Y’all are giving me such good advice and support about swimming in the comments section of this post – I have to find a way to thank you for being awesome readers! πŸ™‚

 

How about this sweet 10-cup food processor?

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Oh yea.

 

You can use this food processor to make hummus and nut butters, like most other food processors.  But this food processor has an awesome slicing blade that easily chops veggies.  In fact, I use the slicing blade almost every single day because it’s so easy to clean and the processor is not too heavy.  Instead of relying on weighing as much as a ton of brick to stay on the counter during processing, it has little suction feet – cute!

 

I clap my hands and squeal every time I use this processor.  It makes healthy cooking SO much faster.

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I’ll pick the winner of the FREE food processor (must ship to USA) tomorrow afternoon.  To enter, leave a comment describing a moment you felt truly beautiful (or handsome!). 

 

This giveaway is sponsored by me, myself, and I (and the Husband, I guess)!

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  • Tricia K April 21, 2011, 6:57 pm

    The moment my fiancΓ© proposed last June. We were on the beach and had just finished working out, but I never felt more beautiful or magical than in that moment.

  • Kristen April 21, 2011, 6:58 pm

    On my wedding day!!

  • Lindsay April 21, 2011, 6:58 pm

    Awesome giveaway! My teeny food processor doesn’t really cut it with all the fun veggie cooking I do!
    I feel truly beautiful everytime I wake up in the morning with my hair everywhere and yesterday’s mascara running, and my boyfriend still looks at me like I’m a goddess and tells me how beautiful I am. πŸ™‚

  • Dannielle April 21, 2011, 7:00 pm

    Last week – I realized I hadn’t weighed myself in 1 month. As I was getting ready and looking in the mirror, I felt absolutely beautiful. This was huge for me – since prior to this, every morning the scale dictated whether I would feel “beautiful” or “ugly”. I’m so happy that I’ve come to this place – where I don’t need a number to determine how I look. I am beautiful because I’m ME!

    • Jen April 22, 2011, 12:40 am

      If this was Facebook, I’d totally like your post πŸ™‚ This is awesome. Good for you!!!!

  • Whitney April 21, 2011, 7:01 pm

    I feel the most beautiful after a long hard run. Ironically the sweat, the rosy cheeks, the feeling in my gut makes me feel fantastic.

  • Lara @ six times the yum April 21, 2011, 7:02 pm

    Awesome giveaway! One time I truly felt beautiful was the first time I put on my high school junior prom dress on. It was this beautiful long, yellow maxidress with bright red roses. It wasn’t your typical prom dress, but that’s what I loved about it. It fit perfectly, and I called it my “happy dress” because whenever I wore it, I felt absolutely happy – and beautiful!

  • Racheal April 21, 2011, 7:03 pm

    I feel the most beautiful in the summer when I wear no makeup and flaunt all my natural freckles with pride!

  • Kelley April 21, 2011, 7:03 pm

    I feel most beautiful during dancer’s pose in yoga.

  • Libby April 21, 2011, 7:03 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when I was working at my church’s childcare and one of the little girls came up to me and told me that I was a beautiful human being. πŸ™‚ I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.

  • Liz April 21, 2011, 7:04 pm

    I felt beautiful crossing the finish line at the Peachtree Road Race last summer! It was my first race ever and I trained for months. I had never been able to run even a mile before that so it made me feel beautiful AND strong!

  • Sarah L. April 21, 2011, 7:04 pm

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day, when I married the man of my dreams 2 years ago. When I look at him, I am reminded of that day and he continues to make me feel like the most amazing woman on earth.

  • Kara April 21, 2011, 7:05 pm

    I felt the most beautiful after I gave birth, even though I hadn’t showered in 2 days and I was in a hospital gown. I couldn’t believe that I had made such a perfect baby.

    *this feeling of happiness and beauty may have been influenced by drugs.

  • Bridget April 21, 2011, 7:05 pm

    At the end of a long run, haha

  • suki April 21, 2011, 7:06 pm

    the moment i walk out of bikram yoga all sweaty and yet so worked out. πŸ™‚

  • Jenn April 21, 2011, 7:06 pm

    Before I reached recovery (ten years ago), I experienced years of others telling me that I needed to get well, from my eating disorder in order to live. I look back and can remember the dramatic acts they would take, to get me to begin to see myself as they saw me, rather than I have viewed me. Due to my distortion, I was unable to trust or believe them. Because I was living without faith, I went through life not believing anything, unless I saw it, for myself. Because of the distortions of ED (former Eating Disorder) and low self esteem, I was in a desperate need of clarity. What I was seeing. Was what I believed. At this time, I believing I was to be blamed for the bad things happening in the world around me, somehow, believing they were my fault. And the consequence of this belief was self punishment, used to rid myself of the guilt I felt.

    One morning, a morning that began like all others, yet ended slightly different. For the first time in years, I took a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was able to see me…the real me. Now, this was VERY brief at the time, but I will never forget the love, peace, and realness I felt in that moment. I was taken back by it and couldn’t understand it. What was all that warmth, sincerity, and peace, I just felt? Later, I realized, it was truth and clarity. The truth and clarity I have been wanting to see within.THIS IS THE MOMENT I FELT TRULY BEAUTIFUL! When my mind and body were seen with clarity.

    After my fleeting moment of clarity, I wanted more of them. I wanted to feel these warm loving feelings on a more frequent basis! I decided to take a vow. At first, I was convinced that this, like past vows, was going to be short lived. But this was one time, I couldn’t be more grateful for being wrong! My vow? Was for one year, I was to β€œBe Me”. This lead to a full recovery after difficult times and lots of hard work. I can now truly feel beautiful and moments of clarity come SO often : )
    I have been recovered for over 8 years and share my support to serving others at http://www.becomfortablewithme.com

  • Carly April 21, 2011, 7:06 pm

    I recently started going make up free half the time and realized a few days into the experiment that I look just as beautiful without it!

  • Ashley April 21, 2011, 7:06 pm

    My wedding day…and not because of all the work done on my hair and make up or because of the big white dress, but because of the way my husband looked at me when the doors of the church opened and I started to walk down the aisle. That’s why.

  • Danielle J April 21, 2011, 7:08 pm

    I felt beautiful at my friends wedding. I had been overseas for 10 months and felt like I’d grown a lot as a person and overall felt very confident πŸ˜€

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 21, 2011, 7:08 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway! A food processor has been on my Want List for a while now.

    I felt the most beautiful on my wedding day. And it wasn’t because my hair was all done up and I was wearing a gorgeous dress. It was because I was so happy to be marrying my best friend.

  • Kathleen April 21, 2011, 7:09 pm

    My wedding day was magical. I’ve never felt more beautiful. Casual beach wedding in Maui with an amazing dress and my hot husband and 25 guests – made up of our family and close friends. Yes please…sign me up. Such incredible memories of how I felt on that day.

  • Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment April 21, 2011, 7:09 pm

    I feel beautiful every time I catch myself making a negative observation in the mirror and turn it into a positive affirmation! All those “my arms jiggle.. but can haul my monster-ass nephew around with ease!” Add up!

  • katie April 21, 2011, 7:09 pm

    i feel truly beautiful when i finish a work out and im all sweaty!

  • Cait April 21, 2011, 7:10 pm

    ohmygosh love this giveaway- a time where i truly felt beautiful was when my boyfriend looked at me after i had just fallen off my bike and had a skinned knee, said “you’re still as gorgeous as the day i met you”- he clearly had me then πŸ˜‰

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life April 21, 2011, 7:11 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I can honestly say that I felt the most beautiful on my honeymoon with my husband. Even though I was at my heaviest weight I was happy with where I was in life and every time I looked in the mirror I felt like I was glowing.

  • maria @ Chasing the Now April 21, 2011, 7:11 pm

    I feel beautiful when I look in the mirror after a run and realize how awesome my body is!

  • Joy April 21, 2011, 7:11 pm

    I feel like I’m supposed to say on my wedding day (and I did feel beautiful that day) but even moreso when I see a stunning woman and I point her out to my hubs and he doesn’t even look up – he usually tells me he’s already looking at the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.

    And this isn’t when I feel most beautiful but I feel most “right in my world” when I’m in the woods with my pup and he looks back to make sure I’m coming – and if it’s not fast enough he runs back to me! That is where my heaven exists!

  • Barb April 21, 2011, 7:12 pm

    For the first 3 months of my marriage, my husband worked overnight shifts. It was so hard to sleep without him there. My faithful pit mix Uma was there for me every night. The worst part of it was that my husband was either sleeping or cranky between shifts. I tried my best to bear it but I did feel ignored and stressed. His last day at the job was the best day in our marriage so far, he came home, we had a quiet dinner together and it was as though we were reliving our first date! The way he looked at me made me feel absolutely beautiful and knowing that he would be home with me in the coming months was uplifting thought for both of us!

  • Heba @ My Life in a Pyramid April 21, 2011, 7:12 pm

    When I think of how blessed I am to be healthy. When my husband looks me in the eye and smiles and tells me he thinks I’m beautiful. And when I dress up and pamper myself!

  • Ambre April 21, 2011, 7:13 pm

    Awesome give away πŸ™‚
    The day I felt beautiful was during my most recent vacation with my bf.. He made me feel pretty even though I had a horrible sun burn and looked like a lobster πŸ™‚ LOL

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 7:13 pm

    I felt beautiful when I was wearing rain galoshes, no make up, and hair undone…and my boyfriend proposed anyway.

  • Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows April 21, 2011, 7:14 pm

    I feel beautiful after a good workout. =)

    You are awesome for having this giveaway BTW — I’ve never owned a food processor and it’s currently on my birthday wishlist. =)

  • Kim April 21, 2011, 7:15 pm

    I feel the most beautiful when I am surrounded by my best friends and family. I’ve also noticed as the weather gets nicer and the flowers start blooming, I feel more beauty within too :-). Beauty and happiness definitely go together in my book.

    I’ve been drooling over food processors for quite some time, what an awesome give away!

  • Heather April 21, 2011, 7:15 pm

    I felt truly beautiful the day I gave birth. I had been laying in a hospital bed all day, unbrushed hair and no shower (and deodorant that was probably starting to wear off), but none of that mattered when I saw my perfect daughter for the first time. πŸ™‚

  • Brittany (a healthy slice of life) April 21, 2011, 7:17 pm

    So excited about this giveaway- I need this!

    I feel beautiful when I feel baby D kick. I’m amazed at what my body is doing, and am learning to love my new big belly!

  • Emily @ Comfortable Home Life April 21, 2011, 7:17 pm

    I feel truly beautiful after helping a child who has been abused or neglected. It’s my full-time job so I feel beautiful all day long!

  • Amna April 21, 2011, 7:17 pm

    When I got into med school, I was riding a high for the next few days and felt unbelievable!

  • Jenn April 21, 2011, 7:18 pm

    The day I gave up my scale πŸ™‚

  • Rosie April 21, 2011, 7:18 pm

    i feel beautiful when i remember how thankful i am for everything i have in life!

  • Jodi R. April 21, 2011, 7:18 pm

    I was 20 years old, and life was good. I was halfway through college, singing in a choir that I adored, in love with a boy who was halfway across the world–in short, living the life I’d been waiting for. I was more confident and happy than I’d been at any time in my life, and it showed. My best friend was coming over to pick me up, and I had 15 minutes to get ready. I showered, dressed, and did my hair and makeup in 15 minutes and when I looked in the mirror, I was gorgeous! I knew it was true because I didn’t need anybody else to tell me, I could see it–feel it–all on my own.

  • Jacqueline April 21, 2011, 7:18 pm

    I felt the most beautiful on my wedding day. 7/18/09! Marriage is the best thing I’ll ever do!

  • Lola April 21, 2011, 7:18 pm

    I feel beautiful when my boyfriend stares at me for no reason at all

  • Melissa R. April 21, 2011, 7:18 pm

    When I look at my photos from finishing my 8th marathon! I felt amazing to be able to be rocking PRs in my 40s.

  • jen @ taste life April 21, 2011, 7:19 pm

    I felt beautiful this morning, actually. The hickey on my neck may have helped. Yes, I’m 31, not a teenager.

    I may have a hickey, but don’t have a food processor!

  • Leea April 21, 2011, 7:21 pm

    I truly felt beautiful when I found out my sister looked up to me as her role model.

  • Madison April 21, 2011, 7:21 pm

    I felt the most beautiful when I was out walking my puppies around the block and my live-in boyfriend drove by. I had no makeup on, my hair was blowing everywhere in the wind, and he still told me that I looked adorable! I would take being called cute, adorable, or beautiful any day over hot πŸ™‚

  • Caroline April 21, 2011, 7:22 pm

    When I ran 4 miles for the first time!

  • Caroline April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm

    A moment I felt truly beautiful … hmm. Ideas that come to mind: the day my fiance proposed, my first day at my first job out of college (up and moved from Ohio to the big city of Chicago to be a big city girl), or anytime my mom reassures me I’m beautiful both inside and out. But, I’m not going to pick any of those. I’m 26 years old, and one memory that comes to mind is my senior prom, 8 years ago; mainly because I was all dressed up, but still had a piece of “Caroline” with me … see, I wore this amazingly gorgeous big ball gown (powder pink), gloves, had my hair in an updo beehive style (but elegant) … yet, I wore my favorite pair of SNEAKERS underneath all that glam. These were my favorite shoes in the world; they were years old and so ugly. Yet, I felt perfect. I didn’t care what anyone thought about my weird combo, because I felt amazing … it’s a memory I know I’ll have forever πŸ™‚

  • kate@ahealthypassion April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm

    I feel truly beautiful everyday when I leave the gym covered in sweat knowing I am powerful and strong.

  • Marcie April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm

    My 1st Marathon

  • Allison R. April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm

    When I ran my first 10k! Felt awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Carol April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm

    Definitely my wedding day

  • Cassi April 21, 2011, 7:23 pm

    After I had my baby I started seeing myself in a totally different way. Now I feel beautiful every day!

  • Noel April 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

    After the birth of my child!

  • Will April 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

    Definintely after my first day of coaching, it was a great feeling to help others!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence April 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

    I felt beautiful when my 6 year old niece tells me “you’re pretty!”

  • Lisa April 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

    After I ran the Hood to Coast Relay race. 200 miles baby!!! (I ran 17 of it but it was the most I’d ever done.)

  • Jenna April 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

    When I get dressed up pretty and go on walks.

    OR naked in the morning light.

  • Lucy April 21, 2011, 7:24 pm

    When I won my first race!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 21, 2011, 7:25 pm

    I had a moment over the last few months where I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was struck by my shoulder and collar bone. I had been doing some extra strength training and finally was starting to see some definition. Because I was obese for so long, I NEVER used to be able to see my collar bone, so the combination of seeing both my collar bone and my shoulders looking defined made me feel beautiful!

  • Jennie @ Designed to be Fit April 21, 2011, 7:25 pm

    When I crossed the finish line of my first half marathon and my husband told me I looked hot while I was sprinting across the mat. πŸ™‚ I felt terrible (sweaty and gross) but he made me realize I just did something awesome and felt great.

  • delia April 21, 2011, 7:25 pm

    After a good workout or long run!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 21, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Umm, right now. Just finished feeding my family a healthy meal and before that I was kicking arse at the gym. So yeah, normal stuff. πŸ™‚

  • Caryln April 21, 2011, 7:25 pm

    At my Grandma’s funeral, after an insane amount of crying, my two little 5 year old cousins came up to me and one said “um…jasmine wants me to tell you that she thinks your pretty”. i couldn’t help but feel good about myself, because although i felt like crap, kids are so genuine.

  • April April 21, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Crossing the finish line of my half marathon after years of battling anorexia – Training for the race helped me overcome so many obstacles!

  • Christy April 21, 2011, 7:26 pm

    I felt beautiful when I had my son. A moment when you can feel nothing but admiration for your body. πŸ™‚

  • Anna April 21, 2011, 7:27 pm

    Hmmmm I felt truly beautiful after a long hard day of work on the farm last summer. I’d be covered in dirt and wearing ratty old gym clothes, but the glow of a hard day’s work is beautiful in my eyes.

  • Danielle April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    My wedding day!! Seeing my husband’s face for the first time and the fact that he couldn’t stop smiling!!

  • Holly April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    i felt beautiful as a bridesmaid in my brother’s wedding. I had finally recovered from anorexia and was able to wear a strapless dress and look normal and healthy. I felt so pretty!

  • Lauren April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    Last week, when I tried on my favorite pair of jeans for the first time in nearly 8 months… and they fit. Now, this isn’t because I got smaller to fit in them. No, quite the opposite. I had finally gained the weight from my disordered thinking and habits back. I feel like myself again. I feel beautiful. I feel free, and I plan to stay this way!

  • Alejandra April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    I felt beautiful the day of my high school graduation party! πŸ™‚

  • Laine April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    When I was in ardha chandrasana in yoga class and I reached back to hold my leg in the variation of the pose and my teacher said “oh, that is just beautiful, I wish I had a camera!”

  • Brittney April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    I was just thinking about how I’ll need a great food processor when I move into my first big girl apartment! A time I felt truly beautiful was at a recent scholarship dinner with my parents– being recognized for my accomplishments while being surrounded by the two who supported me the whole way!

  • SaraRM April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    This is such an exciting giveaway and even more special that its from you! I would absolutely LOVE this!!!

    A couple of weeks ago I had to run into the grocery store for a last minute dinner item **cough bc hus forgot it** so I was in a hurry, kinda annoyed and was already in comfy clothes with no makeup on. Im standing in line and I hear a little girl behing me say “momma shes so pretty, i want hair like hers”. It definitely made me smile a little and made my heart melt!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    Every time I make someone smile or laugh it makes me feel beautiful. Humor rocks πŸ™‚

  • Lauren @ laurenINlawrence April 21, 2011, 7:28 pm

    hooray! i feel beautiful when i get suited up for a run – nothing like a pair of sneakers to make you feel empowered!

  • Alex April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    I usually feel most beautiful after a hard workout.

  • Kate April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    Greetings! Thanks for sponsoring this awesome giveaway πŸ™‚

    I feel beautiful when I’m comfortable. Does that sound too basic? Let me elaborate: when I’m wearing an outfit that I like, hanging out with people I love in a pleasant environment (like my living room) — that’s when I feel the most beautiful. For me, beauty and the feeling of authenticity are inextricable.

  • Victoria April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    After every workout.
    I feel strong and sexy and ready to go. It makes me feel beautiful.

  • Christine April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    I truly felt beautiful on my wedding, inside and out (groan! Corny). It was so fun to dress and get my hair and makeup done, and then to be together with everyone I love.

  • Rachel April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    After a long run outside! I feel beautiful and strong!

  • Lara April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    Every time my boyfriend looks at me, he tells me I’m beautiful but doesn’t even have to!

  • Alicia from Poise in Parma April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    get my finisher’s medal at my first half marathon!

  • Cate April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    In my pjs in bed reading a good book!

  • Shannon April 21, 2011, 7:29 pm

    Great giveaway! A time I felt really beautiful is when my husband told me so when I was just wearing jeans and a T Shirt the other day!

  • Isha April 21, 2011, 7:30 pm

    Every moment I spend in spin class, I feel my most beautiful. The second the lights go down and we get to work (of course, it never feels like drudgery, just good hard work), I feel so intense and powerful and in the zone that I can’t help but feel gorgeous, too. Even walking out off class absolutely soaked in sweat, I feel ridiculously attractive. Strange but true!

  • Kim Merselis April 21, 2011, 7:30 pm

    Whenever I wear my little black dress!

  • Danielle April 21, 2011, 7:30 pm

    I never felt more beautiful than when I was pregnant. I didn’t care how big I was, I knew that my body was doing something truly amazing, and that made me feel the most beautiful!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 21, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I felt beautiful this morning when I left for work — Jason told me I looked beautiful!

  • Jessie April 21, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I feel beautiful when I first get out of the shower and know that I’m completely clean and fresh faced.

  • ginny April 21, 2011, 7:32 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I work out!

  • Jessica April 21, 2011, 7:32 pm

    I felt truly beautiful, healthy and strong TODAY when I had just finished my workout, showered, and gotten dressed. I wasn’t particularly dressed up, but just seeing how good I felt taking care of myself really made me feel beautiful.

  • kate April 21, 2011, 7:32 pm

    I felt beautiful – really beautiful – when I got married. I felt like such a woman, with curves, and it was such a good thing. What a fun memory…thanks Caitlin!

  • Joyce @ Flowing to Fifty April 21, 2011, 7:32 pm

    Last autumn, after a summer of great running/walking and yoga, I spent a weekend with my wonderful sisters in Montreal to celebrate each other. I felt in great shape and excited to be there. We spent an evening primping, enjoying a little wine and dressing each other up in our newly purchased clothes before going out for dinner together. I felt gorgeous because I had the two best accessories a girl could ask for – her fabulous sisters!

  • Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat April 21, 2011, 7:33 pm

    Everytime I’m truly happy with my life (which is a lot!) I feel amazing inside and out. Doesn’t matter if I gobbled down lots of cheese and cookies that day or if I did a half marathon, whenever I’m happy I feel beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Ang April 21, 2011, 7:33 pm

    Definitely after a long run or bike ride. I feel strong, powerful and amazed at what I can do and how far I have come since those days full of bad habits (damn beer:) )

  • April April 21, 2011, 7:33 pm

    I am so happy for this give away. I do need a food processor and it made me sit down and think positively about myself. I asked myself “When have I felt truly beautiful?” To my astonishment I thought quickly of several times where I felt truly beautiful. I feel truly beautiful everytime I look at my youngest daughter. She is a slitting image of me, and I think she is adorable. My other daughter is adorable too, but she looks more like my husband (who I can also gaze at all day :))

  • Trixie H. April 21, 2011, 7:33 pm

    Definitely when I’m done with a hard workout, preferably a run.

  • Liz April 21, 2011, 7:33 pm

    On my wedding day! πŸ™‚

  • Carrie C. in VA April 21, 2011, 7:33 pm

    when i came home from the hospital with my new baby. i wore a tight fitting tank top and my still-bloated belly hanging out. it made me feel proud and beautiful.

  • rebecca April 21, 2011, 7:34 pm

    What a wonderful way to win! The day I felt most beautiful was the day I got into nursing school.

  • Amy April 21, 2011, 7:34 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m all done running….whether it’s crossing a finish line or just getting back to my house on a regular morning.

  • Emily April 21, 2011, 7:35 pm

    I feel beautiful in small moments, usually when I catch myself smiling in the mirror. The light I can see in my eyes makes me feel stunning.

  • Mary April 21, 2011, 7:36 pm

    um I’m going to be really honest (& a little bit of a downer) & say it has been a LONG time. & I didn’t even realize it until I started to answer the question! I think feeling beautiful has a lot to do with your level of happiness, & my level hasn’t been at an all time high lately. However, I do always feel beautiful when I am with my family, particularly my niece and nephew. When I was last with him (over Christmas break) my 2.5yo nephew told me I looked like a princess which is quite the compliment if I do say so myself. πŸ™‚

    • Dynamics April 21, 2011, 7:39 pm

      Awe, kids are the best!!! I appreciate your honesty. I can tell you ARE a beautiful person!!!!

  • Michelle April 21, 2011, 7:37 pm

    This was hard for me to decide on as I don’t know that I actively think this a lot but…I spend a week every summer volunteering at a camp in Maine. When i’m in shorts and flip flops and running around in the grass under the hot sun with those kids I feel as content and peaceful as I could ever feel. And I think that level of content-ness(Is that a word?) and happiness must radiate beauty. πŸ™‚

  • Erin April 21, 2011, 7:38 pm

    My wedding day. The only picture I have of my husband truly smiling was taken when he saw me for the first time that day.

  • Crystal April 21, 2011, 7:38 pm

    I love the feeling of accomplishment and beauty that follows finishing a race. Good luck with your swimming!

  • Amy April 21, 2011, 7:38 pm

    I felt beautiful after I ran my first 10K

  • Izzie April 21, 2011, 7:38 pm

    I feel beautiful on days that I know are going to be tough- I dress up for the challenge. It helps me so much to feel good while doing things I find difficult! πŸ™‚

  • Courtney April 21, 2011, 7:39 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m doing yoga, or after I exercise. Beauty is strength and power!! πŸ™‚

    I love your blog!!

  • Rachel April 21, 2011, 7:39 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m around people who inspire me. And when I’m laughing so hard I pee my pants with a good friend.

  • Ruthiey April 21, 2011, 7:39 pm

    All dressed up in my little black dress and polka-dot belt, going to Bible study! =)

  • Tara April 21, 2011, 7:39 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I am doing things I love. Particularly when I have spent a day on the boat, in the sun, with my family. Boat hair and all!

  • Skinny Sushi April 21, 2011, 7:40 pm

    I feel most beautiful when my husband tells me I look nice/cute, and when I’m sprinting in spin class.

  • Jo April 21, 2011, 7:41 pm

    Every single morning when, before I leave for work, I lean down to tell my boyfriend good bye and to have a good day. Every single day he says “you look pretty today.” It’s the little things!

  • Erin April 21, 2011, 7:41 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’ve just finished running. It gives me a healthy glow and I feel happy, which means I look beautiful!

  • melissar April 21, 2011, 7:41 pm

    I felt beautiful recently while sweating my butt off at bikram yoga!

  • Stephanie April 21, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I always feel truly beautiful when I put on an outfit that makes me look super cute and/or when my boyfriend tells me that I’m the most beautiful person in the world πŸ™‚

  • Erin D. April 21, 2011, 7:42 pm

    This is great! I feel at my most beautiful when I’ve just gotten done with a hard workout and the first time my long distance boyfriend lays eyes on me
    after a few weeks apart.

  • Jessica P April 21, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m laughing πŸ™‚

  • Kerri April 21, 2011, 7:42 pm

    When I spend the night hanging with the husband. we dont get to spend much time together but when we do, he makes sure to make me know he thinks i’m beautiful and wonderful….even if we’re just lounging on the couch!

  • Amanda Davis April 21, 2011, 7:42 pm

    I’ve really been struggling with accepting my body especially in the last few months while I’ve been under a lot of stress. Two weeks ago I ran my first half marathon, which was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done but when I finished I was so amazed at what my body had accomplished and truly felt beautiful and loved my body for the first time in a long time.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 21, 2011, 7:42 pm

    For whatever reason, I was considered really pretty by Korean standards. Walking down the street, teaching students, riding the Metro — people stopped me all the time to tell me how pretty I was. It made me laugh but also smile and genuinely feel beautiful.

  • Tara @ trulysimplebits April 21, 2011, 7:43 pm

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day with my husband by my side, getting married on the beach πŸ™‚

  • Natalie April 21, 2011, 7:43 pm

    I have never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day! One year ago on April 18, 2010!

  • lucy April 21, 2011, 7:44 pm

    When I had my son!

  • rebecca April 21, 2011, 7:44 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I have just gotten out of a shower, straightened my hair and have no makeup on! Natural glow makes me feel so clean and pure πŸ™‚

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 7:45 pm

    When I entered in-patient treatment for my eating disorder the second time and truly wanted life.

  • Cellabella April 21, 2011, 7:46 pm

    You. Are. Awesome. Thank you for this giveaway! I felt beautiful recently when I was talking on the phone. I’ve been working to organize a visit by the Dalai Lama, and after helping a gentleman figure out the situation with his missing ticket, he thanked me for being kind, patient, and having a gentle voice. It made me remember what it’s like to feel beautiful from the inside out πŸ™‚

  • Liz April 21, 2011, 7:47 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I head outside on a warm sunny morning for a walk, what a great feeling!

  • Erica April 21, 2011, 7:48 pm

    I feel beautiful when I get back from a long run. Training for my first marathon I amaze myself every time I up my mileage.
    Great giveaway!

  • Amy K April 21, 2011, 7:49 pm

    This may sound so cliche, but it is so true! I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world on the day of my wedding. It wasn’t the hair, the dress, or the makeup. It was the way my sweet hubby looked at me πŸ™‚

  • Allie April 21, 2011, 7:49 pm

    yay! I was just saying I needed a normal size food processor instead of my little bitty one.

    I feel most beautiful when I’ve just had one of those kick-butt long runs where you feel like you can run forever.

  • kathleen April 21, 2011, 7:49 pm

    i felt most beautiful when i finally, after years of disordered eating, embraced a “womanly” body with a healthy bmi and body fat % so that i can achieve one day my dream of having children.

  • Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances April 21, 2011, 7:49 pm

    My wedding day is the day I felt the most beautiful in my life. Such a happy memory πŸ™‚

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 21, 2011, 7:50 pm

    Great give away! Who doesn’t love a food processor?! My husband actually makes me feel beautiful. I could be unshowered and completely gross and he tells me I’m beautiful. I guess that’s not so much a compliment for me, but more for him being such a great guy!

  • Emily April 21, 2011, 7:50 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m in a dance class. Even if I’m not doing the right moves, being able to move with grace and passion make me feel grateful for my body and for that moment. In those moments I feel beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • BroccoliHut April 21, 2011, 7:50 pm

    I feel beautiful when I return from a workout and I look at my face all flushed and sweaty–I love feeling so strong!

  • Kris April 21, 2011, 7:51 pm

    When I laugh a real, deep, genuine laugh I feel beautiful and entirely like myself

  • Kaetlin April 21, 2011, 7:53 pm

    When I coach girls on the run. I can see the beauty in all of those girls struggling with being in 5th grade, and they tell me how beautiful I am almost every week. So much love and trust in so little time.

  • KG April 21, 2011, 7:53 pm

    I definitely felt beautiful the day I got married and the honeymoon following. What an exciting time and almost 8 years later, easily the best time of my life so far!!!

  • Blair @ Healthy Quirks April 21, 2011, 7:53 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m with my boyfriend. Cheesy but true…he makes me feel special.

  • Coco April 21, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I felt beautiful yesterday. I was in the elevator at work (I work in a medical center in Baltimore) and I felt a tug on my skirt. I turned around to see a little boy, aged 5 or 6, looking up at me. “You look beautiful,” he said, “like an angel from heaven!” I just about died. It made the rest of my busy/stressful day more bearable.

  • Alex @ Working Housewife April 21, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I definitely feel beautiful after a good night’s rest. Hair is messy and my breath is stank, but I feel like I’m glowing!

  • Mina April 21, 2011, 7:55 pm

    Whenever I’ve finished running and I have those flushed cheeks!

  • Samantha April 21, 2011, 7:56 pm

    When I finished running my first-ever half-marathon (the fitness/more half, when we tried to meet up!), I had never felt so beautiful. My body gave me the ability to do such an amazing thing. And at the end of the day, I realized I hadn’t weighed myself the entire time I was training for this race. It wasn’t about losing weight, it was about feeling beautiful, strong, confident and comfortable in my own skin.

  • Britt April 21, 2011, 7:56 pm

    I feel most beautiful after I finish a workout I didn’t think I could possibly do!! Thought I’m hoping that I will feel the MOST beautiful on my wedding day in 2 months!! πŸ™‚

  • Liz April 21, 2011, 7:57 pm

    The moment I felt beautiful was I realized how far I came with losing 30 lbs and being able to shop in “regular” people stores.

  • Bethany April 21, 2011, 7:57 pm

    I felt genuinely beautiful after finishing my first 10 mile race. I went beyond my time goal and am thankful for a strong and healthy body.

  • Elena April 21, 2011, 7:58 pm

    When I realized that eating whole foods nourish my body, and I stopped obsessing about losing weight!

  • Jamie April 21, 2011, 7:58 pm

    I feel beautiful each and everytime I put on my skates and practice. I play roller derby. I love the friendships I’ve formed, bonding over workouts, and just plain out hitting each other in a scrimmage. I’ve never felt better about myself.

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 7:58 pm

    I feel beautiful laying on the beach, where I never worry about how my hair is getting wet or how my makeup looks. au natural!

  • Mariel April 21, 2011, 7:58 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when my fiancΓ©e came home, saw me wearing a scrubby shirt dress I bought at the drugstore, and exclaimed how nice I looked. Happiness! πŸ™‚

  • sarah April 21, 2011, 7:58 pm

    when I go for a walk on my lunch break and return to the office with pink cheeks and wind blown hair I feel refreshed and beautiful!

  • Amanda April 21, 2011, 7:59 pm

    Ok, this might weird some people out, but a moment in my life when I felt incredibly beautiful was when I was in a forest in Georgia and got completely naked at night and laid out under the stars. It felt amazing.

    • Caitlin April 21, 2011, 9:45 pm

      That is freaking awesomesauce.

  • Theresa April 21, 2011, 7:59 pm

    What a great giveaway! I definitely feel most beautiful when I am with my loving boyfriend, my awesome family, and my great friends…basically everytime I realize my life is beautiful!

  • Samme April 21, 2011, 7:59 pm

    after a longgg run and shower!

  • Lauren April 21, 2011, 7:59 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I’m not trying. When I don’t look in the mirror every 10 min, when I don’t care if my hair is perfect, when my makeup is not on, and when my nail polished is chipped, when I’m wearing sweat pants and have food spills on my shirt. When the rest of the world could case less about how I look, the only person in this world that does matter looks over at me and says, “I love you beautiful.” That is how I know I’m always enough. πŸ™‚

  • Emily April 21, 2011, 7:59 pm

    When struggling with my eating disorder, I never felt beautiful. I realized I was searching for the ‘wrong’ beauty.

    I truly felt beautiful when I finished my first Warrior Girl 5k. I was covered in mud and sweaty, but knowing that I had trudged through pools of mud (thanks to my strong legs and heart) and persevered to the finish made me feel beautiful inside and out.

  • Michelle April 21, 2011, 8:00 pm

    πŸ™‚ How sweet of you to do a giveaway! πŸ™‚ I felt the most beautiful when I would visit my (then) fiancee` which was long distance, and no matter how tired and worn out I knew I looked, he made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world. πŸ™‚ He still makes me feel this way, It’s amazing.

  • Jessica Gordon April 21, 2011, 8:00 pm

    Usually I don’t want to post for these things, but I will always remember a specific time when I felt the most beautiful.

    I had lost quite a bit of weight in high school, after getting on track with my eating. I went to an ice cream parlor and turned and looked in the window and seeing my reflection I honestly did not recognize myself. I felt a rush of emotions. I was proud, happy, and even a little confused.

    I still have trouble with “fat” talk, and staying healthy, but I will always remember that moment.

  • Janene @ One Run at a Time April 21, 2011, 8:00 pm

    I can’t pick one, honest, so you get three:

    1) The first time I put on the wedding dress I’ll wear in 6 months.
    2) @ weeks ago when I finished my 1st 10k WAAAAAY faster than I ever thought I could run.
    3) Everytime I take a shower and then put lotion on my legs and marvel at how strong they’ve gotten in the past few months. Yowza!

    Thankfully, my attitude is changing these days, and I find myself feeling smokin’ hot a lot! πŸ˜€

  • Brie @ Brie Fit April 21, 2011, 8:02 pm

    I feel beautiful every time I look in the mirror! Life’s too short to hate yourself.

  • Catherine April 21, 2011, 8:02 pm

    January 1, 2011 – after ten years of battling my eating disorder, I felt so beautiful on this day as it was the first time I had gone one whole year without any eating disorder symptoms. I am now 15 months ED free, and trusting my body makes me feel beautiful every day!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles April 21, 2011, 8:02 pm

    When I held my newborn son for the first time πŸ™‚ Nothing else mattered, and I felt so amazing because I knew I was beautiful to him <3

  • Caitlin C. April 21, 2011, 8:03 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when I completed my first 10 mile race at a pace faster than I thought I could have! Beautiful and STRONG! πŸ™‚

  • Kerrie April 21, 2011, 8:03 pm

    After yoga for sure. Beauty is really having a calm mind and body. Its taken me many years to figure this one out!

  • julie o. April 21, 2011, 8:04 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I am givinig of myself! I have 6 children…when I hear them tell me that they love and appreciate me…..I know that all the things that I thought were important compared to what I KNOW is important, there is no comparison!!! I mentor many moms, and have such an awesome husband, but when I know that I have impacted my children’s lives, it makes me feel BEAUTIFUL!!! I love my kiddos!!!

  • Cassie April 21, 2011, 8:05 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I feel confident. And trying new things make me feel confident. Thus…

    I felt beautiful when I tried surfing on vacation in Brazil. I was the only woman on the beach trying to surf. I think the fact that I was trying it drew a lot of attention and made me feel proud. To me, being brave or trying something new does a lot more for beauty than sculpted thighs.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 21, 2011, 8:05 pm

    I felt beautiful on the inside and out just last week. I have just began my blog and I teetered as to whether or not I was going to expose my ED history. Ultimately, I decided I wanted to share the details – even the ugly ones. I have been working hard in recovery and sometimes struggle – needing lots of energy and support to keep from recovery. But finally sharing my full story – all of the dark demons that have been locked up inside me – exposing myself in the most public way possible..made me feel BEAUTIFUL… truly beautiful – for the first time in a very long time. I am so happy with my decision and have been carrying this beauty in my pocket..and in my smile ever since.

  • TJ April 21, 2011, 8:05 pm

    At the last wedding I attended. Holla.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope April 21, 2011, 8:06 pm

    I feel my most beautiful when unexpected-like lounging with no makeup and hair tossed/messy. hehe

  • Amanda April 21, 2011, 8:06 pm

    I felt pretty beautiful after a workout. I love the post-workout glow!

  • Courtney April 21, 2011, 8:06 pm

    I feel most beautiful after a long, hard run and a glorious hot shower, with loose jeans, a plain white tee, no makeup and damp hair. It’s just me, plain me, lucky to be healthy and hale, and it feels awesome!

  • Kim April 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    I love biking, but I don’t necessarily love the biking attire. I think I felt truly beautiful the first time I saw myself in the spandex bike shorts and thought I looked fine.

  • Lynne April 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    Lately, I feel beautiful every time I look in the mirror. I guess that’s what an 80 pound weight loss will do! πŸ™‚

  • Amy Austin April 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    I know this sounds insane, but I truly felt beautiful when I was in labor and giving birth.

  • steph April 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    I feel beautiful after a good run πŸ™‚

  • Jenn April 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    I feel the most beautiful after extra sweaty work outs! That’s when I know I’ve worked hard.

  • Meg April 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

    When I am out running alone. I feel strong. When I feel strong, I feel sexy and beautiful.

  • Kortney April 21, 2011, 8:08 pm

    I felt the most beautiful the other day when I got out of bed hadn’t brushed my hair and am in the odd stage of being pregnant (not looking pregnant and yet not looking like my normal self) my husband looks at me and says – I have never seen a woman as beautiful as you and cannot be more happy to be happy to have my child with you. I don’t know if it was the hormones or just how sweet he was but I defiantly started crying. Now I can’t quit thinking what a beautiful thing I’m doing by caring a child and how it is only making me stronger and prettier every single day.

    • Mary April 21, 2011, 9:02 pm

      oh my gosh this made me tear up! That is so sweet!

    • Carlee April 22, 2011, 12:01 am

      That is SOOOO sweet! You got your self a good guy!! πŸ™‚

  • Astrid April 21, 2011, 8:09 pm

    Two days ago after I finished running 8 miles- the longest distance I’ve run in a long time!

  • Stacey April 21, 2011, 8:09 pm

    I felt most beautiful after I ran my first 5K and was super sweaty! I felt so proud and was radiating beauty!

  • Christy April 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    A few weeks ago a fourth grader I work with told me I looked pretty. I wasn’t feeling pretty that day, but gosh darn-it, if a fourth grader thought I looked pretty than it must have been true. πŸ™‚

  • Beth @ 990 Square April 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    Caitlin you’re so sweet! I felt beautiful about myself just the other day–I was at the doctor’s and she called me an athlete (because my heart rate and blood pressure were so good). I was so proud of my body and I’ll I’ve accomplished in that moment!

  • Kathy April 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    Sometimes when it’s late at night, I’m wearing my pink pajama pants, oversized comfy t-shirt, glasses and no makeup, and yet I surprisingly still feel comfortable enough to let my boyfriend see me this way, as we cuddle and doze off on the couch watching TV. That’s when I feel beautiful, because I know my boyfriend loves me for me, not because of how I look when I’m done up in cute clothes and makeup πŸ™‚

  • Kate April 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    Every time I finish up assisting with a heart surgery. It’s always amazing to help someone by doing something I truly love.

  • Stephanie April 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    One time recently I’ve felt truly beautiful is when I finished an 8k race this past weekend. What an awesome feeling!

  • Maren April 21, 2011, 8:10 pm

    Caitlin, thank you so much! I am in serious need of a food processor…I don’t even have a bledner!! And I want to make mama pea’s mmm sauce so bad! πŸ™‚ I felt very beautiful after I colored my hair dark on Tuesday!

  • Katie H April 21, 2011, 8:11 pm

    Being pregnant taught me the true meaning of beauty. I used to hate my stomach, but I fell in love with it during my pregnancy. Every time I looked at my big, round belly in the mirror, it made me happy. I knew that it was nourishing and protecting the precious baby inside of me, and nothing ever looked more beautiful to me.

  • Bry April 21, 2011, 8:11 pm

    I felt the most beautiful when I spent a month living with indigenous people the the Amazon Rainforest in Brasil. These people had never seen commercial makeup or beauty supplies and rely on plants and animals (like the blood of animals) for special occasions. With no running water, makeup, or any beauty novelties, when I was at my most natural state, I felt my most beautiful because I knew that people liked me for exactly the way I really am.

  • Libby April 21, 2011, 8:11 pm

    When I’d finished a long hike and was sitting on a large rock watching the sunset. My skin was twinged with that orange light and everything around me was peaceful

  • sabrina April 21, 2011, 8:11 pm

    The day I found my wedding dress. I not only felt truly beautiful, but like an adult. I knew I had made the right decisions, and I was ready to move forward in my life.

  • ashley April 21, 2011, 8:12 pm

    After running my first marathon I felt beautiful despite how smelly and sweaty I was!

  • Erica April 21, 2011, 8:12 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when I finished my first half marathon – I was so proud of myself for finishing and I earned that sweaty hair and rosy glow. I never stopped smiling for about 2 days after I finished!

  • Staci April 21, 2011, 8:13 pm

    I felt beautiful after a run with my husband – I spent the entire time trying to keep up with him. As we finished, panting sweating and laughing, he said that he still can’t over my gumption/determination after 18 years together. πŸ™‚ Then he thanked me for getting him into running –

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 21, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Aw, what a wonderful thing for you and the hubs to do! I feel most beautiful after getting back from a long run. I know my body is so strong and can carry me for such long distances, and it makes me feel wonderful! (BTW, I already have a food processor, so if it’s me, just pass it along to the next person. But really, that’s so sweet of you to do!)

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef April 21, 2011, 8:13 pm

    when my husband tells me i look pretty….just in sweats & a tshirt. πŸ™‚

  • Anu April 21, 2011, 8:13 pm

    After playing Holi with my friends/family. We were all covered in colored powder and it was great!

  • Jordan April 21, 2011, 8:17 pm

    When I’m on vacation somewhere exotic!

  • Arun April 21, 2011, 8:17 pm

    When I go out and have fun with my girls!

  • Michelle April 21, 2011, 8:17 pm

    I feel beautiful when I know I’m smiling a genuine smile πŸ™‚

  • Shannon April 21, 2011, 8:17 pm

    I feel the most beautiful after I’ve completed something physical I thought was impossible. It makes me appreciate my body so much more!

  • Kendall April 21, 2011, 8:17 pm

    Swimming builds such mental toughness it’s crazy. I also swam laps a while ago when I hurt my knee, and once you get in the water it’s not too bad. πŸ™‚ I am sure people have mentioned this, but what helped me was switching up strokes after a few laps. Also, that tip saying to alternate between using just your arms or just your feet helped me fight the boredom as well.

    The moment I felt most beautiful was actually last month. I was sitting in front of a mirror doing my cool down stretches at the gym. I looked at myself drenched in sweat, in a baggy shirt and my favorite tempo shorts and realized that even though I wasn’t dolled up or relatively sanitary I felt the most beautiful I had ever been. I was in my element, drenched in my passion- and that to me was absolutely beautiful!

    P.S. I found this pic on the lululemon site while browsing today and it totally made me think of you and your goal:
    http://www.lululemon.com/community/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/LULU_WEB_2011Q1_BackA85355.jpg

    That WILL be you one day!
    πŸ™‚

  • Sarah April 21, 2011, 8:18 pm

    I feel most beautiful after a long day at the beach. I’m freshly freckled and have a pink flush to my face.

  • bobbileigh April 21, 2011, 8:19 pm

    My wedding was on April 8th and I have never felt more beautiful! It seems like the extra self love carried over into the honeymoon too, maybe love just makes you feel extra gorgeous!

  • Lauren April 21, 2011, 8:20 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m happy πŸ™‚

  • Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat April 21, 2011, 8:20 pm

    After a long walk or getting my hair did! (Sorry I said that)

  • Erin @ GoBananasBlog April 21, 2011, 8:20 pm

    Definitely my wedding day!

  • Shah'ada April 21, 2011, 8:21 pm

    I would LOVE a food processor!!! Last time I felt amazingly gorgeous was right after I crossed the finish line of my first half marathon ( last Saturday) πŸ˜€

  • Lauren April 21, 2011, 8:22 pm

    Last weekend when my husband told me I looked hot while doing yardwork even though I wascovered in dirt and wearing old sweats.

  • Maddie April 21, 2011, 8:24 pm

    I’m working on feeling beautiful every day, but I do enjoy the feeling I get when I catch my husband staring at me πŸ™‚

  • Sarah April 21, 2011, 8:24 pm

    After I get done with a great music performance and I get to take a solo bow- there is nothing in the world quite like it!

  • maren April 21, 2011, 8:24 pm

    i felt beautiful the moment i could tell my boyfriend really loves me for everything i truly am

  • anya April 21, 2011, 8:25 pm

    i definitely feel most beautiful when i push myself physically (with running, swimming, etc.) i don’t think i’m perfect and sometimes i notice a stretch mark or a dimple on my leg but then i think “these legs can run 13+ miles!”/”these legs won your age group”/”these legs were the 5th fastest pair today” and i just feel so happy!

  • jeSs April 21, 2011, 8:25 pm

    I feel my most beautiful when I’m fresh out of the showeR, clean and relaxed, and natural πŸ™‚

  • J April 21, 2011, 8:25 pm

    After a long, lovely day in Georgia (not humid) weather! Like today πŸ™‚

  • Ruth April 21, 2011, 8:25 pm

    I felt beautiful today after getting back from the gym. It was my first time back to running after a long break, and despite the inevitable frustration with the fact that I’m not up to where I used to be in terms of endurance or speed, it felt absolutely wonderful to get moving again.

  • Chris H. April 21, 2011, 8:26 pm

    When I lie in my Girlfriend’s arms or visa-versa

  • Michelle April 21, 2011, 8:26 pm

    The last time I felt truly beautiful was when I was pregnant. Sure I’m not at my ideal weight, I’m gassy, I blue veins popping out of me everywhere (and I mean – everywhere), and I have brown blotchy spots all over my face — but I have never felt better about myself!

  • Carrie April 21, 2011, 8:27 pm

    Wedding day, hands down. But only because it is so rare for me to get all polished and dressed up. I think jeans and a t-shirt are just as gorgeous!

  • L. Marie April 21, 2011, 8:27 pm

    I felt particularly beautiful this past week!
    This past November, I started changing my diet and exercise habits in order to lose weight since I was about 30lbs outside my healthy weight range. I began running on a regular basis and controlling my portion sizes as well as cutting back on processed foods.
    In January, however, I became suffered an ankle injury from running and have been dealing with that ever since. On Monday, I will meet with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss my surgery as a possible option. During this injury process I have not been able to exercise at all due to doctor’s orders. Nevertheless, I stuck with the healthy changes that I had incorporated into my diet.
    I am PROUD to have lost 30 lbs since November (averaging a loss of 1.5lbs or so a week)! When I reached my goal this past week I felt so beautiful and cried tears of JOY! πŸ™‚

  • Marilyn April 21, 2011, 8:28 pm

    On my wedding day last June πŸ™‚

  • Marci April 21, 2011, 8:28 pm

    Every sunday at church

  • Amy April 21, 2011, 8:28 pm

    I always feel confident and powerful when I run trails. That feeling was amplified a thousand times when I finished my first trail ultra in March. It was a really tough course and I conquered it! Woohoo!

  • Maria April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Today, after I ran 2 miles for the first time!!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Truly, I feel beautiful everday.

  • Julie @ Shining From Within April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Truly, I feel beautiful everyday.

  • Claire April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Every time my boyfriend looks at me!

  • Maria (RealFitMama) April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    To be honest (and not sound stuck up) I feel beautiful every time my daughters look at me. πŸ™‚

  • Ellie @ The Mommyist April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    I felt truly beautiful right after my daughter was born and I realized what my body is capable of.

  • Colleen April 21, 2011, 8:29 pm

    I felt beautiful during my hot, sweaty yoga class this morning..and the feeling lasted all day!

  • Sara April 21, 2011, 8:31 pm

    During law school we had a “law prom” every year. My second year of law school it was on my birthday, so it was even more important to me to really look amazing. I remember walking down steps coming from one of the bars and seeing my now boyfriend (who was then just a guy who kept trying to take mt out) and when he saw me he just stopped and his jaw dropped. I’ve never felt more beautiful than at that moment.

  • Ashley K April 21, 2011, 8:31 pm

    I feel beautiful everyday that I am teaching. πŸ™‚ I love helping these kids, even when they don’t want the help. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the giveaway and I’m so glad to see you are swimming again!

  • Aimee April 21, 2011, 8:31 pm

    strangely enough, when i first wake up in the morning! bed head, smudged eye make-up and all.

  • Jessica April 21, 2011, 8:31 pm

    I felt beautiful after having my son 7 weeks ago. Such an accomplishment!

  • Marissa April 21, 2011, 8:33 pm

    definitely when i get all jazzed up, put on my heels and strut my stuff down the street with my boyfriend by my side!

  • jenn April 21, 2011, 8:33 pm

    The first time I tried on my wedding gown. I felt like Jackie Kennedy.

  • Kelsey April 21, 2011, 8:34 pm

    I don’t know about beautiful (because I’m all gross and sweaty), but I love the way I feel after I’ve completed a hard workout (long run or swim). I feel so empowered and accomplished πŸ™‚

  • Kim April 21, 2011, 8:34 pm

    At the end of a bikram yoga class πŸ™‚

  • sirenjess April 21, 2011, 8:35 pm

    I feel most beautiful after a long hard workout….I know seems weird, but the feeling of strength is truly beautiful.

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 8:35 pm

    How about right now? My hair is unwashed and greasy and my pajama stained shirt is on, but I just ate an amazingly simple and delicious dinner after a HARD work day and interval run. I feel pretty darn beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Danielle C. April 21, 2011, 8:36 pm

    Last year I surprised my boyfriend with an amazing dinner out and a night at a fancy hotel. I put on my favorite dress and painful heels (lol), and looked at myself in the mirror.

    2010 was a tough year for me, I left a 10 year long emotionally and physically abusive relationship (2 year marriage). After everything I had been through (and continue to go through)and the things I accomplished to that point…I felt amazing and beautiful. When I walked out to meet my bf, the look on his face confirmed it at all. The evening was simply a way to thank him for his unconditional love and support. πŸ™‚

  • Sarra April 21, 2011, 8:36 pm

    A moment I felt truly beautiful was when I decided to start exercising for health and (inner and outer) strength and not for a number on the scale πŸ™‚

  • Kara Q April 21, 2011, 8:37 pm

    The day I dipped my front tires in the Pacific Ocean after bicycling across the country. I felt beautiful and STRONG!

  • Maria April 21, 2011, 8:38 pm

    when my hair is natural and wavy!

  • k April 21, 2011, 8:38 pm

    Today, when I was looking into the mirror in the locker room all I saw were the imperfections in my body. But then in my strength training class I had a spot up front were I had a good view of myself in the mirror and I realized that despite any perceived imprefections, I looked really strong (and beautiful).

  • MJ April 21, 2011, 8:38 pm

    I feel beautiful when I exercise early in the morning and then come home and take a shower. πŸ™‚

  • Lily April 21, 2011, 8:39 pm

    Walking in the sun with my mother this past weekend, I felt so beautiful and alive amongst all of the springtime blooms! This time of year is full of so much new growth and I try to keep up with nature.

  • Marisa Y April 21, 2011, 8:40 pm

    After a night of cooking delicious food with my girlfriends!

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) April 21, 2011, 8:40 pm

    I don’t need another food processor, but feel beautiful when I’m doing chest cable flys in front of the mirror at the gym because all my upper body muscles are flexed. I look totally hot.

  • Hannah (Balancing on Two Feet) April 21, 2011, 8:41 pm

    I feel beautiful after I teach a yoga class!

  • ella April 21, 2011, 8:41 pm

    Never commented before but I love reading your blog and am motivated to tell you that by a contest πŸ™‚ I feel truly beautiful when I fly home and see my parents smiling at me in the airport.

  • Amary April 21, 2011, 8:42 pm

    I felt beautiful every morning when I wake up to the man of my dreams; when he kisses me good night and kisses me goodbye in the morning. I feel beautiful knowing that I have someone who loves me unconditionally, on the good days, the bad days and all those in between..

  • Jordan April 21, 2011, 8:42 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m with my friends, living in the moment and not worrying about every tiny little thing! πŸ™‚

  • Corinne April 21, 2011, 8:43 pm

    I felt really beautiful during my senior prom. It was right in the middle of swim season, so I got to trade my wet hair and parka look for a sophisticated evening!

  • Megan April 21, 2011, 8:44 pm

    I felt beautiful once I understood that God made me just the way I am.

  • Jacalyn April 21, 2011, 8:45 pm

    I was running in the Austin half marathon this past February upset at how slow my pace has been recently. Before I had my son, I always finished sub 2 hours. I was tired, slow and felt chubby when I ran around a bend and came toward the capital. I looked to my left and saw my beautiful 1-1/2 year old son sitting on his uncle’s shoulders with the hugest smile I have ever seen. “Mama!!!!” I left the race course, ran over to him and gave him lots of kisses. In that instant my sadness went away and I knew a slower pace was worth that beautiful face. I have still yet to finish a half marathon under 2 hours. One day I hope to get my pace back, but for now, I’ll take those 9 minute miles.

  • Katie April 21, 2011, 8:46 pm

    I feel beautiful every time I put on my favorite black dress!

  • Katie April 21, 2011, 8:46 pm

    I felt truly beautiful the moment I found my wedding dress. Not the moment I had my hair and makeup done and then put the dress on, but the moment I found my dress. I wasn’t planning on shopping for it yet but a friend convinced me to just try on a few dresses for her sake. We had been bumming it all morning so I was not in the mood and I definitely wasn’t dolled up-but then I tried on my dress and I felt so beautiful (which is hard for me to say) but I had that moment where I cried when I saw myself in the mirror. It was a magical moment.

  • Linda April 21, 2011, 8:47 pm

    I felt most beautiful when I started eating healthy and exercising regularly – and lost 30 pounds!

  • Bethany April 21, 2011, 8:47 pm

    Right after I gave birth to my first daughter. I couldn’t believe my body was that strong!

  • cassie m April 21, 2011, 8:48 pm

    i felt beautiful crossing the finish of the georgia marathon march 20, 2010 πŸ™‚

    i still feel beautiful when i think about it πŸ˜€

  • Danielle April 21, 2011, 8:48 pm

    After a hard yoga class! I feel strong and beautiful. Waking up with the sun shining. Out for dinner with good wine and friends!

  • Julia April 21, 2011, 8:48 pm

    Randomly I felt beautiful this morning walking into a resturant to make plans for my upcoming wedding. No make up on, hair in a pony tail and jeans now at least a size too large from having lost some weight recently (the healthy way!).

  • Kaite Daley April 21, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I feel the most beautiful right after a great workout. I earned it!

  • Jen @ Jen is Green April 21, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I felt most beautiful after completing my first half marathon. it was feat i never thought was possible after an 80 pound weight loss! I was sweaty and gross, but I felt powerful and strong, which also equals beautiful!

  • Briana April 21, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Caitlin, it’s great that you’re doing this all on your own. Reading some of these comments have got me teary eyed! I always feel beautiful when I’m with my family, but most specifically my grandmom who has Alzheimer’s. She repeats a lot of the same phrases over and over again, and one thing she always says to me is that I get more and more beautiful every day..I don’t mind hearing that every 5 minutes πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin April 21, 2011, 9:50 pm

      Aww I am sorry about your grandma.

  • molly April 21, 2011, 8:51 pm

    I currently live in a separate city from my fiance and evey weekend when I see him for the first time the look on his face makes me feel so special. Truly more beautiful than any dress can make me feel.

  • Sophia @ Raven Waves April 21, 2011, 8:51 pm

    Right after I have a fabulous workout, I feel beautiful…both inside and out!

  • Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 21, 2011, 8:51 pm

    I felt the most beautiful (so far!) at my senior prom. It was my first dance and I picked out my dream dress, pink satin, billowy skirt, and a graceful top

  • Sarah (Shep) April 21, 2011, 8:52 pm

    I felt truly beautiful the moment that I crossed the finish line of my first half marathon. πŸ™‚ You are so beautiful, Caitlin!

  • Christy April 21, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Honestly, I felt truly beautiful on Tuesday when I got my braces off. I had them on for two years and during that time, my confidence in myself was a roller coaster. I thought my braces made me look hideous when they probably did not. Now that they are off though, I feel beautiful and ready to stop dressing like a lazy bum and wear some jeans. (: I love my face now.

  • Martha April 21, 2011, 8:52 pm

    The day of my college graduation was the time I felt most beautiful — and that was even when I was wearing that frumpy gown! I just felt so confident and accomplished. πŸ™‚

  • Blog is the New Black April 21, 2011, 8:53 pm

    That is so nice of you! I want to win! I feel beautiful because I know I am loved.

  • Chelsey (Cookteen) April 21, 2011, 8:53 pm

    I truely felt beautiful at my prom last year! apart from the dress and hair, I felt amazing inside!

  • Gina April 21, 2011, 8:53 pm

    A few weeks ago I went to get my hair cut at a fancy schmancy place and got a little insecure with all the cool, skinny people in the salon. I put a big smile on my face and explained what I wanted to my new stylist and when she whirled me around at the end and I saw my new ‘Do, I thought, “darn, I look hot”!

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 8:55 pm

    On my 21st birthday date with my current boyfriend. It was a night filled with love,laughter and amazing food πŸ™‚

  • Maija April 21, 2011, 8:55 pm

    reading all of these comments is making me feel more beautiful right now!

    I always feel most beautiful after I come back from camping- I might be dirty and stinky but I feel gorgeous

  • chandana April 21, 2011, 8:56 pm

    The “Borders” store close to our home was closing. I feel very bad seeing any store closing especially thinking of how many families it effects. I purchased something and was at the counter, when the sales person was packing my stuff I asked if he was going to work at a different BORDERS location now, he said “No. there are not enough Borders stores to accomodate all the employees. So, most of us will have to find something else”. I said “All the Best to you then”. when I said this this he paused I repeated the same thing and he said “thank you!”
    it was not a usual “thank you”. It was one I will remember forever.I can never forget his expression.
    I came home and shared this with my husband.When I was telling him I felt how a simple thing like saying ‘ all the best ” can make a stranger so happy. I felt truly beautiful for doing this.

  • Emilie April 21, 2011, 8:56 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I am wearing a baggy tshirt, pj pants, my hair is a mess, I need to brush my teeth, I catch my boyfriend watching me and he tells me I’m beautiful. That is one of the greatest feelings in the world. πŸ™‚

  • Hannah Hawley April 21, 2011, 8:57 pm

    I felt truly beautiful and strong yesterday when I completed couch to 5k for the day and then joined the local fun run outside and did it again!

  • Ali April 21, 2011, 8:59 pm

    I felt really beautiful TODAY as I got on the scale to see that today marked my 20 pound milestone in my weight loss journey! I have been so inspired by you Kath and thank you for helping me on this healthy journey through life!

  • Rosi April 21, 2011, 8:59 pm

    With “day old” hair (the day after I get it perfectly styled… and then sleep on it!). It’s always effortless (I roll out of bed and twist up the curls in a loose heap on my head) and I feel amazing and beautiful even if I just throw on jeans and a tank top.
    Usually, I’m so obsessed with making sure my curls are perfect, but on the days I don’t care (my “day old” days) are the days everyone thinks I did a little something extra, even though it was really nothing at all.

  • Carly April 21, 2011, 8:59 pm

    As cheesy as it sounds, the time when I’ve felt the most beautiful was my wedding day. Not because of the dress, or the hair and makeup, but because for once, my spirit felt beautiful and wholly loved.

  • Megan April 21, 2011, 8:59 pm

    Both times when I was pregnant- the whole 9 months!

  • SarahC April 21, 2011, 8:59 pm

    Last year I went to Rwanda to do research for my thesis. Due to my research, I had the incredible opportunity to travel the country and visit with people in rural villages – something not many are able to experience in such a tight political environment. I also made quick friends with several workers at my hotel, several of whom I am still in contact with. Everyone, especially the hotel employees, were so warm and welcoming, so generous and positive (even introducing me to their families). This might sound weird but … the way everyone embraced me, the way they celebrated the small joys in life … just made everything seem beautiful to me. It made me feel beautiful, and it made the world seem beautiful. It’s something I can’t describe, but I really try to hold onto that, especially when it is easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day grind.

  • HilaryJo April 21, 2011, 9:00 pm

    The first “date” my now hubby and I went on…we played broomball for a couple hours, then went to steak’n’shake…as we shared those chocolate chip pancakes, I was so happy!!! I felt beautiful because I was so happy. Pretty sure my face hurt from smiling for about a week afterwards. haah

  • Shan April 21, 2011, 9:00 pm

    Last summer at a friend’s wedding. I bought a dress online and it was a perfect fit! I looked stunning and felt fabulous in it!

  • Kathryn April 21, 2011, 9:02 pm

    I feel beautiful whenever I finish an intense workout–like today!!

  • Denise April 21, 2011, 9:02 pm

    Just this evening when my 16 year old son told me I was!

  • Jackie W. April 21, 2011, 9:03 pm

    When I went out dancing about two months ago and got on a short dress, curled my hair and did my makeup. So rare, but so fun to make yourself feel good for you sometimes!

  • Abby April 21, 2011, 9:03 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I wake up in the morning right after I was my face and put on moisturizer. It is such a simple look and it wakes me up. πŸ™‚

    • Abby April 21, 2011, 9:04 pm

      Oops I meant WASH not was. lol πŸ™‚

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} April 21, 2011, 9:03 pm

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day when I saw my husband tearing up when he first saw me.

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Cooking April 21, 2011, 9:03 pm

    I felt most beautiful when I looked in the mirror one day about 2 years ago and said to myself “You are beautiful. You are a strong, confident and beautiful woman.” For the first time in my entire life, I did not immediately think of something negative or critical to say about myself. The power of that moment has stayed with me ever since. To love oneself and to not judge oneself is quite freeing, and beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Karen April 21, 2011, 9:05 pm

    I felt beautiful when I was pregnant with my 2 children.

  • Lauren Elizabeth April 21, 2011, 9:05 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m laughing hysterically with my girlfriends. My friends are my best accessories!

  • Peggy April 21, 2011, 9:05 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m in workout clothes, sweaty, and lifting heavy weights, showing the men what’s up in the weight room. Sounds weird, but strong=beautiful.

  • Melissa F. April 21, 2011, 9:06 pm

    I feel beautiful whenever I am with my family. They always support me to be the best that I can be!

  • alli April 21, 2011, 9:06 pm

    fabulous giveaway!
    i felt the most beautiful throughout my pregnancy. it took almost 4 years to get pregnant. when it finally happened i was so in love with my baby and my changing body, i loved it and marveled in the beautiful process that it is.

  • Kelli April 21, 2011, 9:08 pm

    I feel the most beautiful when I’m totally present and living in the moment… so right now!

  • Britney April 21, 2011, 9:08 pm

    I went to a dance class on Saturday and saw my arms in the mirror. They looked so good! The strength training I’ve been doing has been paying off! Even though I was in scrubby clothes, no makeup, and I’m not a very good dancer, I felt beautiful.

  • Nicole April 21, 2011, 9:08 pm

    As a nurse, I see people and their families at their worst and I have to admit that it can be easy to become desensitized to bad situations, poor prognoses, etc. Every so often though, I’ll have a patient that really needs me…whether for support, reassurance, education, or as an advocate for their healthcare. The feeling of truly making an impact on someone else’s life, even if only for a brief moment, is one of the best feelings there is. I might physically feel more beautiful after a good workout or when dressed to the nines, but I truly feel the most beautiful at the end of a long shift in scrubs, with a ponytail and 12 hour old make-up.

  • Tammy Root April 21, 2011, 9:08 pm

    When my husband tells me I’m beautiful, and means it, when I have no make-up on, my hair is in a ponytail, low-key clothes, bloated stomach, etc.

    I used to be so obsessed with how I looked that I truly never thought someone would love me ‘as is’ — when he did, I not only knew he was the one, but I realized that all the things I thought defined me as “beautiful” really didn’t.

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 21, 2011, 9:08 pm

    After the gym. I feel awesome!!

  • Jasmine April 21, 2011, 9:08 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I am doing something I feel passionate about- helping others, having fun with friends, church… It may sound corny but I try to remind myself that beauty is about more than just outward appearance!

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 9:09 pm

    I don’t know when I felt the MOST beautiful, but I felt beautiful today when my best friend gave me a beautiful plain black sheath dress… so flattering!

  • Brittany April 21, 2011, 9:10 pm

    To be honest, it’s been a long time… I’d have to say it was it was a couple of months ago while on the train, a young woman leaned over to tell me she thought I a beautiful young woman and that I carried myself well.

    πŸ™‚ That’s stuck with me.

  • Annie April 21, 2011, 9:10 pm

    I feel the most beautiful on a warm sunny day with my family and friends!!

  • Ellen April 21, 2011, 9:10 pm

    i feel truly beautiful last night, when i was exhausted from doing research all day, and my hair was tousled and pinned on top of my head haphazardly, and i had just talked to some friends in between homework. i looked in the mirror and saw a beautiful, happy, smart person with a beautiful future. it was a great moment πŸ™‚

  • Alex April 21, 2011, 9:10 pm

    I felt truly beautiful last May, when I was the first to enter the stadium, holding a flag, during my college graduation. The sun was shining, and everyone’s eyes were on me…

  • Ashley M April 21, 2011, 9:10 pm

    After a long, sweaty, run, even though I look pretty haggard, I feel truly beautiful!

  • Sara April 21, 2011, 9:10 pm

    I’ve never felt more beautiful than after finishing my first 10k after recovering from a long battle with an eating disorder. Natural and healthy is beautiful!!

  • Dee April 21, 2011, 9:11 pm

    I feel most beautiful every time I run farther than I ever have before!

  • Kristen April 21, 2011, 9:11 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m showered with kisses from my two year old.

  • Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy April 21, 2011, 9:11 pm

    i felt beautiful last week when my roommates and I dressed up extra nice and went out to a fancy restaurant for a girls night.. I even wore heels.. which is like a once a year thing for me! haha

  • Angela April 21, 2011, 9:11 pm

    After a huge running PR, I crossed the finish line happily and my Dad was smiling with tears coming down his face. How could I not feel so loved and beautiful?

  • Alex April 21, 2011, 9:11 pm

    during my college graduation…i was the first to enter the stadium as a flag bearer, and everyone’s eyes were on me

  • Lisa April 21, 2011, 9:11 pm

    Even though I was already exercising, eating right, and in good physical shape, it wasn’t until I implemented a regular yoga practice that I started feeling so beautiful and healthy on the inside, too.

  • Isabella April 21, 2011, 9:13 pm

    I feel that my beauty stood out the most in these last 2 weeks when I officaly started training for my first 5k. All the sweat that collects on my body makes me feel like an amazing but beautiful health nerd.

    You are so generous to personally support a fancy smancy giveaway. Sweet Dreams. πŸ˜€

  • Kelly April 21, 2011, 9:14 pm

    A moment I feel most beautiful is right now. Pregnant with my first baby and my body growing for this miracle. As much as I struggle with weight. I have never been happier with what my body is doing.

  • Kelly April 21, 2011, 9:14 pm

    Sweet giveaway!! I felt most beautiful on my wedding day! πŸ™‚

  • jean April 21, 2011, 9:15 pm

    Excersing and just being around my family!!!

  • Chelsea April 21, 2011, 9:16 pm

    I felt most beautiful at prom!

  • Abby April 21, 2011, 9:16 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m at home with the hubby in my sweats and no makeup. He still tells me I’m beautiful!

  • Mia April 21, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I feel the most beautiful in the morning when I wake up and am fresh and ready to start the day.

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy April 21, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I definitely felt most beautiful on my wedding day! Nothing tops that feeling! πŸ™‚

  • Allison April 21, 2011, 9:17 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when a members in my group fitness classes come up to me after class and tell me what an impact as an instructor I have had on them. It really means the world to me when members tell me they were able to push through a weekend activity or vacation because of the strength they have built in my Body Pump class. I’m so hard on myself and so consumed with the way I look that I forget about my impact on others.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 21, 2011, 9:17 pm

    A few months ago I had an allergic reaction that made my face an absolute disaster. I have a 15 year old sister in law that I try to be a good role model for, and I don’t want her to think you have to wear make up to be beautiful, so despite my horrible rash, I went to a family birthday party without covering it up. No one looked twice and I knew it’s because I wasn’t letting it bother me, so it wasn’t bothering them.

  • emgrover April 21, 2011, 9:17 pm

    When I finished my first half marathon!

  • Renata April 21, 2011, 9:18 pm

    I feel beautiful everytime I see myself since I stopped relaxing my hair and started rocking my natural kinky curls.

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 9:18 pm

    Wedding day πŸ™‚

  • Carol April 21, 2011, 9:18 pm

    The day I reached my healthy goal weight after 7 months of eating right and exercising – not that’s beautiful !

  • Kelly April 21, 2011, 9:18 pm

    My wedding day. There is just no other feeling in the world like walking down the aisle toward the one person who loves you more than anything else. Five years later I am still giddy around my husband!

  • Lauren April 21, 2011, 9:19 pm

    I felt beautiful once when a little girl in the grocery store said, “Mommy, I want hair like that girl when I grow up.”

  • Evan Thomas April 21, 2011, 9:19 pm

    I felt uber handsome when I lifted weights yesterday and used heavier dumbbells

  • Erin April 21, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

    I felt beautiful when my roommate and I threw a housewarming party a few years ago. Playing hostess and seeing everyone having such a good time made me so happy. And you know what they say about feeling good on the inside-it radiates on the outside! πŸ™‚

  • fallon April 21, 2011, 9:21 pm

    I felt most beautiful when I got to see my boyfriend come home from Iraq. I was doing lots of yoga, running and eating healthy while he was gone. So when I saw him at that very moment he couldn’t help but say how beautiful I was. I couldn’t stop smiling πŸ˜‰

  • Kristin April 21, 2011, 9:22 pm

    I feel beautiful every time i finish a hard sweaty workout! I feel so alive and glowing:)

  • Jess April 21, 2011, 9:22 pm

    Strangely enough I felt the most beautiful after my first 5 mile race last month. It was my longest race distance yet!

  • Kaitlyn April 21, 2011, 9:23 pm

    I feel most beautiful when…
    i get out of the shower after a hard workout- no makeup, hair is wet, but you still have a healthy flush and glow!

  • Jen April 21, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I felt beautiful the first time my boyfriend brought home a dozen roses for me. But then again, I feel beautiful every moment I’m with him. Wow, how corny am I?!

  • Becca B April 21, 2011, 9:24 pm

    when i realize i don’t look like anyone else and i am completely ME!

  • Mary April 21, 2011, 9:24 pm

    I feel beautiful when my boys hug me and tell me they love me!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate April 21, 2011, 9:24 pm

    At my sorority’s formal a couple of weekends ago. πŸ™‚ I’m always in work out clothes because of my schedule so to be able to actually get out and dress up felt amazing.

  • Tessa April 21, 2011, 9:25 pm

    Love this! First off, very thoughtful of you and the hubs to do this! Thank you! I feel most beautiful after I finish a workout and I’m a sweaty, healthy mess!

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 9:25 pm

    I feel beautiful when I wear my absolute favorite sundress, which is orange and from the fifties!

  • Danielle D April 21, 2011, 9:28 pm

    When I walked across the stage to receive my bachelors degree and made eye contact with the two proudest parents in the crowd!

  • lindsay April 21, 2011, 9:28 pm

    honestly – on the field playing lacrosse in college. no insecurities, fully confident … when i’m confident, i feel beautiful.

  • Amanda April 21, 2011, 9:29 pm

    A moment in which I felt truly beautiful was when in the 8th grade. I put on some weight from the medication I was taking at the time (for my Ulcerated Colitis)but at this particular moment, It didn’t really matter. It was during a school play, and though I was in full costume and makeup (I was playing a Iago from Aladdin so you can imagine how crazy it must have looked) I was still very much myself. Performing to an audience made me realize that it is our inner individual talents and quirks that make us beautiful, not our exteriors.

  • Patti April 21, 2011, 9:29 pm

    Whenever I’m feeling bad about my body I just remember that THIS body created and carried my 2 beautiful sone! It honestly makes me feel beautiful!

  • Jennifer April 21, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I felt beautiful a few mornings ago when my 3 year old crawled up into our bed, rubbed my cheek and said “Momma..you’re “GOR JES” because you’re my best friend.” My heart just about stopped it was so sweet and we were almost late dropping my other daughter off to school because we all stayed in bed for extra long snuggles πŸ™‚

  • claudia April 21, 2011, 9:30 pm

    It happens whenever I can help someone other than myself, whether it’s a joke or a smile or giving someone directions and a seat, that’s when I find myself truly beautiful – an act of selflessness

  • Carolyn April 21, 2011, 9:31 pm

    This sounds silly, but it was when I put on my college graduation robe for the first time. I was just so full of pride for all I’ve accomplished in the last 21-almost-22 years, and so excited for what the coming years hold!

  • Megan April 21, 2011, 9:32 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!
    And a timely question for me. I’m a stay at home mom, so most days I’m in leggings and a tshirt. But tonight was open house at my daughter’s school, and I’m very active in the PTO, so I “dressed up” in a fitted oxford shirt, cute jeans, and a belt! And it felt wonderful…and beautiful!

  • caitlin April 21, 2011, 9:32 pm

    In the summer, no makeup, barefoot and in a sun dress πŸ™‚

  • Elyse April 21, 2011, 9:32 pm

    I felt the most beautiful on the first day of my new job. I was confident, and felt like I was on top of the world. My boyfriend told me I looked gorgeous, I knew I was doing my job well & felt the most beautiful I had felt in forever. My new job made me feel so confident. It was so nice to have a victory that wasn’t induced by the scale! Feeling beautiful is about everything….not just the scale!!!

  • Lisa M April 21, 2011, 9:32 pm

    Every time my husband comments to me how beautiful I am.

  • Kaitlin April 21, 2011, 9:32 pm

    I feel the most beautiful everytime I come home from a REALLY hard workout or run. I might not actually look my best according to other people’s standards, but I feel my best.

  • ashley April 21, 2011, 9:33 pm

    my wedding day. plain and simple! never felt prettier!

  • Kristin April 21, 2011, 9:33 pm

    I feel beautiful when I am in church and surrounded by people who love and support me.

  • Michelle M April 21, 2011, 9:34 pm

    I felt most beautiful when I was pregnant with our twin girls. At least for the first 6 months. πŸ™‚

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 9:34 pm

    When I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, on behalf of Team in Training, in San Diego. Go team! πŸ™‚

  • 'laina April 21, 2011, 9:35 pm

    The day I realized I’d lost 30 lbs. on Weight Watchers this past summer. Superficial, I know, but I’ve been overweight a long time.

  • Macrae April 21, 2011, 9:36 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I see my baby nephew’s eyes gaze up at me, meet my eyes, and then feel his body relax in trust and comfort! Baby’s provide love in more ways than they know πŸ™‚

  • Jillian Hitt April 21, 2011, 9:36 pm

    Last year, pre-cancer removing surgery, I was working out 5 days a week and I felt AMAZING! I wasn’t at the weight I wanted but I truly felt beautiful. Just knowing that I was doing the best thing for my body felt great! It’s been a struggle (to say the least) to get back into a workout routine post-surgery but I recently starting taking a class called Kazaxe which is like an extreme Zumba and I’m slowly getting back on track!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 21, 2011, 9:37 pm

    I feel beautiful when I dance.

  • Colleen April 21, 2011, 9:37 pm

    College Graduation, the cap and gown can be a difficult look and I think I was just glowing with relief and a sense of freedom!

  • HP April 21, 2011, 9:38 pm

    I feel the most beautiful usually after Bikram. Sweaty and red faced and all. πŸ™‚

    Ps – long time reader, love the blog! Just rarely comment since don’t have my own blog.

  • Stefanie-Anne April 21, 2011, 9:38 pm

    Every once in a while i spend a day by myself watching old movies, reading blogs, baking, and ever so slowly getting ready for a night out. Taking the time to focus on myself and the little details feels so indulgent. It’s very rejuvenating though! I feel amazing and beautiful after taking a break from my hectic life and spending time doing the “silly things” that I so love to do πŸ™‚

  • sam April 21, 2011, 9:39 pm

    I feel beautiful whenever I’m around people who love and care about me. I feel truly beautiful and blessed to have the support from my family and friends. This is what makes me truly beautiful!!

  • Mrs. Smith April 21, 2011, 9:39 pm

    I know its an easy one, but I felt absolutely perfectly beautiful on my wedding day. πŸ™‚

  • Emily April 21, 2011, 9:40 pm

    I feel beautiful every day at work. I work with special needs students and they are constantly lifting my spirit (and self-esteem too!). It’s hard not to feel beautiful when you’re surrounded by some of the most precious people who are reminding you every moment how special you are.

  • MarathonVal April 21, 2011, 9:40 pm

    I feel my most beautiful when I am moving my body and feeling strong, particularly when running, in spinning class, or during yoga!

  • Holly April 21, 2011, 9:40 pm

    The day I found out I was accepted to college… because I knew the voting committee got to really “see” me in my application essays.

  • Lindsay McAlester April 21, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I felt absolutely the most beautiful pregnant. Life is a wonderful thing!

  • chelsea April 21, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I felt beautiful on my wedding day!

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail April 21, 2011, 9:41 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m holding or cuddling with my two babies. πŸ™‚

  • Ruby April 21, 2011, 9:42 pm

    After completing a good workout!

  • Cait April 21, 2011, 9:43 pm

    i feel beautiful after i’m done working out and had a warm shower πŸ™‚

  • Kelly April 21, 2011, 9:43 pm

    I think I look best when I don’t even try to look “good!” Its when you put the least amount of effort in that you truly look beautiful!

  • Danielle B April 21, 2011, 9:43 pm

    The last time I felt truly beautiful was when I last weighed myself. Not because the number on the scale, in fact I was disappointed to see it. But I realized that I determine my happiness not a stupid scale. I realized that I am beautiful and so is my body for everything it has done for me.. Especially allowing me to run my first 5k this summer!

  • Megan L April 21, 2011, 9:44 pm

    I definitely felt most beautiful on my wedding day, but in general I feel beautiful whenever my husband sees me and smiles … it could be dressed up for a nice dinner or just hanging around in sweatpants and messy hair, but sometimes he just gets a look in his eye that makes me feel great!

  • Kristin April 21, 2011, 9:45 pm

    Sitting on the shinkansen, watching a whole other world pass me by; the fact that I had navigated my way to and around the foreign country of my dreams and a little port town on the seaside made me glow with the inner strength and beauty that I truly have ^_^

  • Megan @ On the Road Again April 21, 2011, 9:46 pm

    I feel amazing and beautiful after a long, hard run. Even though I’m sweaty and smelly, I’m strong and alive and I know that I’m solely responsible for that strength. For me, strength is beauty.

    p.s. Awesome giveaway!!

  • Rachel April 21, 2011, 9:46 pm

    I felt beautiful today when I found the perfect dress for an awards banquet!! And it was on sale

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith April 21, 2011, 9:46 pm

    I feel beautiful every time I put my robe and stole on before church on Sunday!

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 9:46 pm

    Crossing the finish line of my first half marathon!

  • Jul April 21, 2011, 9:47 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I smile and someone smiles back. πŸ™‚

  • Megan April 21, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Ah, awesome giveaway!!! I don’t have a food processor and would lovee one! I feel beautiful when I am leaving church on Sunday, because I feel so refreshed and re-energized for the week… it’s just a great feeling πŸ™‚

  • Diana April 21, 2011, 9:48 pm

    I feel beautiful on first dates – putting forth my best effort appearance wise and the excitement that it could be the first date with “the one”. Haven’t meet him yet, but I’ll keep trying. πŸ™‚

  • ELIZABETH April 21, 2011, 9:48 pm

    At my wedding! πŸ™‚

  • Carol C April 21, 2011, 9:49 pm

    The first time I did bird of paradise pose in a yoga class. I was still a yoga newbie and my form was far from perfect, but flowing through all the moves made me feel so graceful and strong. The first time our instructor guided us into bird of paradise, I was terrified and awkward, but suddenly, I popped into it and it felt so so incredibly awesome. I mean, my leg was still bent and I’m sure I looked more like a chicken than a beautiful bird, but I still felt so proud in that moment, I’m sure I was glowing :).

  • Toa Green April 21, 2011, 9:49 pm

    I feel beautiful right before I go to bed because I know I’ve given every thing I had that day. Making the most of each day makes me feel awesome!

  • jenna{frombostonwithlove} April 21, 2011, 9:49 pm

    I felt truly beautiful (and strong) during my 2nd Olympic triathlon. Someone smacked my butt from behind on the run and it turned out to be my husband passing me. Since I am a faster swimmer than him he always has to catch up on the run(which he is faster at) but this time as he passed he said, “dang, babe – it took me 4.5 miles to catch you this time. You’re amazing!”

    I also broke 3hrs at that tri — it was a great day!

  • Christina April 21, 2011, 9:49 pm

    I think it has happened after the birth of each of my three children, but especially after the birth of my third, my first son, I felt beautiful. I felt really good in my skin with that pregnancy first of all, but after a slightly complicated pregnancy followed by an induction that did not go how I planned, I was still able to admire my body for what it had done and that I was now holding my new, beautiful and healthy son. That made me feel beautiful.

  • tra April 21, 2011, 9:50 pm

    whenever i finish a workout, but also, more specifically, when i got one deadhang pullup carrying a 3# dumbbell with my knees! πŸ˜€

  • allison @ thesundayflog April 21, 2011, 9:50 pm

    every time my boyfriend looks at me i feel truly beautiful, even when im at my worst. i just know he thinks the world of me and it makes me feel AWESOME!

  • Hannah April 21, 2011, 9:50 pm

    I feel beautiful after a great yoga class, or when laughing and spending time with friends who don’t judge me.

  • kate April 21, 2011, 9:51 pm

    In savasana after a sweaty, challenging yoga practice. I feel like I did something beautiful for myself and it makes me a much more tolerant, loving person.

  • Katie April 21, 2011, 9:52 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m eating healthy and working out. No make-up can do what clean food does for my skin πŸ™‚

  • Kari April 21, 2011, 9:52 pm

    What a wicked awesome thing for you to do!
    I felt truly beautiful the day I edited my little sister’s college admission essay … and it said she wanted to be just like me. I tear up thinking about it.

  • Ashley April 21, 2011, 9:55 pm

    On my wedding day! πŸ™‚

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 21, 2011, 9:55 pm

    This is such a great giveaway! I truly felt beautiful on my wedding day. Not only did I feel like the luckiest girl in the world, but I knew my Husband felt the same about me!

  • Carrie April 21, 2011, 9:55 pm

    I feel beautiful when I am freshly done up. Lotion, hair done, make up lookin’ good, and a nice outfit. Sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. πŸ™‚

  • Mary April 21, 2011, 9:56 pm

    The moment I felt truly beautiful was when I stopped weighing myself everyday, beating myself up for every cookie or scoop of ice cream I had. When I realized that being beautiful doesn’t mean being super skinny. It means being comfortable in your own skin, working out because you feel accomplished every time you do and eating healthy because you enjoy putting high quality food into your body. I felt truly beautiful when I realized my self worth.

  • Lauren April 21, 2011, 9:58 pm

    I feel beautiful at the end of any presentation I give for work. I know I was smart and confident and rocked it. Nothing takes away that feeling of empowerment πŸ™‚

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 21, 2011, 9:58 pm

    Definitely after a workout. I know it’s cliched, but that is when I feel beautiful πŸ˜€

  • Kate April 21, 2011, 9:58 pm

    I felt truly beautiful after a super intense spin session. I was dripping it sweat – but absolutely glowing!

  • Avery April 21, 2011, 9:58 pm

    I feel beautiful when I am playing outside (cycling, rowing, gardening, swimming…) πŸ™‚

  • Sarah April 21, 2011, 10:00 pm

    After a good, long run! And at the Mardi Gras balls when we get to dress up in pretty dresses and dance the night away!!

  • Kara April 21, 2011, 10:00 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when finishing my first 10k in 100 degree heat. I was amazed my body got me through.

  • Deanna April 21, 2011, 10:01 pm

    I feel beautiful when I smile and hold my head high as I go about my daily life. I seem to get the most return smiles and meet the sweetest people just because I am smiling.

  • Lexie April 21, 2011, 10:01 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I’m wearing a dress. Probably why I own 20 of them. Hmmm…

  • Carly April 21, 2011, 10:03 pm

    I feel beautiful when my hair is in a ponytail,wearing shorts, shirt and bare feet and my cheeks hurt from laughing while sitting under a tree during a hot day.

  • Kristy April 21, 2011, 10:03 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I first get out of the shower – I just feel natural, no makeup, no clothes, just me.

  • hippierunner April 21, 2011, 10:04 pm

    I feel beautiful after an exhilarating long run!

  • Kim April 21, 2011, 10:04 pm

    I’ve never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day – and not just because I was all dolled up. It was such an amazing feeling to know that someone in the world picked me to spend the rest of their life with, and that made me feel like a beautiful person. And he continues to make me feel beautiful everyday πŸ™‚

  • Ann April 21, 2011, 10:04 pm

    I felt beautiful when I finally ran 20 miles ( last weekend) while training for my first marathon. I was feeling awesome! When I came home and told my husband that I had run 20 miles without feeling horrible, he told me how proud he was of me and he was so relieved that it went well- I felt beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda April 21, 2011, 10:05 pm

    I feel most beautiful when all the things typically considered beautiful are out of the picture. I feel most beautiful when I am rosy red and my shirt is drenched in sweat after running five miles. I feel most beautiful when I can feel my body getting stronger every time I run a little further. I feel most beautiful when I ace that test after long hours of studying. All these things not only make me feel beautiful, but make me feel whole.

  • Gammy April 21, 2011, 10:05 pm

    When I was diagnosed with PCOS – finally I stopped feeling so so bad, after having being told for years that I was the “fat kid” and that “if only you lost weight, you’d be perfect…” I was on the swim team, ate well, exercised regularly, but was always “chunky” – but thanks to the PCOS diagnosis, carefully regulated meds and a continuation of swimming and running, I FEEL healthy. Even if someone comments how I’ve “put on a bit” I smile and chuckle inside thinking, YOU HAVE NO IDEA how far I’ve come. I felt beautiful that day when my endocrinologist told me I had a sickness!! πŸ™‚

  • Katelyn April 21, 2011, 10:05 pm

    I truly felt the most beautiful when my fiance proposed to me this past September- he made sure it was absolutely perfect!

  • Elizabeth April 21, 2011, 10:05 pm

    I feel beautiful when I am around my family or my best friends who let me be the total weirdo that I am and still think I’m awesome.

    what a great giveaway!

  • dana April 21, 2011, 10:06 pm

    Today is my grandpa’s 90th birthday and I am currently in Australia. When we skyped this morning he told me I looked beautiful, and it made me feel great. After all, he has seen a lottttttt of faces in his 90 years πŸ™‚

  • MacKenzie April 21, 2011, 10:06 pm

    When my husband proposed to me, I was wearing 10 year old floral PJ pants, his Jim Beam t-shirt, and my hair was in a ponytail. However, I knew right then that he thought I was beautiful, no matter what I looked like on the outside. I have never felt more beautiful.

  • Amrin April 21, 2011, 10:07 pm

    I feel most beautiful, after making someone else feel good about themselves- thats an accomplishment for me!

    Beauty is natural, comes from within.

    P.S. Love your Blog!!

  • Victoria April 21, 2011, 10:08 pm

    The moments I feel beautiful are when I’m exercising. It makes me feel so good about myself.

  • Shelly @ EpicOrganic.net April 21, 2011, 10:08 pm

    I actually had a beautiful moment yesterday, when I fit into the smallest pair of jeans that I own – for the first time without having to wrestle them on. I’ve lost 104# since Dec 2009, and I’m 12# from goal – and for the first time in my life, I really can’t negative-talk myself… because I’ve accomplished so much! It’s a great feeling πŸ™‚

  • Maria Malaveci April 21, 2011, 10:09 pm

    I feel beautiful when I feel all the love and warmth of my family, and know how truly blessed I am to have gotten so very lucky in my life for having all of them.

    mmalavec@med.umich.edu

  • Lisa April 21, 2011, 10:09 pm

    I feel beautiful after a long run or a hard workout!

  • Katie April 21, 2011, 10:10 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when I finished my first ever 5k- the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. My mother, a breast cancer survivor of 10 years, was by my side as we crossed the finish line together. Not only did I feel beautiful but every single woman there was awe-inspiring!

  • Kathryn April 21, 2011, 10:11 pm

    I felt so beautiful on the day when my boyfriend and I were camping next to the beach after a two day hike. I stripped off (don’t worry, we were the only ones there) jumped in the ocean and floated on my back. I felt close to nature and beautiful on the inside and out.

  • Rachel S April 21, 2011, 10:12 pm

    I think I felt most beautiful when I’m laughing with my best friends.

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Oddly enough, one time I felt truly beautiful was immediately following a time that I felt truly disgusting. Coming home from the gym one day with no makeup on my hair a sweaty mess, I felt gross and exhausted. As we were getting home, my 3 year old daughter asked me if I would please make her some chicken before I took a shower. “Yes of course my sweet one.” I answered her happily, delighted in her good manners. My husband was within hearing range and came over, gave me warm hug (despite my sweat and stink), and, with a loving look in his eyes said, “You are a great mommy.”
    I’ve never felt so beautiful as I did in that moment.

  • Jill Kirkwood April 21, 2011, 10:13 pm

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day and it had nothing to do with my hair and makeup being done and hardly to do with the beautiful dress. I felt beautiful being surrounded by so much love and family and seeing my husband at the end of the aisle waiting for me. Cheesy but true! πŸ™‚

  • Taylor April 21, 2011, 10:13 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I do good things for my body!!!

  • Kristen April 21, 2011, 10:14 pm

    what a great giveaway!
    One time I felt pretty was for my prom. I got a pink dress, almost like cinderella!

  • Abbie April 21, 2011, 10:16 pm

    The day I had my beautiful baby girl. I have never felt more beautiful or confident in my life!!!

  • Karen April 21, 2011, 10:16 pm

    I was on cloud-nine when I completed a programming code that I thought I couldn’t, but I did and it was CLEAN!

  • Jen April 21, 2011, 10:16 pm

    I feel beautiful when I’m with my boyfriend he makes me feel so special πŸ™‚ thank u for this!!!!

  • Tiana April 21, 2011, 10:16 pm

    after running a 5k with my dad and coming in third girl πŸ™‚ i was covered in mud but couldn’t stop smiling

  • Valerie April 21, 2011, 10:18 pm

    what a great thing to think about. I feel pretty when i get that sweet sideways smile from my husband of 35 years. I think he’s looking at me like I’m in my 20’s!

  • Sam April 21, 2011, 10:19 pm

    Today, while taking a walk by the pier πŸ™‚

  • Amy April 21, 2011, 10:19 pm

    I truly felt beautiful when i finished my run this evening and my husband and I were on our way home and we were able to spend time together. My husband makes me truly feel like the luckiest girl.

  • Cindy April 21, 2011, 10:20 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I call my parents and they answer the phone, “Hello my beautiful daughter! I love you!” My parents aer my best friends and make me feel great everyday.

  • Em April 21, 2011, 10:20 pm

    Yesterday, I was having horrible pregnancy cramps and stayed in bed all day. My H came home from work and couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful I am and that he thinks I’m even more beautiful now than when I was in my best shape. He’s such a keeper πŸ˜€

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair April 21, 2011, 10:21 pm

    What a great giveaway!

    I feel the most beautiful after a good workout and a shower. I just feel so strong and fit and clean and I dunno. I just always feel good πŸ™‚

    I also feel pretty when my fiance randomly grabs my butt or gives me a hug while just hanging out at home! πŸ˜‰

  • SaraA April 21, 2011, 10:21 pm

    Thank you! What a great giveaway. I feel beautiful when I’m surrounded by friends and family, comfortable and loved.

  • Ashley April 21, 2011, 10:22 pm

    As a dancer, I feel most beautiful when I’m in my element, at the dance studio. I feel alive when in motion!

  • LauraJayne April 21, 2011, 10:22 pm

    I felt beautiful on Saturday. I’d had a horrible failed long run and had convinced myself that I wasn’t going to be able to complete my first half-marathon in a week. I didn’t feel like going on my date, but I did – and he told me I was “intimidatingly pretty.” Instead of contradicting him (like I normally would have), I said thank you. It felt great and I felt beautiful.

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 21, 2011, 10:23 pm

    I feel beautiful every time I walk in the front door at the end of the day and see The Boy’s face light up to see me.

  • Tricia April 21, 2011, 10:24 pm

    I felt most beautiful the day I graduated from my internship. I got so healthy during that year, physically, mentally, and spiritually! And HEALTHY is beautiful! Not the unreal proportions on magazines

  • *Andrea* April 21, 2011, 10:25 pm

    i felt most beautiful at my college graduation last may! grabbing my diploma and smiling out at my proud family made mejust glow πŸ™‚

  • Grace April 21, 2011, 10:27 pm

    It’s a tie between the day I graduated nursing school and when I finished my first half-marathon. Both such awesome feelings. And I’ve been DREAMING of a food processor forever! Can’t wait to make my own nut butter πŸ™‚

  • Harmony April 21, 2011, 10:28 pm

    I feel beautiful when i’m pregnant. So much so that i’m pregnant with my second child in 2 years:)

  • BeckyH April 21, 2011, 10:30 pm

    There isn’t an exact moment … there are moment(s) when I feel beautiful. When I wear a certain shade of lipstick, when that eyeshadow makes my brown eyes look extra large. When my husband sneaks up behind me and says “I love you.” After I finish 3 miles (that’s a long way for me), when I have that extra high heel on. So I suppose *my* “I’m Beautiful” comes in different packages, from myself and from my husband.

  • Meg April 21, 2011, 10:31 pm

    When i truly realized what forgiveness was. I realized God loved me ….i am still working on remembering it daily though! So i guess, actually, i feel beautiful daily!

  • Solita Jones April 21, 2011, 10:31 pm

    After a workout πŸ™‚

  • Gracie (complicated day) April 21, 2011, 10:32 pm

    When he was 2 years old, my little brother Abe had a pet name for me: “Beauty”. Little children have it right: If they love you, you are beautiful to them. Every time he called me Beauty I’d smile!

  • meg c April 21, 2011, 10:32 pm

    when i finished my first half marathon!

  • Lesley April 21, 2011, 10:35 pm

    Is it silly that I feel beautiful when I put on my favorite dress and heels? Most of the time I wear jeans, so whenever I get dressed up I feel good about myself.

    Oh, and crossing the finish line of the disney marathon–sweat and all πŸ™‚

  • Vicki M. April 21, 2011, 10:39 pm

    I feel truly beautiful every time I catch my husband looking at me and smiling when he doesn’t think I’ll catch him.

  • Ellie April 21, 2011, 10:40 pm

    The last time I felt beautiful was after my most recent weight lifting session- even though was all sweaty and gross I felt awesome about my body.

  • jc April 21, 2011, 10:41 pm

    i felt truly beautiful when i was able to make my family smile and laugh!

  • Tiffany April 21, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I had my first concert tonight. Everyone was commenting on how nice I sang and how pretty I looked. I have never felt more beautiful!

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) April 21, 2011, 10:44 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I can make someone laugh.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 21, 2011, 10:45 pm

    I remember truly feeling beautiful right after band camp one day when my hair was a mess, I was sweaty (and I’m sure smelly), wearing baggy clothes, and totally worn out when one of my guy friends told me I looked radiant. Must have been the sweat. πŸ˜‰ haha

  • Linz April 21, 2011, 10:46 pm

    I felt really beautiful when I finished my first half marathon, something I’d never dreamed was possible only a year before.

  • JenRD April 21, 2011, 10:47 pm

    Hmmm…that is a good one!
    I have to say that I have struggled with self esteem issues my whole life. But now, I have a baby–life–growing inside me. My body is changing, my skin is breaking out, but I am truly “glowing” from within. I have never felt more beautiful.

  • Jenny April 21, 2011, 10:48 pm

    I am a preschool teacher. I feel most beautiful when a student gives me a hug and says “I love you, Miss Jenny!”

  • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) April 21, 2011, 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    I started to feel beautiful the first week I went without weighing myself, measuring out every single bite of food I ate and began to focus on less on “losing weight” and more on being healthy =)

  • Karla April 21, 2011, 10:49 pm

    Every time I remind myself that everything created by God is beautiful and perfect, created in His image. We are all beautiful and perfect in His eyes!

  • Becca April 21, 2011, 10:51 pm

    I always feel beautiful when my 4 year old nephew tells me he loves me. At 4 you don’t see “pretty” or “ugly” – you just see people that you love!

  • Emily April 21, 2011, 10:51 pm

    I feel beautiful everyday since about 3 years ago when I started really thinking about the foods I was putting in my body. Instead of worrying about a number on a scale or what other people think, educating myself about nutrition has boosted my attitude and confidence!

  • crystal h reed April 21, 2011, 10:53 pm

    My wedding day

  • Emily April 21, 2011, 10:54 pm

    I feel beautiful when I think of everything I’m grateful for and the amazing people I’m so lucky to have in my life

  • Kelsey Q April 21, 2011, 10:55 pm

    I feel really beautiful whenever I hang out with the girl campers from the camp I work at. All the young girls look up to me so much and always compliment my hair, nail polish, ect. It is such an awesome feeling being a role model.

  • Heather m April 21, 2011, 10:56 pm

    When I saw my husband for the firstl time as I walked down the aisle on our wedding day. It was amazing and I realized that no matter how I look physically, I’ll always be beautiful to him.

  • laura April 21, 2011, 10:56 pm

    when i did my first pull up!

  • Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy April 21, 2011, 10:56 pm

    I feel beautiful after a long sweaty run, I stretch into downward dog and see my feet and strong legs – strength is beautiful!

  • Beth April 21, 2011, 10:58 pm

    I feel most beautiful after I’ve done my morning walk, or a 5K walk, and then freshly showered. I feel like my body is clean inside and out at that point. I breathe deeper, I smile more, and feel most relaxed because I have just taken my health in my own hands, which for me, is a constant battle.

  • Cari April 21, 2011, 10:58 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when I accomplish something difficult for the first time, especially if I didn’t think it was possible before– like finishing a really hard rock climbing route, learning to surf and catching my first wave by myself, or running 6.5 miles pain free after a 2 year struggle with a shin injury :).

  • Haley April 21, 2011, 10:58 pm

    When I push past my limits πŸ™‚

  • B April 21, 2011, 10:59 pm

    The moment I felt truly beautiful was after I had given birth, and placed my baby into the hands of two amazing people who were meant to be her parents. It was incredible to be that kind of blessing in someone’s life, while devastatingly heartbreaking to acknowledge the fact that I wasn’t ready to raise a child. I think some of our most beautiful moments come from times when we are humbled and able to offer something to someone that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to have.

  • marie [would] April 21, 2011, 10:59 pm

    ugh i really have to think about this! i know that totally goes against the whole purpose of this blog (which i love), but i haven’t felt beautiful in a good long while! i think the last time i felt ~beautiful~ was… halloween two years ago? i was just starting grad school and had zero dollars but was working at macy’s so i got this real red lipstick and just went to town (on my lips, not my whole body or anything)! red lipstick = beauty maker that night!

  • Meagan April 21, 2011, 11:00 pm

    I always feel beautiful after I accomplish something, as if the pride I feel on the inside becomes the beauty I see I the outside! It’s awesome!

  • Stephanie April 21, 2011, 11:02 pm

    I feel the most beautiful at the gym lifting weights. I know that seems rather masculine, but I love feeling strong.

  • Kristy Hartnett April 21, 2011, 11:04 pm

    I feel the most beautifu when…. my little boy (4 yrs old0 says “mommy, you look pretty”. He usually says it on the days I have spent beating myself up for not being a perfect mom, for not getting my workout in or for not keeping a perfectly clean house, for having a hard day at work (and somedays, it is all of the above). I have to believe it is my son’s wonderful heart and God speaking through him, reminding me I don’t have to be perfect, I am loved and beautiful for who I am.

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 11:04 pm

    I feel most beautiful after a tub, lying in bed with my husband and the pups, completely content.

  • Trisha April 21, 2011, 11:06 pm

    I feel beautiful when I take care of my body and remember who I am. I know that when I do the things that are good for my heart and body, I love myself. And when I love myself, I feel beautiful!

  • Caroline Calcote April 21, 2011, 11:07 pm

    I felt the most beautiful today! (well, that is, until tomorrow) πŸ™‚

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 11:08 pm

    I feel beautiful whenever my boyfriend tells me not to wear all that make up or dress fancy for him-he says I’m beautiful all natural! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland April 21, 2011, 11:09 pm

    I felt most beautiful when I crossed the finish line at my first 5k, and I still feel my prettiest when I’m finishing a race. It must be that post-run glow! πŸ™‚

  • Ashley @ the fit academic April 21, 2011, 11:09 pm

    Great contest! I feel most beautiful when I’m done working out. Something about a good sweat sesh just makes me feel like I glow – sweat and all! : )

  • Kelsie April 21, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I woke up after 10 hours of sleep with rosy cheeks and well-rested eyes!

  • Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest April 21, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I felt beautiful on my wedding day, of course! I always feel beautiful when I am with my husband though. πŸ™‚

  • Bizzle April 21, 2011, 11:11 pm

    I struggle with exercise, but I feel beautimus when I push through it and feel so proud of myself.

  • Marissa April 21, 2011, 11:11 pm

    I feel beautiful after a long day of playing outside in the sun. The warmth and fun from the day make me feel beautiful on the inside and the way my skin glows after being in the sun makes me feel beautiful on the outside too!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? April 21, 2011, 11:11 pm

    I feel most beautiful when Im all sweaty after a good workout. I dont know why, but I always think I look really good like that. Even after washing off all my makeup when my face is still red. I think its because thats when I feel strongest. I think strength is beautiful

  • Kiley @ DailyVitaminF April 21, 2011, 11:14 pm

    The time I felt the most beautiful was when I got married (of course!) otherwise it’s after I take a shower after a real sweaty workout.

  • Anne Weber-Falk April 21, 2011, 11:14 pm

    I had two moments when I felt my most beautiful. The first was when I was pregnant. I loved how I felt and how I looked. The second was when I started to see the results from living a healthier better life. I was doing Body Pump and aqua classes and I felt so strong and energized and absolutely beautiful.

  • Jen April 21, 2011, 11:14 pm

    I truly felt beautiful the time I modeled (sans clothing!) for my best friend’s photography project in college. It was so liberating!

  • Jenny April 21, 2011, 11:14 pm

    I felt beautiful in my cap and gown as I received my masters degree (at 37)! I’d feel even more beautiful if I could find my dream job!

  • gabriella @ embracement April 21, 2011, 11:15 pm

    The time I feel most beautiful is when I get that first golden glow of a tan and can wear a sundress. My overall personality is just more relaxed with a tan and sunshine.

  • Crystal Labor April 21, 2011, 11:15 pm

    the day my fiance asked me to marry him! we’ve only been engaged 2 months! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly April 21, 2011, 11:15 pm

    Standing in my favorite tree pose while doing yoga.

  • Sammi April 21, 2011, 11:16 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I see my boyfriend for the first time in a while. We’re long distance so our time together is extra special and there’s nothing like the way he looks at me!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) April 21, 2011, 11:18 pm

    When my parents pick me up from the airport when I go home to visit them. We’re all so happy to be together again that I think everyone and everything is beautiful!

  • Christine April 21, 2011, 11:19 pm

    When I looked into the mirror after finishing the Boston marathon. I was sweaty, sunburned, but so BEAUTIFUL from all the hard work.

  • Amanda April 21, 2011, 11:19 pm

    I feel my most beautiful when wearing heels and a cute outfit or while doing squats in the mirror with good form! STRONG LEGS are beautiful!

  • Pam April 21, 2011, 11:20 pm

    Wow! Great giveaway. I had one of my most profound and beautiful moments after one of my countless reconstructive surgeries for my cleft lip and palate. I realized that even though I was going thru alll this pain just to look like the “normal” person I was already a beautiful person on the inside and I had friends and family who loved me for me. And I wanted to help others just like me and help them realize they were beautiful too. I love helping children with birth defects realize that they are beautiful to and it’s whats on the inside that counts. And if you are truly a good person that will be the first thing people see.

  • Shauna April 21, 2011, 11:21 pm

    I felt beautiful last night, when I took my hair down from its half-up hairdo. Because I’m half black, my hair is insanely thick and poufy. I always have half of it pulled back because it’s an insane mess when I wear it all down, but I do like it that way. I don’t wear it fully down in public very often because I’d rather not draw attention to myself, but as I did some reading last night at 3 in the morning with my hair chillin’ in its poufy insanity, I must say I did in fact feel quite ravishing.

  • JenATX April 21, 2011, 11:22 pm

    aw, your so sweet to do a giveaway!
    I felt truly beautiful just the other night when I had a girls night with my friends. We got dressed up & danced the night away… girls nights are the best πŸ™‚

  • Tay April 21, 2011, 11:23 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚ I felt truly beautiful the other night wearing my completely lace-back shirt out on the town πŸ˜‰ I was also wearing my walking cast boot, and my hair in it’s natural curls (rather than straight), but I don’t remember the last time I’d felt so confident out with friends! I don’t know if that’s the type of “beautiful” you were looking for, but I really did!

  • Anna April 21, 2011, 11:23 pm

    I feel beautiful after an awesome workout (especially if I’m wearing my cute gym clothes πŸ˜‰ )

  • Taylor April 21, 2011, 11:27 pm

    I feel beautiful when I feel accomplished: leaving the gym drenched in sweat, walking up the stairs to my house after a long run, pumping out that last set when my muscles are shaking.

  • Rachel April 21, 2011, 11:27 pm

    after a really long, sweaty run!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething April 21, 2011, 11:29 pm

    I felt completely beautiful when i completed my first rock climbing experience. It was such an amazing accomplishment and at that time I felt like I could do it all πŸ™‚

  • Ash April 21, 2011, 11:30 pm

    I felt the most beautiful when I realized I control my happiness–and others do not!

  • Chrissy April 21, 2011, 11:31 pm

    I feel most beautiful in yoga! The poses make me feel strong and graceful like nothing else.

  • Sara April 21, 2011, 11:31 pm

    Today… I wore a fun new dress to work for no reason. Felt good and smiled all day long!

  • melanie April 21, 2011, 11:37 pm

    i feel most beautiful the evening after spending a summer day outside on a lake with loved ones

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) April 21, 2011, 11:38 pm

    I truly felt beautiful when my fiance (now husband) saw me coming from the gym in our dorm sweaty as heck and he told me I was gorgeous. It let me know I was beautiful no matter what.

  • Jenni April 21, 2011, 11:39 pm

    I felt beautiful when I finally fit into my goal dress. the most exciting part is now that I’ve got even more into running, the original goal dress is too big!

  • Erin April 21, 2011, 11:39 pm

    My wedding day!

  • Avery April 21, 2011, 11:41 pm

    I feel beauty in confidence and strength. I felt the most beautiful on the day I finished my first half marathon!

  • Erin April 21, 2011, 11:42 pm

    I feel beautiful when I feel strong, after a good run or weight lifting session. I’m very proud of my arm muscles!

  • Katharine April 21, 2011, 11:43 pm

    i felt beautiful today during my really intense workout!

  • Beth April 21, 2011, 11:43 pm

    I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. I was so happy to be marrying the man of my dreams and to be surrounded by friends and family.

    I also feel beautiful after I finish I race, but especially after my fourth marathon which I gave my all and got a 31 minute PR!

  • Melissa April 21, 2011, 11:45 pm

    When I am working out, eating right and taking care of myself. I always feel good when I treat my body well! With that being said, someone please come take the cookie cake away that’s left over from my friends birthday.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 21, 2011, 11:45 pm

    well you caught me at a bad time since I have an awful cold and feel like I look a MESS but every day my husband makes me feel like the prettiest girl in the world so I got it lucky.

    I’m just hoping he’ll forget my snotty, sloppy appearance the past few days. hehe

  • Laura April 21, 2011, 11:46 pm

    I feel the most beautiful whenever my husband smiles at me. He looks at me like I’m Christmas morning, all sparkling and special :). When I’m having a low self-esteem day, I think about how much love and support I get from him, and it gets me through until I’m feeling 100% about myself again.

  • Haley April 21, 2011, 11:47 pm

    I always feel beautiful when my boyfriend gets home from work. He sets his things down and ALWAYS gives me a kiss.

  • Rina April 21, 2011, 11:48 pm

    I felt beautiful when my Mother told me she loved me and was proud of me. She has always had a hard time expressing her feelings and came across as cold most of my life, but on the day I left for college, she told me so I would remember….and I do.

  • Tracy April 21, 2011, 11:50 pm

    I feel beautiful when I dress up for something special!! Can’t wait to dress up this Sunday for church. And I can’t tell you how much I have been wanting a food processor!!! You rock!!!!

  • jen April 21, 2011, 11:51 pm

    I feel most beautiful during/after a GREAT workout.

  • Rachael April 21, 2011, 11:51 pm

    This morning. I started a new job a week ago and today I was given my uniform pieces. I was on my way to try on the shirt for sizing. As I passed a colleague she said, with your hair and skin colouring and your beautiful blue eyes you will look stunning in that shirt. The rest of us will look so plain:)

  • Kaydee April 21, 2011, 11:52 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I am drenched in sweat!

  • Erika April 21, 2011, 11:53 pm

    After running a half marathon, dripping with sweat, and tired….but being greeted by my love with a smile, a hug, and a kiss….never felt so pretty and strong

  • jammed_thoughts April 21, 2011, 11:55 pm

    I feel most beautiful when I’m with my friends, laughing hysterically and smiling nonstop. I think being happy makes everybody beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Mac April 21, 2011, 11:57 pm

    When I got all dolled up with my girls for a friends birthday party

  • Cindy April 21, 2011, 11:58 pm

    I ran my last marathon in a tutu and a tiara (As I was a solemate for Girls on the Run) All the little girls on the sidelines were screaming Go Princess. And fellow male runners kept telling me I looked beautiful. And, you know what? I did feel beautiful!

  • alain April 21, 2011, 11:59 pm

    the last time i felt truly beautiful was when I got off the plane and saw my partner for the first time in 3 months. the feeling was indescribable.

  • Carrie April 22, 2011, 12:00 am

    November 14, 2008. I had given birth to my first child on the 12th. I was standing in the hospital mirror holding this amazing little bundle of joy. She was smiling, and I was crying, and yet at that moment, I was beautiful. A beautiful mom holding on to the most amazing gift I had ever been given.

  • Beth April 22, 2011, 12:02 am

    The moment I felt the most beautiful was leading a workout class, sweat pouring down my face. I was jumping up and down like a mad woman, moving to the music, and I could see that everyone else was feeling it too- we were having a blast! Inspiring people to push farther made me feel absolutely gorgeous since I knew others felt that way, too.

  • Jill April 22, 2011, 12:11 am

    At work in Wednesday. I felt crummy initially because I ran out of time getting ready in the morning, so I just threw my hair up in a bun. But I got so many compliments that day on the darn bun! My coworkers made me feel beautiful!

  • Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner April 22, 2011, 12:16 am

    I feel beautiful when I am happy!

  • Caitlin April 22, 2011, 12:17 am

    I feel beautiful when I do my hair and it actually turns out right! I have very fair skin and very blonde lashes and brows, so my face doesn’t get a lot of definition naturally. I usually don’t feel beautiful without makeup. But I curled my hair the other day and it turned out awesome. I took a picture, with no make-up, and it’s the first picture I can remember taking this way in a long time that I actually liked =)

  • Kristyn April 22, 2011, 12:19 am

    I think I feel the most beautiful after I’ve been working out and my face is all red. I feel accomplished and I feel like I’m doing something important. Initially it was all about weight loss for my wedding but now I realize I feel good doing it.

  • Alicia Floriano April 22, 2011, 12:20 am

    love the giveway! πŸ˜€ pretty awesome!!
    I feel the most beautiful when I am at the gym working out. I don’t care that I don’t have on any make up, just knowing I’m taking care of my health through physical fitness, whether in zumba class or a spin class, I LOVE the euphoric feeling I get during and after my workouts. πŸ™‚

  • Lauren April 22, 2011, 12:21 am

    In the past few years I have felt most beautiful on the outside when I was in my friend’s wedding and got my hair and makeup done for the day…it was so much fun. I feel most beautiful on the inside after every race I complete…so powerful and loving the feeling of accomplishment!

  • Angela Terry April 22, 2011, 12:23 am

    I feel most beautiful when I do something for myself, i.e. go on a long run, buy a new piece of jewelery, get a mani/pedi, it’s the little things in life!!

  • Madeline April 22, 2011, 12:26 am

    I feel beautiful when I do something good for my body! Last fall I ran five miles (consecutively) for the first time, it was so exhilarating and it was so great to carry that energy with me the rest of the day!

  • Meredith April 22, 2011, 12:29 am

    When I ran my first race … just last summer!

  • Courtney April 22, 2011, 12:31 am

    Right after the a great workout, and fresh from a hot shower, when I’m natural, naked and pumped full of endorphins! πŸ™‚

  • Monique April 22, 2011, 12:38 am

    I feel beautiful every morning that I wake up cruddy and smelly when my husband sometimes opens his eyes, smiles, and says to me “Hi Beauty Queen” πŸ™‚

  • Lisa April 22, 2011, 12:48 am

    Very generous giveaway – thanks for the opportunity! I feel beautiful when I’m working out – catching a glimpse of myself in the mirror using my muscles, I think I look awesome!

  • Tifftastic April 22, 2011, 12:49 am

    The day I managed to run my first mile. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle April 22, 2011, 12:50 am

    When your best friend(s) tell you that you are beautiful, and they don’t mean it just in regard to outside appearance, but who you are on the inside as well. A best friend has nothing to gain from telling you this – they aren’t trying to woo you, win you over, or get you in bed (ha!). It is a pure compliment with no expectation of reciprocity, which means it must be true – and makes you feel pretty darn good!

  • Karen April 22, 2011, 12:52 am

    I felt gorgeous after my first acupuncture appt. Everything wad zen and in balance.

  • Elise April 22, 2011, 12:59 am

    I feel beautiful when I’m dancing with friends, because I’m having fun!

  • sofia April 22, 2011, 1:04 am

    hmm, i’d have to say after nailing my first headstand in yoga. or that time i wore a smokin’ hot dress to a holiday party. let’s be fair here – both made me feel pretty sexy! πŸ™‚

  • Lili April 22, 2011, 1:05 am

    The other day after an evening shower , i looked in the mirror with no make up on, wet hair and wearing my husband’s old buttoned shirt just for fun…. I felt natually beautiful and comfortable with myself.

  • Laura April 22, 2011, 1:06 am

    I felt beautiful (and still feel beautiful!) in the mornings when my husband looks at me, with my bed-head, sleepy eyes and a smile on my face as I look at him, and tell me I am so beautiful. I get that beautiful feeling tingle!

  • Melissa April 22, 2011, 1:06 am

    This afternoon I was sitting in a waiting room and I both my kids (2 & 3 yrs old) were piled on top of me….on top of my stomach and lap, in which my purse was already piled…but they didn’t care…as long as they were as close to me as they could get. I’m sure we looked ridiculous, as they were perched on top of me like a couple of roosting hens, but I just felt beautiful because I knew these little people love me so much.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 22, 2011, 1:06 am

    I feel truly beautiful as I taught a rockin’ BodyPUMP class Wed night! πŸ™‚

  • Danielle April 22, 2011, 1:07 am

    I felt beautiful when I open my medicine cabinet and saw a “you look amazing” note posted by my boyfriend!

  • Sammy April 22, 2011, 1:09 am

    I feel truly beautiful when I see a reflection of myself after a long run or good, solid workout. I am truly confident and on top of everything. High off endorphins!

  • Daisy April 22, 2011, 1:10 am

    ahhh this is so sweet of you! πŸ™‚ i feel truly beautiful the morning after a good workout, when i wake up feeling refreshed and healthy.

  • Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries April 22, 2011, 1:14 am

    The moment I truly felt beautiful was in February of this year. I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 24. My first thought was that I was going to lose my hair. I know it sounds silly because here I am faced with disease and I am worried about losing my long blonde hair. After my second treatment, my hair started falling out in clumps. I took control, I couldn’t handle the torture anymore so I went to a salon and had it completely shaved. That night I got home and forced myself to look in the mirror. What I saw was my beautiful face, without hair. With or without hair, I am still ME and I am still beautiful. Hair is just a security blanket.

    I didn’t even want to share this to win something at all, your question however just made me think. I just felt compelled to share because it was extremely enlightening and eye opening as a woman to lose my hair and still feel as though I am as beautiful as I was before. I now look at any woman with a bald head as beautiful because it’s a badge, a beauty mark, a battle wound.

  • lauren April 22, 2011, 1:17 am

    A random Sunday after my freshman year of college i realized that it doesn’t take a mirror to realize one’s true beauty, so what does a girl do? Throw it in the dumpster! Best moment of my life!

  • Natalie @ cinnamon bums April 22, 2011, 1:21 am

    i feel beautiful every time i put on some bright lipstick! haha i love it

  • Emma April 22, 2011, 1:29 am

    I feel beautiful when I come back, rosy-cheeked and refreshed, from a great run!

  • Courtney April 22, 2011, 1:30 am

    On my wedding day πŸ™‚

  • Alexis April 22, 2011, 1:32 am

    I felt beautiful when my mom told me I was pretty before a school orientation!

  • Floey April 22, 2011, 1:35 am

    When I feel physically and mentally at peace

  • Susie April 22, 2011, 1:43 am

    My dad isn’t a man of words. He is more of an action/doing man than a talker. The day he told me I was pretty was the day I felt the prettiest. It meant so much πŸ™‚

  • Dee S April 22, 2011, 1:57 am

    When I graduated! πŸ™‚ I look back at the pictures now, and I was absolutely beaming!! I was so proud of myself!

  • Britt April 22, 2011, 1:58 am

    Going through treatment for an ED..there was just a moment when I was sitting there with a really good friend next to me (who was also in treatment). It clicked, I finally felt *ok* and beautiful for the first time in years.

  • Tara April 22, 2011, 1:58 am

    I feel beautiful whenever I pr or run a good race. I may be sweaty and bright red, but I feel so strong and so happy when I finish that no one in the world could bring me down!

  • Rachel April 22, 2011, 2:00 am

    Usually, I’m totally into makeup and dressing up, but the day I felt the prettiest was during the week I helped build a house in Tijuana, Mexico. Strength & Determination = Beauty!

  • Tricia April 22, 2011, 2:06 am

    When I see hints of my mom in me!

  • Megan April 22, 2011, 2:07 am

    The prettiest I ever felt was when an old boyfriend caught me at a totally random moment and said “You know you’re beautiful, right?” For myself, I sometimes catch myself in the mirror and think that I look pretty – it’s a nice change from the self criticism I tend to engage in (I’m trying to stop!)

  • Shaya April 22, 2011, 2:21 am

    a moment I felt truly beautiful was after running my first race– beautiful, alive, and so so proud πŸ™‚

  • Krista April 22, 2011, 2:24 am

    I love this question Caitlin, such a great idea! I felt most beautiful at my college graduation. I had recently lost a lost of weight after being heavy my whole life, I was in this really pretty dress & I felt like I had the whole world in front of me. I remember feeling really beautiful on that special day.

  • Morgan @ Endorphaholic April 22, 2011, 2:33 am

    I feel beautiful when I am with my mom. She is so confident and happy with who she is and how she looks that it is absolutely contagious. It also helps that she is stunningly gorgeous!

  • Ker April 22, 2011, 2:50 am

    I had a hard summer struggling with substance abuse and addiction, and I was feeling really down about myself as a whole. I had recently moved to a new city, cleaned up everything about my lifestyle, and started swimming and working out again. I was DD for a big fair that was in town, and I was walking around with one of my best friends. He turned to me and said “You know, I don’t know what I would do without you. You’re an amazing friend, and I love you so much. I’m so happy you’re here. And it’s fun to have a hot best friend” and hugged me. After trying so hard to make so many positive changes in my life, I had never felt as beautiful in my life as I did then. Nothing feels as good as one of the most important people in your life noticing how hard you’re trying.

  • Lilian April 22, 2011, 3:00 am

    I feel beautiful after a nice long shower following an intense workout session. =D

  • Amy April 22, 2011, 3:07 am

    As someone who has been struggling with an eating disorder for 17years, there are times when it is hard for me feel beautiful. However, I felt amazing on my wedding day, and I feel beautiful after a hard workout, so happy that I have started to take care of my body so that it can be so strong!

  • stacey steiner April 22, 2011, 3:13 am

    The week after I’d broken up with my ex. I finally went out & bought a new swimsuit, a bikini, which he’d always said I could never “pull off”. Once I got home, I put it on, stood in front of the mirror & was shocked. I thought to myself, he’s an idiot, I am wearing this bikini & it looks fine. (seriously did, folks..) it was then I realized I was actually beautiful!

  • Julie April 22, 2011, 3:24 am

    Just after I finish any run- that is always the moment I feel fit, strong and alive!

  • Audrey April 22, 2011, 3:25 am

    Whenever I hug someone I love. It’s like my love for them makes me realize my own values and true beauty.

  • trang April 22, 2011, 3:42 am

    Every night right after my daily nighttime skin routine. I just love how my face looks and feels.

  • Lena April 22, 2011, 3:43 am

    When I finally threw conventional wisdom to the wind and purchased a fitted pencil skirt to wear to professional events. It’s the first time I’ve truly loved my child-bearing hips! (I suspect the next situation will be when they allow me to actually bear a child, but that’s still a long ways off!).

  • Shelley April 22, 2011, 3:44 am

    at prom πŸ™‚

  • tiffany April 22, 2011, 3:55 am

    when i was the maid of honor at my sister’s wedding. probably because i was so happy for her…but the foreign wonders of pampering (hair and nails!) might have added to it too!

  • mary April 22, 2011, 4:02 am

    motorcycle ride to the lake WITH A full moon

  • Jenny April 22, 2011, 4:36 am

    After a great, sweaty workout!

  • Jaclyn April 22, 2011, 4:40 am

    Great giveaway!
    I would have to say after a great workout, or when I’m just in a happy, outgoing mood!

  • Hannah (Hannah Lives) April 22, 2011, 4:49 am

    The first time I ever tried hot yoga, I remember leaving feeling taller, stronger, lighter, proud, and more confident! And the feeling lasted all day!

  • Morgan April 22, 2011, 4:56 am

    When I’m in downward dog. Head down, tush up! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!! Happy Easter!

  • jessica April 22, 2011, 5:26 am

    My sister’s weddin two weeks.ago. she was the star of the show but I was a pretty.nice supporting actress!

  • Meredith April 22, 2011, 5:26 am

    At the finish line of my first 5K! I’m sure to others I looked a sweaty, frightful mess, but man, did I feel beautiful and AWESOME!

  • Christa Barlow April 22, 2011, 5:38 am

    When I was getting my 2 1/2 year old ready to be a flower girl in a wedding, untold her that she looked like a princess. She said, “You look like a princess, too, Mommy”.

    • Christa Barlow April 22, 2011, 5:40 am

      Meant to type, “I told her”

  • Michele April 22, 2011, 5:48 am

    I felt truly beautiful yesterday when my sorority hosted a local Girl Scout troop at the house to earn an anti-bullying badge. I was asked to participate in some anti-bullying discussion and I was absolutely blown away by the clarity of these elementary school-aged girls’ definitions of true friendship and standing up for others. Those Girl Scouts are beautiful inside and out, and having the honor of being a mentor to such lovely girls makes me feel beautiful too.

  • Nikita April 22, 2011, 5:51 am

    What a lovely giveaway!
    I defended my Masters dissertation 2 weeks ago. Three years of hard work, sweat and tears finally paid off and once I was done with my oral defense, I felt calm, confident and beautiful. I have never felt more accomplished and confident and that made me feel beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • sarah April 22, 2011, 5:53 am

    i gave birth to twin girls two weeks ago and believe it or not, that may have been when i felt the most beautiful – and powerful, too!

  • Amy April 22, 2011, 5:59 am

    Definitely on my wedding day-despite the major humidity causing frizz! πŸ™‚

  • Catherine April 22, 2011, 6:01 am

    Whenever I get through a race and truly surprise myself as to how strong i am – it feels awesome!

  • Michelle April 22, 2011, 6:04 am

    During this past summer, I had the opportunity to perform with a drum and bugle corps. Our final costume of the show were these gorgeous cream and gold “pantaloons” but the character we were playing was very charming and alluring. I specifically recall our final performance at quarterfinals– wearing that costume at the very end of our show and the combination of the music, and getting to play that role made me feel gorgeous.

  • Verna April 22, 2011, 6:15 am

    I would have to say my wedding day. I had been freaking out about gaining weight (due to health problems) and I was sick but my dress fit great, I had a slight healthy looking tan, and I just felt great about myself!

  • Jessica April 22, 2011, 6:18 am

    Showering after a long morning run on the beach, I went back out to watch the sunrise over the ocean. Sitting on the towel and looking back and forth realizing it was just me, the seagulls, the sun, the sand and the waves…I’ve never felt closer to nature and apart of the beautiful calm and serenity that is apart of nature. The entire experience was different when I went back to the beach a few hours later, when people had begun to take over the beach, the natural beauty had slipped.

  • Allison @ OneWhiteTulip April 22, 2011, 6:20 am

    My wedding day….I wish I could pay someone to do my hair and nails everyday!

  • Jenny April 22, 2011, 6:33 am

    My most beautiful moment had to be after the birth of my children. I was sweaty, bloated, and in pain, but looking at that tiny gift looking at me made me feel more beautiful then I could even imagine.

  • Jenny April 22, 2011, 6:33 am

    My most beautiful moment had to be after the birth of my children. I was sweaty, bloated, and in pain, but looking at that tiny gift looking at me made me feel more beautiful then I could even imagine.

  • Lauren_85 April 22, 2011, 6:34 am

    I feel most beautiful when I cross the finish line of a race. I have a 10-mile race coming up in two weeks– the longest I’ve ever run. I can’t wait to feel the most beautiful I’ve ever felt when I finish!

  • Kelli M April 22, 2011, 6:41 am

    I feel most beautiful after a long day outside. Something about relaxing in the great outdoors (reading, hiking, golfing, whatever) relaxes me and puts me in such a great frame of mind.

  • Christina April 22, 2011, 6:42 am

    I felt beautiful the day of my wedding. I remember looking into the mirror and thinking, “Wow, I look like a Disney princess” A little girl’s dream πŸ™‚

  • Laurel April 22, 2011, 6:48 am

    I feel beautiful when I’m sitting in the sun, enjoying the weather outside and feeling at peace with everything around me πŸ™‚

  • F. Plvan April 22, 2011, 6:54 am

    I feel beautiful when my dog and I come back from a long run.

  • Lindsey April 22, 2011, 6:56 am

    After I gave my first research presentation to a crowd in a lecture hall!

  • Amanda April 22, 2011, 6:57 am

    I felt most beautiful at my high school graduation.

  • Kristyn April 22, 2011, 7:04 am

    I felt most beautiful when I was beat read and blotchy from all the nervousness, excitement, happiness, and SURPRISE of our engagement night 3 weeks ago. =) I was all bananas! hehe

  • Michele April 22, 2011, 7:10 am

    My wedding day, hands own, the end!!! After 19 years, I still say I would go back and do my ENTIRE wedding all over again; BEST day of my life EVAH; gorgeous dress and I felt drop-dead gorgeous too. (Was I? Doesn’t matter, HE thought I was!!)

    Love that man! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for the chance to win; I wanna learn to make nut butters – so do my girls!!

  • megan @ blackberries for jam April 22, 2011, 7:11 am

    I feel most beautiful when I am totally in the present moment and completely happy. My mother used to tell me “When you look good, you feel good,” but my motto is “When you feel good, you look good!”

  • Caitlin April 22, 2011, 7:16 am

    I work with elderly people and I feel most beautiful when they tell me I made their day by taking the time to talk with them.

  • Amanda April 22, 2011, 7:26 am

    I feel most beautiful when I’m with my family – mom, dad, and sister.

  • Kady April 22, 2011, 7:26 am

    I honestly feel beautiful most of the time, and my wonderful fiance helps me with that even during skin breakouts, snug fitting jeans, and crazy hair days.

  • Kelley April 22, 2011, 7:27 am

    I feel the most beautiful when I stop and appreciate the craziness that my children bring to my life. Instead of stressing over messy rooms, school projects, and activities, I always try to ground myself in the moment because they grow so fast!

  • Jessica Taboada April 22, 2011, 7:29 am

    A day after the beach with no make up and messy hair. There is something so relaxing about being at the beach that makes me feel naturally beautiful..I love it πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin April 23, 2011, 8:56 am

      YOU WON!

  • Meaghan April 22, 2011, 7:34 am

    I feel most beautiful when I’ve spent all day outside hiking, biking, or otherwise sweating it out with mother nature – preferably with some of my best friends by my side!

  • Jillian B. April 22, 2011, 7:36 am

    I feel beautiful when I pass people while running a 4×400 meter relay race during track. Its the last event every time, and its dark, cold and the field is lit up by the huge lights. I love the feeling of winning.

  • Carolyn L. April 22, 2011, 7:39 am

    I feel beautiful/awesome right after a good workout when I’m still sweaty and driving home with the windows down. There’s something about feeling like I’m doing good things for my body accompanied with the wind in my (sweaty) hair and good music to rock out to. πŸ™‚

  • greenbean April 22, 2011, 7:39 am

    usually after a good workout. i love the glow!

  • DefineDiana April 22, 2011, 7:41 am

    I feel truly beautiful when I see how my Fiance looks at me. I can tell that he thinks I’m the most beautiful woman in the world and it makes me feel that way.

  • Kathryn April 22, 2011, 7:43 am

    Nothing better than getting all showered up after a long, sweaty workout!

  • Emma April 22, 2011, 7:49 am

    I feel most beautiful NOW! Now, that I’m no longer counting calories, but rather counting nutrients πŸ™‚

  • Bella April 22, 2011, 7:49 am

    I love the generosity you are showing. It makes you all the more beautiful!

    I feel most beautiful danicing like a crazy person in my room, in the nude!

  • jen April 22, 2011, 7:50 am

    whenever i help someone else is when i feel most beautiful!

  • Kerry April 22, 2011, 7:51 am

    I felt really beatiful during my pregnancy. I actually didn’t stress about the weight gain and other side effects of being pregnant but just enjoyed the whole experience.

  • Lisa Fine April 22, 2011, 7:56 am

    I feel really beautiful when the weather is warm. I love wearing lighter clothes, and I think the warmth of the sun makes me feel more at ease and more beautiful.

  • Alison April 22, 2011, 7:56 am

    I felt truly beautiful when I started running again after surgery. I could appreciate what my body could do for me and not just how running would affect my weight.

  • Danielle April 22, 2011, 7:58 am

    I always feel beautiful after a hair cut. Its like a mini make over and I feel like a new person. I also feel beautiful when I am cooking…odd I know but, so true.

  • JJ April 22, 2011, 7:58 am

    The better I treat myself, the more beautiful I feel.

  • Sara P April 22, 2011, 7:59 am

    I feel beautiful every day because of the way my husband looks at me and the way that my dogs love me more than anything in the world. To then, beautiful may mean something completely different….but that is how I feel!

  • carmen April 22, 2011, 8:01 am

    i felt truly beautiful the day i finished my first marathon – it made me appreciate my body for what it can endure!

  • Rebecca April 22, 2011, 8:06 am

    I always feel especially beautiful post-yoga. I’m always relaxed and feeling great from a good stretch, and can’t help but smile!

  • Deena April 22, 2011, 8:06 am

    When I’m with my Mom!

  • Leslie Seminario April 22, 2011, 8:07 am

    I felt most beautiful the day of my wedding. Although I feel beautiful everyday, the overwhelming love I felt that day was too great for words. People always say their wedding day was the best day of their lives, and I didn’t believe it until my own, now I know that there is nothing more beautiful than celebrating love with every single person you care for.

    I miss my wedding day :)!

  • Erin April 22, 2011, 8:14 am

    I feel most beautiful coming home after a long day at the beach in the summer. A day in the sun makes my freckles multiply like crazy, but there is something about salt water and sun that gives people this messy, relaxed, beautiful look.

  • Kelsey April 22, 2011, 8:15 am

    I felt most beautiful when I finished my first marathon! πŸ™‚

  • eliza April 22, 2011, 8:15 am

    after a long day at the beach, coming home and showering and preparing for a fun night w/ friends I feel most refreshed and beautiful πŸ™‚ such a good feeling

  • Katharine April 22, 2011, 8:21 am

    Everyday that I am at the beach. There is just something special about the salty air!

  • Nikki April 22, 2011, 8:22 am

    Even though I was one sweaty mess, I felt beautiful after finishing my first (and second) half marathon.

  • Melissa April 22, 2011, 8:23 am

    The most beautiful I’ve ever felt was the weekend I ran my first marathon. My sister took hundreds of photos of me and made them into a video slideshow. I’m all sweaty in most of the shots and my hair is every which of a way, but I still feel beautiful.

  • Amelia April 22, 2011, 8:25 am

    I feel beautiful after a great workout or run. Pushing my body makes me proud of what it can do and that helps make me feel confident and beautiful.

  • lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner April 22, 2011, 8:25 am

    I felt truly beautiful at my wedding and then for the next two weeks during my honeymoon! I was in such a happy daze that I just felt gorgeous!

  • Kim L. April 22, 2011, 8:26 am

    My husband tells me I am beautiful every single day- many times it’s right after I have woken up (no make up and bed head!) or right after my work out (super sweaty) or after I have worked all day long and I know I look drained. He is so sincere- how can I not believe him : )

  • Amber April 22, 2011, 8:27 am

    Awesome giveaway – I’ve been thinking about buying a food processor because of how highly you speak of yours!

    I felt beautiful yesterday when the bf told me I was gorgeous πŸ™‚

  • Ambika S. April 22, 2011, 8:31 am

    After I work out, or eat really well for a while.. I feel like I have a “glow”!

  • Sarah April 22, 2011, 8:32 am

    I feel beautiful everytime i finish a nice hard workout

  • Molly @ RDexposed April 22, 2011, 8:34 am

    Any time a patient makes a point to tell me how much I’ve helped them and how much they truly appericiate my help.

  • Jill April 22, 2011, 8:34 am

    Felt beautiful after my first 10-miler race. I felt so incredibly strong! πŸ™‚

  • Tyler April 22, 2011, 8:36 am

    At the risk of being cliche, I have never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day. I loved what I saw in the mirror, and felt so much love from all my friends and family!

  • Mandy C April 22, 2011, 8:39 am

    I’d say I felt beautiful the first time a guy said it to me – I was 19 years old at that time.

  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt April 22, 2011, 8:41 am

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day. As soon as I saw my husband’s smile as he waited at the end of the aisle, I felt like like a million bucks. πŸ™‚

  • Kelley April 22, 2011, 8:42 am

    I truly feel beautiful when I’m having fun whether I’m dressed up for a night out or super gross and sweaty on a run!

  • Bess April 22, 2011, 8:43 am

    I felt beautiful when I tried on a new dress that I bought in a new, smaller size! It has been awhile since I felt that good about myself!

  • Laura April 22, 2011, 8:43 am

    I feel beautiful after I finish a hard run. I think the sense of accomplishment + runner’s high does wonders.

  • Hanna April 22, 2011, 8:43 am

    I feel beautiful every time I smile!

  • Denise April 22, 2011, 8:44 am

    I feel beautiful when my hubby looks at me in “his” way. He has this way about him that when he looks at me, I feel like I have an angel halo (although it is probably more like devil horns!!) He makes me want to be the most beautiful I can inside and out!

  • lauren April 22, 2011, 8:45 am

    after running my first trail race – of course I was completely dirty, but I felt beautiful, confident and proud!

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life April 22, 2011, 8:46 am

    I actually felt most beautiful on New Years, the night my (now) fiance proposed to me. I had worked hard and lost some weight over the course of the year and I wanted to kick off the new year right, so I treated myself to a beautiful new cocktail dress and some (super)sparkly heels without a clue as to what was ACTUALLY going to happen that night. Without a doubt I felt GORGEOUS, then at midnight I turned to my fiance who was down on one knee and suddenly it didn’t matter what I was wearing or how my hair looked; someone loves me for me, all the time no matter what I look like… That made me feel beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Shannon April 22, 2011, 8:49 am

    I feel beautiful after I’ve rocked a 7.5 mile run–because strong is beautiful!

  • Sunny April 22, 2011, 8:49 am

    Ohh! I need a large food processor.

    I feel most beautiful after I work out. =)

  • Alyssa April 22, 2011, 8:52 am

    It’s not an exact moment but after I ran my first marathon I started looking in the mirror and thinking how much I loved my legs for being strong enough to carry me 26.2 miles – those thoughts of “oh my legs are huge” are so rare since then. I appreciate my body and looks now!

  • Anna April 22, 2011, 8:52 am

    I feel beautiful when I try on clothes I haven’t worn in a while and they are a little too big! It’s a nice surprise and makes me feel good!

  • Nadia April 22, 2011, 8:54 am

    When I found out I was pregnant.

  • Lisa April 22, 2011, 8:55 am

    I feel beautiful after a good workout πŸ™‚ Strong and confident as well!

    Awesome giveaway! Your the best!

  • Kelly B. April 22, 2011, 8:55 am

    I felt most beautiful on my wedding day last July! Whenever I’m feeling self concious I peek at the pictures and remember how I felt on that day. Also, my husband reminds every morning!

  • Liz April 22, 2011, 8:56 am

    My husband and I went to his law school prom a few weeks ago and when I walked out of our bedroom all fancy he looked up at me and said “you have never been more beautiful than right at this moment.” He made me tear up! I had to fix my makeup, but it was worth it!!!

  • kimmy April 22, 2011, 8:58 am

    I felt beautiful on my wedding day. Even when I look at the pictures I cant believe that was me!

  • Christy April 22, 2011, 8:59 am

    Over the last year and a half I have lost about 150 pounds. I had gotten to the point where I was just tired of being overweight and tired. Since then I have had two moments where I have felt truly beautiful…the first, last summer when I finished my first ever half marathon under my goal time of 2:10. The second, a few months ago when I went into a bridal boutique and was able to fit into a regular size wedding dress!

  • brandi April 22, 2011, 9:01 am

    Even though it hasn’t happened in a while (thanks to a bad winter, surgery, and moving into a new house), I feel the most beautiful after a good workout. My face is always flushed, and even when I’m horribly sweaty, I just feel GOOD.

  • Sarah April 22, 2011, 9:02 am

    I feel beautiful every time I look at my body and acknowledge my new lovely shape. Not so long ago, I struggled with an ed and have finally learned to love my body in recovery.

  • Emily April 22, 2011, 9:12 am

    I felt beautiful on my wedding day – best day of my life!

  • Maureen April 22, 2011, 9:12 am

    Last weekend my boyfriend, best friend, and sister put together a 30th birthday extravaganza for me. I felt beautiful and loved all weekend!

  • kate April 22, 2011, 9:13 am

    I felt beautiful when I got past my fears of gaining weight and realized that I actually looked better than ever (after being underweight)- and didn’t try to wear baggy clothes because I was uncomfortable. This was huge!

  • Sara April 22, 2011, 9:14 am

    At the end of last year, I finally got serious about working out my upper body and am beginning to see results! These days, I feel most beautiful (and strong!) after a good workout at the gym. Nothing like showing off muscles to makea girl feel pretty!

  • MariaBu April 22, 2011, 9:17 am

    I have never felt more beautiful than after having my 3 precious babies! I think it is the pure happiness and joy of having these little angels bless my world and knowing that MY AWESOME BODY was capable of making a little human being and nurturing them that makes me feel beautiful! And my hubby saying that I am beautiful, stretch marks (battle wounds as we call them) and all helps a lot too!

  • kelly April 22, 2011, 9:18 am

    When I finished my first half marathon… I was sweaty and gross, but I never felt better about myself.

  • Malika April 22, 2011, 9:18 am

    I feel beautiful everyday because I am a creature from god and all of gods creations are beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Amy April 22, 2011, 9:20 am

    I feel beautiful when my husband holds me at night.

  • Kate April 22, 2011, 9:22 am

    I felt truely beautiful on my wedding day. I was 50 lbs heavier than I am now and so not happy with my body. However, the look on my husband’s face when I came down the aisle made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. With his love and support, I am finally healthy and fit and now I feel beautiful everyday!

  • Kerry April 22, 2011, 9:23 am

    It has been awhile! I am pregnant so the goal each day isfind clothes that fit, and you can confidently say “good enough”.

  • Amy N. April 22, 2011, 9:23 am

    I feel beautiful every time my husband hugs and kisses me. He always makes me feel beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • DebbieRN April 22, 2011, 9:23 am

    I feel beautiful when I am holding our only grandson when he is peacefully napping.
    What a wonderful giveaway. I don’t even have a food processor.

  • Lindsey April 22, 2011, 9:23 am

    I got gussied up for a friend’s wedding and didn’t want the night to end. I was stunning that night πŸ™‚

  • Amanda April 22, 2011, 9:24 am

    I felt beautiful when I finished my first half marathon last Sunday! I crossed the finish line (at a sprint!) and loved my body – thunder thighs and all!

  • Sharon April 22, 2011, 9:24 am

    Truly beautiful when I gave birth to my daughter.

  • Nikki April 22, 2011, 9:25 am

    I like myself in baseball caps. I love the sporty look and wearing my workout pants and a cute tank top.

  • Kait April 22, 2011, 9:29 am

    last sunday, sitting in the sun, and being told by a good friend that i looked stunning.. i’m still in my happy place almost a week later as it was so unexpected!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing April 22, 2011, 9:30 am

    I was SO in love with my high school prom dress. No lie, my hairstyle made me look like a squirrel had died on my head but in that dress I still felt like a million bucks! πŸ™‚

  • mel April 22, 2011, 9:30 am

    cliche…but I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. I still remember the look on my hubbys face as I was walking down the isle toward him!

  • Intern_Michelle April 22, 2011, 9:31 am

    I feel beautiful when I’m weight training. I feel strong and sexy and on top of the world. πŸ™‚

  • Becca April 22, 2011, 9:33 am

    A few years ago, when I was a sophomore in college, I went to visit my boyfriend who was starring in a show in Chicago. Waking up the first morning in bed with him, with the sun of another city shining through the window– just us– was the most beautiful I’ve ever felt. And I wasn’t even wearing makeup!

  • Sarah April 22, 2011, 9:33 am

    Whenever I complete a really tough run!

  • Elizabeth April 22, 2011, 9:35 am

    I felt beautiful when I drove to work, jamming to the Adele Song “Rolling in the Deep.” TOTALLY groovin’ out and had a big smile on my face πŸ™‚

  • Vanessa April 22, 2011, 9:36 am

    When I realize how strong and independent I am.

  • McKella April 22, 2011, 9:39 am

    Wows, I’ve never seen this many comments on a single post! I feel beautiful when I’m really happy.

  • Tracy April 22, 2011, 9:41 am

    I feel beautiful when I get a good sweat going. Glistening skin FTW!

  • Elizabeth April 22, 2011, 9:42 am

    I felt the most beautiful after each of my kids were born. What an amazingly powerful and emotional event that our bodies were made to do!

  • Annika April 22, 2011, 9:43 am

    I feel truly beautiful when I’ve done something nice for someone else. Its that feeling of having made a difference, small or large.

  • Lauren April 22, 2011, 9:43 am

    I feel most beautiful when I do yoga. It reminds me that my body is strong and my mind is (@ least in that moment!) centered and calm. πŸ™‚

  • Emmy April 22, 2011, 9:44 am

    Last weekend, I was standing on the subway next to a girl who I noticed looked great – she had on a really cute outfit, was fit and very tall, and I was admiring her purse from afar. After a few stops, she leaned towards me and said “I just wanted to tell you, you have the most beautiful eye color.” It was amazing that a stranger who I’d never seen before had given me such a wonderful comment, and it made my day and made me feel totally beautiful. For the rest of the day, every time I saw someone who I thought had a cute bag, or pair of shoes, or great hair, I told them, and spreading the feeling that stranger on the subway had given me made me feel even more beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey April 22, 2011, 9:45 am

    I felt truly beautiful at my Senior Prom. I can NOT do my own makeup well, but the stars aligned that night and my makeup looked professionally done(!) and my hair (which WAS professionally done) looked perfect. My dress fit exactly right, my date was my best guy friend and I just felt like a supermodel. I hope I have the same good fortune on my wedding day.

  • Angela April 22, 2011, 9:45 am

    After giving birth to my three kids. There is truly nothing like natural childbirth. <3

  • Alison April 22, 2011, 9:47 am

    After a great workout!

  • Dory April 22, 2011, 9:48 am

    This was such a great idea, I loved skimming through everyone else’s comments. It also gave me a great reflection of myself. I actually feel beautiful often, but it has nothing to do with makeup or cute hair. I feel beautiful when I get out of the shower, most days when I wake up and always when my boyfriend wraps me up in his arms and I lay in my final savasna.

  • chloe@ 321delish April 22, 2011, 9:49 am

    When I finally realized (and it was just in the past few months πŸ™‚ at 26 years old) that the fit of my clothes, the size of my thighs, the color of my hair, etc. was NOT what makes me beautiful. It is me…my heart and my head.

  • Sara April 22, 2011, 9:50 am

    Every time I finish a good workout, especially when the weather is nice & sunny outside!

  • Katie April 22, 2011, 9:52 am

    I felt most beautiful when I caught my boyfriend staring at me for no reason other than he thought “I looked beautiful.” And I was in the couch, in sweats. I felt truly loved and therefore beautiful!

    • Katie April 22, 2011, 10:00 am

      I just had to comment on this…my name’s Katie too and that’s EXACTLY what I was going to post too! Ah, we’re all connected in some way, huh? πŸ™‚

      • Katie April 22, 2011, 10:05 am

        Love it!

  • Jill April 22, 2011, 9:53 am

    I recently went skydiving for the first time! I was worried the pictures (freefalling @ 12000ft) would be awful, as I am not very photogenic. But, they turned out great because I was truly having the time of my life! Happiness is beautiful.

  • Jodie April 22, 2011, 9:53 am

    I’ve never felt more beautiful than I did last Sunday after my long run…12 miles, the furthest I have EVER run in my life..I was sweaty, smelly and wind burnt…but BEAUTIFUL!!

  • Kaley April 22, 2011, 9:54 am

    I feel most beautiful after a yoga session and a long shower!

  • danielle April 22, 2011, 9:56 am

    I felt truly beautiful after finishing my first half marathon. I was so proud of myself and felt strong, confident, and beautiful πŸ™‚

  • K is for Karma April 22, 2011, 9:56 am

    I felt truly beautiful (and confident!) when I ran my first mile about 5 years ago. I struggled for so long to embrace and challenge my inner “athlete” because for so long I felt like I wasn’t one. That first mile made me so proud, so accomplished and so gorgeous! Every time I run I am reminded of this amazing moment!

  • Mallory April 22, 2011, 9:56 am

    I feel beautiful when I take the time to show love/care/kindness for others… big or small, it just makes me feel like I’m doing something positive with my actions, and hopefully making their day better. And I think that’s beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Shannon April 22, 2011, 9:57 am

    I felt most awesome after standing (without sitting or sleeping) for 2 days straight for kids with Cancer! When I saw we raised 5 million dollars, I cried. Because that is a beautiful feeling πŸ™‚

  • Katie April 22, 2011, 9:58 am

    I feel most beautiful when I’m holding a baby.

  • Bree April 22, 2011, 9:59 am

    I always feel beautiful after a really diffucult workout, messy hair and still sweaty.

  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess April 22, 2011, 9:59 am

    i feel beautiful after a good session of boxing. it’s a wonderful way of relieving my stress and i feel so carefree when i’m done!

  • Dakota Campbell April 22, 2011, 10:00 am

    I felt most beautiful on my wedding day and every time my husband calls me beautiful! : )

  • Erin April 22, 2011, 10:03 am

    I feel beautiful when I’m all alone on the treadmill in our club’s gym, belting out Teenage Dream (the Glee version of course). I like the way I feel, I like the way I’m moving, and I feel gorgeous =)

  • Hannah (Running In Freedom) April 22, 2011, 10:06 am

    I felt truly beautiful when my dad surprised me with a corsage for my prom. I didn’t have a date so it was really special to me! πŸ™‚

  • Rae April 22, 2011, 10:08 am

    I feel the most beautiful when I cross the finish line of a race I have trained long and hard for-its the inner beauty of the blood, sweat and tears to get there that makes me appreciate my body for what it does for me, rather than what the scale says!

  • becca (bellebottoms) April 22, 2011, 10:10 am

    A moment that I truly felt beautiful was the day I woke up and realized that my eating disorder was not going to get the best of me. With tears in my eyes, and a smile on my face, I discovered that I could, in fact, beat this disease!

  • Jenny April 22, 2011, 10:11 am

    The first moment in my adult life, when I felt truly beautiful was about 2 years ago. My car had just died, I was moving to a new apartment, life was so frustrating and stressful – and I went with it. I remember the day after the move, I’d put a down payment on my car, I was driving home and I just felt – alive and grown up and responsible. I didn’t need my parents or a boyfriend or anyone to help me. I was just this independent self-sufficient woman, starting a life, and it felt amazing. I felt beautiful and peaceful and wonderful all at the same time.

  • Sarah April 22, 2011, 10:13 am

    I always feel most beautiful directly after leaving the gym. I feel healthy, energetic, and strong. Also, nothing beats that post workout sweaty face flush πŸ™‚

  • Shannon R. April 22, 2011, 10:14 am

    I have been going through numerous transitions in my life recenty, which has caused me to question disconnect from my soul…my spirit and question my strength.

    A beautiful moment happened two weeks ago when I was in the produce section at the grocery store. A woman came up to me and said, “I really don’t know how to tell you this (I thought to myself ‘oh here we go…what did I say/do/etc….that icky negative mind!)….but I’ve been watching you and and your daughter for a while now… I have to say how I like the way you talk to her and how you have been describing all the fruits and vegtables to her… you’ve even let her touch them and put them in the bags…I haven’t seen that a lot with parents and their children… thank you.”

    I was floored! I looked at my 2yr old love bundle and almost cried. I didn’t even realize it was a beautiful moment until I posted this. As I’m writing this beautiful moment between this stranger/my daughter/and myself I’m realizing my spirit/soul/STRENGTH is in me because I’m clearly passing it on to my daughter without even knowing it.

    The small communication with the stranger and this posting are my BEAUTIFUL MOMENT! πŸ™‚ Thanks Caitlin for reminding me of this and my strength…..

  • Paj April 22, 2011, 10:14 am

    When I get to walk outside in the sunshine on a cool spring day…like I did this morning!

  • Rachel April 22, 2011, 10:15 am

    I just finished my first marathon! As I was running in this strong body that just carried me 26.2 miles to cross the finish line, I knew what a beautiful masterpiece my body is.

  • Megan April 22, 2011, 10:16 am

    I felt truly beautiful when I walked across the stage getting my Masters degree. I was so proud of myself and it also made me feel amazing knowing how proud my parents were!

  • amanda April 22, 2011, 10:18 am

    i felt truly beautiful when i finished the final note of my last saxophone recital for my doctorate. i felt like i had accomplished so much.

  • Michelle April 22, 2011, 10:18 am

    My wedding day was the best day of my life and I felt absolutely beautiful!!

  • Maryz April 22, 2011, 10:19 am

    As soon as I finish a Body Pump class I feel so strong and beautiful. All my muscles are pumped! I feel fit and toned….love that feeling!

  • Howdy from NYC April 22, 2011, 10:20 am

    My boyfriend makes me feel beautiful every single day. His support and confidence in me keeps me going and makes me feel good about myself.

  • Jamie in South Dakota April 22, 2011, 10:23 am

    The first time I completed a 10 mile run. I bawled as I slowed to a walk and realized what I’d done. Six months prior I couldn’t run for more than two minutes at a time…but at that moment I realized I could train and fuel my body to do anything that I wanted to. THAT is beautiful. I am beautiful..and truly realized it at that moment. We are strong!

  • Katie April 22, 2011, 10:23 am

    Hi there, I feel beautiful after I work out. Feeling strong makes me feel beautiful.

  • Amisha April 22, 2011, 10:24 am

    Lots of people have already said this, but it was on my wedding day! I felt amazing.

  • Lauren April 22, 2011, 10:28 am

    Whenever I go to Church or help others I feel the most beautiful.

  • Annie April 22, 2011, 10:28 am

    Just last weekend I ran a half marathon in 37 degree weather with 40 mph winds. I set a new record-oh and I ran dressed as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. Walking around after the race I really felt beautiful.

  • Megan T April 22, 2011, 10:30 am

    When I’m ‘strong’- finishing a duathalon, or long run makes me feel good about myself. It’s easy to slather on makeup or spend $$ on new clothes, or another temporary fix, but training to accomplish a huge physical challege makes me feel ‘pretty’ in a weird way.

  • julie April 22, 2011, 10:33 am

    when I finished my first marathon. I felt so strong afterwards, and that to me, is beautiful.

  • Stephanie April 22, 2011, 10:33 am

    I felt beautiful and strong when I finished my marathon! It was an amazing feeling of accomplishment and it was so nice to have friends and family there to support me.

  • Stephanie April 22, 2011, 10:33 am

    My wedding day. I worked hard to get to where I wanted to be, health-wise and got there. I felt great and looked great!

  • Kelsey April 22, 2011, 10:35 am

    I feel beautiful after a long run or hard sweaty workout. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think “damn… my body does amazing things” πŸ™‚

  • Katie April 22, 2011, 10:45 am

    I feel beautiful when my boyfriend looks at me like he is mesmerized by my face. His love and encouraging words help me overcome my negative self talk every day.

  • Kara April 22, 2011, 10:46 am

    Wow, this is awesome! Thanks Caitlin!! I’ve never felt more beautiful than when I was on my honeymoon in Dominica. No makeup, ratty hair, covered in mud, but so very in love!

  • Kristin Vogel April 22, 2011, 10:46 am

    I feel beautiful after a good run. My heart is racing, my face is glowing and my mind is clear.

  • Jennifer April 22, 2011, 10:49 am

    I feel beautiful when I am especially happy – like when all three of my girls are together!

  • Mindy April 22, 2011, 10:52 am

    I feel beautiful everytime my fiance’ looks at me. We have been through a lot together and I realize everyday how lucky I am.

  • Brandy @ Simply Fit Mama April 22, 2011, 10:52 am

    The moment I held my baby for the first time! I was amazed that my body could nourish and grow a wonderful little baby.

  • Cassie April 22, 2011, 10:54 am

    I feel so strong and beautiful when I dance. I have no dance training (unless you count those six months of ballet before I lost interest and moved on to the violin), but I take dance fitness classes now. It started as a whim, spurred by a Groupon, and yet another attempt to “get in shape.” I feel beautiful when I dance because, yes, it has helped me get healthier – not just physically, though. Dancing feeds my soul, too, and in the end, that’s why I feel so amazing when I’m there.

  • Katie D. April 22, 2011, 10:54 am

    I feel beautiful when I am wearing my “power suit” and rock an important meeting or project at work. I feel on top of the world.

  • Ginnean April 22, 2011, 10:55 am

    I found out I was pregnant about 2 months ago. Yesterday was the first time someone told me I was “glowing” and I felt beautiful.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking April 22, 2011, 10:56 am

    I feel beautiful every time my husband tells me how much he loves me πŸ™‚

  • Clare - Never Niche April 22, 2011, 10:57 am

    A moment I felt truly beautiful was one of the first times my now boyfriend of a year and a half looked at me. I know that sounds silly but I still re-play the moment in my mind.

    I WANT THAT FOOD PROCESSOR!

  • Natalia - a side of simple April 22, 2011, 10:58 am

    What a generous giveaway!! I’ve wanted a food processor for so long πŸ™‚

    A time I felt truly beautiful was after I ran 10 miles and didn’t even realize it until afterwards when I mapped it out. I felt strong and powerful and thanked God for my body.

  • Jen @ keepitsimplefoods April 22, 2011, 10:59 am

    Great giveaway! Would love to win! I think I had one of my best days where I felt my most beautiful (and also my smartest and most deserving) when I got my first offer of publication. It was a really great moment that I’ll never forget!

  • Amy Tully April 22, 2011, 11:00 am

    When I tried on wedding dresses! I was kind of dreading dress shopping, because I was afraid all of my insecurities would come out as I tried on dresses. Instead, to my surprise, I felt beautiful in all of the dresses I tried on, and particularly “glowy” in the one I chose. Now, instead of worrying about how I will look on my wedding day, I am looking forward to putting my dress back on.

  • Rachel April 22, 2011, 11:01 am

    Last March I went home to visit my parents for a weekend. I had been really stressed at the time. I was living with my former boyfriend and things had turned rocky in our relationship (everything would crash in a couple months). I also was unsatisfied with my job and thoroughly stressed out and anxious after applying to graduate schools over the last few months. To top it off, my beloved childhood dog who I had had for almost 14 years passed away. Suffice to say, my self esteem and happiness had tanked. My parents, though, had rescued two new dogs, which was one of the reasons I was visiting. When I walked in their door, the dogs BOUNDED and jumped all over me, kissing me and wagging their tails at what had to be a 1000 mph. Such unconditional love upon a first meeting rejuvenated me and made me feel absolutely gorgeous. Never underestimate how happy and beautiful a dog (or any other animal) can make you feel!

  • Megan April 22, 2011, 11:01 am

    I feel the most beautiful when my students complement my teaching or me. Nothing makes me feel better than having a successful day in the classroom. =)

    I know this is totally cheeseball but it’s true

  • Ezzie April 22, 2011, 11:05 am

    A moment I felt truly beautiful was at my dance
    recital yesterday. All my hard work had finally paid off! πŸ™‚

  • DD April 22, 2011, 11:06 am

    When I am lifting weights at the gym, sweating and working my ass off! I don’t care if anyone is staring at the girl lifting, I just zone out and by the end I feel so strong and powerful!

  • Ashlee April 22, 2011, 11:08 am

    I felt the most beautiful after my first triathalon. I didn’t think that I would be able to finish and once I did, I have never felt more proud of myself. I was glowing for days!

  • Courtney White April 22, 2011, 11:12 am

    Yesterday, I substitute taught with minimal makeup and hair in a ponytail and a student thought I was also a student and there was no way I could be 26 and to never have plastic surgery.

  • cathy April 22, 2011, 11:16 am

    The day I married my best friend.

  • Jen April 22, 2011, 11:16 am

    I feel truly beautiful when I’m around my good friends. They bring out the best in me.

  • Emily April 22, 2011, 11:17 am

    I felt truly beautiful after ballet class last Saturday. I was sweaty, my bangs were probably falling in strings in my face, and I was full of endorphins from two hours of hard exercise. (It was worth every second.)

  • runblondie26 April 22, 2011, 11:19 am

    I always feel beautiful the day after a great race. I feel very strong and accomplished.

  • runblondie26 April 22, 2011, 11:19 am

    I always feel beautiful the day after a great race. I feel very strong and accomplished.

  • Courtney April 22, 2011, 11:21 am

    I felt like a knock-out when I was sweaty and horribly disgusting at my track meet last year and my boyfriend came up to hug me and congratulate me, getting my B.O. all over him! He said my hair looked the same as it always does (which may or may not be a good thing!) =)

  • Kim April 22, 2011, 11:22 am

    I always feel most beautiful after completing a run or a race. I was never active when I was younger and I even let myself become obese for several years. I changed my lifestyle a few years ago, cleaned up my diet, lost the excess weight, and found myself pretty much addicted to running even though I swore I would never run. So with that in mind, after a race or long run even though I’m a sweaty mess, I always feel so strong and in shape and I find that so empowering.

  • Carrie April 22, 2011, 11:22 am

    I feel beautiful when my husband gives me hug, kisses my lips, or reaches for my hand when out walking together. I also feel beautiful when outside walking through the neighborhood or park to blend in with such replendent beauty.

  • Nicole April 22, 2011, 11:23 am

    Every time I finish my weight lifting class!

  • Rachel April 22, 2011, 11:23 am

    When I’m hiking, and I can feel the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, and see for miles. I feel like I’m part of the awesomeness that is the world.

  • Chelsea April 22, 2011, 11:23 am

    I feel beautiful when I’m eating right and exercising regularly because I feel like my skin looks so much better and it puts me in such a good mood.

  • Hannah April 22, 2011, 11:25 am

    I feel beautiful right after a hard workout!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 22, 2011, 11:25 am

    When I crossed the finish line of my first marathon- I was sweaty, chafing, and thought I was going to die, but I felt awesome!

  • Laura R April 22, 2011, 11:26 am

    When I ran 3 miles for the first time 3 years ago and realized how strong I was becoming.

  • Bonnie April 22, 2011, 11:33 am

    Last year, I started going out with my boyfriend (we’ve been together ten months) and he was constantly telling me how gorgeous I was and how great I was and motivating me to do well in school and take care of my body, even motivating me to exercise. Usually, whenever someone (especially a significant other) tries to motivate me to get healthy, I would get defensive and upset, thinking that they were unhappy with my body and the way I looked, but really it was me.

    I was going to write that I felt most beautiful when he told me he loved me for the first time, and I did. I was so happy and I looked in the mirror, and for the first time, I felt beautiful.

    But I just looked in the mirror now, and I see just how much I’ve changed in the past year, not just physically, but my life is so much more on track and I am so much happier with myself today than I was ten months ago. I feel the most beautiful today, because of every obstacle I’ve faced and surpassed and because despite the fact that there were plenty of times in the past twenty years that I wanted to give up, I still managed to get back up again and I made it to where I am now.

  • Robyn April 22, 2011, 11:40 am

    On my wedding day!

  • Raya April 22, 2011, 11:40 am

    Actually, it was last night. I went to a Lululemon free yoga event on the rooftop of the W Hotel in Scottsdale, and we practiced yoga by their rooftop pool at sunset overlooking the mountains and the palm trees. It was simply breathtaking. In that moment I closed my eyes, felt the breeze, and could honestly say that EVERYTHING (umm like the fact that my bank acct is currently in the negative, the fact that I still have weight to lose and can’t seem to do it, and all my other insecurities) melted away and in that moment I felt that not only was I beautiful, but so was everyone else around me. And I’ve never felt more convinced that I am exactly where I am supposed to be in the world. It was amazing.

  • jennifer April 22, 2011, 11:41 am

    I know it’s cliche, but on my wedding day. I felt radiant for the whole day πŸ™‚

  • Allison W. April 22, 2011, 11:43 am

    I feel beautiful after a hard workout. When my face is red and sweaty, I know that will translate into how good my body looks and feels now and in the future.

  • Caitlin April 22, 2011, 11:44 am

    I felt the most beautiful on my graduation day. It wasn’t because I was having a great hair day or wearing the perfect dress. I felt beautiful because I saw how much I had transformed in my four years of college. I had gained four years of knowledge, healthier eating habits, and learned to love running. Smart, healthy, and strong is what defines my beauty.

  • Alanna April 22, 2011, 11:44 am

    Last November, I went out for a run even though I didn’t really have my head in the game. I told myself to just run 2 or 3 miles and see how it goes, trying to trick myself with mini-goals. I ended up running 10 miles and I felt so amazing and strong and beautiful. I never thought I could increase my mileage that much and I was so proud of myself. I need to get back out there – I’ve been depressed and I’ve lost my motivation.

    I also need a food processor, so I can make my own nut butter!

  • Carol S April 22, 2011, 11:45 am

    I would have to say holding my daughter for the first time. I was a tragic mess but as soon as I the nurse gave her to me, the mess suddenly became organized. Beautiful memory πŸ™‚

  • nicole April 22, 2011, 11:45 am

    After a run, when I’m at peace with my surroundings and with myself. I love running!

  • Andrea April 22, 2011, 11:45 am

    I feel truly beautiful when I get all dolled up to go out with friends. I’m a graduate student, so these occasions seem so rare, but when they occur, I feel so beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Laura @FoodSnobSTL April 22, 2011, 11:50 am

    This morning when my husband told me i look gorgeous πŸ™‚

  • Katherine April 22, 2011, 11:53 am

    I feel the most beautiful when my fiance hugs me.

  • Jessie @ Tasty Fare, Pretty Wear April 22, 2011, 11:53 am

    I feel beautiful after a good run!

  • Michelle S April 22, 2011, 11:53 am

    When I’m running a race! The race photos might show otherwise, haha, but I think there’s nothing more beautiful than when I’m doing what I love and not worried about makeup or how my hair looks or what other people think!

  • Kellie April 22, 2011, 11:55 am

    I had a “I feel bad about myself day” yesterday. I climbed into bed in a bad mood and found a note my 7 year old daughter left me on my pillow that said she loved me. That was all it took to feel beautiful.

  • Kerrie April 22, 2011, 11:57 am

    At my senior prom. I saw a dress I loved in a magazine and when I found it, it was the last one on the rack and fit me perfectly. Everything else came together on the night of the prom and I felt beautiful.

  • Maura April 22, 2011, 11:58 am

    AMAZING giveaway!! One time I felt truly beautiful recently was when I finished running 5 miles without stopping for the first time since high school(at a 9:31 pace to boot — great pace for me!!)

  • Tracey April 22, 2011, 12:04 pm

    I felt so great the first time I went to a charity event. Not only was I wearing a fantastic dress but I felt so good that everything happening at that event was going towards a good cause. I felt both physically and spiritually beautiful.

  • VCK April 22, 2011, 12:08 pm

    I felt beautiful the other day when it was sunny and 80 degrees. I put on a new sundress that was flattering and comfortable, along with some new jewelry.

  • Colleen April 22, 2011, 12:11 pm

    At the beach last month. All of my hardwork has paid off!

  • Martha April 22, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Dancing around and listening to beautiful music with all the people I love – music festies are just a wonderful environment to spend time in!

  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted April 22, 2011, 12:14 pm

    My wedding day! I was happy and didn’t even care about the 100 or so people looking at me!

  • julia April 22, 2011, 12:15 pm

    omg i really want this!
    hmmm….I feel truly beautiful after especially gruelling workouts when Im covered in dirt and sweat. I probably look really gross, but inside I feel glorious

  • Jeannette (Kitchenette) April 22, 2011, 12:17 pm

    On my wedding day! clichΓ© but so true!

  • Kristine April 22, 2011, 12:21 pm

    The other day in the car when my 7 year old son told me I was the prettiest mom ever:)

  • Emily G. April 22, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Oh, that would be amazing to play with recipes for nut butters! Drooolls!!

    Anyway, I felt beautiful yesterday. I was at work waiting to go to school and my co-workers granddaughter came in. Out of no where, she gave me a huge hug and told me how pretty I was. This came from a 5 year old – and they always speak their mind! πŸ™‚ I was having a rough day and really needed to hear that!

  • Kate April 22, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day. I felt and looked great. It was an incredible day.

  • Steel Springs April 22, 2011, 12:32 pm

    This is not unique, but I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day. It was such a great day and the start to something even more wonderful.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! That looks like an awesome food processor.

  • Mary April 22, 2011, 12:36 pm

    I feel truly beautiful when my 3 year old son says, “mommy, you’re the cutest girl I know”.

  • Amanda April 22, 2011, 12:40 pm

    I feel beautiful after my boyfriend and I finish our nightly run together, and get to lounge on the couch eating dinner and relaxing.

  • Tami April 22, 2011, 12:48 pm

    My beautiful moment came when I was trying on dresses for my wedding. I was a big tomboy in high school and never went to any dances because in my eyes a dress on me would look ridiculous. That day I tried on wedding dresses was the first time in my life I was able to look myself in the mirror and say, “I am a beautiful woman!”

  • amyt April 22, 2011, 12:49 pm

    my husband and my kiddos make me feel beautiful – the way they look at me or want to be near me – I think that is just true beauty – it goes way deeper than the skin.

  • Christin April 22, 2011, 12:51 pm

    I feel most beautiful in the summer. I’m so much more active, eating fresh things, and I’m outside all the time!! It makes me feel great and look my best. So glad that time of year is coming around again!!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks April 22, 2011, 12:51 pm

    I felt beautiful last August when I was a bridesmaid at my high school friends’ wedding. I never get dolled up in real life. I am always in jeans, t-shirt and chucks. My hair is always in a ponytail and while I do wear make-up once in awhile, I’m not very good at putting it on, so I stick to a very plain look.

    That day I wore a long, pretty gown. We got our hair and make-up professionally done. I looked in the mirror and I seriously didn’t even recognize myself. I didn’t believe I could ever look that good….but there are pictures…I DID! πŸ˜‰

    You certainly don’t need to be painted and dressed to be beautiful, but for once, it was nice to feel that I could be as glamorous and pretty as I always think other women are.

  • Kristine April 22, 2011, 12:52 pm

    The other day my 7 year old son told me I was the prettiest mom ever!

  • Sarah April 22, 2011, 12:59 pm

    When i was 12 my best friend was dying from a brain tumor. One thing we always had in common was our long thick hair. When she lost hers due to chemo she was devastated to say the least. So i cut my hair and donated it to locks of love. My long hair was always my favorite feature, but to know that i had just made another girl feel beautiful again, made me feel more beautiful then my hair ever did.

  • Melissa April 22, 2011, 1:00 pm

    Right after I met my boyfriend I went on a trip to Pittsburgh to celebrate Halloween with friends. I flew back to Chicago on Sunday and was exhausted. He texted me, trying to make plans to get together, but I was soo tired. He wrote, “it would make my day to get to see your beautiful face”. The rest is history and he continues to say these things to me at surprising moments, like right after a run or on a walk with our dog. He’s good and it never gets old, hearing these kinds of things πŸ˜‰

  • Alicia April 22, 2011, 1:02 pm

    After I finished my first 10K last November. It was something I never thought I could do, but I finished with a decent time to boot. I felt strong, accomplished, and beautiful, despite my outward sweaty appearance.

  • Jill April 22, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. As a little girl I dreamed of that day and it was truly perfect!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat April 22, 2011, 1:03 pm

    I feel beautiful whenever I put on a little extra something–whether it’s wearing a new perfume, wearing a shirt I like, or putting on some nice jewelry. It’s the little things that make me feel worth it!

  • Caroline April 22, 2011, 1:05 pm

    After every long run.

  • Rebecca April 22, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I felt beautiful the day I walked in graduation from college. My friends and family watched as I reached a goal. The first in my family to graduate college!

  • katy {of} katy loves. April 22, 2011, 1:10 pm

    When the husband tells me I look beautiful and I’m wearing no makeup. I tell him that I’m not wearing any and he just says “You’re not? Wow…you’re SO beautiful!”. πŸ™‚ I’m self-conscious without make-up, but he’s the only one I want to impress and he thinks I’m beautiful without the extras.

  • Sam April 22, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Sometimes, I feel truly beautiful after a hard workout. My face is flushed and I feel like I gave my all. A great feeling!

  • Kimberly April 22, 2011, 1:14 pm

    My boyfriend and I met at work two years before we started dating. After we had started dating he confessed that the first time he saw me was like a punch to the gut, and that he had liked me every since. That made me feel beautiful!

  • Chris April 22, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Right now… and always. Each moment, I feel beautiful, because no matter what may change on the outside, I’m the same me – through the ups and downs of life… and that makes me smile. πŸ™‚

  • Westy April 22, 2011, 1:18 pm

    I felt beautiful each time I gave birth to my four children.

  • Emily April 22, 2011, 1:21 pm

    I always feel beautiful after my spin class on Wednesday nights. I always get my butt kicked and I love how strong and determined I look during the class, and how sweaty I look after. It is times like this that I am reminded of all of the things my body does for me! It’s amazing!

  • Shannon April 22, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Wow, nice giveaway! You’re so sweet. I felt beautiful on my honeymoon – relaxed at low key beachy restaurants with my new hubby and all of the wedding stress over!

  • Michelle W April 22, 2011, 1:26 pm

    I feel most beautiful after a night of laughing and dancing with my friends. Especially when I reunite with my college friends. There is no greater feeling than being around people you love!

  • Lila April 22, 2011, 1:26 pm

    I have never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day! It was just as much from being surrounded be my genuinely happy family and friends as it was the dress, hair, and makeup. πŸ™‚

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 22, 2011, 1:27 pm

    On my wedding day I felt beautiful, and I wouldn’t let anything take the smile and glow off of my face.

  • Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen April 22, 2011, 1:30 pm

    Right after my son was born. Even though I was sweaty and pale and tired, I felt so amazingly beautiful.

  • Emily April 22, 2011, 1:31 pm

    My cousins and my husband (fiance at the time) made a video for my bridal shower and my husband told them (on the video) that what he loved most about me was how I always wear sweats, no makeup and my hair in a pony. He said, “when we met in college it was so refreshing to see her like that. She didn’t feel the need to impress me and try to be someone she was not. She was just being herself. I loved it, and I still do!” hearing that made me feel like an absolute PRINCESS!! Now I love dressing up for him, but I know he doesn’t care!

  • Julie R April 22, 2011, 1:40 pm

    I honestly feel beautiful after a great morning run, freshening up and attacking a sunny day. There’s definitely a skip in my step!

  • Kim April 22, 2011, 1:55 pm

    I felt beautiful at my high school graduation (just last year, wow does time fly!) and in general I feel beautiful just after a really *awesome* run!

  • elizabethlacy April 22, 2011, 1:58 pm

    I felt beautiful last night! I’ve been struggling with knee issues with running so I’ve taken up yoga two times per week (partially inspired from the comparison of your two half/full training experiences with injury!).

    I was at my class last night. At the beginning of the class I felt pretty tight but as it went on I felt more and more loose and flexible which led to feeling strong. At one point the yoga instructor told us to gaze across the landscape of our arms (being held horizontally). I’m not sure what it was but I just felt so beautiful looking at how perfect the human body can look in such an organic and natural state (ok, so slightly narcissistic). I loved that THAT body was mine and I could do so much with it.

  • Emily April 22, 2011, 1:58 pm

    I felt truly beautiful when I was going to a charity ball a few weeks ago. It was a Harry Potter themed ball (Yule Ball!), and I bought this gorgeous red ball gown that was flattering, and I put some simple make-up on, and I felt like I was going to a real ball. I felt gorgeous. Maybe that’s vain, and a month or two ago I would have said after a tennis match, but this was the first time I felt beautiful and pampered.

  • natalie (the sweets life) April 22, 2011, 2:06 pm

    did i make it in time? πŸ™‚

    i felt truly beautiful on my wedding day!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amanda April 22, 2011, 2:07 pm

    Something lovely for a poor poor college student?? Would love to have an easy way to make healthy food for my on the go lifestyle!

  • Jessie April 22, 2011, 2:13 pm

    I felt beautiful during my celebratory dinner date after finishing my first set of medical school boards. I could tell I was just glowing from within!

  • Lisa F April 22, 2011, 2:13 pm

    Every time that my father hugs me I feel beautiful! I moved a state away about five years ago and he’s recently been fighting prostate cancer, but just speaking with him makes me feel like the most beautiful woman ever. He inspires me every day to be compassionate and positive – forever a daddy’s girl!

  • Lindsey April 22, 2011, 2:19 pm

    I feel beautiful when I get all dolled up for date night with the hubby. He looks at me like it’s our first date and I get butterflies in my stomach all over again!

  • Kim April 22, 2011, 2:27 pm

    The night I confessed my feelings for my now-fiancee. She was just my Spanish tutor, but always looked at and listened to me as I were the most beautiful and fascinating person on the planet. And that gave me the confidence to just go for it!

  • Kristi April 22, 2011, 2:33 pm

    Long hike + hot shower = BEAUTIFUL! It’s as easy as that!

  • Sarah C April 22, 2011, 2:33 pm

    Very cliche I know, but I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day last September. Best day of my life!

  • JennsAdventures April 22, 2011, 2:43 pm

    Honestly, I always feel more beautiful with a tan!! It’s amazing what 15 minutes in the sun can do… having a natural glow and not feeling the need to wear makeup? BEAUTIFUL:)

  • Dee April 22, 2011, 2:53 pm

    Maybe my procrastinating buying a new food processor was for some cosmic reason, like this giveaway being on the horizon? Hm, I feel most beautiful with that after-exercise glow, after I wash the sweat off my face first!

  • Susie April 22, 2011, 3:14 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I lost about 20 pounds last fall, and I remember looking in the mirror while about halfway towards my goal weight and not recognizing my body. I suppose that moment stands out as one that I felt beautiful πŸ™‚

  • April April 22, 2011, 3:31 pm

    Whenever I put effort into what I am wearing and also don a pair of high heels, I feel pretty beautiful.

  • Ilana April 22, 2011, 3:45 pm

    Coming out of the shower after a good workout. Never fails.

  • Annalisa April 22, 2011, 3:58 pm

    After a good workout. πŸ™‚

  • Brooke April 22, 2011, 4:08 pm

    After my run this morning

  • Meredith April 22, 2011, 4:21 pm

    When I’m sitting on the grass, 75 degrees outside, with my eyes closed, and the sunshine on me!

  • Jen April 22, 2011, 4:46 pm

    The day I got married — we didn’t have a wedding, just the two of us, no witness even, but it was magical and special and awesome.

  • Emily April 22, 2011, 4:53 pm

    I felt beautiful the other day when I put on a new, cute outfit and my hair was just working for me. I looked in the mirror and was proud of my renewed commitment to my health and loved seeing the results in how my clothes fit.

  • rachel April 22, 2011, 5:01 pm

    What a generous giveaway! I’m desperate to own a bigger food processor. Yesterday, presenting a portion of my dissertation research, I felt confident, smart and even beautiful!

  • sara April 22, 2011, 5:01 pm

    Last night I came home from college for the holiday weekend and went over to my boyfriend’s house in scrubby clothes and minimal makeup because he makes me feel beautiful no matter what-it is the greatest feeling!!

  • AnneW April 22, 2011, 5:06 pm

    I feel truly beautiful completely any race that I train for! It’s such a rush of emotion and accomplishment that I can’t help but SMILE!

  • Cole April 22, 2011, 5:49 pm

    I feel beautiful after runs, in all the sweat and messy hair and red face glory! and especially when my bf tells he he’s proud of me after πŸ™‚

  • Sarah L April 22, 2011, 6:13 pm

    I felt beautiful last night when I picked my hubs up from the airport… his face lit up when he saw me waiting for him.

  • Charlotte April 22, 2011, 6:23 pm

    I feel beautiful every time my husband tells me, which is often in the form of “You are the most beautiful women ever” (I don’t mind when he exaggerates). It is wonderful always knowing I am beautiful in his eyes, with or without makeup, when I have gained or lost weight or even covered in zits. Knowing this helps me me always remember I am beautiful.

  • Heather B April 22, 2011, 8:37 pm

    The time I felt most beautiful was on my wedding day. Not only did I feel physically beautiful because of my hair, makeup, and dress, I was glowing from the inside with happiness. I was making the ultimate commitment with the man I love.

  • Tammy April 22, 2011, 8:51 pm

    I feel beautiful after every intense workout.

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness) April 22, 2011, 9:03 pm

    I felt truly beautiful on my wedding day, when I saw my husband’s face as I walked down the aisle. πŸ™‚

  • Anna Crouch April 22, 2011, 9:12 pm

    I feel beautiful when I treat my body with respect. It’s the best feeling in the world!

  • Lori April 22, 2011, 9:20 pm

    When I saw the look on my husband’s face as I started down the aisle on our wedding day πŸ™‚

  • Liz April 22, 2011, 9:27 pm

    I feel beautiful after I have a good meditation session πŸ™‚

  • Yin April 22, 2011, 9:37 pm

    I feel beautiful after a good night’s rest and eating healthy!

  • Katie R April 22, 2011, 10:26 pm

    On my wedding day, I felt like the most beautiful girl in the world. If only we could bottle that happy feeling and dab a little bit on when we are feeling a bit blue.

  • Christine @ Merf In Progress April 22, 2011, 10:52 pm

    Tonight when I was out to dinner with my family, I was holding my 7 month old son, and he put his hand on my cheek and touched my nose with his. That’s when I feel most beautiful.

  • Danielle April 23, 2011, 2:50 am

    On my date today (first date with a new guy) when he brought me flowers and made and reminded me that chivalry isn’t dead. It was beautiful πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah G. April 23, 2011, 3:12 am

    I feel beautiful when I spend the whole day at the beach. Something about being out in the warm sun, wearing zero makeup, and having my hair full of salt water makes me feel warm, happy, and beautiful!

  • Kimberly April 29, 2011, 1:56 pm

    I’m so thankful I found your blog! I saw a post it at the mall a few months back but forgot the website and just stumbled across your blog today! I feel most beautiful when I get in a “me” day -shopping, giving myself a pedi, relaxing and watching girly shows. I think i should schedule a day like that soon!

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