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Work has been LOCO today!  I have so much to do, which is a good thing.  But it’s still tiring!  🙂


I took a break around 11:00 to eat my Thai food leftovers.


I added steamed snow peas to my Garlic Pepper Chicken to boost it up a little.  And instead of indulging in more white rice, I made 1/2 cup of brown rice.


Plus, some fruit on the side.


And I’m not sure what was "wrong" with this lunch, but I was starving again within 30 minutes.  Maybe it was the small amount of complex carbs??


Anyway, I broke into mid-afternoon snack #1 around 12:10:


Chobani and a crushed TLC bar. Mmm.  That did the trick!


Also, I realized something this morning when taking one of my trice-daily glucosamine supplements:


1 Day’s Worth of Glucosamine = 3 pills, not 6!  I’ve been double-dosing myself on glucosamine!  Which, although I’m sure won’t kill me, is a definite waste of money because there’s only so much your body can absorb in one day.  Oops.  READ THE LABEL, Caitlin!  🙂


Things I Want for My Birthday


  • Something shiny… like a nice new set of earrings.
  • New knees.
  • A hybrid bicycle.
  • The Edward Cullen Doll  (Seriously).
  • A new bikini.
  • A facial.


What items are you coveting right now?



  • Kristin April 23, 2009, 9:34 am

    I want…
    -Jillian Michael’s 30-day shred (you made it seem awesome!!)
    -a cast iron skillet
    -a new back
    -a new wallet. Mine’s falling apart!
    -a puppy.

  • runsarah April 23, 2009, 9:35 am

    I want new summer clothing and a Garmin 🙂

  • amy. April 23, 2009, 9:36 am

    HAHA that doll totally made me laugh…I hope you get it, girl.

    Have a good day–keep pushing through all that crazy work you have!

  • Julie April 23, 2009, 9:43 am

    I am dying for a pair of polarized Ray Ban wayfarers and a new longchamp bag in a summer-y color. Luckily my bday is one month from tomorrow 🙂

  • seesaraheat April 23, 2009, 9:46 am

    I want a heart rate monitor and some new dishes 😉

  • Help Meghan Run April 23, 2009, 9:46 am

    Oh, I want a Garmin, too. 🙂

    Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  • elissa April 23, 2009, 9:54 am

    I have already asked my fiance for a Garmin for my bday in July. I only wish it was closer! I wouldn’t some new, fun, summery clothes.

  • L. Elizabeth April 23, 2009, 9:55 am

    What would you do with the doll? Have it in all your food pictures from now on? I think that would be super!

    PS- Check out my giveaway – You may like this:

  • Runeatrepeat April 23, 2009, 9:56 am

    I want my wedding dress to be done so I can see it!

  • nibblesandwiggles April 23, 2009, 9:57 am

    Still coveting a VitaMix. Hubby has given the ok, but haven’t bought it yet and I’m not sure why.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous April 23, 2009, 9:59 am

    lol you DID tell me today that you were Edward obsessed! This is over the top! haha!

    I'd love some money for our wedding… and some work out gear… and for both Steve & I to get jobs in Canada so we can move 🙂

    Not that much… really! 🙂

  • Dori April 23, 2009, 10:00 am

    I was coveting a new Rebecca Minkoff bag but because I am impulsive I buy what I covet and it arrived yesterday! Ahh.. at least it was majorly on sale! I wouldn’t mind some new knees myself..

  • Bec April 23, 2009, 10:02 am

    New bikini
    A new road bike
    another pair of oakleys
    hot summer weather!

  • sarah w. April 23, 2009, 10:08 am

    -Garmin Forerunner
    -lock for bike
    -tire pump for bike
    -fiestaware place setting (lame I know)

    Everything else I received for my birthday at the end of March – I’m good for a while 🙂

  • Life Coach Jen April 23, 2009, 10:11 am

    Right now I really want a good night’s sleep! But also some new summer dresses would be nice.

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance) April 23, 2009, 10:16 am

    My bday is coming up in May, so I’ve definitely been making a list! Most of what I want is just little things (like new placemats) but there are some bigger things I want too (like one of those clippy ipod shuffles — I have a 4 year old ipod mini that seems so bulky!).

  • Sarah April 23, 2009, 10:18 am

    possibly a silly question: how do you get your rice into that cute little cup shape? Do you only cook that much at once in some fancy, tiny rice cooker?

    Or do you just shape it that way when its done?

  • Christina April 23, 2009, 10:19 am

    hahaha new knees, well you could wish!

    Like most everyone else, I’m coveting a Garmin! And a new haircut.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 23, 2009, 10:20 am

    sarah – haha i cook rice like normal and then stuff it into a 1/2 cup tupperware container, which i turn upsidedown on the place. its just for pretty serving purposes.

  • tfh April 23, 2009, 10:30 am

    I never find brown rice that filling– maybe because it doesn’t have as much fiber as other whole grains?

    Funny thing about the glucosamine…I only take 1/2 of the recommended dose b/c I’m cheap. If only we could average our doses out.

  • Brandi April 23, 2009, 10:31 am

    new knees – that made my laugh 🙂

    my birthday is in June! I just bought an HRM, so I think I want:
    – new summery clothes
    – springy shoes
    – to get my nails done
    – my own personal barista 🙂
    – find a job I love

  • Moran April 23, 2009, 10:35 am

    A car and a HOUSE!

  • Lauren April 23, 2009, 10:44 am

    -new running shoes
    -new bras/panties
    -summer clothes
    -and extra spending cash for stuff like the dog, groceries, etc

  • redheadedjournal April 23, 2009, 10:57 am

    I want…
    – HRM
    – New work pants
    – A tea pot
    – New running shoes

  • katecooks April 23, 2009, 11:08 am

    any chance you guys would consider west coast?!?! it’s pretty awesome out here 🙂 i only saw east coast cities on the survey, which i understand…that’s where all you guys are from so it makes sense. just wishful thinking!!!

  • Mica April 23, 2009, 11:46 am

    No worries. I totally got “high school musical 3” stickers for my birthday…to add to the POSTER that I have in my OFFICE. I wholeheartedly approve of wanting an Edward Cullen doll…or action figure?

  • Amanda April 23, 2009, 11:48 am

    I had a lot of trouble putting together a birthday list this year!! I ended up asking for:

    -nonstick pans
    -yoga pants
    -tickets to see Bruce Springsteen
    -gift certificates to JCrew and City Sports

    And I just want to go shopping!!

  • K from ksgoodeats April 23, 2009, 12:01 pm

    I would like a shopping spree 😉 I want some new duds!

  • Claire April 23, 2009, 12:19 pm

    Hmmm…TiVo, a piano, and….a house! I’m house shopping. Unfortunately it seems that most of my “coveted items” are also pricey items! OH, and a puppy!

  • itsawrapteacher April 23, 2009, 12:42 pm

    For my b-day I want a new digital camera for blogging 🙂 and a trip somewhere exotic!
    Clothes and accessories!

  • just me April 23, 2009, 12:48 pm

    yay for blogger summit! hopefully i won’t be in a different country by them! :_O

  • Gina G April 23, 2009, 1:24 pm

    i used to be a kickboxer and do martial arts for almost a year and absolutely loved it but my mom made me quit for several months because it is pretty pricey, so i asked for my birthday to join again! we figured out a plan so it will be a better deal =)

  • Wildmama April 23, 2009, 1:30 pm

    I love reading your blog Caitlin!
    All I want right now is the perfect paid of nude heels.

  • Kristen April 23, 2009, 1:34 pm

    omg edward cullen doll!!!

  • Quinn April 23, 2009, 1:40 pm

    – New sneaks
    – Gucci handbag
    – Massage
    – Garmin watch (it’s already in the mail)

  • polly April 23, 2009, 1:42 pm

    hi Caitlin!!
    Yay for those yummy looking leftovers! Did you ever find my video for your shins and knees? Hope so! XOXO

  • Susan April 23, 2009, 1:49 pm

    I’m terrible at coming up with lists of what I want, even if I’ve been thinking about buying something for months! I could always have more running clothes…or just clothes in general!

  • elliebelle April 23, 2009, 1:52 pm

    haha! I love that you want the Edward Cullen doll, that’s awesome. Last time I visited my parent’s house I changed my American Girl doll’s outfits – I think that is probably worse! 😉
    I am coveting:
    -other people’s energy
    -a smoothie (I’m thirsty)
    -somebody to organize my closet and sewing supplies for me

  • Meredith April 23, 2009, 2:09 pm

    I want…
    someone to paint the house we’re buying (I hate painting).
    a heart rate monitor
    some new summer clothes (especially skirts)

  • Tabby April 23, 2009, 2:12 pm

    I want lasik eye surgery! And some cute summer dresses and shoes!

  • Nutritious is Delicious April 23, 2009, 2:36 pm

    Great Eats! Ijust took the survey!

    I want to be done with finals! 😀

  • eatingRD April 23, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I’d have to say a new camera, new custom road bike, and anything for the new house (a.k.a. money pit!)

  • Matt April 23, 2009, 3:47 pm

    My birthday is actually in a month! I basically just want some money.

  • Siobhan April 23, 2009, 4:05 pm

    It's okay I still sleep with a stuffed animal named socksbear…

    Hmm I want a Garmin running watch & a yoga membership for the summer!

  • Mrs. LC April 23, 2009, 4:14 pm

    whoa, that is one expensive action figure! I vote Kristien gets you sparkly earrings and you get yourself a bikini (VS has some cute ones on clearance right now, and you can find great coupon codes) and a facial. 🙂 Hope you have a fun Disney day for your birthday!!

  • Viva La Karly April 23, 2009, 4:54 pm

    I now think you are 10x cooler for wanting the Edward doll.

  • Meg April 23, 2009, 5:06 pm

    Love your wish list. I want a Garmin and some new running shoes.

  • Lindsay April 23, 2009, 5:19 pm

    Twilight DVD! Lulu Lemon pants!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 23, 2009, 5:21 pm

    I like your “new knees” concept. My birthday is in 9 days…guess what I want?

    It’s not a doll. And its no longer a new pair of running shoes, either.

    Sparkly things are always nice!

  • Tami April 24, 2009, 2:07 am

    -a few other running gear things
    and a new car!

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