Hi, all my lovely See Bride Run readers.  Healthy Tipping Point is my new blog name, as I couldn’t keep the old one for much longer! šŸ™‚

 

A Tipping Point refers to a sociological event during which a previously rare phenomenon becomes rapidly and dramatically more common.  Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called The Tipping Point, and he describes the Tipping Point as "the levels at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable."

 

To me, the Healthy Tipping Point is when we stop "trying" to live healthy and centered lives and it just happens.  For so many years I struggled to eat well and work out regularly, and then one day — all my little efforts culminated inside me, and I was satisfied with myself, my eating habits, my running!  But to me… the journey doesn’t end here! Of course, I love to run and race, and that’s a part of me that I hope I can always explore.

 

If you aren’t at your Healthy Tipping Point yet, rest assured you can be!  Everytime we treat ourselves well (by exercising, enjoying food in a healthy food, splurging when we want to, challenging ourselves, etc.), those actions add up to your eventual Healthy Tipping Point.  I don’t necessarily believe "poor choices" take away from our Tipping Point, by the way!  Because… to err is human!  And–of course–you don’t have to be perfect to be at a Healthy Tipping Point.

 

Please bear with me while I transition all of the blog. It’s a huge undertaking and may take a week or so! Thanks for your patience, and as always…. THANK YOU FOR READING!

 

I had an easy and light snack around 11 as I worked on a very tedious document…

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And lunch was similar… I just wanted something easy!  I have a lot to do today and I didn’t want to spend too much time making and eating lunch.

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I fried two eggs and placed them on an English muffin covered in melty cheddar cheese….

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Pickles!

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And veggies for maximum crunch!

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Have you reached the Healthy Tipping Point?  If so, when and how did it happen? If not, what healthy habits come easily to you and which do you struggle with?

{ 52 comments }

 

  • Caitlin January 20, 2009, 11:55 am

    Te-Te-Testing!

  • Simple and Divine January 20, 2009, 12:00 pm

    YAYYY! I love you! šŸ™‚

    Hmm that is a good question: I’d like to think that it’s always a work in progress, especially for yours truly. After getting 0N THE TREATMENT WAG0N for YouKnowWho, I feel that I am getting closer and closer to that HTP šŸ™‚ I loove the name! You are totally, in my eyes, the 0PTIMUM healthy girl! You glow from it, C$ šŸ˜‰

    Congrats again!

  • Colleen January 20, 2009, 12:01 pm

    Love that book! “Blink” by the same author is really good too!

    I think I’m at my healthy tipping point, and it’s just taken a couple years of gradual changes. My husband has been happily along for the entire ride! Having him make healthy choices with me makes all the difference in the world, and he completely reads my mind when we need to splurge! I think my happiness with him transcends to my eating and exercise habits as well.

    Super topic Caitlin, and I love the new blog name! šŸ™‚

  • brandi January 20, 2009, 12:01 pm

    Yes – I’ve finally reached my “healthy tipping point”.

    I lost about 25 lbs 4 years ago and have kept it off, but I didn’t really get that all of this was about being healthy until the last year/year and a half.

    There have been too many health scares in my family over the past year, and everything just seemed to click with me. I don’t know if it was one thing or just a combination of everything that was happening mixing with the things I was still struggling with on a daily basis.

    Who knows what it was, but I finally get it. I’m not perfect, and I never will be. I just have to do the best I can each day and know that I’m taking care of myself.

    I like the new blog name šŸ™‚

  • Mica January 20, 2009, 12:09 pm

    I love the new name and your explanation of it! I’m really glad (though not surprised) that you’re keeping up your blog post wedding. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog!

  • Meghann January 20, 2009, 12:11 pm

    Yay! I love how you kept the blog the same, just with a different banner and love the new theme šŸ™‚

  • Megan January 20, 2009, 12:11 pm

    ohh i love this healthy tipping point idea, i have never even heard of it! i’m not sure that i have really reached mine yet….. being active and motivated comes very easily to me, but listening to my hunger cues is NOT easy! i tend to just eat on a schedule because i cant really tell if i’m hungry or no. so strange… something to work on though!

    yay for the new blog!

  • Kristin January 20, 2009, 12:14 pm

    Congrats!!! I love the new name.

    I think I found my “tipping point”, finally, after struggling with being overweight, underweight, gaining some and being uncomfortable in my body, etc… after I went to Italy.
    Their perspective on eating for pleasure and loving yourself for who you are was powerfully life changing to me!

  • Chelsey January 20, 2009, 12:20 pm

    I’ve been reading for months, but this is my first time commenting.

    I’m trying to find my healthy tipping point. I’ve lost 8 pounds since the beginning of the year, mostly by giving up soft drinks and sweets, and I’m really pleased with how I’m feeling. Still got a ways to go, though!

    Chelsey
    http://familycrouch.blogspot.com

  • chasedaylight January 20, 2009, 12:21 pm

    Yay, a new blog and a new start! I love the new name! I tried to comment earlier but it wouldn’t let me so I’m glad you got it working šŸ™‚

  • Kelly's Belly January 20, 2009, 12:22 pm

    Caitlin –

    Love the new blog name and I like the squeaky clean sneakers in the banner. I have a feeling those are going to get a bit dirtier with all of your training. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog. While I can’t say I’m at my HTP, I’m certainly getting there (it’s a rumbling…)…all the food bloggers have inspired me to begin my own! I am a college student and have recently been diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance. While this may be good for fending off pizza and beer…it’s still a struggle. Reading success stories such as your are simply wonderful. Congrats on your wedding and new blog and just congrats on you!

    can’t wait to read more

    šŸ™‚

  • Kath January 20, 2009, 12:23 pm

    Love the tipping point theme (and the concept!)

  • *Andrea* January 20, 2009, 12:26 pm

    I LOVEEEEEE MALCOLM GLADWELL!!! I just read “Outliers” his new book… sooooo good. i don’t think i’ve reached my tipping point yet but i know it’s coming šŸ˜‰ love the new blog title so much!!! yay

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) January 20, 2009, 12:26 pm

    Congrats on moving to the new site! Love your name! Malcom Gladwell is SO interesting.

  • biz319 January 20, 2009, 12:34 pm

    Love the new blog. I have about 35 pounds to lose, so I have a ways to go.

    For me, once I stop working out, all desire to go back is all but lost. But when I do work out every day, I don’t want to mess up the streak!

    Now if I could only put 5 days together that would be great!

  • Allie January 20, 2009, 12:55 pm

    Looks good!

    My tipping point, I would say, would be when I realized I LOVED to run and wasn’t doing it because it was a fast way to burn cals. Although I am always still working on making the right decisions. Although I always know one right decision- RUN!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday January 20, 2009, 1:00 pm

    Hooooray, love the new blog name and your wonderful perspective.

    I am not at the HTP yet, I still have some work to do. But through therapy, learning to eat well and exercise, I am getting there. Listening to my hunger cues instead of my emotions is what I am currently struggling with most. I also don’t think my attitude towards exercise is the best. I have an all or nothing attitude and struggle with not being in the same place I was when I was much more fit and thin.

  • angelcubbie January 20, 2009, 1:00 pm

    Hey Caitlin!

    Love the new blog name! Thanks for your input on my question about the half, I think I’m going to take your advice and try a long run and see how it goes.

    Also, I had one more quick question for you on serving sizes. I know it’s hard to tell pasta serving sizes when cooked without a scale, but eyeballing it, my rotini pasta says it’s 210 calories for 3/4 cup dry, should I assume that makes double cooked? So 1 1/2 cup cooked = 210 calories? If anyone else knows the answer to this, also please let me know, thanks so much!

  • greendogwine January 20, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Yay for the switch! I’m updating all my biz-nass right now! šŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth (thelongweigh) January 20, 2009, 1:03 pm

    I love the new blog name and inspiration for it!
    I am still trying to find my Healthy Tipping Point, but I think I am finally on the cusp!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) January 20, 2009, 1:04 pm

    angelcubbie – hmmmm good question about the serving size. i think assuming it would double in size is realistic. sounds like it to me!

  • HangryPants January 20, 2009, 1:04 pm

    I love it! Google reader updated accordingly.

  • Amanda January 20, 2009, 1:15 pm

    Caitlin,

    I really like the concept behind the new blog. It reminds me a lot of the “Happy Weight” article featured in the newest Self … check it out! I think you would really find your beliefs echoed there.

    I striveeeee for my happy weight. The thing is, I know that I am actually there, but it is such a mental thing that I think I need to try harder … that an “unhealthy slip” is a bad thing and that skipping a workout will derail me. You are an inspiration as I try to overcome this!

  • girlrunningaround January 20, 2009, 1:18 pm

    Love the new name!

  • Laura January 20, 2009, 1:18 pm

    Love the new name.
    Just thought I'd mention: there have been more peanut butter product recalls (including clif and lara bars so beware!)
    http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100231574&GT1=31036

  • dailygoods January 20, 2009, 1:21 pm

    love your new blog name! i am on my way to my healthy tipping point, and i’m excited to be on this journey šŸ™‚ its an amazing process!

  • Lindsay January 20, 2009, 1:29 pm

    Yay! Congrats on the new blog name. I am on my way, still getting set back more often than not in the running department, but always moving forward!

  • skinnyrunner January 20, 2009, 1:34 pm

    love the new name, its inspiring!
    i think physically im at a healthy tipping point but not mentally, at least all the time. is it just me or do all women hear the “i’m fat” voice in their heads just a little too often?!
    keep up the good work, love the blog!

  • Marissa January 20, 2009, 1:37 pm

    Congrats on the new blog!!

  • VeggieGirl January 20, 2009, 2:00 pm

    HEY GIRL!!! šŸ˜€

  • Victoria January 20, 2009, 2:19 pm

    Great new name!

  • Mollie January 20, 2009, 2:19 pm

    I love your new name! I left you an award on my latest post!

  • Katie January 20, 2009, 2:24 pm

    Love the new blog!

    I’d say I’m on the healthy teeter totter. I hit my healthy tipping and stay in the zone for a while, but then those unhealthy habits creep back in and I tip back the other direction. This has happened several times, but I feel like each time the teeter totter goes less and less far toward the negative before I recover and start making healthy decisions again.

    I feel like I’ve recently hit my ultimate healthy tipping point. I’m starting to embrace EVERYTHING about a healthy lifestyle rather than picking and choosing the things I enjoy while resisting the not-so-fun parts.

    Wow. That was long and it may be the worst analogy ever. Sorry! šŸ™

  • Aimee January 20, 2009, 2:53 pm

    Cute title. I thought the book “The Tipping Point” was very interesting too, so great idea for a blog. I liked Blink too, but have not read his newest book yet.

  • Danielle January 20, 2009, 2:59 pm

    I love the new blog name. And all your eats for the day.
    I’m not at my healthy tipping point but I’m working on it. I’m surprised at how easy it has been so far for me to change my diet to a much healthier diet. I have a ways to go, but my body already feels different, it doesn’t crave the crap it used to.
    Great Question. I hope I get there soon.

  • Erin of Care to Eat January 20, 2009, 3:25 pm

    Your blog looks bad ass Caitlin.

  • Bridget January 20, 2009, 3:29 pm

    Love the new blog title! I would say I’m almost at my Healthy Tipping Point, but have a few more set-backs than I would like to.

  • Kaye January 20, 2009, 3:36 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    I love the new blog name, it's obvious you put alot of time into creating it, it's very interesting.

    I wanted to tell you that I bought a small block of Cabot extra sharp white cheddar at TJ and it is AWESOME! My bf and I made late night grilled cheese on whole wheat with tomato and basil Saturday and ALLLL I could do was mentally thank you as I ate it!
    AMAZING!

    <3

  • carolinebee January 20, 2009, 4:14 pm

    Coooool name šŸ˜€ Love malcolm….I’m still trying to get in touch with my little HTP but when I have moments it’s really awesome šŸ˜€

  • Sarah W. January 20, 2009, 4:22 pm

    I love the new name!

  • Justine January 20, 2009, 4:36 pm

    Yay, congrats on the new blog! Love the new theme!

  • Erin January 20, 2009, 4:54 pm

    Love the new blog name. I actually just saw Malcolm Gladwell on the street yesterday – his ‘fro is unmistakable.

    I think my tipping point has been this past year. I think it’s due to finally having a job I love and learning to view running more as a hobby than a form of exercise.

  • Jess January 20, 2009, 5:44 pm

    Love the new blog name! Very creative!

  • Alexia January 20, 2009, 5:52 pm

    Love the new blog! Looks great!

  • Every Gym's Nightmare January 20, 2009, 6:25 pm

    haha I was wondering what you were going to do with the blog after you got married!

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.everygymsnightmare.com

  • ttfn300 January 20, 2009, 6:57 pm

    LOVE the new blog name šŸ™‚

    hmm, i had achieved HTP, or maybe not, b/c i fell off the wagon last year. trying to get back to happy me!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) January 20, 2009, 7:04 pm

    kaye – hahaha!! that is awesome. that cheese is amazing. i had it today, too! šŸ™‚ i tried to talk cabot into giving me cheese for a giveaway.. mmmmm maybe i should try again!

    erin – you saw gladwell on the street?? LOL

  • Holly January 20, 2009, 8:04 pm

    That’s a great blog name! I have not reached that point – I hope to someday. I wish I could live a week with you and just see what it’s like!

  • Thinspired January 21, 2009, 2:59 am

    LOVE the new blog name. Just love it! I’m sure it was a challenge to think of one but this is brilliant šŸ™‚ I think that’s what we are all working toward, the healthy tipping point, so it couldn’t be more perfect. Congratulations!

  • Jen (Running with Food) January 21, 2009, 7:03 am

    Congrats on the new blog! I have always enjoyed following along with you and I look forward to continued reading!

    Have a great Wednesday, girly!

  • MaryBe January 21, 2009, 8:51 am

    Ha! Being from the country I thought this was about cow tipping! Now that I think about it, that would be kind of a funny/ironic name for a weight loss blog!
    Anyway, am I the only one that misses the old name? After all, you ARE still a bride. My father introduces my mother to people as ‘his bride’ and they have been married 60 years!

  • fitforfree January 22, 2009, 10:30 am

    This is such a great question. I’m getting there, slowly. First I had to undo the idea that “health” = obsessive exercise/not eating enough. Now, I’m trying to make ALL parts of my life (read: JOB, sleep, relationship, apartment, exercise that I do b/c I love not b/c I feel that I “should”) contribute to a HTP. Can’t wait to keep reading šŸ™‚

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