Regarding the comments that Maggie could in fact run with me and she doesn’t need a doggie jogging stroller, you have clearly never met my fat little moo cow. :)  Maggie spends most of her day like this:


And walking around the block is enough exercise to knock her into a coma-like sleep on the couch for several hours.  Now, James can run about 1 mile with me, but he is also a little lazy and has no endurance, due to hours spent like this:


:)  One day we will get a German Shepherd who will run with me.  Until then, I will settle for couch potatoes (or a jogging stroller).


Before lunch, I had a handful of cereal:


Lunch was just leftover pizza (thanks again, Hubby!) and broc:


"Dessert" was a scoop of coffee frozen yogurt:


Healthy Living Summit Announcement!


Are you excited for the Healthy Living Summit?  I just bought my plane ticket to Boston this morning! I am so excited!


Tickets are going to go on sale this Thursday at 8:00 PM EST.  Remember, for the low, low price of $30, you get to experience the following awesomeness:


  • On Friday, August 14, the 125 attendees will be treated to an amazing ice-breaker cocktail party at a swanky Boston restaurant. 
  • On Saturday, August 15, attendees will attend a day-long "conference" with tons of fun activities, product taste tests, informational speakers, and more.  The day includes a Stonyfield and Mix My Granola breakfast bar, a lovely lunch, and a PM snack. 


Registration will take place via the Healthy Living Summit website’s registration page.  Tickets go on sale at 8 PM EST on Thursday, and we expect the event will sell out.


But guess what? Kath, Tina, Meghann, Heather, Jenna, and I have decided to give away one free ticket to our readers on EACH of our blogs.  Yes, that means you’ll have six opportunities to win a free ticket to the summit!


I will be giving my ticket away TOMORROW, so come back for your chance to enter!  Your free ticket does not include transportation or hotel costs. Furthermore, please do not enter if you cannot make it to Boston on August 14 – 15.  🙂


A reminder: Registration will take place via the Healthy Living Summit website’s registration page.  Tickets go on sale at 8 PM EST on Thursday, and it is first-come, first-serve!



  • Sam June 23, 2009, 9:06 am

    I may have said this once or twice (or maybe a million) times already, but I WISH I COULD MAKE IT!

  • elliebelle June 23, 2009, 9:07 am

    Oh your puppies are so cute. It must be hard not to snoogle them all day long. 🙂

  • Dori June 23, 2009, 9:12 am

    Your pups are so adorable I can't take it! I'm ready to be at my computer at 8 on Thurs!

  • Amanda June 23, 2009, 9:22 am

    I have an all-black German Shepherd and I tried running with him, but he gets too hot too quickly. haha. He may be a bit of a couch potato, too. 😉

  • Meredith June 23, 2009, 9:24 am

    I am so sad that I won't be able to attend. 🙁

  • Molly June 23, 2009, 9:26 am

    Hey Caitlin!

    Two questions abt the Summit. One, how come you guys didn't open up the Summit to more than 125 people? I feel like there is a much larger demand than that, and you all could have raised the price slightly (to cover the extra costs by sponsors) to accomodate more people. Did you all want to keep an intimate feel to the gathjering?

    Also, is there anyway to ensure people who buy a ticket fully intend to attend? $30 isnt that much money to front if you aren't sure if you can go, and I could almost see the case where people would 'reserve' a spot then not attend. I hope I'm wrong (maybe I'm just paranoid!), I just feel like so many people are excited to attend!

    Just a couple thoughts- I know you are busy, so this is open to any of the Summit Bloggers. Thanks so much for all your hard work on this and the blog.


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 9:31 am

    Molly –

    We chose to limit the summit to 125 people for several reasons. First of all, we (of course) have a budget based on the money Stonyfield Farms, FoodBuzz, and Zesty Cooks donated to the summit. They have given a generous amount of money, as you can tell from the awesome (and mostly free) weekend that we have planned. One of our major concerns was making the summit affordable to you guys. I have wanted to attend the BlogHer conference but could not because its $250, for example.

    So, we have to weight out how much $$ we had in the budget vs. how much we wanted to charge you guys, and that's how we came up with the 125 person limit.

    Also, the 6 of us have never planned anything like this, and we wanted to keep the summit manageable. We all have full-time jobs and blog for fun, so we don't have a ton of free time to dedicate towards planning. A smaller # of attendees helps keep the event manageable.

    Re: whether people who buy a ticket actually fully intend on coming, I hope so! My thought is that we will e-mail all attendees three weeks before the Summit to confirm they are coming. If we have any declines, we will re-open those seats for sale.

    I hope that answers your questions! And I hope to see you at the Summit!

  • The Decayed Gentlewoman June 23, 2009, 9:32 am

    My miniature schnauzers are little lazy dogs as well. The most I've done to them is make them walk 3 miles or so, and they were not happy campers- especially Bernie, who is the more portly of the two. Hereaux would follow me to the ends of the earth (while panting and giving me pathetic looks) but Bernie flat out stops when he gets tired, which is after about 1/2 a mile. Of course, he gives himself away by sprinting towards squirrels, so I think he's just saving his energy.
    Hereaux loves to run though, so I'm thinking of taking him on some 1/2 mile or 1 mile runs because I think he would love it. I'll have to leave Bernie at home though!

  • Molly June 23, 2009, 9:38 am

    Thanks Caitlin, that makes total sense. I didn't realize the sponsors would donate x amount of dollars, rather than saying they'd cover a % for every person invited.

    I hope I can attend too! Gotta do some number crunching tonight.

  • teacherwoman June 23, 2009, 9:38 am

    The Healthly Living Summit sounds like a great time! I wish I could go, but it just isn't a great time with school starting back up! Oh well! Maybe next time?!!

  • Mica June 23, 2009, 9:41 am

    Aww, love the sleepy doggies!

  • runnerskitchen June 23, 2009, 9:41 am

    The blog summit sounds like so much fun! I'll be by my computer at 8pm on Thursday 🙂 Your leftover pizza looks yum – I'm getting hungry just looking at it!

  • Mrs. Myers June 23, 2009, 9:41 am

    I'm SO sad. You guys need to have a summit in San Diego! It's beautiful here! Come on out!!!

  • Stacey June 23, 2009, 9:44 am

    🙁 Wont be able to make it! Darn these stupid new brakes that I need!

  • Justine June 23, 2009, 9:48 am

    I REALLY want to attend the Summit (was sooooo excited when I first heard about it), but that weekend is just no good 🙁 I already have a commitment Friday night and I hafta help my sister AND fiance move that weekend. Boo 🙁 Guess I'll just have to settle for reading all about it on the blogs…and being SUPER jealous!

  • Peanut Butter Swirl June 23, 2009, 9:49 am

    mm that leftover pizza looks amazing 😀
    love the addition of the broccoli too!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 23, 2009, 9:52 am

    I wish I could go 🙂 Darn weddings! haha

    I love puppy photos! Awwww!

  • chandra June 23, 2009, 9:52 am

    I think you already know how freaking extremely excited I am about the summit!! (I almost dropped the f-bomb there, I am THAT excited!) I'll be crossing my fingers that A) I either win a ticket or B)I am able to get on and register before it sells out!! YAY!

  • brandi June 23, 2009, 10:14 am

    love the pups 🙂

    that's awesome you guys are giving away tickets!

    I really wish I could make it, but I just don't think I have the money to cover getting there + hotel. I'm hoping for another summit once the money situation is better!

  • sloank June 23, 2009, 10:18 am

    Um, so exciting!!!!

    And can your dogs get any cuter???? I literally said "AWWWWWWWW" out loud when I saw those pictures!!! I want them!!! If you ever need a dog sitter 😉

  • Amy@ What Do I Eat Now? June 23, 2009, 10:19 am

    i cant WAIT until the tickets go on sale, i will be chained to my computer!!!

  • leslie June 23, 2009, 10:25 am

    that's so nice that you're each giving away a ticket! you ladies are putting so much hard work and dedication into this – it's going to be a wonderful event!

  • Matt June 23, 2009, 10:26 am

    My dog at home spends most of the day like that as well 🙂

  • Angelea June 23, 2009, 11:04 am

    I got a german shepherd with great plans of running with her. PHHHBBBT! She's a hyper maniac and the one time that I took her out alone, we made it about a block before I was exhausted from trying to keep her under control! Oh well.

  • Oh She Glows June 23, 2009, 11:35 am

    Maggie always looks like she is smiling- love it!

    Wish I could go to the summit!!!

  • cmath June 23, 2009, 12:54 pm

    Hello Caitlin!

    I have a question for you- do you know anything about Santa Rosa Beach, FL? My family is going on a last minute trip next week and I was wondering if you or anyone else can give me any advice on the area (I am playing babysitter to my younger sibilings) restaurants, yoga studios, activities, supermarkets, etc. Thanks!!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 12:56 pm

    cmath – no im sry, i dont have any details for you! i dont even know where that is 🙂 LOL

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 23, 2009, 1:33 pm

    Your fur babies are so cute! Dogs really have a great life, don't they?!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 1:48 pm

    cmath – my dad says "tell cmath to go to topsail beach state park – beautiful Florida dune beaches…"

  • Casey @ Double Scooped June 23, 2009, 2:55 pm

    Life will come to a stand-still from 7:58 p.m. until 8:01!

    I must get a ticket! 😉

  • Kristina June 23, 2009, 6:13 pm

    I have a Greyhound, and their nickname is the 45 MPH couch potato. She loves to sprint, but only for five minutes. Then she's on the couch sleeping for the rest of the day. My other dog is a Shepherd mix who can go go go all day and loves long hikes and walks.

    Your little ones are cute!! 🙂

  • cmath June 24, 2009, 1:05 pm


    Thanks so much for the advice and for asking your dad too- while I have lived in the south for most of my life, this is my first time to Florida outside of Destin! (although I think Santa Rosa is near Seaside so same general area)

    Also I have been reading your blog now for almost 1 1/2 years and I look forward to your inspirational lifestyle every day!

    Thanks for all that you do

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