Blog Meet-Up With Neely

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Evening!  I had an unusually excellent Monday.  Maybe I need to be more social on Mondays?  It sure makes the beginning of the week more fun!


Before my meet-up with a reader named Neely, I snacked on the following mid-afternoon snacks.  The usual suspect:


Some strawberries and nuts:


And a larger snack around 5:00 PM to tide me over to a late dinner + fuel me for a 1.75 mile walk with Neely!  WW toast with pumpkin butter:


Neely was open to my suggestion we do something "low cost," so we met downtown to stroll around the beautiful Lake Eola jogging path.  I brought James with me.  There were so many dog walkers and joggers out!  We even saw a lakeside wedding (on a Monday!?).


We did two laps, or about 1.75 mile.  I’m counting this as cardio!


And on the second lap, we stopped off at this super cute lakeside cafe that serves basic bar food, drinks, and ice cream!


James was allowed on the patio and even got his own water bowl. 🙂


I got a Red Stripe.


This is Neely — she’s really fun and I hope we hang out again soon.  Ironically, her boyfriend raced in the same triathlon as Meghann last weekend!  Winking for the blog:


I think James liked being out on the town without Maggie (she’s too crazy to be out in crowded public places).  I know I always talk about my beautiful Maggie, but I really love James, too.  He’s my little man.


I came home and made a light dinner:


WW spaghetti with faux meat Meal Starter.  And a side salad.


Check out the Husband’s portion vs. mine:


Men are ridiculous! 🙂


Good night!



  • VeggieGirl March 16, 2009, 6:04 pm

    HAHA!! Love the photos of the pasta comparisons 😀

  • Mica March 16, 2009, 6:06 pm

    Pasta consumption, so unfair!

    Glad you had good social Monday!

  • Nutritious is Delicious March 16, 2009, 6:08 pm

    I love the comparison photo! My brother and I are the same way with our plates!! lol

    CUTE Puppy!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 16, 2009, 6:08 pm

    Yay for meeting more bloggers 🙂

  • Brandi March 16, 2009, 6:08 pm

    what a fun Monday night!

    What shoes are you wearing? I’ll need some new shoes for my Honduras trip this summer.

  • Cara March 16, 2009, 6:15 pm

    Hey I got married on a Monday!!!!

  • K March 16, 2009, 6:15 pm

    Woohoo for meet ups!! Looks like fun!

    Ahhhh the male metabolism!

  • Jewels March 16, 2009, 6:28 pm

    i love neely’s UCONN shirt 🙂 go huskies

  • eatingRD March 16, 2009, 6:38 pm

    I know they are like bottomless pits and hollow legs! haha mmm . . .pasta my favorite. I’m back to blogging!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog March 16, 2009, 6:47 pm

    I know what you mean about guys! How dooo they do it??

    I love places you can take your dog 🙂 there should be more of them

  • Run Saraaah March 16, 2009, 6:47 pm

    Me and my fiance’s portions are always pretty similar! Love Red Stripe beer…we don’t have it around here but it was the first beer I tried on vacation in Jamaica (my mom’s home country)!

  • Meg March 16, 2009, 6:52 pm

    What a fun blog meet-up.


  • Adi ( March 16, 2009, 7:01 pm

    Sounds like a good time!
    James, cute as always. 🙂

  • Haleigh March 16, 2009, 7:09 pm

    Haha, that is how my plate vs. Hans plate always looks! I am glad that you had a nice evening! And I got married on a Tuesday last year 🙂

  • Neely March 16, 2009, 7:44 pm

    Good times Caitlin; was great meeting you and James ; D

    Hope to hang out again soon. I feel so … bloggy now. Hehe.

  • Elina March 16, 2009, 7:49 pm

    Hahaha, love that last pic!
    Fun blogger meet-up. I love those 🙂

  • Rachel March 16, 2009, 8:14 pm

    I agree! Men are sooo ridiculous when it comes to food! Thats about what our dinner plates look like every night!

    Oh and very cool that you got to meet one of your readers!

  • Thinspired March 16, 2009, 9:02 pm

    Great comparison shot on the portions! Mine is probably somewhere in between; it needs to be closer to yours!!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 16, 2009, 10:21 pm

    I hope you and your man did the “Lady and the Tramp” move with the spaghetti.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 17, 2009, 2:47 am

    brandi – those are neely’s shoes, i think they were diesel.

    cara and haliegh – LOL. yay for weddings, period! was it cheaper to get married on a week day? we considered a friday wedding because i know those are cheaper!

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 17, 2009, 5:14 am

    James looks so pimpin’ in that picture! Very cute.

    Sounds like a run bloggie meetup!

  • healthy ashley March 17, 2009, 6:06 am

    Your little meet-up sounds fun! I love the adorable photo of you and James 🙂

    Good luck getting everything done today!

  • Victoria March 17, 2009, 6:22 am

    That is such a cute photo of you and James!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) March 17, 2009, 7:28 am

    Looks like you had a nice time. And the Red Stripe made me ‘home’ sick. We don’t head back to Jamaica until Dec. for vacation boo hoo.

    I love meeting up with online business/blogger friends. So much fun!

  • Dori March 17, 2009, 11:55 am

    James is so adorable! Great pic of the two of you.

  • Anonymous March 17, 2009, 12:03 pm

    men ARE ridiculous!!!!! my hubby’s portions are about the same :-p

  • Sarah W. March 17, 2009, 12:03 pm

    men ARE ridiculous!!!!! my hubby’s portions are about the same :-p

    james is sooo cute!

    lucky you with the beautiful weather in florida!!

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