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After all that sugar late last night, I wanted a stabilizing breakfast.


Spelt toast with an egg… The Husband recently bought a loaf of spelt bread and I really love it.  It has an interesting texture!


And 1/2 a banana with a bunch of cherries.


GOTR $10,000 Prize Update


On Sunday, the Husband and I are traveling from Charlotte to Hagerstown, Maryland for the Amway Positivity Awards.  If I get selected as the winner, I get $10,000 to donate to Girls on the Run.  Regardless, I get $2,500 to donate to GOTR.  Pretty cool, huh?


Random side note:  The winners are going to be announced during John Tesh’s Christmas concert. I love John Tesh’s radio show and am super excited to meet him!


The prize is based entirely on public votes so I’m hoping the blogosphere really came together for GOTR.  Keep your fingers crossed! 🙂



  • Julia @ Brides Up North December 10, 2010, 8:29 am

    I have my fingers and crossed for you sweetie xxx

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life December 10, 2010, 8:33 am

    Good luck! It’s so wonderful that you’re donating that money to GOTR. I’m also jealous of your tasty looking breakfast. I woke up late, so I only had time for toast this morning. 🙁

  • Baking 'n' Books December 10, 2010, 8:33 am

    Wow – even $2500 is a ridiculous amount of money! Good for you and GOTR! Great early Christmas gift 🙂

  • Alina December 10, 2010, 8:39 am

    John Tesh? He does a radio show in my city, and my mom loves him! We always listen to him in the evenings driving back from things . . . He’s the one that does the informative radio things, right? He’s great!

    • Caitlin December 10, 2010, 9:12 am

      Yes, life lessons or something? I like him. He’s kind of like Delilah.

      • Natalia - a side of simple December 10, 2010, 12:33 pm

        I get all my interesting/”did you know” facts from John Tesh! That’s so cool you get to meet him! He’s totally the male version of Delilah 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 10, 2010, 8:42 am

    Ooh GOOD LUCK Caitlin!! That would be so so exciting if Operation Beautiful wins – I think you stand a very good chance and the girls would love you for it (although I’m sure they already do!!)

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 10, 2010, 8:44 am

    Good luck! GOTR could do some fabulous things with $10,000 (or $2,500!).

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 10, 2010, 8:49 am

    John Tesh! There was a comedian who used to make fun of him — I think it was Conan or Jay Leno but I might be wrong. Either way, it is funny to see his name.

    Good luck on winning the $10K! I’m sure GOTR would put it to good use.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 10, 2010, 8:50 am

    Good luck! I know I voted for you. How amazing that money will go towards GOTR no matter what.

  • grocery goddess jen December 10, 2010, 8:52 am

    How exciting! I used to think John Tesh was a total dweeb, but I love catching his radio show now. Good luck!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) December 10, 2010, 8:52 am

    GOOooooooooooooood luck!!

    Wish I could have joined yall at the cookie exchange- it looked delish 🙂

  • Lori Lynn December 10, 2010, 8:54 am

    Congrats on being able to go. Wish ya luck!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking December 10, 2010, 9:01 am

    Love eggs and toast! Good luck!!

  • Mandy December 10, 2010, 9:07 am

    re: Cookie Monster – I agree with you.
    I appreciate the response from Frank Oz:

  • Dee December 10, 2010, 9:09 am

    Good luck!

    ps. I love John Tesh too! 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 10, 2010, 9:10 am

    Definitely looks like a stabalizing breakfast- perfect way to get back on track. 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 10, 2010, 9:13 am

    Fingers crossed!!!

    And I love how you talk about stabilizing foods. I always find that carrots and sweet potatoes are very stabilizing… only I usually call them grounding and calming. I think it’s because they’re root vegetables… thriving in the peaceful, calm darkness of the soil.

  • Ali December 10, 2010, 9:14 am

    I’ve never heard of spelt bread–interesting! Congrats on even getting $2,500 for GOTR! What an accomplishment, good luck on the prize though 🙂

  • Amanda (Eating Up) December 10, 2010, 9:20 am

    Ahhh I’ll cross my fingers and toes for you and GOTR! Either way, I suppose some great organization will get the money which is always something to celebrate!

  • Alison December 10, 2010, 9:37 am

    I literally just started reading your blog yesterday and I got so roped in! I already read through a bunch of posts last night. You are such an inspiration. When I checked back this morning I was so shocked to see that you’re coming to Hagerstown because that’s where I live! How long are you going to be here? If you have free time I’d love to chat :o)

    • Caitlin December 10, 2010, 9:39 am

      Cool!! Thanks for reading 😉

      Unfortunately, Amway has us roped into constant events for PR purposes so I won’t have any free time. Wahh.

      • Alison December 10, 2010, 9:45 am

        Boo. Well it is awesome that you are coming here because no one ever comes here. Anyway, bring gloves and warm clothes and stuff because it is FREEZING here! I almost froze my buns off on my way into the courthouse today (I’m a lawyer, not a criminal lol). Hope you have a great trip!

    • Allison B December 10, 2010, 10:18 am

      Alison –
      I hear ya – no one ever comes to MD!
      I love Western MD (the husband went to Frostburg) and we try to get up there once a year!
      Sidebar – We live in SoMD and when I saw the HTP post about a month or so ago with a snapshot of people in the running for Positivity Awards I was shocked to see someone from Hollywood, MD…that’s next door to me!
      (It’s the We Did It post, just looked for it).
      Congrats and good luck Caitlin!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 10, 2010, 9:39 am

    I hope you get it sweetie! Good luck!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 10, 2010, 9:41 am

    Yeah, I always crave a savory breakfast the morning after a night with lots of sweets.

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 10, 2010, 9:54 am

    Good luck and have a safe trip!!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 10, 2010, 9:58 am

    Good luck! I hope you get the $10,000, but no matter what, it’s awesome that you’re donating to GOTR!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) December 10, 2010, 10:09 am

    Good luck! I really hope you get the $10,000 for GOTR! If you do win, I’ll probably freak out. 🙂

  • April December 10, 2010, 10:10 am

    I wish you the best of luck with this!! I volunteer with GOTR too and it is certainly a deserving recipient. I hope our votes helped!!! 🙂

  • Camille December 10, 2010, 10:16 am

    I hope you win! Good luck!

  • monicanelsonfitness December 10, 2010, 10:47 am

    Best of Luck!!

    The cookie swap looked AMAZING by the way~ 🙂

  • Annette December 10, 2010, 11:25 am

    I voted- and I am sure you’ll win! Good luck!

  • Nancy K @ NancysPerfect10 December 10, 2010, 11:44 am

    I hope you win!!!

    Our local GOTR 5k is this Sunday! Can’t wait 🙂

  • Jaclyn December 10, 2010, 11:51 am

    Love John Tesh too! That’s so cool! I will definitely be listening – congrats!

  • Little Bookworm December 10, 2010, 11:56 am

    Good luck! 🙂

  • Danielle @ InDeesKitchen December 10, 2010, 11:57 am

    Congrats! I hope you win the big one!

    Dress warmly, we’re getting snow today in DC and Hagerstown is about 45 min away.

  • helal December 10, 2010, 12:09 pm

    i am keeping my fingers crossed for you and
    aslo i wanted to tell you your appetite is really antastic. i could never imagine mixture of berry and banana can taste cool ! 😉

  • helal December 10, 2010, 12:10 pm

    fatastic 🙂

  • Amber K December 10, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Sending good vibes your way. 🙂

  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving) December 10, 2010, 12:19 pm

    Fingers are crossed for you! But that’s great that you get something either way to donate! 🙂

  • Sarah December 10, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Good luck with the awards!! And congrats on the money – however much you get to donate!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 10, 2010, 12:27 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes for you!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 10, 2010, 12:31 pm

    I hope you get the grand prize!!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) December 10, 2010, 12:37 pm

    Hope you have time for some outlet shopping in Hagerstown! I haven’t been to the outlets up there for years but it’s a memorable part of the drive north. 😉

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 10, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Good luck! Here’s to hoping 🙂

  • Samantha @ The Life Abundant December 10, 2010, 12:59 pm

    Congrats! I’ll cross my fingers for you 🙂

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) December 10, 2010, 1:14 pm

    I think it’s hilarious what a big John Tesh fan you are! I just have to call you out on being a grandma (affectionately, of course!) And congrats on all the great work you’ve done for GOTR- it’s wonderful to think of how many girls you’ll impact.

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence December 10, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Good luck! Either way, it’s a great accomplishment!

  • Michelle December 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Good luck! You are deserving of all of the wonderful recognition and like Jess@atatasteofconfidence says, either way, it’s a great accomplishment.

    You know what could be one step above eggs on toast? Egg in the holes! I’ve been thinking of using an x-mas tree cookie cutter for my next batch. How cute/festive would that be? You could even smear some pesto on top and a few chopped red peppers and really get in the spirit. Yeah, I’m a nerd.

  • Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise December 10, 2010, 1:49 pm

    Best of luck!!
    Your breakie looks simply delish! ( And I don’t even eat eggs lol )

  • Sara December 10, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Have a safe drive and good luck! You’ll be coming close to my next o the woods!!! 🙂 Be warned…it’s been flurrying today.

  • Laurie December 10, 2010, 5:13 pm

    Hagerstown is a little near me. Wave as you drive through Northern Virginia.
    AND…last night, I had brown rice, zucchini and tofu and thought it needed a little something, SO I did a Caitlin and put Bar-B-Que sauce on it, YUM!

  • Wawa December 10, 2010, 8:11 pm

    Congrats! I have my fingers crossed for you.

  • Sana December 11, 2010, 1:11 am

    omggg Soooo cool!Are you doing a MD bloggers meet up?

    • Caitlin December 11, 2010, 11:42 am

      I’m going to be in and out so I’m not going to be able to do any meetups 🙁 Wahh. It would’ve been nice to meet!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 12, 2010, 9:33 pm

    A healthy breakfast is always a requirement the day after a cookie exchange 🙂

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