Want to enter the Operation Beautiful book contest but you can’t think of a creative way to post a note?


One of the chapters of the book will be on FOOD!  Food is part of our everyday life, and the primary focus of birthdays, holidays, and celebrations. And yet society has taught us to fear food as much as we fear being “fat”! We oft en find ourselves dieting, overeating, weighing, counting, obsessing, and generally struggling to come to terms with what we put in our mouths.


So, what better place to put an Operation Beautiful note than on a box of Slim Fast?


Or diet pills?


Or on a vending machine?


If you submit a note to me using THIS FORM, your note will be considered for the book – plus, you’ll be entered to win the following prizes:


  • A $100 Spafinder.com gift card
  • A variety pack of Glo Bars from Oh She Glows
  • A Stonyfield Farm gift bag
  • A case of POM Wonderful
  • A Superchick CD
  • A pair of Feelgoodz Flip Flops
  • A piece of jewelry from DragonFlie Designs


Contest ends on October 19 – don’t delay!



  • Diana October 9, 2009, 3:55 pm

    Those are awesome ideas! I’m still working on mine. 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 9, 2009, 4:01 pm

    I’m still working, too! These are great!

  • Lauren October 9, 2009, 4:42 pm

    My co-worker always sees me looking at your blog and always sees pictures of post- it notes that say “you are beautiful”. He really doesn’t know anything about Operational Beautiful, and not really knowing what these post -it notes were about he sent me this email: “Lauren,instead of a post it note to uplift you, get an email: Lauren your are a great person and your beautiful. ”
    I thought it was so cute and wanted to share it with you.

    • Caitlin October 9, 2009, 4:52 pm

      Aww that is sooo lovely!!! 🙂

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness October 9, 2009, 5:03 pm

    I know you mentioned you are re-taking wedding pics next weekend… I just posted mine from my wedding in May on my blog in case you want to check them out! I’ll be posting more tomorrow… didn’t want a picture overload! LOL!

    PS- Brewing my ideas of OB… realized I only have until Oct 18 to get my submission in! Eek! Must hurry up and spread the love!

  • Jenna October 9, 2009, 5:32 pm

    i think the operation beautiful notes on the slim fast is a great idea!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 9, 2009, 8:01 pm

    I am posting some notes this weekend! Can’t wait!

  • christina October 9, 2009, 8:38 pm

    hey caitlin, i dunno if you already addressed this-i think when you changed your blog format something happened because none of your new posts showed up in my google reader!! i was wondering what had happened to you all week so i checked your site today and saw you had all these posts that i missed!! i re-subscribed on google reader but none of them are showing up still.. :-/

  • megan October 10, 2009, 12:58 am

    For some reason I find posting those notes on diet pills very rude. It’s probably embarrassing enough for someone to go to the store and buy them and then to find a note like that might be a tad demoralizing.

    Just saying, just my opinion.

    Other than that, I really like the philosophy behind OB though.

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