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If you haven’t read about it on Twitter, tomorrow a CAMERA CREW is coming to my apartment to film a couple of segments about Operation Beautiful and blogging in general.  Now, I cannot tell you who this camera crew is for, but it’s major.  And if you guess, I cannot tell you if you are right or wrong.  :)  You have to wait a month (at least) unfortunately.


I am obviously feeling a little frantic, as I did not get home from work until 9 PM, and my house is a disaster.  I am a clean freak, and the thought of high definition cameras in my apartment is too much to bear!


Frantic/excited face:




So, I’m going to make this snappy.  Here are my afternoon eats…. Orange juice (I was out of fruit).




A Green Monster with just spinach, milk, and ice (I was out of banana):


Dinner was eaten on the fly.  I had a ProBar.  These clock in around 375 calories.  But they just don’t fill you up the way a "real dinner" does.


And a plate of veggies, hummus, and pita chips:


Schedule for the next 24 hours:


  • Right now: Feed dogs, clean house… specifically, DECLUTTER!  Everything is going into the bedroom.  I hope they don’t ask to see it.
  • Hopefully before 11 PM: Go to sleep!
  • 5:00 AM:  Wake up.
  • 5:45 AM: 6.0 mile run with Megan and Kelly (and my new Garmin, Edward Cullen)
  • 8 AM – 12 PM:  Work a half day
  • 12:01 PM: Figure out what the heck I’m going to wear for the biggest moment of my blogging career!!
  • 1 PM: Camera crew arrives
  • 7 PM: Camera crew departs
  • 7:01 PM:  Wine!


  • Justine September 3, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Exciting about the camera crew tomorrow…although it would be even better if you could let us in on the secret! 🙂
    When will you be able to share the info??

  • Janelle September 3, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! I can't wait to hear more details…

  • Meganerd September 3, 2009, 6:51 pm

    OMG!!! I'm so excited, I'll be there at 3!!!

    Can i stay for the wine? 😀

  • Mandy September 3, 2009, 6:52 pm

    Ahhhh… How exciting!!!

    So thrilled for you!!!! Can't wait to find out 🙂

  • Emily September 3, 2009, 6:52 pm

    That is so exciting! Congrats!

  • randomlymikey September 3, 2009, 6:52 pm

    ha ha. i almost spit my tea out when i read your garmin was edward cullen.
    good luck tomorrow.

  • katie September 3, 2009, 6:53 pm

    That is so awesome! Operation beautiful is just that…beutiful. I think the camera crew is from the today show or good morning america!

  • Sarah September 3, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Can you tell us tomorrow night? I'm so intrigued!

  • Melissa September 3, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Good luck tomorrow.. congrats!! You'll do fabulous!

    PS.. Edward Cullen!? You're too funny.

  • Megan (southerngracesblog) September 3, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Oh my gosh I am so excited about this operation beautiful filming!!! Woohoo 🙂 Tomorrow is definitely going to be a busy and exciting day for you!!!! I am loving the name of your Garmin 🙂 Love Edward! Have a good night, love!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 3, 2009, 6:55 pm

    Wow, this is exciting news! Good luck girl! I hope you get everything done, if I didn't live in Tx I'd come help clean. I'm a neat freak as well.

  • amanda September 3, 2009, 6:55 pm

    How exciting! I can't wait to see what show it's for! Good luck!

  • meghanN September 3, 2009, 6:57 pm

    THIS IS SO EXCITING! Congrats and good luck tomorrow..you'll do amazing, of course!

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal September 3, 2009, 6:57 pm

    Good luck, Caitlin! I can't wait to hear all about it, and I'm so excited for you 😀

    Also, my Operation Beautiful necklace came in the mail today!!Love it 🙂 I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow in hopes of getting asked about it, so I can share the Operation Beautiful story.

  • Rosey Rebecca September 3, 2009, 6:59 pm

    OMG I am so excited for you! You're going to be AWESOME! Don't worry!! I can't wait to hear what it's for!

  • Ellen September 3, 2009, 7:00 pm

    Good Luck tomorrow! I'm sure it'll be great – can't wait to hear. As I get ready to start up my school year, I'm thinking that Operation Beautiful notes would be AMAZING for the teenage girls in my school…

  • Erica September 3, 2009, 7:02 pm

    hahahahhahahahha I love your garmins name that is awesome. Good luck tomorrow!

  • angieinatlanta September 3, 2009, 7:04 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS! I'm so excited for you; you deserve it with all the uplifting, hard work you do!

    Can't wait to hear what it's for!

  • Haleigh September 3, 2009, 7:06 pm

    Oh, my goodness, that's awesome! I am so happy for you Caitlin! I can't wait to find out who it is for 🙂

  • Jenna September 3, 2009, 7:07 pm

    Haha, I love.. 7:01, WINE!

    Busy day tomorrow mamasita, but you'll do great 🙂

  • Jenna September 3, 2009, 7:09 pm

    congrats caitlin!
    i am going to take some guesses…oprah? today show? ahh i can't wait to hear what it is!

  • Oh She Glows September 3, 2009, 7:10 pm

    This is sooooo exciting! How did I miss this on Twitter?!

  • Kelsey September 3, 2009, 7:17 pm

    BAHAHHAHAA edward cullen! i love it :]
    good luck tomorrow, you'll do great!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit September 3, 2009, 7:21 pm

    You're going to do great and your house is going to look wonderful! Just get through it and then you can have WINE. 🙂

  • Amanda Jones September 3, 2009, 7:39 pm

    Edward Cullen, eh? That name doesn't have anything to do with the fact that your heart will most likely be racing when you are wearing it, does it? *grin*

  • Lizzy September 3, 2009, 7:41 pm

    OMG OMG OMG congrats Caitlin! i cannot wait to see what this entails! So proud of you! 🙂

  • Hallie September 3, 2009, 7:49 pm

    No guesses? I am calling it now: OPRAH. I saw that Tweet about watching that special about her…so I'm placing my bets now. If I'm right, I expect a shout-out when you're super duper famous lol

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) September 3, 2009, 7:52 pm

    Good luck, Caitlin. Sounds interesting!
    I wrote a post tonight that I feel is very Operation Beautiful- esque. I really hope to empower my readers as you have. I hope you will check it out!


  • Leianna September 3, 2009, 7:53 pm

    I'm guessing Oprah!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 3, 2009, 7:53 pm

    Wow, that's really exciting and big – I'm so happy and excited for you! I can't wait to hear who this big camera shoot is for. 🙂

  • Julia September 3, 2009, 8:11 pm

    Wow how exciting!
    I can't wait to hear more info about this…even if I have to wait a month +!

  • Courtney September 3, 2009, 8:15 pm

    So exciting! And I love your Garmin's name! 🙂

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now September 3, 2009, 8:27 pm

    Hmm, I'm guessing Oprah (even though you said not to guess lol), but usually Oprah's segments aren't secret, so I'm not sure. Whatever it is, it sounds exciting. Good luck with it!

  • *Andrea* September 3, 2009, 8:52 pm

    so exciting!!!! I HOPE IT'S OPRAH!!!! 🙂

  • wholebodylove September 3, 2009, 9:37 pm

    How awesome! I can't wait for the big reveal.

  • 'laina September 3, 2009, 10:45 pm

    How exiting- I'm guessing Tyra Banks- she loves this sort of thing. 😀

  • Nicole September 3, 2009, 11:36 pm

    Yayyyyy! I'm so excited for you! I know how hard you worked for this. You deserve this, and you will be just fine! Every appearance you've made so far on the news has been very calm and confident! You are going to do great!!!

  • Jennie {in Wonderland} September 4, 2009, 2:14 am

    That is super exciting!!

    Good luck with the camera crew 🙂

  • greenbean September 4, 2009, 3:24 am

    Ha! I named my laptop Edward!!!

  • Meg September 4, 2009, 3:25 am

    How exciting! Congrats! You totally deserve such a great opportunity! Can't wait to hear details.

  • Britt September 4, 2009, 4:12 am

    Very exciting!! You'll do great!

  • Lauren September 4, 2009, 4:14 am

    That's so exciting! I am so happy for you. Don't worry about a thing, you will do great Caitlin.

    Busy busy day, but everything is so good! Don't forget about lunch in there. 🙂

  • Shannon September 4, 2009, 4:35 am

    How exciting!

    And what a fitting name for your new Garmin!

  • Lauren @ Dragonflies Journey September 4, 2009, 4:57 am

    Best of luck today, Caitlin! You will be fantastic!

  • inmytummy September 4, 2009, 5:07 am

    That's often. I'm still guessing it's Oprah!

    Haha, I just realized I wrote, "that's often". I meant "that's awesome" but am leaving it there because I think it's funny.

  • Janie September 4, 2009, 5:13 am

    This is so exciting for you! I can't wait to see the segment:)

  • jack+alli September 4, 2009, 8:04 am

    how exciting! good luck 🙂

  • Bridget September 4, 2009, 8:07 am

    Wow that is so majorly exciting!!! I can't wait to see who it is!?!!

  • Low September 4, 2009, 8:09 am

    Super exciting and mysterious love it. Hahaha, your Garmin's name is legit.

    Good luck!

  • Anne Marie September 4, 2009, 8:45 am

    I can't wait to hear about the camera crew stuff! How exciting!

  • Trainer T.s Fitness September 4, 2009, 9:27 am

    Congrats and I can't wait to hear all about it….you GO girl!

  • Stephanie September 4, 2009, 11:59 am

    I'm making my official guess…OPRAH! haha I'm excited for you!!

  • Ali September 5, 2009, 2:07 pm

    OMG!!! YAY! I am so excited for you. You have done such a great job with OB, I love it! You ought to be so proud.

    Why and I not suprised ar what you named your Garmin? HA!

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