Good evening!  After a 14-hour work day and juggling three jobs (yes, blogging counts), I was SO happy to come home to this dinner:




The Husband made a thin-crust whole wheat pizza with red pepper and onion.  I had 1/4 of the pie:


I was really hungry by the time I got home from my second job (at 10 PM!), but I must admit at the Green Monster I drank at 5 PM held me over very well for at least 4 hours.


Green Monsters are so amazing because they are SO filling and nutritious without a huge caloric price — which is key for someone like me, who has to split dinner into two mini-meals at 5 PM and 10 PM during the weekday.


My Green Monster contained:


  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 cup unsweet almond breeze
  • 1 tablespoon flax
  • 1 banana


A few hours before the Green Monster, I had some cereal + yogurt + blueberries (around 2 PM):


And two Dove Chocolates.


Operation Beautiful


Operation Beautiful got a makeover today by the lovely Zesty from! He’s a whiz!


I posted a note today at work in the bathroom:


I wrote the website on the back –  a reader suggested this and I think it’s a great idea!


In other news…. Operation Beautiful continues to explode!  I received a bunch of notes tonight for Wednesday’s post.  Tomorrow’s post is going to be a good one, so stayed tuned!  It’s so strange, but OB has actually made me happier over the last few days.  It’s so awesome to see women reaching out to other women in a positive and supportive way!  Rock on, ladies!


I’m going to curl up in bed now and read this:


I need to catch up on my current events!  Like, WTF is going on in Iran?  I don’t even know!  Shameful.



  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements) June 22, 2009, 8:10 pm

    That pizza looks amazing!!

    I'm curious, what exactly do these green smoothies taste like? I want to try one but I'm worried haha..

  • randomlymikey June 22, 2009, 8:30 pm

    that is a really good idea to write the website on the back of the ntes. just in case someone looks, spread it a little more. that piza looks awesome!

  • Casey @ Double Scooped June 22, 2009, 8:35 pm

    The boyfriend made me dinner tonight too!

    Isn't it FABULOUS 🙂

  • Danielle C. June 22, 2009, 8:52 pm

    That pizza looks amazing! I'd be curious to know the recipe for thin crust WW dough. Most of the dough is so dense and I prefer a crispy crust.

  • Bec June 22, 2009, 9:33 pm

    that pizza looks great 🙂

  • heyitstay June 22, 2009, 9:55 pm

    haha I'm horrible at keeping current with current events too!

  • Erica June 23, 2009, 2:30 am

    Your husband rocks- the pizza looks delicious! Its wonderful to come home to a fully prepared din din!

  • Stacey June 23, 2009, 2:56 am

    Mmmm that pizza looks so good.

    I think I am becoming a pizza-holic, I always crave it now! Perhaps it's the PMS??

    I hope your work schedule is treating you well 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 3:37 am

    joelle- they are good! they actually taste sweet (b/c of the banana) and you cannot taste the kale.

    danielle – haha he isnt that much of a chef – it was a store bought kind (dunno the brand).

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 23, 2009, 4:03 am

    The pizza looks amazing! 😀

    And I agree…green monsters are pretty much amazing. 🙂

  • backinthegym June 23, 2009, 6:48 am

    Great idea to put the website on the back of the note!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 23, 2009, 7:27 am

    The pizza looks amazing.

  • Matt June 23, 2009, 8:09 am

    I wish I had someone to make me pizza!

  • Jocelyn June 23, 2009, 8:14 am

    operation beautiful looks good! Zesty did a good job 🙂 and that pizza looks sooooooooooo drewel worthy!

  • seesaraheat June 23, 2009, 8:14 am

    That pizza looks fabulous! My husband likes thicker crust, while I like thin, and he likes meat while I like veggies so we don't have pizza at home much unfortunately 🙁

  • Trainer T.s Fitness June 23, 2009, 8:53 am

    My gosh that looks yummy. How do you buy your kale?
    I would like to try your green monster, do you get organinc?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 9:01 am

    trainer – its not organic, i just buy bags of it at the store. 🙂 prewashed and cut!

  • Mrs. Myers June 23, 2009, 9:24 am

    Oh… I'm jealous. My husband is supposedly making dinner one night this week. I'll definitely need to capture that on camera when it happens. 🙂

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