• My Television Debut

    November 23, 2011

    Wow. What a crazy-awesome day. Never in a million years did I think I’d end up on television for a batch of healthy cookies that I baked. I love how random/unpredictable my life is sometimes. Hey, I’m just going with it! ;-)

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    Yesterday morning, Theodora and I dressed in our holiday best, freaked out with nervous excitement, and then got picked up in a car to appear on The Dr. Oz Show. On Monday, one of producers asked me if I had a friend who might want to appear on the show too— I knew just the person to ask! Having Theodora with me on The Dr. Oz Show really helped calm my nerves and, of course, it was a lot of fun to share such a cool experience with a friend. 

    We were on a holiday-themed show, so it won’t air until sometime in December. I’d love to tell you guys all about it, but I was asked not to talk about the show until it airs. As soon as I know its air date, I’ll let you know so you can see just how awkward I am my television debut.

    Outside the NBC studios!

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    Backstage at The Dr. Oz Show!

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    Dinner

    As soon as we finished taping at The Dr. Oz Show, I headed straight to Penn Station to hop on a train back to Boston.

    For dinner, I grabbed a fabulous salad from Zaro’s. I initially wandered in looking for a sandwich, but I stumbled upon a make-your-own salad station. (Well, someone else physically makes you your salad, but you pick what goes into it). The salad greens are a set price and then each topping is an additional charge. I ended up adding broccoli, beets, artichoke hearts, chickpea, and tomatoes, so I figured that my salad would cost a fortune, but the whole huge thing (along with a grainy whole wheat roll) cost just $7. I know that probably sounds expensive for a salad, but it’s not too shabby for a healthy meal at Penn Station.

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    Breakfast

    I woke up bright and early this morning (lots to do today!) and made myself a bowl of oatmeal. In the mix: oats, ground flaxseed meal, almond milk, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, and a scoop of Chia Charger nut butter. I also drank an iced coffee with a splash of eggnog.

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    Feel Great Weight

    If you’re trying to reach your Feel Great Weight, Thanksgiving can be a very stressful holiday. With so much delicious food tempting you, it’s difficult to keep your healthy habits in check. Who doesn’t pile their plate high at Thanksgiving dinner?

    If you’re anything like me, however, too much splurging on Thanksgiving often sets off a domino effect for the rest of the holiday season. Instead of embarking on a six-week foodfest, take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a healthy and active holiday season—one where you lose weight, not gain! View the slideshow for five tips for a healthier Thanksgiving.

    Be Thankful Challenge

    I’m thankful for blog friends. The friends that I have met through blogging are simply the best. I can’t imagine my life without them now.

    fitbook Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s giveaway to win a fitbook! Here are your winners:

    Megan: My main fitness goal right now is to look hot in a new years eve dress.. i love tracking my food and workouts- keeps me on track

    Alison: Wow, this would be so helpful! My current fitness goal is to tone up and lose about 10lbs for the 6 (yes, 6) weddings that I am in during 2012.

    Congrats, Megan and Alison! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize.

    If you didn’t win a fitbook, but you would still like to purchase one, they’re on sale today! Get ‘em while you can!

    Question of the Day

    Have you or someone you know ever appeared on TV? Please share the details!

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    Hillary November 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    How exciting! Congrats, Tina!

    I’ve been on TV a few times before, but only for small, local, or public TV things!

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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 23, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    You look so cute! Love your outfit. Can’t wait to watch it!

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    Meghan @ StruggleMuffins November 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    So exciting! I love those add-what-you-want salads too, they were my go-to lunch when I used to live in NYC, I loved that you can add whatever’s calling your name instead of buying ingredients and having some of them go bad because you can’t eat them quickly enough.

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    Lizz @ Leading the Good Life November 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Congrats! How exciting!!

    My fiance is a firefighter and regularly shows up on the news. She even has a commercial encouraging people to test their smoke detectors. Does that count? :)

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul November 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    that is awesome!! I’d never watched Dr. Oz b/c I don’t really watch TV. But since I started taking my workouts to the gym, it’s on all the time! So I’m sure I’ll cya there :) How exciting~

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    Lauren @ Focused 2 Be Fit November 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    What an experience! How unbelievably exciting. Congrats :) Can’t wait to see the episode!

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    MichiganFitMom November 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I Love Dr. Oz!! So looking forward to your episode. I was lucky enough to be seen in the audience at Live with Regis and Kelly about 4 years ago. The studio seemed so big on tv, yet when we were actually there, it was quite compact. Very neat to see how a show was taped.

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    honeywhatscooking November 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    congratulations again on being on TV. NO, i’ve never been on tv. :-( but i’m so camera shy, I think i’d pass out. So what are you doing for thanksgiving, can’t wait to see what’s on your table.

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    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    CUTE outfit!!! Can’t wait to see the show–and congrats :)

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    Wendy Irene November 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    You guys look awesome! Love your dresses! Happy Thanksgiving :)

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    Laurie November 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    How exciting!!! Can’t wait to see it! You and Theodora look great!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Congrats on the show, Tina! That is so awesome and must have been…amazing!

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    katie @ KatieDid November 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    you look so great and happy in your pictures, I bet you did an amazing job Tina!!

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    Rachel @ healthy_chicks November 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Congrats Tina! What an honor to be asked to appear on Dr. Oz. You must be floored!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 23, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Congrats Tina! I can’t wait to see the episode. :D

    That’s a great deal for the salad! On my campus they charge $10 for a measly salad that’s smaller and with even less toppings than yours. It’s ridiculous!

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    Alaina November 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I love your outfit!! Very cute. :-)

    My ex-boyfriend from high school, his family was on Judge Judy. Now that was a dysfunctional family.

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    Shana November 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    That is so exciting that you are going to be on tv! I have a sneaking suspicion I should have gotten your autograph when I had the chance at the healthy living summit!

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    J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    That is absolutely thrilling!! Congrats! Can’t wait to watch it. You’re a star now ;) !!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I can’t wait to watch Dr. Oz! Keep us posted! I was on TV twice. Once because a furniture company (Krause Furniture) went bankrupt and I ordered a coach through them during that time, but they never informed me. I was out $1600 and so were several hundreds of people. We appeared on CBS News (local San Francisco) to complain. I never got my money back.

    I was also on Good Morning America. A local radio station was having a contest to win tickets to the Emmy Awards (that was when Brad & Jen were still together). He asked questions about tv shows, why we wanted to go and people online voted for who they thought should win. I didn’t win, I was runner up. Needless to say that was 9/11 happened and the Emmy’s got cancelled that year. It was fun to be on tv though. I’m just so excited for you.

    I just love your Pug too!! He’s so cute!!

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    Hilary November 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    SO cool! Can’t wait to hear more about it. I was on a Canadian tv show called “Road to Avonlea” when I was younger…my parents won the chance for my sister and I to be extras at an auction (in truth I was practically cut out in the final edits)…but as an 8 year old, it was SO cool to meet all the people I watched on tv all the time.

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    skinnyrunner November 23, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    i was on the tyra banks show as a guest with my friend about fashion pranks. so random.

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    Tess November 24, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Congrats on being on the show! I can’t wait to see the episode. Super cute dress, by the way!

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    Janetha November 24, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Oooo cannot wait to see you guys on the show :) xo

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    Nicola November 24, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I wont get to see it! We don’t get Dr. Oz in Amsterdam! Might I find it online?
    Yes I have been on TV – made my TV Debut last Winter when I was in London. I did the breakfast show ‘This Morning’. It was so much fun. Wish I could do it very morning!
    You might get a regular slot! How cool would that be!

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    Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee November 24, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Wow!!! Congratulations!!! I’ll be sure to watch your episode. :) I like how you say “feel great weight” instead of “skinny” or something like that. It’s very classy!!

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    Lauren November 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I made my television debut almost 20 yrs ago on The Bozo Show!!!

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    Amber K November 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I can’t wait to see you on Dr. Oz! That is super exciting. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Emily November 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    What a fun experience! I was on TV once. My dad is a TV tech for the local NBC station and the local station needed a baby for a promotional commercial and I was that baby! It was the peak of my TV career : )

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    ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 24, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    So cool! Can’t wait to see the show :)

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    Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I’ve never watched Dr. Oz, but I’ll be sure to check out your episode! I went to a recording of some techy show with my brother when I was younger, and you can see us when the pan the audience. Celeb-status right here, haha.

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    Chels R. November 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Oh my gosh! How super cool! Can’t wait to see u on tv! Loved your outfit you wore too :)

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    Kelsey December 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve never been on tv.. per se.. I went to a filming of Martha Stewart and you could see me in the audience lol

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