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Hey, hey.  A book, edited.


When I’ve got a big project to do, I like to set up a work station with everything I could possibly need for the next hour within easy reach.  Otherwise, I find far too many excuses to take breaks for water, snacks, my iPhone (because, you know, Facebook is essential for being productive…).  My favorite thing is to make a great snack platter to pick at while I work.


This snack platter was all sorts of awesomeness.  Half an orange for juice, celery sticks for crunch, olives for salt (so addicted to olives lately), and sunflower buttah-stuffed dates for sweet.


After book editing was over, our friend Isaac came over to discuss work.  We’re going into business together on a fun side project and have to iron out all the details.  Hope I can tell you about it soon…. From our new mansions in the Bahamas (ha! dream big, right?).


I made the boys this simple dinner to munch on while we brainstormed:


Looks kind of plain, but it was anything but!  I mixed in some Red Wine and Olive Oil Vinaigrette to brown rice, plain baked tofu, and steamed kale.  It tasted gourmet but was SO easy to make.


Salad dressings:  Not just for salads!


As far as activity goes, I took today as a rest day.  Yesterday, I went on a 3.0 mile walk and was floored – truly floored – by how hard and exhausting it was.  My legs were burning by the end.  I can’t believe how quickly it seems like pregnancy is overtaking my land-based cardio fitness. Smile I’m still a shark in the pool, though! 


Sweet dreams, friends.



  • kathleen @ the daily crumb January 16, 2012, 9:29 pm

    can’t wait to hear about this secret project! how exciting. glad you’re enjoying swimming, sounds like you’re doing a great job with listening to what your body needs during this crazy time 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 16, 2012, 9:30 pm

    I’m glad you still have the pool even though land workouts are harder! Haha maybe you’re baby will be a great swimmer!

  • Amy January 16, 2012, 9:31 pm

    Oh my gosh, it’s amazing how much your endurance changes in pregnancy, isn’t it? I think I really started noticing it when I was about where you are. It only gets better from here! 😛

  • Natalie @fitjamericangirl January 16, 2012, 9:39 pm

    That work station of healthy snacks is a great idea. I’m an attorney and often have to work from home and this would be a good way to put some intention behind what I mindlessly pop in my mouth during research. BTW, salad dressing is the best cheat on almost any meal. I threw together leftovers and kale and covered it in salad dressing for tonight’s dinner. Amazing and fast.

  • Chloe (In Fine Feather) January 16, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Good job staying motivated! I know it’s hard for me to start a big project & keep going but you seem to have a great system down 🙂

  • Army Amy* January 16, 2012, 9:43 pm

    That’s a lot of tabby thingies! Looks like major progress was made!*

  • Kat @ Balance & Spice January 16, 2012, 9:55 pm

    That dinner looks divine. I’m craving some baked tofu just looking at this. I love the idea of making a mixed snack plate – what a great way to keep your palette interested and and body balanced. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) January 16, 2012, 9:56 pm

    I finished my certification course today for nutrition and I did the same thing. Sat down with everything I would need for hours and just pushed through it. Sounds like you had a productive day! Can’t wait to hear about your project!

  • Sarah January 16, 2012, 10:05 pm

    I am obsessed with oranges.. I am actually craving them over bread recently! YAY

  • Kayla January 16, 2012, 10:15 pm

    I still can’t believe dates could taste good.. I guess I’ll have to try some again soon. I think nut butter could help me push through..

    • Caitlin January 17, 2012, 9:39 am

      Nature’s Candy!

  • Jen January 16, 2012, 10:25 pm

    Well, if this side project gets big enough to live in the Bahamas – please hire me! 🙂

    Olives I haven’t had much of. But, I LOVE pickles on a sub sandwich or out of the jar on occasion. Hmm…pregnant women crave salty things – you could be like Jessica Simpson and be sprinkling salt all over fruit!

  • Jaime January 16, 2012, 10:30 pm

    Did I just see you as “Maddie” on a commercial on ESPN? Please forgive me if this has been covered, I am WAY behind on blog reading!

    • Caitlin January 17, 2012, 9:39 am

      lol no!!! i think i have a ‘familiar’ face though.

      • Jaime January 17, 2012, 9:41 am

        You have to watch it on youtube!

        • Caitlin January 17, 2012, 9:42 am

          Hahah I can see how you thought that was me! I run and volunteer too 🙂

  • Jolene ( January 16, 2012, 11:20 pm

    Very interested to hear what this side project is!

  • Khushboo January 16, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Ohh a new project sounds exciting…and intriguing ;)!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 17, 2012, 7:49 am

    I love snack plates with lots of variety like that!

    That’s exciting about your new side project. I can’t wait to hear about it. 🙂

  • AmandaRunsNY January 17, 2012, 7:54 am

    Maybe you were just having an off day with the walk? I bet you had days like that pre-pregnancy too! I know I do.

    But I know this lady who literally swam every day of her pregnancy until the day she gave birth. I imagine that’s how my pregnancy would go down.

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION January 17, 2012, 8:47 am

    Your snacking plate looks ideal! Love the salty sweet combos you’ve got going on there. 😀

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 17, 2012, 9:03 am

    I love combining sweet and salty into tasting plates—YUMM. Looks delicious!

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 17, 2012, 9:09 am

    That looks like a great snack platter!

  • Shari January 17, 2012, 9:14 am

    Congrats on all the editing!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 17, 2012, 9:16 am

    Sounds like a super productive day!

  • Emily January 17, 2012, 9:56 am

    Wow, olive oil & red wine vinegarette salad dressing. Might need to look for that next time I am at the store because it sounds awesome!

    Can’t wait to hear about your new project!

  • Amber K January 17, 2012, 2:57 pm

    Finding out what you need for productive success is so key!

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets January 17, 2012, 7:14 pm

    Yummm kalamata olives!

  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 21, 2012, 12:06 am

    Oooooh secret project!?!??! Can’t wait to hear 🙂

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