Another awesome Operation Beautiful presentation.  :)  I had so much fun talking to two groups of 6th – 8th grade girls at the Friendship Methodist Church.



(Best note, ever.)


Before my presentation, I took a much-needed nap.  When I awoke, I was faced with a choice:


This choice was possible thanks to a FRIDGE and MICROWAVE in my hotel room!  I was so happy when I walked in.  I haven’t stayed in a hotel with a fridge this big in years.


Twitter was overwhelmingly in favor of going to Whole Foods, so I pulled on my coat and headed over. 


I picked up dinner, breakfast, and lunch for tomorrow – all for $24. 


So much cheaper than getting lots of takeout!  It was Whole Foods or Cracker Barrel for dinner, and this was so much more satisfying (although CB can be awesome, don’t get me wrong!):


Dinner included awesome macaroni and cheese – there wasn’t a ton of vegetarian options at the hot bar.


And a salad for some greens:


Then I drove over to the church for the presentation!  I was part of a larger event called Beautiful in God’s Eyes.  It was a whole self-esteem building night for all the girls in Youth Group. 


Post-It was kind enough to donate lots of product for the event, and the girls had a ton of fun writing notes and covering the church in positive messages.  The janitor is going to hate me.


So tired – that king size bed is calling my name!



  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston January 28, 2011, 10:43 pm

    Aww sounds like a great event Caitlin!

  • ashley@quasichick January 28, 2011, 10:43 pm

    I would have def. chose WF too. Good deal on your eats, not bad! And I <3 afternoon naps!!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) January 28, 2011, 10:44 pm

    That IS a great note! I’m gonna leave one for my boyfriend, ha ha!

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please January 28, 2011, 10:44 pm

    The toilet note is definitely a classic one!! It must be so inspiring and gratifying to spend time and talk to a large group of young teens!

  • Stephanie@Thorns Have Roses January 28, 2011, 10:45 pm

    It’s much more fun to read now that I know what your voice sounds like for some reason! I like your tush! Hahahaha.

    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 11:01 pm

      Heheh I’m glad!!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) January 28, 2011, 10:48 pm

    WF is like the Helen Keller card in Apples to Apples. It wins every time.

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) January 28, 2011, 10:51 pm

    I love the note on the toilet. 😉

    You are so inspiring to me! I would love love love to do this! 😀 I hope one day that I can go around and talk to people. 😀 Have a wonderful evening!

    • Caitlin January 28, 2011, 11:02 pm

      <3 i know you will be able to follow your dreams!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 28, 2011, 10:52 pm

    I like your tush- hahahaha!!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 28, 2011, 10:53 pm

    As the janitor at my church (it is included in the Pastor title for a small church 🙂 ) I’d leave the notes up. Everyone needs to see them…not just the girls who were part of the talk.

    BTW the I like your tush one is perfect. I might have to put that on our toilet for Hunni ;-D

  • Erin @ Bishella January 28, 2011, 10:55 pm

    I love Whole Foods mac & cheese soooo much. I need to learn how to make my own! 🙂

  • Emily Malone January 28, 2011, 10:56 pm

    I know this is the wrong post, but I cannot belieeeeeve you went to Bankok Bistro!! I used to live around the corner from that restaurant – one of my Hyde Park favorites. Glad you got to see a piece of my favorite neighborhood. 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat January 28, 2011, 11:04 pm

    The “I like you tush” OB note is my favorite ever!!!!!

  • Dori January 28, 2011, 11:04 pm

    Love the tush note! And the mac & cheese… mmmmmm…

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition January 28, 2011, 11:11 pm

    I’m about 95% sure that your minifridge/mircowave is the same one I had in my college dorm for the past few years. I made mean meals in that microwave. 🙂

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 28, 2011, 11:17 pm

    what an awesome event! so cool that you’re traveling and inspiring people 🙂

  • maria @ Chasing the Now January 28, 2011, 11:22 pm

    I love staying somewhere with a fridge. I can eat the way I like and don’t have to worry about blowing all my money eating takeout. Good choice.

  • Wendy January 28, 2011, 11:26 pm

    I’ll bet the OB notes make the janitor’s night. How could they not make him/her smile??

  • Kiran January 28, 2011, 11:49 pm

    Great decision with WFs! and of course I am a great OB follower 😉 After all, every one is beautiful, just the way you are 🙂

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) January 28, 2011, 11:49 pm

    Love this. If ONE girl changes the way she feels about herself from ONE post it note left by operation beautiful, literally your movement is a success..incredible

  • Cyndie January 29, 2011, 12:07 am

    HAH! I just quit my server position at Cracker Barrel! Embarrassing. Strangley, I never ate there, but the mac n cheese always looks delicious.

    I can’t believe you bought all those meals for 24 bucks. I’m a terrible shopper, clearly.

  • Camille January 29, 2011, 12:11 am

    You made the choice! 🙂

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty January 29, 2011, 12:52 am

    That is the best note ever!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 29, 2011, 7:44 am

    What an awesome event!

    Oh, and you definitely made the right choice. Having a substantial dinner/breakfast will simply make your next workout even better. 😉

  • natalie @ January 29, 2011, 8:03 am

    just thought i would let you know that i was at a group job interview on tuesday and their was a lady their who spoke about operation beautiful..i live in australia. your message is traveling! you are doing a wonderful thing!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life January 29, 2011, 8:08 am

    Lol hopefully the janitor is a Christian too and won’t hate you 🙂

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 29, 2011, 8:09 am

    Yay for WF’s while you’re traveling! That probably made things so much easier!

  • Lauren January 29, 2011, 8:30 am

    I love that you get to do all of these great presentations. We have similar jobs in that I am off presenting at events like this too, only speaking on different topics. It’s such a rewarding job! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 29, 2011, 8:56 am

    Hahaha I think that is the best OB note I’ve ever seen!

  • Meredith January 29, 2011, 9:24 am

    best note ever! you should include that one in your book!

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen January 29, 2011, 9:28 am

    That mac n cheese looks super yum.

  • Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fab January 29, 2011, 9:54 am

    best post it note EVER!!! =)

    so glad the hotel had a fridge for you. that is awesome!!!

  • Olivia January 29, 2011, 9:56 am

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! Can I email you perhaps, I have so much relevant information to tell you!?! I can’t believe you were in Cincinnati, at the Friendship United Methodist Church!!! My two girlfriends, (Grace and Lilly!) were volunteering there and I was so bummed I couldn’t go! I would’ve been there, and holy cow, I could’ve met you!! That’s so incredible, I’m so glad to hear you are in Cincinnati! 🙂

  • Ashley January 29, 2011, 10:27 am

    Why would the janitor hate you? There are so many inspiring notes to clean up that I’m sure they’d be happy doing it 🙂

  • Mary H January 29, 2011, 10:28 am

    cute “run for your life” tshirt! Where did you get it??!

    • Caitlin January 29, 2011, 6:41 pm

      It was from the local running store, which is called Run for Your life!

  • Jess January 29, 2011, 11:36 am

    whole foods mac and cheese is excellent! i was inspired by <a h ref="; this week and made brie mac and cheese. so. good.

  • Jess January 29, 2011, 11:36 am

    whole foods mac and cheese is excellent! i was inspired by this week and made brie mac and cheese. so. good.

  • Natalia - a side of simple January 29, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Cracker Barrel rocks my life. It’s kind of a favorite 🙂 But I fully support your choice with WF, especially since I dream of going there one day…

  • Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 29, 2011, 1:08 pm

    I wish I had a whole foods near me!!! 🙂 Such an inspiring weekend! 🙂

  • Amber K January 29, 2011, 1:20 pm

    The dinner looks fantastic! What a neat self-esteem event for those girls. I’m sure the janitor will forgive you 🙂

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt January 29, 2011, 2:10 pm

    Sounds like you had fun! The note on the toilet totally made my day!

  • Holly January 29, 2011, 3:12 pm

    ok, so I totally wrote a comment but something happened and when I went to submit it timed out and erased it. Anyway, I love to dreadmill for speedwork and pushing myself, but hate it for long runs!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 29, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Haha I love the ‘tush’ note!

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles January 29, 2011, 10:08 pm

    bwahahaha love the tush note!!

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