Everything I Want I Already Have

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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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The other day, I read an article in Self magazine (July 2010) that quoted this Latin phrase: omnia quae cupio iam habeo. It means: everything I want I already have. Once I finished reading the story, I started to think about my life, both past and present.

If you’re a long-time reader of Carrots ‘N’ Cake, you may remember my life this time last year. I was miserable. Absolutely miserable. Basically, everything I wanted I didn’t have. Stress overwhelmed my life. I was depressed and cranky and I bickered with my husband almost everyday. Life actually sucked. But, instead of sitting back and suffering through it, I vowed to change my life. Of course, it didn’t happen overnight and it was not a piece of cake. (You can read all about it here.)

I worked very hard to create the life that I always wanted, and now everything I want I already have— including the most adorable pug ever! This is Murphy’s doggie Glamour Shots portrait! 😉


A lot has changed in the past year, and I’ve learned that if I’m not happy with something in my life, I need to DO something about it. I can’t just sit back and watch. Plus, I had nothing to lose! I’m just glad to be in a different place in my life right now.


Mmm! I took Overnight Oats in a Jar (OOIAJ) to a whole new level this morning! Well, technically, it wasn’t OOIAJ at all. I used bulgur and oat bran instead, so I guess it was OB&OBIAJ?


In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 3/4 cup Almond Breeze
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • Dried cranberries


The combination of bulgur and oat bran was fantastic– soft and smooth + firm and chewy. Bulgur usually takes awhile to cook, but letting it soak overnight made it nice and chewy. No cooking required!


Feel Great Weight

In honor of my second wedding anniversary, I wrote about The Husband Diet for this week’s Feel Great Weight post: The Husband Diet: 4 Ways to Keep Your Marriage From Making You Fat.

Buffalo Tofu

The Buffalo Tofu mystery has been solved! The recipe I was searching for was a combination of Cynthia’s Buffalo Chicken Salad and Christie’s Buffalo Tofu Wings. I remember seeing both of these recipes and thinking they sounded delicious. And, thanks to everyone’s helpful comments on yesterday’s lunch post, I found a number of new Buffalo Tofu (and Tempeh) recipes to try out!

Chia Seed Coupon

I apologize for the confusion on yesterday’s chia seed coupon. If you still want to purchase them, the deal is on a 1-pound package of chia seeds. You save 18% when you enter the coupon code ChiaTastic at checkout.

Question of the Day

It’s sort of a deep question for this morning, but I’m curious to hear what everyone has to say. Feel free to weigh in!

Are you living the life that you always wanted? If not, what would you change?

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