Brought To You By The Letter ‘B’

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hello and good morning to you! Tuesday’s recap is brought to you by the letter ‘B‘.

Yesterday started bright and early with breakfast. For Quinn: Rice Chex with milk, pear chunks, and a banana.

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For me: A breakfast sandwich made with egg, ham, and sauteed kale on a toasted English muffin with lots of butter.

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After breakfast, we played with Quinn’s new sports set, which included five different kinds of balls + a baseball bat and a hockey stick.

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Then, we hit the road to visit Quinn’s best bud (and cousin), Matthew.

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We went outside, so Quinn wore his bucket hat… for like 30 seconds.

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We played with Batman and gave him lots of bear hugs.

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We also played in the sandbox. (Quinn wasn’t sure what to make of the sand at first. Haha!)

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After a little while though, he started to enjoy the sand and beach toys.

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Quinn also liked chilling in the blue swing!

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Swings are a real blast with Grandma and Matthew!

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Here’s Matthew balancing rocks in a cup while swinging. He’s so talented!

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After playing for awhile, it was time for lunch and a “baba.”

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Then, it was time for birthday cake to celebrate my belated 35th.

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It was incredible. Listen to this flavor combo: Raspberry and lemon cake with buttercream frosting. Mmm!

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Later that afternoon, I headed to KFIT for a workout. By the end, I was a sweaty beast. I literally looked like I had just taken a bath.

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When I got home, Quinn was eating dinner, which meant his pug brother was not far away.

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For dinner, I had egg whites mixed with sharp cheddar, sauteed summer squash + zucchini and ketchup on top. It might sound a little bland and boring, but trust me, it wasn’t at all.

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And, for dessert, I enjoyed some fresh blueberries with whipped cream.

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The end.

Questions of the Day

Name a ‘B’ word associated with your day yesterday! 

Growing up, did you watch Sesame Street? 

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  1. How is Quinn doing with the sippy cups? I don’t bottles, I’m guessing its going in the right direction? (cautious cheer!)

    Beat describes by day yesterday – I had minimal sleep due to a teething baby, poor guy. So mama was tired all day long (daddy was traveling)

    1. He’s doing okay with them. He still wants his “baba,” but he’ll do the sippy cup too. I also just bought him a couple of sippy cups with soft spouts (similar to a bottle nipple), which he seems to like. I guess it just depends what kind of mood he’s in. We’re trying to give him fewer and fewer bottles and more sippy cups, so, hopefully, he’ll continue to move in the right direction.

      1. @Tina: Thats great! Slow and steady! I have a feeling the night time bottle will be a tough transition for us because we feed him a bottle as he’s falling asleep (per the “books” that is bad but it works for us!) We’ve tried a few sippy cups too, I hate wasting money but the only way we know what he will like is if he tries them, lol. I wish there was a way to try things before fulling investing (i.e. new diapers, sippy cups, toys, etc)!

  2. fresh BLUEBERRIES- just scream summer to me! 🙂
    I sound like a total creep, because I think I’ve said this three days in a row now, but Tina, you look incredible! 😀

  3. hmm…it was a beautiful day for me! The weather was nice, I did all the things I like to do, so I’d say it was a great, beautiful day 🙂 (also, even if this is childish, I thought it was fun and a different way to talk about your day!! Love it!)

  4. I’m going to say “Blasted” b/c we were blasted with a killer storm last night. There are trees and power lines down everywhere. I believe they said 370,000 without power right now. We are lucky that we did not lose power but no cell service at all unless we’re home on the wifi.

  5. Tina, my mom and I tried a sample at Wegman’s that you might enjoy. You just mix raw sliced yellow squash and/or zucchini, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh parsley, salt and pepper. Easy and was so delicious!

  6. I like the idea of adding a little whipped cream to the berries. I know this is a “thing” I just never think of it lol. It’s a nice way to make it feel indulgent without the guilt.

  7. I notice at dinner he has 3 sippy cups? lol — What’s in all of those? Just likes to have choices? 🙂

    Beautiful – I took Lena (5-months) and her 2 pup-siblings for a walk at our local state park after work. The weather was wonderful!

    1. Can you tell we’re really trying to get him off bottles? Haha! The cup on his tray has milk in it and the other two are water, which we typically leave around the house, like on the coffee table, to encourage him to drink from them more often. I think Mal probably just put them on the table to give Quinn more options.

  8. I just wanted to let you know that I received my 2 boxes of General Mills cereal today for sharing my thoughts on the survey. Thanks for partnering with them to make this happen!

  9. BUMPED & BRUISED! my 10 mo old son BIFFED it pretty hard as he is trying to walk and I thought he’d have a goose egg but he’s okay. I think the fall hurt me more than it did him! Tough cookie.

  10. Binge-worthy because I BINGED on Orange is The New Black. Fun!

    Ok, I was still watching Sesame Street in the 2nd grade! Not that often, I swear, but my friend caught me and told my whole class! Lol, it’s still a touchy subject!

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