 🙂


December Challenge – Making Abs FUN! Day 2


OK – time for Day 2 of the December Challenge.  This is another fun ab excercise that is an easy alternative to crunches.  Presenting…. the table leg leg lift!  I found this exercise in an old issue of Self.


Step 1:  Position yourself near a table with your arms over your head, grasping the table leg.  Straighten your legs and contract your abs.


Step 2: Keeping legs together, slowly lift in the air until they are at a 90-degree angle to your body.  Keep your legs contracted and the small of your back against the mat.  Don’t let your legs fall too far forward!


Step 3:  When your legs are at a 90-degree angle, contract your lower abs to lift your butt off the floor.  Keep your legs straight — imagine someone is pulling your feet towards the ceiling.  Hold for a second and release.  Slowly lower your legs back to the floor.


Step 4:  Repeat!  Do 3 – 5 sets of 10 – 20 reps.   I did 3 sets of 15.


To recap, here’s the December Challenge so far:


  • Day 1: Planks!
  • Day 2: Table Leg Leg Lift


Have a wonderful and safe weekend! And….GOOD LUCK to Meghann on her half marathon!



  • Sammie December 5, 2008, 5:20 am

    I hope you have a BLAST!! Definitely enjoy every moment of your Girlfriend weekend. And of course be safe 🙂

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 5, 2008, 5:25 am

    Have a safe flight and an awesome weekend! Looking forward to your recap!

    P.S. I love some e-cards. 🙂

  • Erica December 5, 2008, 5:30 am

    Have so much fuN! Can’t wait to see the pics!

  • Lara December 5, 2008, 5:30 am

    Hope you have a great night!!

  • strongandhealthy December 5, 2008, 5:37 am

    Have a wonderful time!!!!

  • VeggieGirl December 5, 2008, 5:48 am

    Have a safe trip and TONS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laura December 5, 2008, 5:57 am

    Have a great time!

  • D10 December 5, 2008, 6:07 am

    You girls are going to have a blast. Enjoy it!

  • girlrunningaround December 5, 2008, 6:35 am

    Have a great (and safe) time!

  • Meg December 5, 2008, 6:49 am

    Have a safe and fun trip! Can’t wait to hear the details!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina December 5, 2008, 7:02 am

    have so much fun! i LOVE someecards!

    be good!

  • just me December 5, 2008, 7:05 am

    have a wonderful wonderful trip! i’m sure you’re going to have a blast! stay safe!

    and yes, g’luck to meghann!!!

  • Meghann December 5, 2008, 7:09 am

    You’re too sweet! I promise to call you as soon as I assume you’re awak afte rmy race. 🙂

    HAVE FUN!!!! I wish I could have gone, but honestly with all the lap top stuff it’s a good thing I didn’t buy a ticket. I’ll miss you!!!!!!

  • jenngirl December 5, 2008, 7:24 am

    Woo hoo have sooo much fun!! I can’t wait to hear about it!

    Love the ab work, thanks! 🙂

  • Julie December 5, 2008, 7:31 am

    Have fun!!!

  • K December 5, 2008, 7:34 am

    HAVE A BLAST GIRL!!! Live it up in NYC!!

    Can’t wait to see your recap!

  • Mica December 5, 2008, 8:04 am

    Have a lovely time this weekend. I think it’s sweet that you’re still going to take pictures of what you consume. It’s YOUR weekend. YOU do what YOU want!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 5, 2008, 8:10 am

    Hope you have a fun (and safe) weekend!

  • Carolina John December 5, 2008, 8:29 am

    have fun in NYC! that will be a great trip.

  • arielle December 5, 2008, 8:34 am

    Have fun! Ice skating at rock center is overrated, in my opinion…you should try one of the other less crowded (and cheaper) parks like Bryant.

  • carolinebee December 5, 2008, 8:43 am

    have so much fuun!! Don’t get too crazy 😉 wait…ya get craaazyyy!!

  • grkgrl123 December 5, 2008, 8:46 am

    Hope it is an amazing night! Thanks for all the ab exercises – that and push ups are my new ‘must-dos’ for December!

  • Kath December 5, 2008, 9:01 am

    Have fun Caitlin!!!! The only photographs we need to see on Sunday are ones of you having a blast 😉

  • Jess December 5, 2008, 9:11 am

    I hope you have a blast in NYC!

  • Allison December 5, 2008, 9:20 am

    Have a great time!!!

  • Keiko December 5, 2008, 9:30 am

    If you have time, you should definitely check out this amazing restaurant CANDLE CAFE on 3rd Ave between 74th and 75th sts on the Upper East Side (right off the 6 train). I’m not a vegetarian, but it still blows my mind (it’s less than a block away from my apartment…)
    Hope the city is good to you!

  • Meghan December 5, 2008, 9:54 am

    Caitlin, I’m a lurker but I just want to say out of all the food blogs I read, you seem like the girl I’d most like to hang out with! You seem so fun, energetic and hilarious 🙂 I love how you’re not afraid to laugh at yourself or come out with your Britney obsession, lol.
    Have an amazing bachelorette party! I can’t wait for mine…someday! 🙂

  • Katie December 5, 2008, 10:32 am

    Have a great time skating with Santa at Rockefeller Center!

    THANK YOU for the Circus video! It reminded me a lot of old-school Michael Jackson…

  • Rebecca December 5, 2008, 11:06 am

    have so much fun in nyc! and don’t appologize for unhealthy eating! everyone needs to let loose once and a while, especially on their last weekend of singledom!

  • Oh She Glows December 5, 2008, 11:11 am

    I love the Circus music video! She rocked it out of the house! 🙂

    Have a fab weekend!!!!


  • chandra December 5, 2008, 11:23 am

    Hope you have a fun bach party!! 🙂

  • HangryPants December 5, 2008, 11:26 am

    Do not even worry about food pictures! I would enjoy a few inappropriate ones though!

  • runjen December 5, 2008, 12:30 pm

    Have a blast!!!!!!

  • Runeatrepeat December 5, 2008, 1:31 pm

    Have fun! I can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

  • chasedaylight December 5, 2008, 3:06 pm

    Have a GREAT time! Can’t wait to hear all about it 🙂

  • Justine December 5, 2008, 4:15 pm

    Have SOOO much fun on your trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back!

  • She Eats to Live December 5, 2008, 4:46 pm

    Ice skating sounds like a blast!!! Have fun!

  • Anne P December 6, 2008, 8:29 am

    have soooo much fun!!! i keep forgetting and checking your blog and then remembering you won’t be posting, haha. enjoy! hopefully you are drunk right now 😉

    anne p

  • Allie December 6, 2008, 4:44 pm

    I have been lurking, basically from day one. You have inspired me in a lot of ways, one being starting my own blog. Have a great time in NYC!!

    PS. I am HUGE Britney fan as well!

  • GroundedFitness December 6, 2008, 8:17 pm

    woo hoo! have fun!!! but not too much fun 😉

    Kelly Turner

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 8, 2008, 5:38 am

    thanks so much, everyone! it was fun to come back and read your comments, especially meghan’s and allie’s! thanks girls 🙂

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