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More people are joining Operation Beautiful!  Check it out:


Sam from Small Changes Add Up:


Angela from Oh She Glows:



Angela had a great post tonight about body image: check it out here!


Another one of my public messages:


To learn more about Operation Beautiful and participate, check out this post!  Remember, I will share all Operation Beautiful photos, so send them in.


So, today was GREAT in terms of eating.  As I mentioned the other day, I feel like my eating has really gone to hell since I’ve started to work two jobs.  I made a conscious effort to eat more varied foods today and it worked out well!  And you guys know that I love to eat LOTS of little things so I tried to mix it up.  🙂


Lunch (around 10:30 AM! so early) was baked tofu, brown rice, and sugar snap peas:


Plus melon:


Mid-afternoon snacks included a slice of PB toast (at 1:00):


And a granola bar (at 2:30):


Oh, and some Dove Chocolate….


Which was sent to me by a lovely reader named Madison because she does PR for Dove and knows I am obsessed with the dark chocolate!  THANK YOU!


Right before I left for work, I ate steamed broc and kidney beans.  I was pretty proud of this mini-meal.  🙂


And I just ate (at 9:45) a tiny plate of grapes, carrot, a mini pita and some Sabra hummus:




Good night, sleep tight!



  • Lauren June 17, 2009, 7:09 pm

    Operation Beautiful is such an amazing idea! How incredible to remind yourself every chance why you are worthy.

    Your variety of foods looks great! Way to go by incorporating all of the essential food groups. I feel that if I miss out on something one day(like fruits or veggies or protein) I seem to really crave it the next day.

    The body knows what it wants, that's for sure.

  • Anonymous June 17, 2009, 7:14 pm

    this operation is so great, i'm lost in words!

  • Becky June 17, 2009, 7:15 pm

    Operation Beautiful is an awesome way to view our body in a positive way. Years ago I would stick clippings of models or celebs I wanted to look like on the refrigerator…how crazy is that?! O.B. is a wayyy better method of feeling good about myself and body.

    Your eats look delish 🙂

  • Kath June 17, 2009, 7:25 pm

    Love the Op Beautiful posts 🙂

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) June 17, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Loving the variety! I bet your tastebuds were extra excited today. 🙂

  • Matt June 17, 2009, 7:40 pm

    I get in food ruts all the time too. Glad you are breaking through!

  • livelaughlyss June 17, 2009, 7:40 pm

    OMG! I LOVE THIS! I'm going to participate the second I step into a public place – (I just read this and am home in my apt. for the night) – I can't wait to share! THANK YOU FOR THIS!

  • Help Meghan Run June 17, 2009, 7:51 pm

    I am doing it tomorrow and will send you a pic. 🙂


  • Tyler June 17, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Wow…I'm just catching up on blog reading…Operation beautiful is such a cool idea!!! I'm loving all the photos so far!!!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out June 17, 2009, 8:22 pm

    Great job with the eating today!

    I was wondering, do you plan your meals at all?

  • trans phatt June 17, 2009, 8:34 pm

    just wanted to finally de-lurk and let you know i've been following your blog for a few months now 🙂 i plan to leave a note somewhere tomorrow.

  • Oh She Glows June 17, 2009, 8:53 pm

    I love this challenge, I can't say it enough!!!!!!
    It has honestly brightened my WEEK. I can't wait to leave some messages around town! abaha
    Thanks for the shout out!

  • Green Leaves June 17, 2009, 9:18 pm

    I do this too! I think it's wonderful that more people going to do this after having read about your blog post! Operation Beautiful is a very suitable and lovely title to call it!

  • Mrs. Myers June 17, 2009, 9:34 pm

    wow! I am completely copying your mini meal of kidney beans and broccoli. I would NEVER have thought of that, but I love it. And, i cannot wait to do Operation Beautiful. Very soon coming to a blog near you!!! http://www.eatmovewrite.blogspot.com

  • hopskipleap June 17, 2009, 9:35 pm

    What an awesome movement… hopefully I will have some pictures out soon!


  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 17, 2009, 9:38 pm

    LOVE the Operation Beautiful pictures!!!!

  • Kim June 17, 2009, 9:40 pm

    I left a Beautiful note in the Publix restroom tonight! I later overheard a little girl asking her mom about it… maybe these could open up a few mother-daughter dialogues?

  • MarathonVal June 17, 2009, 9:55 pm

    What a great idea!! I'm a school social worker and I've done this type of thing with kids before (decorating mirrors, etc) because it is truly tragic how many of them have disordered views of themselves, and how they are suposed to look!

  • Julia June 17, 2009, 10:00 pm

    your eats look amazing today! I'm so stoked that melon season is finally here; there's this amazing melon guy at my Farmer's Market that I have been waiting on for a year! haha. I am going to try your mini meal of beans and broc. How healthy!

  • Sam June 17, 2009, 10:12 pm

    Thanks for the mention Caitlin :). I think we need to make sure we compliment ourselves as well as strangers in all of this. So the first think I did when I woke up was look in the mirror and tell MYSELF I'm beautiful. I felt a bit stupid, but it brought a smile to my face!


  • Elizabeth June 17, 2009, 11:30 pm

    I love Dove dark chocolate. Its the best!

    I also love your Operation… I will be posting notes tomorrow for sure!

  • mayapamela525 June 17, 2009, 11:51 pm

    Amazing! Such an inspiration.


  • diana by design June 18, 2009, 12:40 am

    That's an awesome idea! I love the stories you can hear from operation beautiful. I think there's a livejournal community for it, but I haven't been there in years.

    I've had "You Are Beautiful!" written on my mirror at home since I heard Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," I think that song helps a lot as well. 🙂

    I also LOVE to tell people I see that they look very nice or have a nice smile or that they're pretty. Especially people who are at work and look miserable, the amount their face brightens is so worth it 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 18, 2009, 3:49 am

    rebeca- no i dont meal plan. people keep suggesting i do that, but i really hate the idea LOL one, it involves prep work (haha) and two, i never am craving what i planned to eat anyway! 🙂

  • rediscoveringlauren June 18, 2009, 4:29 am

    i love love love the fat talk campaign and leaving notes on mirrors is such a lovely idea, one im definetely going to partake in 🙂 i mentioned in on my pos today too. your such a positive role model caitlin!

  • Peanut Butter Swirl June 18, 2009, 4:44 am

    LOVEE your eats today girlie! so healthy. i would have to say that my favorite would be the steamed broccoli & kidney beans 🙂

  • Fitzalan June 18, 2009, 7:04 am

    Way to switch up the eats. Did you feel any different with eating more fruits/veggies than you have in the past few days? (You said you felt carb overloaded)

    Happiness Awaits

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 18, 2009, 7:07 am

    fit – yes my tummy felt much happier!! 🙂

  • Rose June 18, 2009, 8:02 am

    I'm totally loving this idea! I can't wait to get in on the fun and inspiration 🙂

  • seesaraheat June 18, 2009, 8:30 am

    Great eats girl! I am excited about Operation Beautiful. I'm going to carry post its in my purse I think 😉

  • Linda June 18, 2009, 11:18 am

    I just discovered your Operation Beautiful attack on fat and negative self-images. And love it! I like the story from the blogger who posted the note in the bathroom of her high-traffic office building. This is something I could do as well.

  • Krista June 18, 2009, 1:55 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I've been reading your blog for a long time now and wanted you to know that I have left several "Operation Beautiful" notes around my house and around town. I forgot my camera but I'll make sure to send it to you as soon as I can! Thanks for this idea! It is so positive and uplifting and I wish that I could see the expression of every woman that reads "You are beautiful!".

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