I’m glad I decided to FOCUS on eating more veggies and fruits and a greater variety of foods in general (read: not a million PB sammies and granola bars) because it’s making me feel SO much more energetic!


I had a lovely lunch:


I found this great new Wolfgang Puck soup at my grocery store and was so excited because it’s not super calorie dense (like the other Puck soups are).  So instead of just eating 1 cup, I ate the WHOLE CAN! Haha – I love volumious foods, what can I say!


Plus, a side salad and a mini-whole wheat pita with some spicy Sabra hummus:


And apricots for dessert! My fav:


The Operation Beautiful Notes Keep Coming!


Next time you are in a public place, write a Operation Beautiful note and stick it in the bathroom, by a water fountain, or in the elevator… and take a picture of it! E-mail me your story at seebriderun@gmail.com!    OR — write YOURSELF a note! πŸ™‚


Shanna from Weight and See left this note on her co-worker’s desk this morning!  How lovely:


From Danielle at Around the World in 300 Days:


A story from Colleen: "I couldn’t get a picture, but I put a post-it on the mirror here at work.  It says “Believe in yourself – you are beautiful inside and out!”  Our custodian was in the restroom earlier and I saw that she carefully removed it, cleaned the mirror and then stuck it back up there!  I work in a building with about 400 other people (which also makes it tricky to sneak in the restroom to put it up!), but I think I’ll put a new one up every few days to keep things interesting!"


Polly from Yoga is Yummy wrote me to say: "Thank you so much for doing this.  As a momma of a soon to be teenager, the most precious gift I can give her for her birthday is to remind her of how beautiful she is on the INSIDE.  That inner beauty radiates in all of life and is most beautiful, always."


Ari wrote, "I love your idea for operation beautiful so I decided to put two notes up at my gym this morning. I put one on two separate mirrors (I don’t have a camera or else I would have sent you a picture) then I went to do my ellipticalling. I came back 45 minutes later and they were both gone! it just shocked me that whoever took them down like, must not want people to feel good about themselves."  Ari — I bet that someone read it and took it home with them to keep! I would keep a Operation Beautiful note if I found it! Keep posting them! πŸ™‚


From Priyanka at Priyanka Loves Food:


To read all the Operation Beautiful notes and learn how you can participate, click here.



  • runnerskitchen June 18, 2009, 9:17 am

    I'm going to post an Operation Beautiful note right now! And your hummus looks SO good!! What variety of Sabra's is it?

  • Sam June 18, 2009, 9:18 am

    Shanna – I love leaving random notes and presents for co-workers. Even little things can make such a difference.

    PS – thanks so much for linking my blog Caitlin. I'm getting so many more hits now!


  • Johanna B June 18, 2009, 9:21 am

    I, too, am working on eating more fruits and veggies and more variety in general. I'm not naturally adventurous so I have to challenge myself to choose to try different foods. I hate the thought of wasting money on food I might not like but how will I know if I like it if I don't try it. On Easter Sunday I had asparagus for the first time. It was very good.

  • insideiamdancing June 18, 2009, 9:34 am

    I love this idea so much- am planning on sticking notes around town this weekend πŸ™‚

  • B June 18, 2009, 9:39 am

    I always eat the whole can of soup..I can't just have one cup usually! And Sabra hummus..LIIIFEEE changing!!

    I am going to do operation beautiful today! πŸ™‚

  • K from ksgoodeats June 18, 2009, 9:45 am

    I adore volume!! Wolfie's new soup sounds great!

  • Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) June 18, 2009, 9:46 am

    You should put an operation beautiful note on that creeper can…then it'd be like he was saying it to you.

    "Jooo ahhh BEYYOOOTIFUL Caitlin. Now you eat-ah my soooop."

  • recipesforcreativity June 18, 2009, 10:01 am

    Catilin, you are awesome; I love how much positivity this has sparked!

  • Anonymous June 18, 2009, 10:33 am

    Just found your blog through the Oh She Glows blog. I have to say, I think the operation beautiful is just a brilliant idea!! What a wonderful way to spread a message of love. Thanks for inspiring this beautiful, positive act!

  • Kate June 18, 2009, 10:34 am

    I'm in love with this operation beautiful idea! It's so important for women to feel empowered! I am going to carry around a stack of sticky notes in my purse so i will always be able to post a "beautiful note", wherever I ay be! I will try to take some pictures too!

  • Brandi June 18, 2009, 10:48 am

    I LOVE operation beautiful! what a great idea and I love the notes people are putting up πŸ™‚

    I'm glad you got a different work schedule worked out for you -that will be nice.

  • Casey @ Double Scooped June 18, 2009, 11:00 am

    LOVE this idea. I'll be putting up my own note soon =)

  • BayleeΓ’β„’Β₯ June 18, 2009, 11:08 am

    I love this idea sooo soo much! theres a note on its way to your inbox πŸ™‚

  • runsarah June 18, 2009, 11:18 am

    I love seeing all the notes – great inspiration!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 18, 2009, 11:18 am

    Love to project beautiful campaign. I am planning on doing mine tonight. and actually I kind of do this everyday in a way. πŸ™‚ I will let you know when I do my random one today!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 18, 2009, 11:24 am

    What an amazing, amazing idea and I love how everyone is jumping on the bandwagon πŸ™‚

  • Julia June 18, 2009, 11:44 am

    aww I love Danielle's note "Gorgeous. I wouldn't change a thing!"
    Great looking lunch; I love voluminous food too. I tend to eat all of things (a whole box, a whole can, etc) so I love it when its voluminous yet not so calorie dense!

  • Christina June 18, 2009, 11:59 am

    I love how this is catching on everywhere. I'm still just waiting to go to a public place!

  • havefaith4ever June 18, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I love seeing all the operation beautiful notes. I am definitely going to make some and put them in places!
    <3 jess

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 18, 2009, 1:43 pm

    I really really love the notes idea. I haven't been in any public bathrooms yet to do one– but I WILL!

  • jane June 18, 2009, 4:00 pm

    i REALLY like this idea! So original, simple and yet able to make a big impact. I linked to your operation beautiful page and your fat talk page in my last post- check it out!

  • therunningyogini June 18, 2009, 6:29 pm

    Very cool about Operation Beautiful! I'll check into that!! I love Wolfgang Puck soups!!!

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