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Hello from NYC!  The view from my hotel:

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Buildings, building everywhere!

 

I thought it would be fun to really go into detail about all the stuff I’m doing in NYC so y’all can see the behind the scenes action.  Lots of meetings and running around in flip flops with high heels in my hands so far!  πŸ™‚

 

I didn’t plan ahead for lunch, and a delayed landing + a surprise meeting threw me for a loop.  I ended up fending for lunch at Starbucks.   I should’ve prepared a little better – it’s so hard to eat healthy in the airport when you’re a vegetarian (and running late)!

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Not a very healthy lunch, unfortunately.  But a girl has to eat!  I had a bagel with cream cheese, a banana, and a latte.

 

I was picked up from the airport and whisked to the city.  It’s pretty amusing that people move faster than cars in NYC!

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My hotel is uber swank.  Very NYC.

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After checking in, I had 10 minutes to resolve a major issue with the Operation Beautiful website (it’s all straightened out now, thank goodness!) and change into appropriate attire for a meeting in the lobby with my publisher’s publicists.

 

Publicists have a really tough job – it’s their duty to plan everything down to the very last minute AND make sure I get my booty to where I need to be!  The ladies (Lindsay and Adenike) managing me are super helpful and organized, so I’m eternally grateful for them!

 

We went over basic stuff for the big interview tomorrow, but it was just nice to finally meet face to face.  Feeling like I have friends in the city makes me feel more relaxed!

 

Sorry for the short but sweet update – I’ve got to dash!  I had another meeting and then I’m going to check out an giant Post-It art installation project.  How cool is that?!

 

If you could have someone else manage any aspect of your life, what would it be?  Personal assistant? Chef? Trainer?

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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 4, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Wow your hotel room is SO nice and swanky!! Good luck with your interview tomorrow – I cannot WAIT to see it! I would love to have someone manage my entire schedule and travel (including business and personal travel!) and my finances… πŸ™‚

  • Michal August 4, 2010, 3:07 pm

    Can’t wait to see you later! It’s so funny to “look out your window” and know you’re very nearby. I have my book to read on the subway ride over πŸ™‚

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 4, 2010, 3:08 pm

    That is one fancy hotel, crikey!
    Hmm..I’m not sure what part of my life..probably my uni work, that’s the bit I struggle most with!
    Good luck in the interview πŸ™‚

    • Jean August 4, 2010, 3:12 pm

      Oh, housecleaner,good one! Maybe I change my mind! πŸ™‚

      • Lauren August 4, 2010, 3:16 pm

        Jean-if that response was for my comment I hear you! A girl can dream can’t she. πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah for Real August 4, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Hmm… I’d like someone to manage the money making part =)

  • Lauren August 4, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Welcome to our neck of the woods!
    Wow…you look like you are in a tree house except instead of leaves it is glass πŸ™‚
    Good luck tomorrow. Will be cheering you on.
    I think I would have someone clean my house twice a week.

  • Jean August 4, 2010, 3:11 pm

    This is so fun following you along on this journey! I’m glad to hear you’ll be giving us a play-by-play!!!
    If I could have someone control a part of my life it would probably be a time manager. Someone to get my booty moving in the morning. Tell me what time I HAVE to be at the gym in order to get a workout in before The Bachelorette starts. πŸ™‚

  • Julz @ freshman5k August 4, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Looks fabulous! Enjoy every minute of this amazing opportunity!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite August 4, 2010, 3:12 pm

    This is so cool! I love hearing about this stuff!

    I need a professional organizer/housekeeper. I would LOVE that!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 4, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Oooh Swanky!!

    I’d probably have a personal shopper. I need a personal shopper

    • Annie August 4, 2010, 3:15 pm

      I agree! I’m terrible with shopping. Even though I enjoy it…sometimes.

    • Annie August 4, 2010, 3:15 pm

      I agree! I’m terrible with shopping. Even though I enjoy it…sometimes.

    • Caitlin August 4, 2010, 6:08 pm

      Me three!

  • Evan Thomas August 4, 2010, 3:14 pm

    I would love a personal driver

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 4, 2010, 3:15 pm

    Welcome to NYC! I bet you’ll have a ball! It’s great that you have people whose job is to organize your trip and get you where you need to be.

    I’d want a full-time trainer! I’ve been working out with one once a week, and I can already tell a huge difference!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 4, 2010, 3:16 pm

    I love the cheetah print ottoman. Could I have someone read all of my boring textbooks and dump all of that knowledge into me?

  • Annie August 4, 2010, 3:16 pm

    What a beautiful hotel!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired August 4, 2010, 3:16 pm

    Personal trainer, hands down. One that would drag my butt out the door. I would love it! I’m so excited for you, this is SO huge!!!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy August 4, 2010, 3:18 pm

    I would adore to have my own hairdresser/make-up artist/stylist to do the job every morning πŸ™‚

    More realistic, I’d love to have a personnal trainer but it’s way too $$$

    Good luck on all your crazy fun things πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit] August 4, 2010, 3:19 pm

    I’d want someone to manage my weekend eating. My good eating habits go out the window when i’m off my weekday schedule!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 4, 2010, 3:19 pm

    i could have an assistant, but i would want to still be pretty hands-on for stuff! such a cool experience for you!

  • Jessica @ Rawtumn August 4, 2010, 3:22 pm

    Glad you arrived safely! Your hotel is beautiful. That view is going to be even better at night!

  • Amanda August 4, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Visiting NYC is always GO GO GO even on a vacation. I can’t imagine how intense it must be for you right now. Enjoy the city as much as possible πŸ™‚

  • Kelly August 4, 2010, 3:24 pm

    I would want a chef and a trainer! Your room is beautiful, try and have fun!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 4, 2010, 3:24 pm

    Sounds like so much fun not to mention the awesome hotel room!

    If I could have one aspect of my life managed by someone else it would be a personal shopper…for groceries mostly. I hate grocery shopping =( Or maybe just a cleaner and someone to pay the bills.

  • eri August 4, 2010, 3:25 pm

    personal trainer? personal shopper? chef? housekeeper? could i combine them into one?!?! hahaha

  • Debbie August 4, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Your pictures gave away your hotel…we just stayed there…awesome location…great hotel…we had a blast in NYC! Congrats on the book…looking foward to reading it!

    • Caitlin August 4, 2010, 6:10 pm

      hehehe dont tell!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 4, 2010, 3:27 pm

    I would love to have a personal chef or someone who could do my grocery shopping, meal planning, laundry and house cleaning. Does a person like that exist in real life?

  • Jen @ Jen is Green August 4, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! I love the city. I live upstate and only get there a couple times a year. πŸ˜€

    I would have a personal chef and of course a personal trainer! How awesome would that be?!

  • Jes August 4, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Enjoy the experience!!! You are doing it and living it right now! Congrats!

    I would probably want a chef to make every last piece of food I eat! haha, everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, everything. Even pack my lunch for me with proper portions ect… that would be awesome!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 4, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Um, house cleaning…laundry especially, just because I hate to do it!

    Have fun Caitlin! I love NY!

  • Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 4, 2010, 3:29 pm

    Thanks for the updates, go get them girl!

  • Tina August 4, 2010, 3:32 pm

    Sounds like a whirlwind already, but exciting. I can’t wait to hear more. πŸ™‚

  • Christina August 4, 2010, 3:32 pm

    I want a housekeeper!

    I love NYC, I’m sure you’re having a blast! Soak up every wonderful minute of this experience!!! I can’t wait to see you on the Today show tomorrow!!!

  • Natalie August 4, 2010, 3:33 pm

    love that hotel!
    i would definitely have a personal assistant! Keep my life in order so i don’t have to!

  • Angie August 4, 2010, 3:34 pm

    I am so excited for you!! Break a leg on the show! YOU GO GIRL!!!

    Amazing hotel room!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries August 4, 2010, 3:35 pm

    DEFINITELY a house keeper. That would make things so much easier. And, Caitlin, so much luck tomorrow. I know you will be fab!!

  • Sara August 4, 2010, 3:36 pm

    Good luck, Caitlin! So exciting! Can’t wait to watch tomorrow afternoon (DVR in morning!) I would get someone to clean out the litter box and pick the cat food up the kittens knock out with their furry faces and mouths.

  • Nat August 4, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Good luck tomorrow!!! I hope I will be able to see the interview on Youtube or something, as I’m in the UK! I will not be surprised to see you on the NYT Best Seller list soon πŸ™‚ Your OB movement is something really special πŸ™‚

  • Jamie August 4, 2010, 3:41 pm

    Enjoy your time in NYC! Good luck tomorrow! I know you’ll be fantastic!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine August 4, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Hmm house cleaning would def. be nice! πŸ™‚ But it isn’t too much trouble for me… Bah, you know what. I don’t need a personal anything! I’m all good doin’ stuff myself.

  • Alyssa August 4, 2010, 3:51 pm

    How exciting! You are definitely getting the star treatment, enjoy every minute of it πŸ™‚ Maybe you’ll run into Tina?

    I would say either a trainer or someone to help me with all my technical/computer problems who can fix anything. Pretty sure we all need one of those πŸ™‚

  • Jaime Runs August 4, 2010, 3:51 pm

    I need a maid and an email-checker/responder.
    Good luck tomorrow!

  • Scargosun August 4, 2010, 3:53 pm

    I love to cook and an a pretty darn good organized but I NEED a trainer in the worst way. I know there is so much more I can do with my fitness but I don’t know how to get there.

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) August 4, 2010, 3:54 pm

    Sounds and looks like fun. As for someone managing me, I have a personal trainer but I would love a landscaper to manage everything outside the home although I enjoy mowing so I’ll keep that job. I’m actually someone’s business assistant so that’s the type of thing I love to do myself. It would be weird to have someone manage my business/life while I do it for someone else LOL

  • Christina August 4, 2010, 3:56 pm

    Ree (the Pioneer Woman) is going to be on the Today show also, but she didn’t say what day. I wonder if she’ll be doing a segment tomorrow as well!

  • Ashley August 4, 2010, 3:59 pm

    Glad to see you made it safe! Have an awesome time! Good Luck tomorrow…I am so excited I can watch on TV bc im headed to Florida on vacation

    I would definitely hire a nutritionist and personal trainer!

  • elaine! August 4, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Oh, definitely a chef. Especially if they were willing to teach me how to cook. πŸ™‚

    Very nice looking hotel, too!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 4, 2010, 4:02 pm

    This is all so exciting!! That hotel room looks pretty amazing. Good luck with everything down there! I know it is going to be super busy but make sure to enjoy yourself a bit πŸ˜€

  • Katherine August 4, 2010, 4:03 pm

    I would have a lady butler. Someone to pack my lunch, do the “heavy lifting” housework, possibly lay out my outfits, and make a daily to do list for me (and possibly tackle some of the tasks themselves). Awesome question!

  • Kacy August 4, 2010, 4:08 pm

    Woo hoo! Looks like such a blast and I’m so excited for you.

    And, as much as I enjoy cooking, I’d probably have a chef. Or maybe a house cleaner/errand runner. Either one would be great.

  • Leah August 4, 2010, 4:08 pm

    A housekeeper – to tidy up, organize, put things away properly, do the laundry…

  • Amanda @ Eat to Live, Live to Run August 4, 2010, 4:10 pm

    I was just saying last night how I need a personal assistant. That would be amazing! Have fun in NYC!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 4, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I would love to have a personal trainer. Just because when my life gets crazy I feel like I drop exercise first, but if I had a personal trainer they would get my rear in gear.

  • Amy August 4, 2010, 4:17 pm

    I saw that Post-It thing yesterday. If you figure out what exactly it’s supposed to be, let us know!

    • Caitlin August 4, 2010, 6:10 pm

      I tried to figure it out, but I couldn’t. Still – awesome!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers August 4, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Laundry doer? Trash taker outer? πŸ™‚

    Have a blast in NYC!!

  • Heather August 4, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Personal trainer and a chef for the weekdays when I’m busy at work!

  • Colleen August 4, 2010, 4:30 pm

    Love the view from your room – stranger I know. Right now I would love a personal everything – cook, housekeeper, trainer, assistant, you name it I want it now.

  • Kim August 4, 2010, 4:31 pm

    Looks like you’re having a great time! I love NYC! Good luck with the interview – can’t wait to see it!

  • JenRD August 4, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Congrats on the book release and all of the excitement surrounding it! I would definitely want a maid!

    If you have a chance to check out any restaurants while in NYC, I would definitely suggest Rouge Tomate in Midtown for fresh, tasty, local food with a few good vegetarian options. For a great vegetarian place on the Upper East Side, Candle 79 is the best http://www.candle79.com/.
    I’ll be recording you tomorrow–good luck!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 4, 2010, 4:39 pm

    Thanks for the ‘real time’ posts! Love it!
    Does personal assistant include (some)child care duties? If it does, I’ll take one of those during the summer months:)…just for a couple of hours a day.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! August 4, 2010, 4:43 pm

    Personal Chef!!! I like cooking but just do not have time to do it the way I really would like too………..=)

  • Kelly August 4, 2010, 4:43 pm

    Very Exciting!! Best of luck with everything. I set my tivo for tomorrow :O) Congrats!! You will do great!!
    Kelly

  • Stacey August 4, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Congrats on everything Caitlin!! I know I haven’t commented in a while, but here and I am. So proud of you πŸ˜€ Have fun in NYC!
    Hmmm, if I could have someone that would walk my dog for me while I’m at work, that would be fine and dandy! Not busy enough for a personal assistant ;P

  • Gloria August 4, 2010, 4:46 pm

    Good luck!! I’ve got the Today show all set to record tomorrow! Oh and I would LOVE a house cleaner. My kitchen gets so disgusting.

    And you definitely need to check out Candle 79 if you have time, as suggested. Most amazing food experience of my life!

  • Katheryn August 4, 2010, 4:46 pm

    I would love to have a house cleaner. I like doing everything else myself, but I would gladly let someone clean my house.

  • kristy @ ksayerphotography August 4, 2010, 4:47 pm

    I’m SO excited for you!! Good luck πŸ™‚

    I could definitely do with a personal assistant, there’s so many jobs I have to do that just aren’t appealing in the slightest.

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition August 4, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I love all the behind the scenes stuff. All of this is really exciting to read about and I am just so happy for you!

    If I could have one addition to my life it would definitely be a personal chef. I love eating good food but sometimes I just don’t have the desire to cook. The chef would have to clean up the kitchen too. That would have to be part of the package! I loathe doing dishes!

  • Brenna August 4, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Good luck tomorrow – I am so excited to watch!! Oh and I just read on PW’s that she is going to be on the Today Show tomorrow too – blogger’s unite!!

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 4, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Whoa, sounds like you’ve got a crazy schedule, but I know you’re doing great! I would LOVE someone to clean my apartment and cook for me. My domestic skills have much to be desired…much to my mom’s disappoint!

  • Stacey August 4, 2010, 4:54 pm

    Ooh, nice hotel!! Sounds like you’re mega-busy but remember to have fun!!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales August 4, 2010, 4:55 pm

    Good luck on the Today show and enjoy your time in the Big Apple.

    πŸ™‚

  • Hedda August 4, 2010, 4:55 pm

    Ohh, I am so excited for you, Caitlin. Excited and proud πŸ™‚
    You have A LOT of friends in New York – the people who participate in your project. People you have helped change the way they see themself, and made a positive impact on. Don’t forget that when the nerves try to play nasty games with you.

    Hmmm, a personal chef would be great. A goodlooking Italian, haha! Who could teach me how to make all the lovely Italian food, and meet me with a smile each time I entered the kitchen. Guess I could live with that πŸ™‚

  • Vicky @ eat live spin August 4, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Nice hotel! And yes people are usually faster than cars… plus there was a ton of traffic around NYC today. Good luck tomorrow morning! I know some of the people over there at the studio and they are all very nice. If you have a chance and want great coffee head over to Joe’s coffee! http://www.joetheartofcoffee.com/

  • Linzi @ Destination 26.2 August 4, 2010, 4:58 pm

    Omigawsh, the GIANT post-it art sounds awesome. I can’t wait to hear more about it. And am so excited for all the success you have had with Operation Beautiful. (I am anxiously awaiting my copy to arrive in the mail…any day now!) πŸ™‚

  • Kelly August 4, 2010, 4:58 pm

    I would DEFINITELY have a house cleaner! I consider hiring one every day. I’ve even gone so far is to figure out exactly how many kids I would have to tutor to make up the difference haha

  • Michelle August 4, 2010, 5:05 pm

    I would SO have someone dress me and shop for my clothes every day. I need help with that!

  • Mama Pea August 4, 2010, 5:06 pm

    SO excited for you! I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep tonight…I can only imagine how you will be πŸ™‚

    I need/want/dream of a stylist. Clothes, hair, makeup…the whole thing!

  • Heather August 4, 2010, 5:07 pm

    glad you made it!!! cant wait for more!

  • Caitlyn @ A Spoonful of Life August 4, 2010, 5:08 pm

    I have to go with everyone else and say a house cleaner. I am uber lazy when it comes to dusting, vacuuming, and cleanig up after myself when I make a mess in the kitchen!! Sometimes, I think I spend more time cleaning up after cooking than actually cooking!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 4, 2010, 5:10 pm

    I’m definitely all for a house cleaner. I love cooking so I don’t think I’d ever require a chef, but someone to do my dishes on the other hand, now THAT would be useful!

  • rebecca lustig August 4, 2010, 5:18 pm

    just picked up my copy. can not wait to see you on the today show tomorrow!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 4, 2010, 5:19 pm

    I would give anything for a trainer. I do okay pushing myself sometimes but I don’t always do it properly and get injured. If I had a trainer I think my fitness would be better.

    Besides I love to cook and I’m too OCD to let someone touch my schedule πŸ™‚

  • Marie August 4, 2010, 5:31 pm

    Giant Post-it? I’m excited.

  • Rachel August 4, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Personal chef. Hands down!!!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 4, 2010, 5:47 pm

    I am SO excited for you, and keep the updates coming!

    I would totally have a personal masseuse… or a maid πŸ™‚

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 4, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I would love a personal trainer!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 4, 2010, 5:57 pm

    ooooh I am so excited!!! Have fun!

  • amanda August 4, 2010, 6:02 pm

    Woo! Remember to have fun and enjoy this wild ride!

    I recently learned that I would DEFINITELY benefit from a personal trainer. I don’t have any friends who are willing to be fitness buddies, my boyfriend isn’t very supportive, and I am TERRIBLE at motivating myself. I have work-out videos, but I always manage to talk myself into doing something ELSE. I can’t afford a gym membership, let alone a personal trainer, but it’s on my wish list.

  • ari August 4, 2010, 6:05 pm

    definitely a personal trainer so i can have a rock hard body like zuzana from bodyrock.tv!

  • tanyasDaily ProductViews August 4, 2010, 6:09 pm

    chef….I rather eat than cook!

  • Amanda August 4, 2010, 6:25 pm

    personal trainer or chef for this girl!!! O-M-G!!! I listen to cosmo radio every afternoon and I just heard you’re going to be on tomorrow!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!!

  • Callie August 4, 2010, 6:37 pm

    Your hotel looks so nice. Very NYC. πŸ™‚
    I’d love a personal trainer… I need someone to motivate me.
    Have a fun time!

  • AngelaOSG August 4, 2010, 6:42 pm

    I have butterflies in my tummy for you!!! Gosh I dont think I could be anymore excited if it was me on that today show! bahaha. You will rock it!
    I hope hope hope I can watch it tomorrow (our TV is not reliable right now!)

  • Jennifer August 4, 2010, 6:44 pm

    I LOATHE the Today Show but I will grin and bear it to watch you! You should feel very honored last time I did that it was for the New Kids on the Block πŸ˜‰
    Good luck and have fun!!
    Oh and I’d have a round the clock housekeeper.

  • Eliza August 4, 2010, 7:01 pm

    are you still in NYC? if so, you must go to Chopt
    http://www.choptsalad.com/#
    there a few locations in NYC
    I went there when I was visiting from Australia, you will not be dissapointed. Healthy, yummy and so different!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 4, 2010, 7:04 pm

    I’m so excited to watch your interview tomorrow! You’re going to rock it!

    I would love to have a personal hairdresser to tame my frizzy mess every morning. πŸ˜›

  • Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 4, 2010, 7:14 pm

    Congratulations looks like its busy and hectic. Good luck with the Today show.

  • Amber K August 4, 2010, 7:17 pm

    I would love a personal chef. Especially one who understood clean, veggie eating! And especially if they switched things up and introduced me to new foods!

    What a nice hotel room! I hope you’re getting some rest amongst all the busy stuff!

  • kirsten August 4, 2010, 7:22 pm

    oooh definitely a personal chef. I am about 1/2 way through your book and I absolutely love it!!

  • Camille August 4, 2010, 7:25 pm

    Holy cow, fancy schmancy!
    Have a great time and good luck tomorrow!
    I have my DVR all set!

  • Jen August 4, 2010, 7:27 pm

    Just picked up a copy of your book at a Barnes & Noble in NJ – it looks fantastic!! I have been reading your blog since the See Bride Run days, and it’s been a blast seeing how far life has taken you. Congrats on all you’ve accomplished and all that’s yet to come. You’re an inspiration and I wish you the very best. Can’t wait to see you on Today… tomorrow!

  • Abbey August 4, 2010, 7:46 pm

    What time will you be on tomorrow? In central time zone?

  • Lee August 4, 2010, 7:51 pm

    I would definitely want a house cleaner. I am a mess and my husband is 10 times worse than I am.

  • Amanda August 4, 2010, 7:55 pm

    I would have someone to clean for me, or maybe do my homework

  • Jessica August 4, 2010, 7:56 pm

    Your hotel room looks awesome! I would definitely want a house keeper too – or at least someone to do laundry and dishes.

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries August 4, 2010, 7:59 pm

    Enjoy NYC! I can’t wait to get your book. I also can’t wait for our Luna’s dinner next week! πŸ™‚

  • Aundra (poweredbyzumba) August 4, 2010, 8:01 pm

    Hey Caitlin! Congratulations again!! I look forward to hearing all about your Today Show experience. Enjoy your time in the city!

  • Bethany August 4, 2010, 8:13 pm

    Woah! I love that hotel room. It is so swanky! I’d love to have a personal trailer/chef….I can pick two, right? Someone to help me eat healthy w/o much planning on my part and someone to get my butt in gear and lose weight.

  • Patrice August 4, 2010, 8:14 pm

    So exciting! I was thinking of bringing my friend down to Rockefeller Center tomorrow morning- maybe we’ll get a chance to see you!

  • Carrie August 4, 2010, 8:25 pm

    Most definitely I would need a house cleaner. I think once a week would be faaaantastic.

    Can’t wait to see your Today show appearance tomorrow!

  • eatmovelove August 4, 2010, 8:38 pm

    Definitely hands-down a chef.No doubt.

    Are you nervous? I’d be a wreck!! Who’s interviewing you? One of the Anchors?

    God what I’d give to be in NYC! Do they put up your hotel?

    …and when travelling – Bagels are a MUST!! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah (this is it) August 4, 2010, 8:48 pm

    I feel like we are already on a behind-the-scenes tour with you! This is so exciting!

    After reading some of the featured posts through the week, I think I am going to stop reading beauty/fashion/health magazines for at least a few months. I get them from the library and sometimes they make me feel “less than” I should.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 4, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Oh my goodness it’s all so exciting!

    I’d love a cleaning lady to come and deep clean my house once a week. With work and being pregnant it’s all I can do to keep up with the laundry, cooking and dishes!

  • Julie @ pickley pear August 4, 2010, 9:18 pm

    Super swank hotel!! What a great opportunity for you! NYC is the best. If I had someone to work for me it would be a chef. Even tho I love to cook, I also snack too much and need some portion control help.

  • Lana August 4, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I’m so excited for you!! Remember to breathe!!!

  • Chase (TheChaseProject) August 4, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Oooh how exciting! Wow I love reading these behind-the-scenes updates! Good luck sweetie! I can’t wait to see it tomorrow! Oh, and I’d have a personal chef. DEFINITELY. πŸ™‚

  • Wei-Wei August 4, 2010, 9:26 pm

    Your room is so awesome! You sound like you’re quite distracted… Don’t worry, go strut your stuff! We’re on the ride with you, Caitlin. πŸ™‚

    Wei-Wei

  • Lorin August 4, 2010, 9:29 pm

    I just finished your book and I really enjoyed it! I don’t have huge body issues but I do have a fear of change and it really did help me see that change can be good. I am going to college in six weeks and it’s weird to think how different everything will be. It helps to look at all the quotes at the end of your book and say to myself that I don’t have to fear anything. I am a little shy, so it’s scary to be in a new place with new people. I keep telling myself that everything will be fine in the end and that it will be fun and allowing myself to let go will be for the better. I have to get used to the idea of taking a chance and not being afraid of what others think. It is still hard to believe that I have the control of the way people see me, but it is a process. I just wanted to thank you for showing me that even if change is scary, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. I’m still nervous as hell, but I know it is silly and that I will make friends and meet lots of people! So many emotions come with leaving for college I guess, anyways, long babbling done. Thank you.(Oh and I love New York, I just went there in June!)

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) August 4, 2010, 9:29 pm

    Make sure you take a moment to stand in that swanky swank hotel room, close your eyes, and TAKE THIS ALL IN! You have done something so amazing, and we’ve all been here to witness your hard work along the way. Enjoy reaping the rewards! You deserve it!!!

    I’ll be watching tomorrow! πŸ˜€ So proud of the girl who turned me on to Elf two Christmases ago. πŸ˜‰

    ooooh, and i’d have a housekeeper cleaning my house every day, for sure! My dog sheds like a monster and I hate keeping up with the tumbleweeds of fur on my wood floors.

  • Nicole August 4, 2010, 9:44 pm

    The DVR is all set to go! I am so excited for you!! You are amazing!! Kick some bootay tomorrow girlfriend! You’re going to be awesome!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances August 4, 2010, 9:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, how EXCITING!!! πŸ™‚ I hope you’re having a fabulous night in the city, celebrating yourself and your amazing accomplishments. YAY! Sadly, I will be at work tomorrow when you come on the Today Show but I’m really hoping it will be online as well… Crossing my fingers!

  • diana August 4, 2010, 10:06 pm

    congratulations!! go get’em tiger!!

  • Di August 5, 2010, 9:14 am

    That’s a gorgeous hotel!

    I’ll take a personal chef, a trainer, and a personal shopper (that was a great idea!). I’m a mess. πŸ˜‰

  • Mac August 5, 2010, 11:06 am

    I think I would have a personal chef, that would be pretty neat! Congratulations on all of your success and good luck on the show πŸ™‚

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