Fox News Appearance

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What a whirlwind experience! 


I can’t believe I was on TV this morning.  It was a surreal experience, but I was excited to share the Operation Beautiful message.


I woke up around 5 AM to get some work done before we had to leave for the TV studio.  I ate a stabilizing breakfast of Oikos Greek yogurt, a crushed Kashi TLC bar, blueberries, and a banana.


And then the Husband and I drove to the studio!  I was shaking like a leaf when we walked up.


We checked in and got our visitors’ passes, and then one of the producers asked us to wait in the greenroom (where I did a lot of nervous pacing!).


When we were in the greenroom, they had a TV with the news being shown and got to see a "preview" of the Operation Beautiful segment!  It was so exciting to see it on TV, and suddenly my nerves just disappeared.


We were escorted into the studio, which was a lot smaller than I imagined.  You’d think there would be 20 people running around, but it was just the four anchors and three cameramen.  It was neat to see the news anchors in person and watch the weatherman talk in front of the giant green screen!


And…. then it was my turn! Jackie Sosa interviewed me on the couch. It felt so weird to be talking to the anchorwoman in real life.  PLUS – I had three giant TV cameras pointed at me!  The interview was a blur — I can’t even remember what I said!


After that live interview, we taped a segment for the web broadcast, which lasted about 5 minutes.    We talked about Fat Talk, how many notes I’ve received, and where I’ve gotten notes from!


Both interviews are available in the video below:


Check out Operation Beautiful for today’s notes, and if you want to participate, post a note, take a picture, and send it to me at!


Have a beautiful day!



  • brandi July 6, 2009, 7:44 am

    Caitlin, that is awesome! You did great 🙂 What a great way to spread the message!

  • Meganerd July 6, 2009, 7:45 am

    Go, Caitlin! 😀

    Great job on spreading a positive message to girls and women EVERYWHERE! You are an inspiration! Keep thinking BIG!

    Love ya!!

  • Quinn July 6, 2009, 7:45 am

    So exciting! You did a GREAT job!

  • princessvalecia July 6, 2009, 7:47 am

    Wow that is soo great congrats!!!

  • Nicole ( July 6, 2009, 7:48 am

    That is so exciting, Caitlin!!! You did fabulous!

  • SweetPea July 6, 2009, 7:49 am

    How exciting! You did such a great job! I hope even more people start participating in Operation Beautiful now!

  • Susan July 6, 2009, 7:50 am

    Bravo ! You did an amazing job ! And your message is so important ! Thanks for spreading the word ! I think I may have to post a note myself !

  • Allison R. July 6, 2009, 7:51 am

    You did AWESOME! You looked great too…loved the outfit! 🙂

  • Meg C. July 6, 2009, 7:52 am

    awesome!!! you did such a good job. i think if that were me i would have freaked and not been able to string a sentence together. way to go!

  • k July 6, 2009, 7:52 am

    Congratulations- you did great!

  • sara July 6, 2009, 7:53 am

    Caitlin you did a an amazing job!! Congrats!

  • Matt July 6, 2009, 7:53 am

    Wow that is an awesome interview! I am so excited!

  • Carrie H July 6, 2009, 8:09 am

    YAY! You did great! I've said it a million times, but thank you for starting this! I'm off to stuff an envelope full of Operation Beautiful notes to mail to my little sister in New York from our home in Wyoming!!

  • Miss HoneyDew July 6, 2009, 8:09 am

    Awe so cool!!! I'm so glad you were able to spread the message!

  • Tina July 6, 2009, 8:10 am

    SO EXCITING! Congrats!!!!

  • Carrie H July 6, 2009, 8:10 am

    P.S. You looked beautiful on the outside and showed beauty from the inside in your interview today!

  • Kailey (SnackFace) July 6, 2009, 8:13 am

    Caitlin, I love you. You are amazing. Nuff said.

  • rediscoveringlauren July 6, 2009, 8:13 am

    your absolutely amazing caitlin 🙂 way to go on spreading such a positive message to women all over the world, its truely wonderful! you did a great job on the tv appearance too! way to represent 🙂
    have a great monday!

  • Megan July 6, 2009, 8:15 am

    Great job, Caitlin! You were great! That is so exciting!

  • Victoria July 6, 2009, 8:17 am

    That's so cool! Great job!

  • Danielle C. July 6, 2009, 8:17 am

    Caitlin you were wonderful! I'm so glad I got to see the segment even though I'm not in the Orlando area. 🙂

  • The Fit Collegiate July 6, 2009, 8:23 am

    That was amazing, Caitlin! You were so poised, articulate, and insightful. Be proud knowing that you are inciting so much change in this world.

  • meagan July 6, 2009, 8:23 am

    caitlin! that interview was beautiful! you have such a good presence in front of a camera. way to go 🙂

  • ratzxfink July 6, 2009, 8:24 am

    cool! way to go Caitlin! i have yet to send my note to you. i hope to do it soon!

  • lilveggiepatch July 6, 2009, 8:24 am

    Great job, Caitlin!!! I'm so proud of you for how much this is spreading. A change is gonna come…

  • iowagirleats July 6, 2009, 8:25 am

    OMG – great job – that is so cool Caitlin!!!

  • homecookedem July 6, 2009, 8:27 am

    I'm so impressed! I don't think I would have done so well speaking on camera!! You did a great job.

  • Oh She Glows July 6, 2009, 8:32 am

    so so so proud of YOU!!!! You did so great (and you looked amazing!!). yay!!!

  • Thinspired July 6, 2009, 8:32 am

    So exciting, Caitlin! Congrats to you. I wish I could have seen the segment. You rock!

  • K from ksgoodeats July 6, 2009, 8:37 am

    You are a natural!! That was so amazing – CONGRATS 🙂

  • Carol July 6, 2009, 8:39 am

    That was AWESOME!! And you really are a beautiful woman…you glowed when you talked about your mission! I've got a post-it pad and pink markie in my purse, ready for random notes of kindness.

  • Carolina John July 6, 2009, 8:43 am

    what a great interview! that's so special to be able to spread the message like that. well done, Caitlin.

  • Danica's Daily July 6, 2009, 8:43 am

    Congrats Caitlin! What a fantastic idea that deserves to be recognized in all the media! You did great on TV – wooohoo!

  • Ellen July 6, 2009, 8:45 am

    wow, very cool! you did such a great job!

    (i do think it's kind of ironic that the woman interviewing you looks so emaciated..)

  • Angie Eats Peace July 6, 2009, 8:46 am

    Congrats! You truly deserved this recognition for the positive things you are doing.
    You gave an amazing interview, very insightful.

  • Rhonda July 6, 2009, 9:03 am

    Caitlin you did an amazing job! How exciting for you! The fire keeps getting bigger and wider!

    You are an inspiration!! Keep it up!

  • Reese July 6, 2009, 9:10 am

    I was watching fox this morning and they mentioned your clip coming up…of course I had to run out the door to make it to work!! Thanks for posting it here!!

    p.s. You looked great on camera! Love the eye make-up 🙂

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now July 6, 2009, 9:13 am

    Congrats!! What a great job you did!!!!!!!

  • Holly July 6, 2009, 9:13 am

    So, SO exciting! I can't watch the clip now (I'm at work) but can't wait to see it tonight! You have to be immensely proud of yourself and what you've acccomplished – and what you'll go on to accomplish!

  • Dana July 6, 2009, 9:17 am

    Awesome job on the interview, how exciting. What a great feeling to have your idea getting recognition like this! I love it!!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) July 6, 2009, 9:20 am

    You did an amazing job on that interview and looked absolutely beautiful too. Way to go!

  • Courtney July 6, 2009, 9:34 am

    Way to go! Your voice is so sexy! You sound canadian? I'm so proud and inspired by ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE! And amazed, because what she said about Florida is SO true. I am sure the pressure to be beautiful in Miami is much different then my little town here in Oregon!

    You're doing such GREAT things and you seemed so happy in front of that camera! I was shaking in my boots over here, just thinking about it!

    -xox, Court

  • Tami July 6, 2009, 9:41 am

    i am so proud of you! you did great.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) July 6, 2009, 9:43 am

    Congrats girl! Keep spreading the good vibes! 🙂

    ps. recently renamed my blog due to confusion w someone else's… regardless, i'll be sending you some more Operation Beautiful notes soon!

  • Anne July 6, 2009, 9:45 am

    Congrats, girl! You did great in that interview. Operation Beautiful is growing HUGE!

  • Abbie July 6, 2009, 9:52 am


    You are beautiful and articulate! Your interview was SO GREAT! I am so proud of you sweetie!!!

  • Kath July 6, 2009, 9:54 am

    Congrats Caitlin!!! What a fun experience!

  • Casey Leigh July 6, 2009, 9:55 am

    Very awesome! You did a fabulous job on camera. I love that you put this into action. Positivity breeds more positivity!

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks July 6, 2009, 9:56 am

    So awesome!!!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 6, 2009, 10:00 am

    Congrats Caitlin! You completely deserve it!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) July 6, 2009, 10:02 am

    Great Job!! You looked so calm and controlled…I would have been bouncing off walls with nervousness. haha…

    Such a great message to spread! That's awesome that you were able to chat about it on tv. 😀

  • Christina July 6, 2009, 10:08 am

    You did great!

  • Peanuts & Crackerjacks July 6, 2009, 10:09 am

    You did a wonderful job and didn't appear nervous at all!! Congrats on all your success!!

  • healthy ashley July 6, 2009, 10:15 am

    I am so proud of you!!! The interview looked great and you got the great message out!!

  • Jen and Rob July 6, 2009, 10:15 am

    Congrats! That was great!

  • Marissa July 6, 2009, 10:15 am

    Yay!! You did awesome!!

  • Runeatrepeat July 6, 2009, 10:23 am

    Great job!!!

  • recipesforcreativity July 6, 2009, 10:25 am

    Congratulations!!! How cool!

  • Maddy July 6, 2009, 10:30 am

    yayay! so exciting! what a beautiful day =)

  • AutumnTao July 6, 2009, 10:32 am

    Congrats to you lady. Well done. Thanks for your positive message!

  • Amber July 6, 2009, 10:42 am

    Congratulations! you did great!

  • Mica July 6, 2009, 10:44 am

    Congratulations on your appearance! What an awesome experience.

  • ttfn300 July 6, 2009, 10:47 am

    congrats caitlin! you did a fabulous job, and thank you so much for starting this movement 😉

  • Jennie July 6, 2009, 10:51 am

    Caitlin you did a GREAT job! 🙂

  • leslie July 6, 2009, 10:55 am

    congratulations caitlin! wonderful interview, and i'm so happy with how this has taken off!

  • RunToFinish July 6, 2009, 11:00 am

    so wonderful!!!

  • HangryPants July 6, 2009, 11:03 am

    Caitlin, that was awesome. I am so proud of you and can't wait to give you a big giant hug in Boston!

  • Bec July 6, 2009, 11:07 am

    you did a fantastic job on the interview!!!

  • Lauren @ Team Giles July 6, 2009, 11:11 am

    So proud of you! this is AMAZING!

  • theangrydieter July 6, 2009, 11:16 am

    Wow! What an exciting day! Congratulations!!!

  • *jimaie.marie* July 6, 2009, 11:29 am

    you did AMAZING!!! I am so inspired daily by you, love this!!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina July 6, 2009, 11:34 am

    i couldnt hear it because i don't have speakers on my new work computer but you LOOKED beautiful! congratulations caitlin, this is really great!

  • Caitlin July 6, 2009, 11:50 am

    I follow your blog and love it but haven't commented much in the past. This time I had to tell you that you were so poised and did an amazing job at spreading your message. Congratulations!

  • Julia July 6, 2009, 11:57 am

    awesome interview caitlin! You did spectacular

  • Ada July 6, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Your interview was incredible! Congratulations:)

  • eatingRD July 6, 2009, 12:24 pm

    Loved the video! You did awesome, and didn't seem nervous at all, way to go 🙂

  • Jenny July 6, 2009, 12:57 pm

    wow i could not be more proud of you Caitlin!! I'm so glad you are getting the recognition you deserve 🙂 xo

  • Johanna B July 6, 2009, 12:57 pm

    What a great video. I linked to it from my blog. I wanted to help spread the word. If you want to check out the post it's at

  • Kristina July 6, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Very cool!!

  • Mrs. LC July 6, 2009, 1:04 pm

    You ROCKED and looked pretty darn hot to boot! Plus you sounded so calm and sophisticated, what a natural! I'm going to just echo what I think many others here have said – I'm so proud of you! 🙂

  • MarathonVal July 6, 2009, 1:09 pm

    Great job Caitlin! I'm hoping later you can post the link so we can all see the segment!

  • Lexie July 6, 2009, 1:11 pm

    Awesome job, Caitlin! That is so cool you are doing something so positive for the community!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 6, 2009, 1:11 pm

    val – its up!

    here it is (its also embedded in the post):

  • Veganissexy July 6, 2009, 1:18 pm

    You did sooo so so great! Congrats! I think you got a wonderful message out to the masses. LOVE YOURSELF!!!!!

  • Bricklyrknitter July 6, 2009, 1:25 pm

    YAY CAITLIN!!! Great job spreading the word! You did great!

  • Adi ( July 6, 2009, 1:36 pm

    Well done Caitlin! You did a great job of being yourself, and just being REAL.

  • Betsy July 6, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Congrats Caitlin, great job on TV and thanks for spreading such a wonderful message!

  • Susan July 6, 2009, 2:13 pm

    Bah!! I'm so excited i can't even put it into words!! You did an awesome job! I hope Operation Beautiful explodes even more after this, it's such a great movement, more people need to know!

    You looked/sounded great too. Stunning!

    Oh, and every TV studio I've ever seen has always been SO much smaller than I expected. Ah, the magic of television 😉

  • NYgirl@heart July 6, 2009, 2:19 pm

    You are so cute! You did AWESOME in your interview and you made me smile the entire time! (I loved the call out to Sharpie, Post-It, and OPRAH!) You rock!!

  • Normal Gal July 6, 2009, 2:32 pm

    That's awesome! I used to be a news anchor and reporter and this makes me miss those days. I think what you're doing is really great.

  • Kelly July 6, 2009, 2:44 pm

    Yay! I bet you did amazing! I'm so sad that I didn't get to see it! Is there a way to look at it now?

  • The Mayne Dish July 6, 2009, 2:55 pm

    I am so proud of you! It is funny to feel such an emotion for someone I haven't yet met, but you have really done an incredible thing here. Your message was conveyed clearly, and was done so with such poise and confidence. What an accomplishment! We are all keeping our fingers crossed for the Oprah appearance or book deal! (It may just happen!!) Treasure this day, always.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 6, 2009, 3:06 pm


  • SuzanneRN July 6, 2009, 3:16 pm

    Yay! You did wonderful! And Oprah WOULD love this!

  • teacherwoman July 6, 2009, 3:25 pm

    AWESOME WORK CAITLIN! You rocked those interviews! I am crossing my fingers for OPRAH! 🙂

  • heyitstay July 6, 2009, 4:06 pm

    WOWZAS Caitlin that is so amazing! You are SUCH an inspiration and now you can spread that inspiration all over. Keep it up!

  • emily July 6, 2009, 4:19 pm

    Congrats, it looks great!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out July 6, 2009, 4:35 pm

    You're so amazing! Congrats!

  • Alison July 6, 2009, 4:38 pm

    Hi Caitlin,

    I'm a frequent reader (or blog stalker haha) and just had to send my congratulations to you! Not only did you totally rock your news appearance but you put together an awesome message campaign that is reaching women everywhere! I would wish you good luck on continuing Operation Beautiful but you clearly don't need it!

    As for marathon training I used Hal Higdon advanced for my first Boston Marathon and I ran super fast but did find it super time instensive. When I got ready to run my second one I was taking five classes and working full time so I just did what I could during the week (sometimes shorter but faster runs and sometimes cross training) and still used Hal Higdon's advice for the weekend runs. I ran slower but still felt that I was able to finish the marathon strongly. Good luck!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) July 6, 2009, 4:40 pm

    Go Caitlin! I watched the video and you were FANTASTIC! You should feel so proud of the wonderful messages that you are spreading. You are changing peoples' lives!! Keep it up!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 6, 2009, 4:40 pm

    alison – great tips!! thank you!

  • Kate July 6, 2009, 4:42 pm

    Caitlin this is so amazing! I have been reading your blog for a couple months now and I just think Operation Beautiful is so inspiring and sends out such a positive message, THANK YOU SO MUCH 🙂

  • jane July 6, 2009, 4:47 pm

    awesome!! congrats, so cool that you are spreading such a positive message 🙂

  • Sharon July 6, 2009, 4:49 pm

    Wow, girlie!! You are SO amazing & inspiring!! Thank you for making such a difference to so many people – me included 🙂

  • Sarah July 6, 2009, 5:10 pm

    YOU GO, GIRL! Your interview was great!

  • Michelle July 6, 2009, 5:42 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! You sounded great and you look so happy!

  • Aimee July 6, 2009, 5:43 pm

    What a wonderful interview!

  • Niki July 6, 2009, 6:22 pm

    Great job! I am so proud of you!

  • roseyrebecca July 6, 2009, 7:44 pm

    You did such a great job! I would have tripped over everything I said. Congrats!

  • Justine July 6, 2009, 7:46 pm

    I just got a chance to watch the video and you did awesome! You seemed so natural in front of the camera! Congrats!!!

  • Jocelyn July 7, 2009, 8:20 am

    Hey Caitlin! You did such an amazing job. You are very well spoken and have such an important message for women. Kudos! : )

  • Trainer T.s Fitness July 7, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Caitlin, I wanted to see this but
    I could not get the link to work, can you post it again?
    It said the page is gone and I was out of town.

    If you can please email me or let me know. Thanks and again enjoy your fame you deserve it!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 7, 2009, 2:36 pm

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