Good morning!  I woke up to find this funny note from the Husband.  Can you catch the COLLEGE FOOTBALL reference?


That man breathes Miami Hurricane football.


Breakfast was delicious and very indulgent!


I made Flax and Coconut French Toast with whole wheat bread.  Ohmigod this was sooooo good.


Plus blackberries!


This was a pretty sugary breakfast, but it was filling and YUM!  Sometimes, a girl just needs some sugar.  🙂


Call for Roomies!


Catherine, who won the Healthy Living Summit Golden Ticket auction, is looking for a roommate for the summit.  Is there anyone else out there who is attending the summit and would like to split hotel costs?  E-mail me at and I’ll put you in touch with Catherine!


Operation Beautiful


Here is my favorite note + story from today’s Operation Beautiful notes:


Lauren wrote, "I first saw this on the GMH website, and I found the link to your page.  I think what your doing is truly inspirational, and as a normal 15 year old girl this will do wonders for our self esteem. I’m currently living in Andalucia, Spain, so if you see any "You’re beautiful" signs in or around Marbella, it will be me!"


I love seeing Operation Beautiful notes in other languages!



  • Amanda (Panda) July 29, 2009, 5:12 am

    Your breakfast looks great, and I totally agree, some days, a sugary breakfast is in order, and it's totally okay!

  • vegetarianontherun July 29, 2009, 5:16 am

    Caitlin you should be so proud that Operation Beautiful is worldwide! I wish you'd dreamed it up when I was in Europe in May, but I know there are plenty of readers around the world doing your good works now!

  • Erin July 29, 2009, 5:35 am

    Your French toast always looks so delicious — makes me hungry! A good hump day breakfast. 🙂

  • leslie July 29, 2009, 5:37 am

    flax and coconut french toast? yum! did you just add the flax and coconut to the usual egg/milk mixture?

    love those international operation beautiful notes!

  • Eve July 29, 2009, 5:43 am

    You are really doing something amazing with Operation Beautiful 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 29, 2009, 5:44 am

    leslie – yup. i mix the flax with the egg and then dip it into coconut.

    eve- thank you!

  • Christina July 29, 2009, 5:50 am

    The coconut french toast looks so good, my mouth is watering!

  • megan July 29, 2009, 5:56 am

    My hubby bleeds orange and blue- go Gators! We're going to be in Orlando around Thanksgiving- know of any Turkey Trots or races that week?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 29, 2009, 5:57 am

    megan – there's a turkey trot downtown on the 26th! we should hang out. but you can't talk about the gators 😛

  • Kfred622 July 29, 2009, 6:00 am

    your breakfast looks good! i have sugary breakfasts occasionally! 🙂

  • megan July 29, 2009, 6:04 am

    Perhaps we can! Is it a 5k? I like the Gators but I luuuuuurrrve me some Tim Tebow.

  • Britt July 29, 2009, 6:09 am

    I must try that french toast! I usually don't have time to cook in the morning during the week…. so I'm thinking after my long run Sunday morning that would be perfect! Thanks for posting!

  • Aggie July 29, 2009, 6:09 am

    That French Toast looks awesome!!

  • Kristina July 29, 2009, 6:12 am

    I think that this is the first time I've ever heard of a Brit loving American football! 🙂 There's a first for everything, right?

  • recipesforcreativity July 29, 2009, 6:40 am

    Oh my gosh, I have NO CLUE what the college football reference is in that note. I am lame.

  • whitsgettingfit July 29, 2009, 6:45 am

    That french toast looks incred! YUM YUM YUM…I could so go for some of that.

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now July 29, 2009, 6:49 am

    Your breakfast looks so scrumptious!

  • Bec July 29, 2009, 6:50 am

    Its amazing how project beautiful has spread around the world like this!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 29, 2009, 6:50 am

    french toast looks fantastic! Sometimes you just gotta start the day with a lil suga 😉

  • Amy (Love for Living) July 29, 2009, 7:01 am

    I love all the different post-its for Operation Beautiful! I was in Staples the other day and they literally had a whole aisle of POST-IT STUFF! I, of course, thought of Operation Beautiful!

  • Runeatrepeat July 29, 2009, 7:04 am

    About your embarrassing question…make sure you change out of sweaty clothes as soon as possible after a workout, even just to rinse off if you have something else to do.

    I've heard our body skin is tougher than our face skin so I would try an acne face wash with Salicylic acid – at least 2.0%. Or you can use anti-bacterial body wash – I've seen it at Target.

  • Pam July 29, 2009, 7:14 am

    About your embarassing question. I used a body was with Salicylic Acid (Neutrogena I think?) and switched my body lotion. The oils in it where making me break out all over! I also second changing out of your workout clothes as soon as you're done.

  • Amy (Love for Living) July 29, 2009, 7:18 am



  • Kathryn July 29, 2009, 7:21 am

    I am so excited! I just ran 2 miles without stopping in 19 minutes. I have always been athletic but I have gotten out of practice with running. I just wanted to thank you because you have inspired me and I have been feeling really down lately because I kept having to stop, but today I did it! Thank you so much 🙂 You are great !

  • Taylor July 29, 2009, 7:53 am

    I love Operation Beautiful 🙂 Thanks so much for everything you do!
    That breakfast looks so good- coconut is one of my fav. toppings!

  • Sara July 29, 2009, 7:54 am

    Wow tht french toast looks great!

  • Mandy July 29, 2009, 8:03 am

    I am drooling over your breakfast!! YUM!!! What bread do you use? 🙂

    Love the Operation Beautiful notes!!!

  • Bevin July 29, 2009, 8:28 am

    That breakfast inspired me to get some coconut shreds. Wow that looks good!!!!

    It is always fun to indulge!

  • Susan July 29, 2009, 8:34 am

    That french toast looks sooooo good. I love me some coconut, def trying that one out 😉

  • Angharad July 29, 2009, 8:38 am

    The French toast looks absolutely heavenly my dear!

  • Sarah July 29, 2009, 8:42 am

    Mm, the toasty coconut looks crazy good.

    Caitlin, did you watch More to Love? I can't wait to see your thoughts.
    I did my own lil write-up/review on my blog if you wanna check it out:

  • Trainer T.s Fitness July 29, 2009, 9:06 am

    Thanks for posting back on how to make this french toast I am going to try it.

    My bf loves coconut cream pie and french toast…this could mean LOVE for him!

    Your the BESTEST!
    I also added your link to my tweet too. 🙂

  • roseyrebecca July 29, 2009, 9:28 am

    Wow! Your coconut french toast looks amazing. I tried your egg in the hole breakfast today!! It was so good!! I linked back to that post from my blog too!!

  • K from ksgoodeats July 29, 2009, 9:46 am

    Now that is some French toast that I would gladly eat 🙂

    I love the foreign language post its!

  • CALORIES DON'T HAVE FANGS!!! July 29, 2009, 10:11 am

    Caitlin, my husband is dealing with the same acne around his legs. We just tried Salicylic acid a few days ago, but no confirmation yet. We've been looking into talcum powder, though, just to try to keep the area dry. Not sure, though…

  • dailygoods July 29, 2009, 10:52 am

    I posted my very first operation beautiful note today!!! 🙂 i put it in todays post and i couldn't have been happier. you are a WONDERFUL person caitlin for bringing so many women together!

  • Kristen July 29, 2009, 11:31 am

    someone has an operation beautiful note in TAGALOG??! Never thought I'd see that! Yayyyy!! 😀 😀

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 29, 2009, 5:33 pm

    That french toast looks scrumptious- you are the french toast queen my dear! I love the diversity asscociated with Operation Beautiful!

  • Anonymous July 29, 2009, 10:23 pm

    tea tree oil is a GREAT all natural acne treatment that is anti-bacterial and non-drying. you shouldn't put it directly on your skin because it's very strong but adding some to water and spritzing your back is very refreshing and should clear it up!

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