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Hi, 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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Do you know the date you were supposed to be born? I didn’t until this afternoon, but I celebrated it with cake! :mrgreen:

According to my mom, my original due date was 31 years ago (July 5th), so it made perfect sense to celebrate my belated birthday today. Better late than never, right?! 😉

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We tried to find a time to celebrate my birthday back in June, but our schedules just never seemed to matched up. (I hate how busy we all are nowadays.) This afternoon worked for everyone, so my mom, sister, grandmother, and aunt, Jane, came to my house for a birthday lunch. They also brought presents! :mrgreen:

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My mom gave me some goodies from Trade Joe’s.

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And my Grammie gave me a beautiful bowl that perfectly matches our living room. I love it!

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For lunch, my aunt Jane made chicken salad with diced celery, scallions, and dried cranberries. I loved the addition of dried cranberries. So good!

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I had my chicken salad on a piece of toasted gluten-free bread. I also enjoyed a glass of lemonade.

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While we ate, these clowns were banished to the back porch:

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When it comes to my family, there’s never a shortage of desserts, so we had a couple of options to enjoy after lunch: S’mores on a Stick.

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And carrot cake! My favorite!

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I’m feeling a lot better so I ate a small piece with extra frosting, which I nabbed from my sister, who didn’t want it. (I have no idea what’s wrong with her.)

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The fam: Jane, Sister, Mom, Grammie!

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Sisters and dogs!

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Apparently, I didn’t push myself hard enough at yesterday’s 10K because I had tons of energy to burn this afternoon. After I said goodbye to my family, I hit the gym with Mal and ran four miles (35:10) on the treadmill.


I only planned to run two or three miles, but I was having a lot of fun, so I just kept running. I love that when it happens!


At home, I showered up and threw together a quick dinner of leftover chicken salad and a tomato salad that I made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and pepper. Delish!

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For dessert, I ate three (ok, four) S’mores on a Stick because I am obsessed with them. Dear God, they are amazing.

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I’ve been ”˜playing’ a lot lately, so I’m spending the night working. Lots to do!

Enjoy the night!

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