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I completely forgot to show you all this AMAZING Operation Beautiful “protest” a woman, her sister, and mom staged!  It went up on yesterday’s post.



Stuff like this makes me so happy…  Imagine if more people took the time to do something extraordinarily nice for strangers!  The ladies said they had a lot of fun doing it and got tons of honks and waves. 




I ended up going on a bike ride this morning.  My legs felt pretty sore at first, but after a mile or two, they loosened right up.  However,  my crotch is wicked sore from Sunday’s Metric Century.  No amount of padding in my shorts can help!


I did 18 miles in 1:20 and saw lots of wildlife!  I counted FOUR alligators, including one really big one.  I tried to get a picture for you all, but I scared him when I tried to get closer and he jumped off his island and swam away (see the splash?).


Came home and made a snack:


Triscuits and salsa = amazing.


And a few hours later, lunch:


A very delicious fried egg, roasted potato, feta, and arugula wrap.


Steamed asparagus and potato:

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Shaklee Giveaway


The winner of the Shaklee Giveaway is Lauren, who said her best and worst cleaning habits were as follows: “I think my best habit is that when I actually do clean I do it thoroughly (unlike a certain male that lives in my house). My worst habit is cleaning the floors, I hate mopping!”  If you have any questions about the Shaklee organic cleaning products, feel free to reach out to Laura at


Disney Fav?


Per my Twitter thoughts today, what is your favorite Disney movie? 


I’m going with… The Lion King!  Can you feel the love tonight?



  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! April 20, 2010, 3:25 pm

    I loved “Monster’s Inc.”!!! I watched it a million times when my daughter was a toddler, sometimes even without her……..=O

  • Emily April 20, 2010, 3:26 pm

    I love the Lion King! However, my FAVORITE Disney movie is The Little Mermaid!

  • Madeline @ greensandjeans April 20, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Definitely the little mermaid! My mom actually took me to see it a whopping 13 times at the movie theater!

    • Caitlin April 20, 2010, 3:27 pm

      best mom ever!

  • Sara April 20, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Aww, I definitely love the Lion Ling. That and Beauty and the Beast are still my ALL-TIME favorites. I wish more movies that same kind of “magic”!

  • Chandra H April 20, 2010, 3:30 pm

    I love Beauty & the Beast, 101 Dalmatians, and The Wizard of Oz 😀

  • Emily April 20, 2010, 3:30 pm

    Nala is the best Disney princess!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 20, 2010, 3:30 pm

    that wrap sounds like perfection! ‘specially with the feta and arugula…holy YUM!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete April 20, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Got to be Aladdin! Love it! Epic! haha

    Well, like I said the lady bits were sore for me too after a ride about that long a couple of weeks ago. I’m hoping it will fade as the training season goes on!

    • Julie @savvyeats April 20, 2010, 3:32 pm

      Aladdin is a very close 2nd for me!

    • Sarah for Real April 20, 2010, 3:48 pm

      Totally Aladdin! I think my brother and I watched it about 5 times straight when we got it on vhs.

      (It was a half day from school and my mom wasn’t home, she wouldn’t have let us do that, haha.)

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep April 20, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Mary Poppins wins it for me!

  • Julie @savvyeats April 20, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Beauty and the Beast!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet April 20, 2010, 3:31 pm

    That is amazing!

    I love Lion King!

  • Jenny April 20, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Haha, I’m sorry your crotch is sore- mine is definetly Beauty and the Beast!

    • Caitlin April 20, 2010, 3:35 pm

      haha that comment reads like “my crotch is definitely beauty and the beast”

      • Jenny April 20, 2010, 3:38 pm

        LOL, if that were true mine would totally be more Belle than the Beast:)

        Next time, I’ll use some better punctuation! You’d think I’d know better:)

  • Sam (My Sugar Obsession) April 20, 2010, 3:31 pm

    I LOVE DISNEY. if we’re talking old school cartoon disney princess movies then it’s definitely the little mermaid. if it’s disney pixar then its definitely UP. but overall i think enchanted has won my heart over. one of my life goals is to be a disney princess. no joke.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 20, 2010, 3:32 pm

    Beauty and the Beast, followed by the little mermaid:)

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 20, 2010, 3:32 pm

    Wow, how awesome is that to be the creator of their protest! =)))

  • jen trinque April 20, 2010, 3:33 pm

    I’ve been reading everyone else’s comments about their favorite Disney movie and I don’t think I can pick one. I love Mary Poppins, and I saw Lion King in the theaters and Little Mermaid, too, and loved them. I can’t pick.

  • Lindsay @ April 20, 2010, 3:34 pm

    The Lion King is definitely my favorite animated but Newsies is my favorite non-animated

  • Snowflakes and Sunshine April 20, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Pocahontas!I love the songs and the whole moral of the story.

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers April 20, 2010, 3:34 pm

    the little mermaid – hands down! i used to pretend to be ariel in our pool. a bucket served as my flounder. 😉

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 20, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Ahh there are so many good Disneys! I love The Lion King (when Simba’s dad dies..gets me every time!) and I love Bambi (when HIS mum dies – again, I cry every time!). And I love Aladdin and The Little Mermaid – I have the hots for Derek 😛

  • Bethany (@ NotUnlessI'mBeingChased) April 20, 2010, 3:35 pm

    My favorite Disney movie is the first one I remember seeing in the theater — The Little Mermaid!
    I’m in my mid-to-late 20’s and I’ll still belt out “Under the Sea” with very little prompting. 🙂

  • Madison April 20, 2010, 3:35 pm

    I love Beauty and the Beast and the Little Mermaid.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 20, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Little Mermaid.

  • Suzanne April 20, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Lady and the Tramp 🙂 I still think it’s the most romantic movie I’ve ever seen!

  • Diana April 20, 2010, 3:38 pm

    The Lion King forever and ever.

  • kate April 20, 2010, 3:42 pm


  • Penny (Wannabe VEGGIEtarian) April 20, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Tarzan!!! I find the cartoon Tarzan kinda hot. 🙂
    “Jane stay with Tarzan.” *swoon*


  • lauren @ Eater not a runner April 20, 2010, 3:43 pm

    I’m with you on the Lion King….makes me cry every time!

  • Jenna April 20, 2010, 3:44 pm

    Little Mermaid. When it came out in theaters, my dad and I were 15 min late and since I loved what I did see so much, my dad stayed for the second showing so I could see the whole movie. Sweet dad!

  • Cat April 20, 2010, 3:45 pm

    Oh!! Love! I loved all of the 90s Disney movies, hard to choose. Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Mermaid! I can’t pick just one, I spent a good portion of my childhood being obsessed with each one of these at one point or another!

  • Robyn April 20, 2010, 3:45 pm

    How do you keep your wraps from falling apart. Every weekend I make scrambled egg with something in it and it just doesn’t stay. The wrap rips etc.

  • Cassie April 20, 2010, 3:46 pm

    It’s a tie between The Emperor’s New Groove and Mulan! 🙂

  • Laura April 20, 2010, 3:49 pm

    Nothing beats The Little Mermaid!! …. EPIC! 😉

  • Anna@ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 20, 2010, 3:50 pm

    The Little Mermaid is my hands down favorite…probably because I always wanted to be a mermaid 🙂

  • Gracie (complicated day) April 20, 2010, 3:50 pm

    The other day I was in New Orleans East and a big fat gator tromped across the road in front of me! It was a little odd to see one in the city – in fact it’s the only one I’ve ever seen inside city limits.

  • Gracie (complicated day) April 20, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Oh and I’m going with Beauty and the Beast because after my little brother saw it, he decided I looked like Belle and called me “beauty” for years. You want a confidence booster? Being referred to as Beauty in public will do it to you!

  • Kelly April 20, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Lion King is definitely my favorite too

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 20, 2010, 3:52 pm

    OH I want that wrap! Yummy!

    That is the one downside to biking long distances…it rubs no matter what. ha

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 20, 2010, 3:59 pm

    I love Beauty and the Beast!

  • Jessica @ Healthy Obsessions April 20, 2010, 4:11 pm

    For me it’s a tie between The Little Mermaid and Lion King . .I love the songs in both movies!

  • Kacy April 20, 2010, 4:11 pm

    I love the Lion King! Especially the part where Timone has to distract the hienas, so he does the hula dance to create a diversion. I used to play that part over and over when I was little.

    Other faves: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Pocahauntas.

  • Therese April 20, 2010, 4:13 pm

    I’m old school and still love Sleeping Beauty!

  • Elina April 20, 2010, 4:13 pm

    Those ladies are such sweethearts. That’s amazing! 🙂
    I think my favorite is Aladdin. I love the sound track.

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 20, 2010, 4:18 pm

    Has to be a tie between Beauty and the Beast and the Little Mermaid. The only two I HAD to watch over and over and over again as a child.

    That Operation Beautiful protest is fabulous! What fun. =)

  • Hedda April 20, 2010, 4:19 pm

    I love The Lion King as well, Hakuna Matata.
    Right now I am a bit hooked on the Polish version of that song…
    Oh, before you ask : yes, my family absolutely adore when their daughter search up songs on You Tube. And then plays them out loud. And then sing it out loud in Polish.
    Bliss 🙂

  • Jo April 20, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I can’t believe you were chasing alligators with a camera! Those women with the signs are fantastic 🙂 Disney film faves are Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast I think. I saw The Lion King in the cinema when I was 14 and cried so much I can’t bring myself to watch it again!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun April 20, 2010, 4:21 pm

    Absolute fave Disney movie is Cinderella. I love Cinder-relly. 🙂

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 20, 2010, 4:23 pm

    Beauty and The Beast!!! I like a story with a strong woman!!!

  • Susan April 20, 2010, 4:24 pm

    If I’m being honest, when you were talking about soreness after the metric century a few posts ago, I was totally thinking about the butt/crotch pain that would come from that! Owwww! Hopefully it toughens up a little more by the time the full century comes around.

    Fave Disney movie = 101 Dalmations! I wanted ALL of them when I was a kid.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life April 20, 2010, 4:24 pm

    Definitely The Little Mermaid. Not only is it my favorite Disney movie, it’s my favorite movie. Period.

  • chrissy April 20, 2010, 4:27 pm

    The Lion King…love that movie! And my college roomie had that song sung at her wedding….they had an evening wedding, very small and the song was perfect 🙂

  • Vaala April 20, 2010, 4:38 pm

    Definitely Beauty and the Beast. Not only does Belle look a little like me but she also loves to read. So much in common!!! Oh, and her yellow ball dress? I want it!

  • Shannon April 20, 2010, 4:47 pm

    I used to (and maybe still do) know every line of Beauty and the Beast! I broke my parent’s car tape player by overusing the soundtrack, haha.

  • Kath April 20, 2010, 4:48 pm


  • Lisa April 20, 2010, 4:49 pm

    That saddle soreness is the WORST!!! Oooof. 🙁

  • Jessica April 20, 2010, 4:50 pm

    ok. confession. I own all Disney movies in VHS and I know them all by heart, my mom put me on Lion King restriction when I was younger because she was so sick of hearing it.
    JTT was my love back then…I loved little Simba…

    BUT, my favorite classic would have to be The little Mermaid….I love me some Sebastian “my what a soft shell I am turning out to be”….

    As for the new Disney Tumbelina is good but I adore Finding Nemo. Something about a fish that has no short term memory…:)

    sorry about your crotch but however, i dont know if icing it would be fun….:)

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 20, 2010, 4:53 pm

    It’s all about Beauty and the Beast! 😉

    Now that’s the kind of protest we need more of here in DC. We get a lot of angry people but very rarely is there that kind of love, hope and happiness.

  • Erica April 20, 2010, 5:02 pm

    Hehe, we totally had “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” sang at our wedding!! We had it sung when the bridesmaids walked in. Ahhhh, now I MUST go and watch my wedding video 🙂

  • Whitney@Whitinspired April 20, 2010, 5:02 pm

    The Little Mermaid…duh! I think I wore the tape out when I was little watching it so many times!

  • Jennifer April 20, 2010, 5:12 pm

    Might be time to start saddle shopping–there is the right one for you…or start using chamois butter.

  • Carrie H April 20, 2010, 5:17 pm

    Mine is Beauty and the Beast. But I didn’t see Bambi until I was about 15 and babysitting … my dad, who is an avid hunter, wouldn’t “allow” Babmi in our house because of the way it portrayed hunters! LOL, actually, I now believe if you’re gonna eat meat, you should actively take part in the producing of it , i.e., hunting for your own so you know the value of life and don’t think meat is a styrofoam and plastic wrapped commodity that you can just pick up at Wal-Mart … but when I did finally see Bambi at age 15, I SOBBED because of those mean hunters, ha ha.

  • Tami April 20, 2010, 5:28 pm

    so what DO you do about the sore crotch? almost as bad has having a baby down there when I went for my first ride of the season this year. horrible.

    • Caitlin April 20, 2010, 9:08 pm

      hahah oh man. you definitely need bike shorts! and if that’s not working… maybe a new saddle? and just time on the bike.

  • Evan Thomas April 20, 2010, 5:29 pm

    The lion king was the VERY FIRST movie I ever saw in a theater. Don’t remember it because I was too young, but my mom always reminds me of that

    • Laura April 20, 2010, 5:41 pm

      Oh you are such a spring chicken! My first ever film was a Disney classic too- the Little Mermaid. Got to love Disney sponsored rights of passage!

  • Laura April 20, 2010, 5:38 pm

    POCAHONTAS!!!! I really, really wanted to be her for ages when I was little- in the days of videos 🙂 I loved her hair. I seriously must have played that soundtrack 2 zillion times- belting out the Vanessa Williams number every time (my parents must’ve cringed everytime I tried to hit the top notes!) Mind you, I loved Mulan when I was older- such a great love story- classic. And I discovered Christina Aguilera through her song too. Glad I’m not the only one who used to cry watching most of the Disney films!
    Oh, slightly less exotic, but I went on a walk earlier and saw 10 bunny rabbits, a donkey, a horse, 2 fields of baby lambs+ one of hefers and their calves and my first ever weasel! I was sad when I saw the lambs and calves though- I wanted to go+steal them away from their fates ;( Sorry for monopolising your comments again!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 20, 2010, 6:00 pm

    What an awesome ‘protest’ – LOVE IT!
    And my fav disney movie would have to also be the Lion King! I cry every time I watch it when Mufasa dies!!!

  • Laura April 20, 2010, 6:02 pm
    • Caitlin April 20, 2010, 9:09 pm

      AHHHHHHHHHHHH they are everywhere!!!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 20, 2010, 6:11 pm

    Ahhh it’s definitely a toss up between Mulan and Hercules!

    Did anyone else think Shang in Mulan was kinda hot? haha

  • Kait April 20, 2010, 6:16 pm

    My favorite is Anastasia…which I found out isn’t even a Disney movie apparently, but in my heart it always will be! Singing “life is a road” at the top of lungs is so much fun!!

    Fun Fact: Did you know that The Lion King is the #1 selling VHS of all time…it was our final question at trivia last night!

  • Amanda (Amanda "runs") April 20, 2010, 6:19 pm

    I love Lion King. Every now and then my mom sings “Can You Feel The Looove Tonight?”
    I think my favorite disney movie would be anything with a princess.

    My poor twin brother was subject to many of my princess games. He was the Flounder to my Arel in the pol, the Aladin to my Jasmine when we would duet “A Whole New World” in the car in Kindergarten.
    I have a VCR of him dancing in the camera like no one is watching… and then there’s this 3 minute video of me singing “Colors of the Wind” with more Pocahantis than me… I was in the costume and everything!

  • Lindsay April 20, 2010, 6:28 pm

    I would have to say that my favorite Disney Movie would have to be Ratatouille (sp?)!! I just love how disney has good movies that don’t involve obscenities!!

  • Betty April 20, 2010, 6:40 pm

    The Little Mermaid hands down!! I’ve loved it since I was a little girl.

  • John April 20, 2010, 7:24 pm

    So alligators are afraid of bikers? Anyone ever been attacked/rushed at by one while biking?

    When I was a kid I always wanted to watch Disney when it came on in the evening on Sundays. Liked almost all of them.
    Recent one I like is “The Kid” with bruce willis

    • Caitlin April 20, 2010, 9:10 pm

      haha im sure gators have rushed bikers like me trying to get a picture of them!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 20, 2010, 8:02 pm

    I’m sure your hiney must be a bit sore too. I just bought bike shorts because my crotch used to get so sore on longer (read:5miles) rides.

  • Nicole, RD April 20, 2010, 8:04 pm

    Poor crotch! That’s one thing I don’t like about biking!

    Lunch looks amazing!

    I’m a Lion King fan!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries April 20, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Toy Story! It makes me LOL every time!

  • Paige April 20, 2010, 8:22 pm

    I already know this is going to be a long comment so I’m just going to warn you now, haha. My RECENT Disney favorites are Wall-E and Up (If you haven’t seen these, you need to! So adorable…just consider it training for when you have babies. 🙂 ). My long-time favorite is The Little Mermaid. Oh, Sebastian. And to wrap this up, you should check out the music from Hercules…it’s overlooked in the Disney song world! Obviously The Lion King’s music is great though…how can you go wrong with Elton John?? And…I’m spent! 😀

    • Caitlin April 20, 2010, 9:10 pm

      oh i love wall-e! i forgot about that one.

    • Carrie H April 21, 2010, 10:59 am

      My sister had a baby in November and named her Geneva. My sister-in-law had a son in March and named him Walter. WALLY and EVA!!!!! It is sooooooooooo cute. My three year old neice was so excited cause she loves Wall-E! LOL

      • Paige April 21, 2010, 11:05 am

        Awww that IS adorable!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 20, 2010, 8:25 pm

    The Lion King is my favorite Disney movie!!! Back in the day, I listened to that song on a tape over and over and over again!

  • Lex @ sweettoothlex April 20, 2010, 8:34 pm

    Mmm ANYTHING with salsa is delicious!! YUM!

    Lion King is my fav – I’d have it playing on my TV in the morning playing Hakuna Matata OVER-AND-OVER-AND-OVER-AND-OVER.

    Pure bananas!

  • Alyssa April 20, 2010, 8:43 pm

    The Lion King for sure! I was six when it came out, and my brother and I saw it in the theaters twice. When we saw it the second time with my dad, my brother and I were singing along with the songs during the movie at the top of our lungs 😛 Needless to say some people in the audience weren’t thrilled, and my dad was just slightly embarrassed 😉

  • Kellie@obsessivelyhealthy April 20, 2010, 8:48 pm

    Hands down Beauty and the Beast. I love that movie. I can still sing all the songs.

  • Heather ( April 20, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I already told you mine on twitter, beauty and the beast for sure! Lion king is up the little mermaid!

  • Shawna @ Balancing Me April 20, 2010, 9:20 pm

    How funny! We watched the Lion King this morning.

    Our favorite is Sleeping Beauty. 🙂

  • Nancy April 20, 2010, 9:31 pm

    I love this movie too!

  • Jolene ( April 20, 2010, 10:21 pm

    Those women inspire me. I love that they have the courage to stand outside and hold up those signs, when I feel like I would be scared or embarrassed or shy to do something like that. I really need to get over my fear. I want to be more like them.

    I love The Little Mermaid.

  • Jessica April 20, 2010, 11:35 pm

    Omg. Caitlin! Now I love you 10 times more. The Lion King is definitely my fave, fave, favee Disney movie! Hands down. I may love the others too, but it’s definitely the cutest–in my opinion 🙂

    And, you know I love the whole pita chips/ crackers + salsa combo! Plus, now i’m craving a wrap, some fried eggs (and I never really crave eggs…unless in omelet form!), and potatoes!

    Have an amazing Wednesday!

  • Sara April 21, 2010, 7:33 am

    Alice in Wonderland (the old one). I used to get so confused why it scared my friends when I was super little. I thought it was the best thing ever. 🙂 Even as a grown up I still heart it. For my wedding shower my family threw me a “Mad Hatter” Tea Party Shower. 🙂

  • Maura April 21, 2010, 8:56 am

    The Little Mermaid followed by Alice in Wonderland (Confession: Its sort of my dream to “play” Alice at WDW. I think that would be sooo cool, haha)

  • Amy April 22, 2010, 11:06 pm

    Omg. Caitlin! Now I love you 10 times more. The Lion King is definitely my fave, fave, favee Disney movie! Hands down. I may love the others too, but it’s definitely the cutest–in my opinion 🙂

    And, you know I love the whole pita chips/ crackers + salsa combo! Plus, now i’m craving a wrap, some fried eggs (and I never really crave eggs…unless in omelet form!), and potatoes!

    Have an amazing Wednesday!

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