Due Date

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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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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!



  1. I’m always sneaking bits of frosting from people. It’s the best part of the cake. 🙂
    Happy birthday & glad you’re feeling better!

  2. I love the due date story! I am going to have to celebrate my daughter’s due date..she was 2 weeks early and ironically her due date was Valentine’s Day, day of. So I guess that’s her pseudo birthday, huh.

    Those marshmallow pops…i have been thinking about them all day since your earlier post!

    Good luck catching up on your work tonite.

  3. That is so cute celebrating your b-day on your due date. I wonder what my due date was”¦.I think I am going to have to find this out”¦

  4. What a super fun time with girls! Those desserts look incredible. Now get some work done! Aren’t delayed celebrations the best? I’m feeling the need for another wedding reception right about now. Lol. We had carrot cake!

  5. I was supposed to be born on Groundhog Day Feb 2! Thank goodness I was late and born on the 8th! I’ll have to try that treadmill workout!

  6. you’re just like my brother! he LOVES the icing and isn’t too excited about the cake part, while i LOVE the cake part and am not a fan of icing!
    P.s. It seems like you’re feeling so much better! YAY!!!!!

  7. Oh gosh, I am such a sucker for carrot cake, especially my mom’s homemade carrot cake. The amaretto-cream cheese frosting is AMAZING. Seriously, it’s better than any other carrot cake I’ve ever tried–restaurant made or store-bought! Oh the power of moms 🙂

  8. This is my summer of carrot cake – and it’s such a fall dessert, don’t you think?

    I’ve had MEGA pieces two days this week and both times it was delish! But, I suppose cream cheese frosting would be amazing on ANYthing!

  9. I love those s’mores on a stick!! I’m a s’more addict. one of my favorite desserts is a s’more ice cream sandwich … 2 graham crackers with a scoop of rocky road ice cream in the center rolled in mini chocolate chips. yum, yum!!

  10. We could bond over our mutual love of bakery cake frosting. I always said if it was a man I’d marry it. When I saw the title as, “Due Date,” I wondered if you were going to announce that you’re pregnant! Did anyone else have the same reaction?

    Lisa, how do I find out about upcoming health/fitness blogger conventions?

    Mary R.

  11. Aw, sounds fun, and you deserve to celebrate again! And it’s a great day to do it–my best friend’s b-day is today, and another friend’s sister’s, too!

  12. Those s’mores on a stick look so easy to make – I’m going to try them sometime this summer. I’ve also been wanting to make s’mores cupcakes!!! I celebrate my half-birthday – 6 months from my actual birthday. It’s coming up actually!

  13. Mmm….looks like good food and family = good times in my book. You’re sounding a lot more positive…glad to hear things are looking up!

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