It’s ironic that I was so positive last night because I definitely laid in bed and just cried a little.  I’ve always been a BIG CRIER.  I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I’m sad, I cry when I’m overwhelmed, I cry when I’m bored… literally.  


The waterworks just come so easy for me.  The Husband has actually learned to semi-ignore them because crying is kind of like breathing for me — not a big deal.  Anyway, it was very cathartic to get in a good sob, and then I felt much better and relaxed.  I slept soundly. 🙂


I woke up to a nice breakfast:


Whole wheat French toast, maple syrup for dipping, and fruit.  Plus a coffee, obviously.


Something about copious amounts of maple syrup a healthy and balanced breakfast puts me in a great mood. 🙂




I was looking at old pictures during my breakfast, which also really helps my mood.


Me in Laguna Beach on a work trip in Fall 2006:

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My mom on our trip to England:


The first day we had Maggie in 2006 (she’s so skinny!!!):


My mom, Maggie, our  family dog Louie, and me on Christmas 2006:


Me and my friend Becki swimming in a natural spring in Florida:


The Husband and I on a trip to Tennessee (look, my hair is blonde!):


The boys leaving for the Husband’s bachelor party this past December:


My friends in NYC for my bachelorette party:


Meghann and I at my Bridal Shower (playing the toliet paper wedding dress game):


Good times! Between happy memories and French toast, I feel much more cheerful now. 🙂


Have a great day!



  • BethAnn Caputo May 27, 2009, 4:40 am

    I love when you post random pictures! It’s nice to see more about your life that doesn’t include fitness and nutrition. I live in AZ and there are so many beautiful natural pools there…I can’t swim at the beach anymore!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 27, 2009, 4:49 am

    Love all the pics! I wish I could cry…I tend to hold stuff in. It’s good to cry every once in a while =)

    Glad your breakfast was a great start to your day. Have a good one!

  • Catch Me If You Can May 27, 2009, 5:00 am

    Cute pictures memory lane always help plus something delicious (borderline nutritious) helps. Glad your feeling better. It will get better and unfortunately we have to work hard to play hard.

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 27, 2009, 5:04 am

    Thank you so much for sharing all the photos! I love looking at old pics as well… helps me get in a great mood!

  • Recipes for Creativity May 27, 2009, 5:10 am

    I am a crier, too! I cry at sappy commercials, for Pete’s sake!

    I’m glad you feel better this morning with your French Toast and maple syrup. Thanks for posting pics, too!

  • Stacey May 27, 2009, 5:10 am

    Your hair is cute blonde, but I also like it brown!
    I am the exact same way with boyfriend is LEARNING to ignore it 🙂
    haha, toilet paper dresses.

    Posting reminiscent pics makes me happy too, I actually did a few of me and my man on my blog today as well! So glad it cheered you up!

  • Tami May 27, 2009, 5:20 am

    i just finished listening to the Ultramarathon Man via it was so inspirational.

    I hope you have a good day

  • Mica May 27, 2009, 5:22 am

    Awww, look at tiny Maggie! She’s so lucky to have such a caring momma’ like you!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) May 27, 2009, 5:25 am

    I’m a total crier, too! I never used to be, but this year I have shed so many tears, whether it be for something sad, happy, cute, frustrating. I hope it’s just a phase though. Alright, probably not.

    Nothing like french toast and awesome pictures to perk up a morning! I love all those great pics!

  • cocoeatsandcritiques May 27, 2009, 5:33 am

    You have the best pancake and french toast plates around!!!! You make them look so damn good haha. I really need to get on it and stop being so lazy and make a batch!

  • jenngirl May 27, 2009, 5:55 am

    I’m a big crier too, sometimes I just need to do it to make me feel better.

    Hope your mood continues to go up today, great breakfast and pictures!! 🙂

  • inmytummy May 27, 2009, 5:58 am

    I’m totally a crier too.

  • Brandi May 27, 2009, 5:59 am

    fun pictures!

    I’m a big cryer, too. I think my husband has just learned to leave me alone unless it’s really bad. Sometimes you just need a good cry!

    What kind of bread do you have?

  • megan May 27, 2009, 5:59 am

    i love seeing all your random pictures. I love how balanced your blog is. Thanks for sharing. And your breakfast looks wonderful – it’s making me wish I had made myself french toast this morning 🙂

  • lilveggiepatch May 27, 2009, 6:14 am

    I love this post! Have a lovely day, Caitlin!

  • Sarah Mila May 27, 2009, 6:17 am

    Mmm french toast :). The donkeys in the picture of you and your husband look so tiny!

  • Matt May 27, 2009, 6:17 am

    Sometimes it just takes some happy memories to cheer you up!

  • Oh She Glows May 27, 2009, 6:25 am

    I cry a lot too- I think its healthy actually 🙂 Im glad you felt better afterwards (hugs)

  • Bec May 27, 2009, 6:28 am

    love the photo flashbacks, I totally go through old pictures when I am feeling down.

  • jane May 27, 2009, 6:29 am

    oh man i do the same thing, i cry all the time!

  • Rose May 27, 2009, 6:31 am

    Looking through old pictures and remembering good times helps me too.

    I love how you really strive to have a positive attitude! I often just let myself get down in the dumps and retreat – it’s good seeing how another person copes with change and a busy schedule.

  • Anna May 27, 2009, 6:32 am

    I’m a crier too… it’s how I release tension, I think. French toast looks yums!

  • Becca May 27, 2009, 6:50 am

    Love the old pictures, it is so much fun to look through them! That french toast looks delicious, I am going to have to try it!

  • Carolina John May 27, 2009, 7:07 am

    i have to admit, i cry all the time too. the worst (at least lately) has been the biggest loser. stupid show makes me cry every episode.

  • Jennifer May 27, 2009, 7:18 am

    Oh honey don’t cry! It will all be worth it! I was in your position last year, working way too many hours in a row and no free weekends. But it all works out in the ends!

  • Kiersten May 27, 2009, 7:28 am

    I wish I could cry that easily. There are times when I feel like I need/want to cry, but it just won’t come out. I’m glad you’re feeling better now.

  • Olga May 27, 2009, 7:37 am

    I’m the same way about crying…it really makes me feel better!

  • Niki May 27, 2009, 7:46 am

    I’m a crier too!! Love the random pics!

  • Anne May 27, 2009, 7:46 am

    I cry really easily, too. I love the random pictures! So much fun 🙂 I love reminiscing.

  • sloank May 27, 2009, 7:46 am

    I am the same way as you, Caitlin! Although I do tend to hold things in quite often but then the water works come out oh so often, usually around bed time! Whether I am happy, sad, angry, or stressed…. I will just cry, cry, cry! I agree, it feels so good!!! All the men in my life (father, boyfriend, friends) have had to learn to deal with it! Gotta love them!

  • Sheri May 27, 2009, 7:48 am

    What great pictures! Yes, a good cry helps me too. Glad you are feeling better!

  • ellie May 27, 2009, 8:03 am

    Love the old pictures- it’s always cool to look back and see how things change!

    Sleep + maple syrup have amazing healing powers, of that I am sure 😛

    Glad you are feeling better today- I read every day but rarely comment (shy!) but I think you have such a great attitude and although this isn’t easy, you are approaching it/tackling it in a really admirable way.

  • Krista May 27, 2009, 8:06 am

    A good cry always has a calming effect on me, too!

    Your French toast makes me want to skip the gym at lunch in favour of going home and making some!

    Love the photos….thanks for sharing them…

  • Help Meghan Run May 27, 2009, 8:18 am

    Love the photos! 🙂 And the breakfast looks delish, that paired with a good cry should get you well on your way to feeling better!

  • Katherine May 27, 2009, 8:24 am

    I love your pictures! I’m glad you could let out some emotion and have a good cry. I agree that sometimes it’s the best thing in the world and you feel so much better afterwards. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  • Graze With Me May 27, 2009, 8:25 am

    Love the pics, I never got to have a bridal shower but my bachelorette party is this Friday!!! Hopefully I’ll get some blog-worthy pics.

    French toast looks yummy, I keep saying I need to make it but sadly, I’m out of bread…

  • eatingRD May 27, 2009, 8:32 am

    I am a big crier too, it seems like anything can set it off. Sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with me! But, I am a pretty sensitive gal and sometimes it feels good to have a good cry. Loved all your pictures, it’s so fun to look back on all the good times 🙂 hang in there, you are doing so well. I know I would be broke down!

  • Jess May 27, 2009, 8:32 am

    Glad you are feeling better. A good cry can be cathartic…I usually turn to Beauty and the Beast or pretty much any Grey’s Anatomy epi for that. I do hate the fact that I also cry when I am angry and/or frustrated, since tears can often been seen as weakness.

    Was little Maggie a rescue? She IS super cute!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 27, 2009, 8:34 am

    jess -yes 🙂 both maggie and james were rescue doggies.

  • K from ksgoodeats May 27, 2009, 8:39 am

    A good cry ALWAYS makes me feel better!! Sometimes you just got to let it flow!

    I love your travel pictures! I remember reading about your bridal shower with Meghann – you guys look great!

  • redheadedjournal May 27, 2009, 8:39 am

    Great photos!

  • seesaraheat May 27, 2009, 8:40 am

    Great pics! I get what you mean about having a good cry. Sometimes I don’t do it enough, that sounds crazy but I unfortunately let things go to the point of total meltdown but then afterward I feel better and get back up again. Hang in there, that french toast looks delicious enough to cheer up anyone! 🙂

  • Anonymous May 27, 2009, 8:45 am

    hey Caitlin — what kind of Polar monitor do you use? I decided it’s time to invest in a heart rate monitor/pedometer and am curious as to what you use. Thanks!


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 27, 2009, 8:52 am

    i have a polar f4. i like it, but the battery died a few months ago and i never replaced it. i would get a garmin forerunner if i were you so i could track distance too!

  • Leanne May 27, 2009, 8:52 am

    I’m a total crier too. Sometimes you just gotta do it!

  • just me May 27, 2009, 10:13 am

    ahhhh…i love the pictures…AND THE BLOND HAIR! hahahaha!

  • peacelovepb May 27, 2009, 1:33 pm

    your french toast always looks fabulous! love it & all of the pictures.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2009, 4:15 pm

    Thanks Caitlin for the info on your Polar. I know Garmin is awesome…I’m just not sure if I can invest in it / stick to instead! Thanks for the response too!


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