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Happy Monday!  I needed to disconnect from the computer last night; sorry for the lack of evening posts.  Plus, I was working on a fun surprise (see the end of this post!).


I have a sneaking suspicion this week is going to be a GREAT week.  Just a hunch.


At least I started out with a great breakfast:


I feel like it’s been weeks since I was blessed with banana oatmeal


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: brown sugar, pecans, flax, and blackberries


Strength Moves


I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t feeling too sore this morning.  I thought that 8.0-miler would do my knees in, but the combination of icing, stretching, and acupuncture seems to have saved the day.   I’m all set to do another 3.0 miles tonight!


Plus, I did some strength moves this AM:


  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • 30 push-ups
  • 10 10-second wall squats
  • 2 30-second side planks


Operation Beautiful and Superchick


A few weeks ago, the Director of Marketing for Inpop Records contacted me and said she had the PERFECT song for Operation Beautiful.  The song was "So Beautiful" by the group Superchick.  The first time I listened to it, all I could think was "This is the Operation Beautiful rock anthem!"


Trish from Superchick wrote me to say, "I just wanted to say personally I love the heart behind what you’re doing. It feels so much like what our passion has been the 10 years we’ve been writing and touring. Not enough girls look in the mirror and see what’s beautiful and different about themselves. Anyway I’m honored that you’re using our song right now…its a perfect fit!"


Introducing… the latest and greatest Operation Beautiful video!  (NOTE: If you click HQ at the bottom right of the video, you can read more of the notes.) 

PS – The Husband has had this song stuck in his head for 24 hours.  I keep catching him singing it under his breath!  🙂



  • Erica August 24, 2009, 4:54 am

    how freaking cool! Congrats! This effort just keeps getting bigger and bigger 🙂

  • Anonymous August 24, 2009, 5:00 am

    That's really awesome.

    Fun, song, too. I hadn't heard of that group before, and it looks like a good one. Their site is going to get so many hits today!

  • Kristie Lynn August 24, 2009, 5:00 am

    Superchick songs are so catchy… so they'll do that "stuck in your head all day" thing. Cool news!

  • Debbra August 24, 2009, 5:18 am

    Love the song. I'm putting on my ipod today. We are beautiful!!!

  • L. Simone August 24, 2009, 5:31 am

    Loving the new O:B video. I think that song is guna be stuck in my head all day too!!

  • Emily August 24, 2009, 5:41 am

    I love the new video – so great. What a way to start out my day. 🙂

  • Mrs. LC August 24, 2009, 5:47 am

    YOU are a superchick. I continue to be amazed at how far Operation Beautiful (and you!) have come and are going to keep going!!!

  • lilveggiepatch August 24, 2009, 5:57 am

    This is so awesome, Cailtin! Congratulations!!!

  • Lizzy August 24, 2009, 5:59 am

    omg that is the most perfect song! LOVE IT!

    congrats girl!

    i'm trying to figure out the perfect moment to do an operation beautiful note, i've had in mind where i wanna do it, but just havent had the chance yet. i can't wait to take a picture and send it into you caitlin!

  • Black Kitten August 24, 2009, 6:08 am

    That breakfast looks delish!!! I haven't had oatmeal in a LONG time – I really should get some steel cut oats and make some soon. YUM!

    Unfortunately I can't check out the video while at work, but I'll give it a play when I get home =)

    Btw – and I swear I'm not hitting on you, I'm a straight girl with a boyfriend! – but you are SMOKIN' hot! Go you, for taking care of your body and health. You're an inspiration! =D

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 24, 2009, 6:09 am

    blackkitten – thank you 🙂 LOL health is sexy!

  • seesaraheat August 24, 2009, 6:13 am

    That is awesome, I love Superchick!

    My husband can get any song stuck in his head if he hears it once, haha, I love it when he's singing something you wouldn't expect 😉

  • Niki August 24, 2009, 6:22 am

    Congrats girl, that's awesome!! Superchick is awesome!!

  • Sarah August 24, 2009, 6:27 am

    It's like they wrote that song just for Operation Beautiful. How perfect!

  • Jesse August 24, 2009, 6:28 am

    Hey there! I'm thinking that I will have to start icing soon, a friend recommended ice baths? Ever tried it? I'm nervous!! I think I might freak out from the cold.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 24, 2009, 6:29 am

    jesse – i tried it once but i couldnt stand it. 🙁 lol now i just regular ice.

  • Runeatrepeat August 24, 2009, 6:38 am

    I love where Operation Beautiful is going! You rock for all your work towards it!

  • ...Mrs. Southern Bride... August 24, 2009, 6:43 am

    Awesome! I love Superchick!!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) August 24, 2009, 7:13 am

    Too awesome!! It's amazing how far this is all going and how widespread it's becoming.

    Keep it up!! 😀

  • brandi August 24, 2009, 7:14 am

    glad you had a good run this weekend and are feeling good!

    that is AWESOME about the song!!! how exciting

  • MelissaNibbles August 24, 2009, 7:14 am

    The song is perfect Caitlin! I truly believe that what you put out into the world, you get back threefold. You're putting so much good into the world with your blog and Operation Beautiful you truly deserve the recognition.

  • Megan (southerngracesblog) August 24, 2009, 7:21 am

    Caitlin, that is so amazing!!!! I am so excited for Operation Beautiful right now 🙂
    Yummy breakfast, too!

  • tryingtobefit August 24, 2009, 7:23 am

    That's awesome! I love the song!!!

  • Sheri August 24, 2009, 7:43 am

    That is so freaking cool! Congrats on the theme song! It is a great song…love it!

  • Kate August 24, 2009, 7:49 am

    GREAT partnership with Operation Beautiful and the song!!! Congratulations, Caitlin.

    Also, your oats are picture-perfect this morning 🙂

    Enjoy your great week!

  • platipus329 August 24, 2009, 8:11 am

    Brown sugar and pecans over banana oatmeal sounds like a great combo, now I want to try it even though I just finished breakfast

  • k August 24, 2009, 8:18 am

    What a great video and song!

  • Lainie August 24, 2009, 8:28 am

    Loving the new video and song! I just saw the first one, but this one is just as great!

  • Jenna August 24, 2009, 8:29 am

    i have been wanting to try oatmeal for a long time, yours looks great! i think i will make it sometime this week.
    also, great job on the video!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) August 24, 2009, 8:39 am

    Awesome! I love it!

    Great job on your 8 miler! I ran outside for the first time in a while due to hip pain and part way through my run, it acted up again – boo! I was so sore for the rest of the day and still a little this morning. Any tips? Ice? Heat?

  • Susan August 24, 2009, 8:55 am

    Love it!!! As a fellow rock chick, I totally love their message 😉

  • Mary Sailors August 24, 2009, 8:55 am

    Superchick is SO great!! Uplifting and happy…way to go OB and HTP!! Happy Monday!

  • Ali August 24, 2009, 9:12 am

    I love that song!!!! the vidoe looks great!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK August 24, 2009, 12:16 pm

    I always think of Super Chick when I think of your Operation Beautiful:) I love those girls! Met them last year and they are soooo fun!

  • Heather August 24, 2009, 12:30 pm

    Superchick is AWESOME!!!! I've seen them a couple times over the years & they will actually be doing a concert at my church (Valparaiso Nazarene) in October! Very very cool, Caitlin!

  • angiesappetite August 24, 2009, 4:13 pm

    That is super cool!! Love it!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 24, 2009, 8:40 pm

    Wow!! Congratulations Caitlin! It has been so cool to watch all of this unfold 🙂

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