The Husband joined me for an awesome hot vinyasa yoga class at Y2Yoga today – it was sweaty and hard! 


I have been rocking the leopard prints for errands (from Target about 4 years ago) instead of flip flops lately.  It’s too cold for flippies (please tell me you call them flippies, too?  I also call hair ties fubbies – anyone else?).  These shoes are fun and make me smile!  It’s the little things, right?


Pre-yoga snack of 1/2 a banana with AB:


Post-yoga, I made us a lovely breakfast for lunch – and then I realized I already had eggs today.  Ah well.  It was still great.


I used the 15 Minute Breakfast Scramble recipe (which is SO easy and delicious), but subbed out the tofu for Field Roast Sausages.  I’m LOVING those sausages.  The ingredient list is super short, which is not typical for faux meat products.


Also, ketchup rules.


In other news…


Operation Beautiful was selected as one of the Top 10 Most Inspiring Acts of 2010 – I am so excited!  Check out the article here – all the stories are great.  I especially like the one about Wonder Capes for sick children.


And yes, Megan is the model!  I sent the writer six really great shots and he happened to select one of my BFF.  Doesn’t she look great in that picture?


Time to get my write on!



  • Annette December 1, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Congrats! Operation Beautiful is a wonderful and empowering message. Glad you like yoga- it is a great workout.

  • Samantha @ The Life Abundant December 1, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!! That is amazing!

  • Sarra December 1, 2010, 3:03 pm


    (p.s. that’s what she said…to the first line) hahaha sorry couldn’t resist!

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 3:04 pm

      If it makes you feel better, I almost typed TWSS after the sentence, but I managed to refrain 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 1, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I actually call them thongs.

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 3:06 pm

      That’s what goes in your butt!!!

      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 1, 2010, 3:07 pm

        C’mon, someone else has to call them thongs!

        • Sarah December 1, 2010, 3:09 pm

          Yes! Have you seen that episode of Friends where Joey thought Charlie was going to wear a thong, but she was talking about flip flops?

        • Natalia - a side of simple December 1, 2010, 4:44 pm

          Haha, don’t worry, I’ve heard people call them that before. Although one of them is my grandma… so that often gets uncomfortable in the summer. I’m not sure she knows of the butt counterpart “thong” 🙂

        • Carrie H December 1, 2010, 6:47 pm

          Hahaha, my older female boss calls them thongs too … and I think it really freaks some of the guys in my office out.

        • Wei-Wei December 1, 2010, 7:57 pm

          I think Australians call flip-flops thongs.

    • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 1, 2010, 8:54 pm

      Yep us Aussies sure do call them thongs!!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit December 1, 2010, 3:04 pm

    So exciting! Congratulations Caitlin.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 1, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you deserve every bit of recognition that comes your way. 😀

    And I live in “flippies” year round. Although I don’t have any cute flats like yours to sub in.

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston December 1, 2010, 3:05 pm

    Loveeee those shoes! Congrats on everything OB related recently! I need to make sure to send the tween info to some special tweens in my life 🙂

  • Leah December 1, 2010, 3:06 pm

    I call flip flops “Flips”. I HATE it when people call them thongs. Makes me cringe.

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 1, 2010, 3:06 pm

    Love the shoes, and there is nothing, I repeat nothing, wrong with eating eggs at more than one meal a day.

  • Kelly December 1, 2010, 3:06 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! And I have stopped wearing flip flops in public b/c winter and marathon training means I have totally neglected my toe nails. TMI – gross right?

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 1, 2010, 3:07 pm

    That’s wonderful about OB! You deserve it!

  • grocery goddess jen December 1, 2010, 3:07 pm

    Megan looks beautiful in that pic! I call flip flops flip flops, but my friend lived in Hawaii for years and now permanently calls them slippers!

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow December 1, 2010, 3:07 pm

    OB is so awesome!!! Love those shoes…

  • Whitney December 1, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I don’t call them fubbies, but I call them hair elastics – which my American fiance ridicules all the time. I’ve never thought to call them a hair tie…I think it’s a Canadian thing 🙂

  • Kelly December 1, 2010, 3:08 pm

    Love your leopard shoes, and I just call them flip flops, haha. Yay for OB!

  • Sarah December 1, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Congratulations! You’ve been a wonderful inspiration.

  • Lisa Fine December 1, 2010, 3:10 pm

    Congratulations, Caitlin! That’s wonderful news. You are doing amazing, inspiring things.

  • Balanced Healthy Life December 1, 2010, 3:10 pm

    Congrats! That is such great news! You should be so proud of yourself! I love those shoes too! I’ve had them forever and they are still holind up (from Target)!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans December 1, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I call them flip flops. I’m lame. But I DO call the remote control the “clicker” if that counts for anything

  • Kristina @ spabettie December 1, 2010, 3:14 pm

    CONGRATS !! you are in awesome company, and should be very proud 😀

    you saying “flippies” makes me think of “flippy floppies” from SNL “I’m On A Boat”. 😉

    • Marika December 2, 2010, 3:12 am

      Haha, I had the exact same thought! That line in the song always makes me laugh 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 1, 2010, 3:15 pm

    And I echo the rest of the commenters… Congratulations!

    Never called them flippies, but I’ve heard them called flippers and flips.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) December 1, 2010, 3:15 pm

    Can totally tell your toes were dancing when you took the picture. I’m surprised you can cook all those potatoes in 15 minutes, I’ll have to check out the scramble recipe.

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 3:16 pm

      There’s a secret trick! Check out the recipe.

  • gabriella @ embracement December 1, 2010, 3:17 pm

    Congrats! Awesome to see it on yahoo, totally deserving. Breakfast for any meal is awesome – I need to make that recipe, 15 minutes? I’m in.

  • Camille December 1, 2010, 3:24 pm

    Haha, I have never heard the word “fubbies” before. It’s pretty darn adorable 🙂

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl December 1, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Congratulations! That is so awesome. Your breakfast scramble looks so good and I love your shoes!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write December 1, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I’ve never said flippies or fubbies.

    I love Megan as your model. So pretty!

  • Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 1, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Awesome! congrats catlin!! 🙂 You totally deserve it! Awesome picture too!

  • Kacy December 1, 2010, 3:31 pm


    I don’t call them flippies, but I may start. Too cute.

  • Amanda (Eating Up) December 1, 2010, 3:34 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin! Yay for OB in 2010…and 2011!

  • Joanna December 1, 2010, 3:35 pm

    Yay!! Congratulations on your accomplishments!

    I don’t call them flippies, but now I will because that is too stinkin’ adorable. It reminds me of my brother though, he calls wedgies, chewies… haha.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 1, 2010, 3:37 pm

    I don’t call flip flops “flippes” but I <3 that!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries December 1, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Hell yeah ketchup rules!

    Never heard of flippies or fubbies…?!?

    Have I ever told you how awesome you are? Because you are!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) December 1, 2010, 3:38 pm

    OK Flippies I can understand, but I’m not sure where you got fubbies! Cute though 🙂 Lunch looks great! Love your scrambles:) Congrats on making their top 10!!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 1, 2010, 3:39 pm

    hehe we call flippies “thongs” in Australia – which my Amercian friends always find hilarious!!!!

  • Kristen December 1, 2010, 3:44 pm

    Until I read this post, if you walked up to me and asked for a fubbie, I would have looked at you like you’re crazy…I would have had no idea what you were talking about.

  • Rachel December 1, 2010, 3:45 pm

    Love those leopard flats! And unfortunately no, I don’t use the word flippies or fubbies…

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 1, 2010, 3:49 pm

    That’s awesome!!! And that’s a great shot of Megan!

  • Candice L. December 1, 2010, 3:50 pm

    I live in Houston, pretty much flipflop weather all the time, but when it gets a bit too chilly for those, I sport my TOMS shoes. They are sooo comfy, cute, and a great cause!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 1, 2010, 3:53 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! And to Operation Beautiful too! That’s great news. I call my flip flops flippies as well – you’re definitely not the only one! It was far too cold for those here ages ago, but I wish they could be worn year round because I hate socks!

  • Leanne December 1, 2010, 3:54 pm

    Did you ever find out if you won that competition for $10,000 that you were planning on donating to GOTR?

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 3:58 pm

      The awards ceremony is December 14 or so – I will definitely be blogging about it!

      • Lili* December 2, 2010, 1:16 am

        I was wondering about this too! Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 1, 2010, 3:54 pm

    Congrats to OB! Yes, Megan looks BEAUTIFUL =]

  • Lost Girl December 1, 2010, 3:56 pm

    I’m sorry if I’m bothering you, but I have religiously read your blog for a while(I comment occasionally), but I love to read it. However Caitlin, I’m in a really bad place right now and I need advice. I recently moved to Texas about a year ago, and flew home to Boston for Thanksgiving to celebrate with the family. I felt so beautiful on Thanksgiving, I made sure to put on my favorite outfit and fun new lip color(I never do this), and after the night was done, my sister told me I looked like crap, and that I gained weight and I looked terrible. I know I have gained weight, (225, 5’5), but I’m truly lost on how to start my own healthy tipping journey. I know I’m the type of person who would like to follow a meal plan, and a workout plan, but I never know where to begin. I’m lost, and looking for some help. 🙁

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 4:02 pm

      Aww your message made me so sad. First of all, I think it was horrible of your sister to do that to you if she really approached it in such a negative way – there are much better ways to say you are concerned about someone’s health (which should be the focus, anyway!).

      I would recommend making two simple changes in your daily routine if you aren’t already doing this: one, swap out one of your less-healthy snacks with a piece of whole fruit and two, go for a walk everyday. If you’re already exercising, maybe you can talk to someone at the gym about how you can amp up your workouts.

      Re: the eating plan, you sound like you would REALLY benefit from making an appointment w/a registered dietitian. I think someone who could really tailor your plan to YOUR needs and keep it balance would be key – rather than following some crappy crash diet.

      just a side question, do you think your sister was projecting her own issues onto you when she said that?

      • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 4:02 pm

        ALSO – you are never bothering me!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) December 1, 2010, 3:57 pm

    Congratulations! That is great! Love the shoes! And, um yeah it is freezing in Atlanta today! My husband went the polar opposite and took me on a 2 mile rapid freezing walk!

  • Ashley December 1, 2010, 4:16 pm

    This post made me laugh. Fubbies is such an adorable word that I’ve never heard of. I call them hair bows and I just say flip flops. Your shoes are cute, I love leopard print. And I’ll echo everyone when I say congratulations!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef December 1, 2010, 4:22 pm

    i don’t call them flippies and i don’t call hair ties fubbies (i’ve never even heard of them!). but my husband calls flip flops “flops.” as in, do you want me to bring you your flops? ha! 🙂

  • Jen December 1, 2010, 4:25 pm

    Flippie-floppies! Hahaha makes me think of “I’m on a Boat.

    I call hair ties “elastics,” I think it’s a Massachusetts/New England thing.

  • RhodeyGirl December 1, 2010, 4:28 pm

    I call them SHIP SHIP!

    My mom used to call them that, and it stuck. I don’t know where it came from… possibly an arabic word for flip flops?

  • Cheryl H. December 1, 2010, 4:34 pm

    Used to call them thongs, but now that sounds wrong, so they are flip flops. And for the hair, it is hair bungee, scrunchy or hair tie.

    I love that picture of Megan ~ she’s so cute.

  • Kiran December 1, 2010, 4:35 pm

    Love the shoes 🙂 and congrats on Operation Beautiful! Megan looks awesome!

  • Molly @fuelherup December 1, 2010, 4:45 pm

    I have never heard of flippies or fubbies…I have heard of flipflops and hair ties or hair elastics. But do you 😉

  • Heather December 1, 2010, 4:51 pm

    Never heard of Flippies or Fubbies. I just use flip flops, but I still call hair ties scrunchies no matter if they are just a rubber band or what.

    Congrats on the OB news as well!

  • Jessica M December 1, 2010, 4:57 pm

    I love those shoes! I have some that are similar.

    Congrats on the recognition! I am going to go out and get your book asap!

    • Jessica M December 1, 2010, 4:58 pm

      It’s little things like cute shoes and painted nails that make me so happy. : )

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 5:14 pm

      Only $9 something on amazon right now 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Keri December 1, 2010, 5:10 pm

    Amazing…congratulations! Truly an inspiration…

  • Lauren December 1, 2010, 5:12 pm

    Haha I’ve never heard fubbies… I always laugh when my international friends call sneakers “trainers” and swimsuits “togs” (they’re from australia and new zealand)

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In December 1, 2010, 5:20 pm

    LOVE the leopard flats! But sadly flip flops are just flip flops to me. ANd hair ties are hair ties…

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 1, 2010, 5:29 pm

    Haha, I’ve never heard someone called hair ties ‘fubbies’ before! Did you make it up?

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 5:32 pm

      hahah I don’t think so!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 1, 2010, 5:46 pm

    I went to surf camp in Hawaii for a few years, and all the local Hawaiians call flip-flops slippas. It stuck, and I still call them that!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed December 1, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Great job on operation beautiful!! I’m retweeting it now. woohoo!
    Heidi xo

  • Vicky @ eat live spin December 1, 2010, 5:52 pm

    Found these… they totally fit your mantra!

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 6:02 pm

      I love those 🙂

  • Kate December 1, 2010, 6:22 pm

    i have those exact shoes! and i love them just as much.

    also, i call them flippy-flops.

    and congrats on operation beautiful and all the exciting news with your other books! pretty soon you can look back fondly on how 2010 was just a beginning.

  • Michelle December 1, 2010, 6:55 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on your TWO new books!

    I call them flips, but I like flippies and might start using that! WAY too cold for flips up here in New England 😉

  • Erica December 1, 2010, 7:01 pm

    CUTE shoes! I had eggs twice today too 🙂 Nothing wrong- lots of great protein!!! CONGRATS!

  • Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy December 1, 2010, 7:04 pm

    That’s a great pic of Megan! When do you find out about the Amway contest?

    • Caitlin December 1, 2010, 7:04 pm

      Dec 13!

  • Emilie December 1, 2010, 8:26 pm

    I love the word fubbies! I’m definitely adopting that one, since my hair is never *not* in a ponytail.

    Congrats on the recognition for Operation Beautiful. I’m so glad that it has taken off the way it has–it’s such a positive message and something everyone should hear!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 1, 2010, 8:43 pm

    I call them flops! 😀 and congrats on the Yahoo nomination!

  • Amber K December 1, 2010, 8:50 pm

    It’s never too cold for flip flops! Now sometimes it gets to icy, wet, or snowy. But too cold? Pssh, never! 😉

    YAY for Operation Beautiful. Love it! I also love the picture they picked.

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous December 1, 2010, 9:16 pm

    Flippies, I’m totally adopting that word. And your lunch looks YUM. I love breakfast for lunch! And dinner 🙂

  • Jolene ( December 1, 2010, 10:03 pm

    Those are some GREAT shoes!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life December 1, 2010, 10:10 pm

    Lol I call flip flops “flops” and hair ties “hair ties”. Either way I think I should have worn boots today, since we got our first REAL snowfall.

    Congrats on the Yahoo article- your career is on fire and you’re doing great things for others in the process. Double win Caitlin 🙂

  • Mrs. Muffins December 1, 2010, 10:14 pm

    I love those shoes!! I say “flip-flops” and “hair things”, lol!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) December 1, 2010, 10:55 pm

    Cute shoes and congrats!

  • Kristen December 1, 2010, 11:23 pm

    I use flippies ALL of the time! Flips for short. My whole family knows what I’m asking when I say “Where are my flips?”

    I’ve heard fubbies before, but don’t call them that myself.

  • Kristen December 1, 2010, 11:30 pm

    And, congrats on Yahoo! You must be so excited! 🙂

  • CarolineR December 1, 2010, 11:32 pm

    Congrats on the Yahoo feature!..

    ..and I might have major shoe envy right now 🙂

  • Ashley December 1, 2010, 11:34 pm
    • Caitlin December 2, 2010, 8:58 am

      Did a website feature these pencils or something? Because three people told me about them yesterday! They are so pretty!

  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs December 2, 2010, 1:34 am

    Flip flops=Jandels
    Hair tie=Dinky

    Everything else in the world= thingymabobby

    • Caitlin December 2, 2010, 8:58 am

      heheh very cute!

  • Lili* December 2, 2010, 1:39 am

    Caitlin! I’m so proud of you and Operation beautiful! Congrats on the recognition. You are an inspiration <3 And I feel honored for having "discovered" OB while having a pedi reading the Glamour magazine!
    Speaking of pedi, your toes are so cute! Love the polish color too! I need to get one badly ASAP 😀
    Oh and I call hair bands " rubber bands" haha well, English is not my first Lang so I just pick wrong words sometimes haha- I will call them hair bands or fubbies from now on! Lol

    • Caitlin December 2, 2010, 8:58 am

      Thank you so much Lili!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 2, 2010, 8:35 am

    Wow, that’s amazing! I’m so happy that OB is getting so much recognition! 🙂

    Those shoes are cute! You’re lucky you can wear them still. It’s way too cold for anything but boots here!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 2, 2010, 10:54 am

    Aww! Congrats on getting picked for that list! She does look gorgeous:)

    It must be warmer there than here… the twenties this morning! It’s been too cold for flippies for QUITE a while.

  • Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler December 2, 2010, 1:19 pm

    I call them flippers. 🙂

  • Melissa December 2, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Cute shoes. I couldn’t even get by with the peep toe flats where I live. My toes would freeze! I say flip flops now, but when I was little we all called them thongs. And I say pony tail holder.

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