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I can’t believe this:   Operation Beautiful is in the NEWSPAPER!


How amazing is this?  It makes me so, so happy to see the mission spreading and to continue getting Operation Beautiful post-its sent to my inbox.  The viral revolution is happening — let’s put an end to Fat Talk!


Read the article here!  If you haven’t posted an Operation Beautiful note, DO IT — you will be amazed at how it makes you feel!  Send me the picture at!


Such an exciting morning.  🙂


Other than the newspaper hoopla, I woke up a little bit earlier to do some work on our supplement website and partake in my Relax Week activity of the day (dying my hair a flirty red-brown).  I’ve found that by actually declaring it a "Relax Week," I’ve actually been able to find the time to do fun things in the morning and it puts me in SUCH a good mood.  Maybe I will declare the month of July "Relax Month"? 🙂


Breakfast was divine!


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings:  Flax, Blueberries, Blackberries, and Raw Cashews


It’s never to hot out for oatmeal!  🙂


10 Minute Strength Routine


I did the normal mini-workout this AM:


  • 40 push-ups
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • 10 reverse crunches
  • Physical Therapy stretch and strength moves


I’m off to work!  But first:




  • stephco July 1, 2009, 5:45 am

    Congrats on the article. GO YOU!!!!! You are beautiful, have a great day today! 🙂

  • seesaraheat July 1, 2009, 5:46 am

    That is so awesome about the article! I love the idea of relax month too 😉 Have a great day.

  • Kath July 1, 2009, 5:48 am

    Congrats Caitlin – that is a HUGE accomplishment!!!

  • Christina July 1, 2009, 5:49 am

    Congrats on getting Operation Beautiful into the paper. It will spread even faster now!

  • Meghann July 1, 2009, 5:49 am

    I literally jumped up and down when I got the paper this morning. I am SOOOOO PROUD!!! Go Caitlin!!

  • Megan July 1, 2009, 5:50 am

    Congrats on making the paper! That is so exciting! Have a great day 😀

  • jenngirl July 1, 2009, 5:50 am

    Wow that's amazing Caitlin, congrats on getting such an awesome movement started!!

    And yes, July should definitely be declared "Relax Month" 🙂

  • Erica July 1, 2009, 5:50 am

    awwwwwwwwwww congrats on the article! How exciting is that

  • iowagirleats July 1, 2009, 5:51 am

    Congratulations Caitlin – you should be so proud of what you've done. Good for you!

  • Oh She Glows July 1, 2009, 5:51 am


    Look how professional that looks! I loved the article…rock on girlie!

  • Betsy July 1, 2009, 5:59 am

    Yea Hollywood! 🙂 So awesome.

  • lilveggiepatch July 1, 2009, 6:01 am

    Congrats on the article! It's gonna go global, just you wait 🙂

    As soon as I get on the plane this Friday, it's "relax week" for me, too!

    Can't wait to see your hair color!

  • Aimee July 1, 2009, 6:01 am

    I posted a link to the article on my facebook profile. Way to go girl!

  • Megan July 1, 2009, 6:02 am

    Congratulations, Caitlin!
    That is such a great accomplishment. It really goes to show how just ONE person can make a difference – look at what this has become! Remarkable!

  • HangryPants July 1, 2009, 6:07 am

    Congrats again on the newspaper article! I have an idea for a gym post it today!

  • healthyfitmama July 1, 2009, 6:10 am

    Congratulations on the article!

    I agree – it's never too hot for oatmeal!! 🙂

  • Victoria July 1, 2009, 6:11 am

    Congrats on the article! It's so awesome to see how huge OB has gotten so quickly!

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn July 1, 2009, 6:13 am

    Congratulations on making the paper and spreading the love globally!!!

    2 thoughts for today:

    1) i'm eating oatmeal right now and it's very similar to your mix.. yum

    2) when you do your 40 pushups, how do you split them up? 4 sets of 10 in a row? or do you mix other moves in between?

  • MarathonVal July 1, 2009, 6:20 am

    WOW!!! I am so excited for you!!!! That's awesome to make it to the paper, that is really taking it to the next level!

    Also, I have been a bit behind on checking blogs the last couple days and so I am just now finding out about your marathon. AHHH!!!!! I'm SO EXCITED for you for this too!!!

    Running your first marathon is a blast. It will be fun to go through the training together! The best of luck!! 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 1, 2009, 6:23 am

    mel – yup i break them in two sets of 15 and then one set of 10

  • Niki July 1, 2009, 6:26 am

    Congrats Caitlin! That's so awesome!

  • Jocelyn July 1, 2009, 6:29 am

    CONGRATZ! great article :):) and no problem by the way…happy to help in any way I can 🙂

  • Jewels July 1, 2009, 6:31 am

    so great to see!!! such a well written article too

  • Ada July 1, 2009, 6:32 am

    Congratulations!!! You are SO inspiring:)

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) July 1, 2009, 6:34 am

    Congrats on the article! I read it this morning and was very impressed!

  • brandi July 1, 2009, 6:36 am

    yay for relax week! I definitely think it should be relax month 🙂

    congrats on the article! that's awesome!

  • Anne P July 1, 2009, 6:38 am

    that is so freaking awesome!!! kudos to you, and, you look beautiful in the picture 🙂

  • Lori July 1, 2009, 6:40 am

    Congratulations on the article and how this is spreading! You should be very proud of yourself!

  • recipesforcreativity July 1, 2009, 6:43 am

    Caitlin, that article is incredible!!

  • Char July 1, 2009, 6:43 am

    Wow!! Congratulations!! that is great news!!

  • K from ksgoodeats July 1, 2009, 6:56 am

    CONGRATS on the article Caitlin! This thing is spreading so fast 🙂

  • Emily July 1, 2009, 6:58 am

    That is so great! I'm so happy that I came across Operation Beautiful!!

  • RunToFinish July 1, 2009, 7:00 am

    that is soooo wonderful! I loved operation break through it's just hte greatest thing

  • roseyrebecca July 1, 2009, 7:10 am

    The article is great! And your breakfast looks amazing! I plan to donate again soon!!

  • Rose July 1, 2009, 7:12 am

    It's spreading like rapid fire! Great job!

  • sloank July 1, 2009, 7:18 am

    Congrats!!! That is so cool!! You're awesome!

  • elliebelle July 1, 2009, 7:19 am

    Congrats on the newspaper article! That is amazing!! You should be so proud for starting such an important movement. 🙂

  • Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl July 1, 2009, 7:22 am

    Wow, congratulations!!! That is just so very awesome!!!

    I read the article. It's soooooooo inspiring–just like you!!!


  • Amber July 1, 2009, 7:42 am

    great article and congratulations!!

  • Rhonda July 1, 2009, 7:49 am

    Congrats on making it to the paper. That is awesome!

    Your breakfast looks lovely…love the bowl!! How fun!

  • Susan July 1, 2009, 8:09 am

    That's BIG news Caitlin! I'm so proud of you!! It's a wonderful article, you must be really pleased with how it turned out 🙂 I love the graphics for it too, makes it really stand out!

    Changing the world, one post-it at a time 😉

  • Kailey (SnackFace) July 1, 2009, 8:09 am

    AH!! CONGRATS!! I love it! I'm so excited for you! I said it last night, but this is only going to get bigger! 🙂 So amazing.

    I know you've recently made the decision to become vegetarian (it hasn't changed, has it?), so I thought you'd be interested in a giveaway I'm having. Along with a bomb gift bag full of goodies, you can win a free 1-year subscription to VegNews Magazine. It could be perfect for ya!

    Ok, sorry if that's tacky when this post and the following comments should be all about your amazing Operation Beautiful! You know I love ya! Have a fab day!

  • J July 1, 2009, 8:10 am

    That is so cool! Congratulations!

  • Angie All The Way July 1, 2009, 8:15 am

    I hope that more newspapers cover this story, because it's a story that would make ANYONE all warm and fuzzy inside 🙂

    Well done!

  • just me July 1, 2009, 8:15 am

    yay for the article!! how exciting!

  • Justine July 1, 2009, 8:15 am

    So cool that you're in the paper…and on the front page of the section! Congrats on all the Operation Beautiful success!!!

  • Jenny July 1, 2009, 8:18 am

    a million congrats to you girl! that is amazing and i hope you are extremely proud of yourself for spreading such a positive message! I'm so thrilled to hear it's being recognized 🙂 xo

  • insideiamdancing July 1, 2009, 8:38 am

    congrats Caitlin! That's HUGE! 😀 The facebook group has almost 1000 people!

  • Peanut Butter Swirl July 1, 2009, 8:41 am

    yayy for the newspaper article!! thats so cool!!
    love your new hair by the way!

  • The Decayed Gentlewoman July 1, 2009, 8:43 am

    I just found an article about operation beautiful on Congrats!

  • D10 July 1, 2009, 8:47 am

    Very cool about the article. I think it is great.

  • Sarah July 1, 2009, 8:52 am

    I'm excited to see OB spread even faster. Love it!

    Maybe this is a silly question, but what is/ how do you do a "reverse" crunch?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 1, 2009, 9:06 am

    sarah – lay on your back, put your legs in the air so they are 90 degress from your body, and use your lower abs to slightly lift your legs up towards the ceiling.

  • Kim July 1, 2009, 9:21 am

    Congrats on the article! How cool!!

  • Deirdre July 1, 2009, 9:21 am

    CONGRATS! Thats amazing! I'm so glad to know your message is getting out there.

  • Sara July 1, 2009, 9:24 am

    Congrats! That so cool.

  • Jocelyn July 1, 2009, 9:30 am

    Congrats on the article! That is so amazing. It just goes to show how truly touching and meaningful operation beautiful is! Positive Thinking really works and everyone needs to learn how to love themselves : ) Check out my new nutrition/wellness blog where I wrote about the power of positive thinking!

  • Trainer T.s Fitness July 1, 2009, 9:33 am

    We are so happy for you and this mission, you are changing the world one post note at a time.

    Congrats on being featured in the paper and for all you do.

    You are FABULOUS, inside and out!

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements) July 1, 2009, 10:06 am

    Ah congrats!!!! So freakin amazing!

  • mel July 1, 2009, 10:23 am

    great job!! I hope more people will start doing it!!

  • kilax July 1, 2009, 11:20 am

    I knew this was going to turn out to be HUGE! Congrats! And thank you for being an advocate of healthy body image!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now July 1, 2009, 11:23 am

    Ha! I totally think July should be "relax month!" And congrats for making the newspaper!!!

  • Krista July 1, 2009, 11:26 am

    Fan-freaking-tastic! I have it on my to do list to join in on the fun and post something awesome.

    Congratulations Caitlin, you've made a difference in countless people's lives. 🙂

  • Kristina July 1, 2009, 12:48 pm

    How cool! Caitlin, you rock 🙂 And so does everyone involved with Operation Beautiful.

  • Brooke July 1, 2009, 1:28 pm

    You are AMAZING!!!! This is TRES EXCITING!! 🙂

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  • Jess July 1, 2009, 3:26 pm

    Such a wonderful article! I linked to it on fbook last night in the hopes that my nonblog reading friends will join the movement…keep up the great work, Caitlin!

  • NYgirl@heart July 1, 2009, 4:47 pm

    That is so awesome about your article! And you're going to be on the news too!!!???? You ROCK Caitlin!!

  • Cuts and Curves July 2, 2009, 1:38 pm

    I love your operation beautiful! I'm so happy for you, that's fantastic. AND I completely agree with you… Theres no such thing as a day that's too hot to enjoy a good bowl of oats 🙂

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