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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Wahoo! Awesome dinner last night! :mrgreen:

Mal and I made Asian Rice and Vegetable Bowl With Eggs and Chili Sauce for our guests last night. The recipe called for so many delicious flavors”” many of which had a little kick to them! I love that!

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Dave and Marie weren’t coming over until about 7:00 pm, so Mal and I had plenty of time to prep for dinner and relax before they arrived.


Once we had dinner under control, Mal and I relaxed on the porch with a couple of beers in hand.

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Of course, the pug joined us. He hates missing out on any sort of action.


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Dinner turned out so well! This recipe is a keeper! I loved the addition of an egg on top of the rice and veggies, and, of course, I enjoyed all of the different flavors in the dish! Mmm!

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With dinner, we also served a simple salad (greens + cucumber slices + grape tomatoes) with leftover homemade Ranch dressing.

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Dinner concluded with cookies for dessert!

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As always, it was so nice to see Dave and Marie. Marie and I actually have a manicure date this evening, so I get to see her two nights in a row!


I woke up craving cookies this morning, so I ate a couple before I made breakfast. Sometimes, you just gotta go with your cravings!

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A little while later, I toasted some whole wheat bread and spread pickled prunes on one half and almond butter and chia seeds on the other.

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And, I enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with soy milk.

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Question of the Day

Finish this sentence:

I’m a wimp when…

I’m a wimp when it comes to giving blood. I’ve fainted so many times in the past, I tend to bug out about it! I haven’t fainted in years, but I still worry a lot. I get knots in my stomach just thinking about it.

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  1. Ugh… I actually can’t give blood. I have very deep veins that are hard to tap up. At my last physical it took 3 nurses to draw blood from me and another came in from the hallway to get a look at it!
    I also got turned away from a blood drive because my blood is a pain to take.
    i guess I’ll have to find other ways to do good deeds…

  2. I’m a wimp about giving blood, too. But one of my employees, who is also a dear friend, was recently diagnosed with cancer. He received two pints of blood at the ER one night, and it saved his life. He asked all of his friends to consider donating blood, so now I have to do it. I live down the street from the donation center too. I will make that a goal for next week.

  3. I’m a wimp about going to the doctor. I have “white coat syndrome”–my blood pressure goes through the roof for the duration of the visit. As soon as I’m out of the office? Everything’s back to normal–now the anticipation is half the agony!

  4. What a lovely looking meal with good friends. And love the pic of Murphy going at his toy on the porch! I’m a wimp when it comes to heights. Even little step ladders bother me.

  5. That dinner looks amazing. I love egg on my rice…it really adds something extra to it. I am a wimp when it comes to spiders. Show me a snake and I am fine but a spider….I am already screaming for someone to kill it. I am such a girl sometimes. 😉

  6. I’m a wimp when it comes to going to a crowded gathering when I don’t know anyone by myself. I hate feeling like I am the only one there alone which isn’t usually the case. Many times, once I’ve gotten myself there, things take off and I’m no longer self-conscious about it. 🙂

  7. I’m a wimp when it comes to anything involving needles-except tattoos. I have 13 tattoos, but can’t stand the idea of getting a shot or giving blood!

  8. I love runny eggs on my Asian dishes too! It adds an amazing savory element.
    I am a wimp when I get sick… I lay around, under millions of blankets, and really soak up all the love from my ‘nurse.’ 🙂 **although needles bother me too!**

  9. Nice recipe! Glad to hear you enjoyed it, I’m trying this one out tonight myself. <3 the Real Simple recipes.

  10. I’m a wimp when it comes to extreme heat. I try not to complain all too much but forget about it when the heat and humidity is through the roof. I have no qualms of making everyone around me just as miserable as I am. Haha.

    LOVE the continuation of PB&PP (pickled prunes) sandwiches! They look like an amazing treat!

  11. I’m a wimp when it comes to: snakes, getting my blood drawn, seeing the dentist, and big crowds of people.

    I am not a wimp when it comes to staying at home alone but then, as a military wife you have to get used to it. Still not fun but at least I can sleep when I’m the only human in the house.

  12. I’m a wimp when it comes to registering for races longer than a 10k.
    I’m so nervous my IT Bands / hips will act up and I’ll have to drop out mid race. Clearly, I need to get over myself!! You are an inspiration will all of your running! Love your blog.

  13. I really, REALLY don’t like needles at all. Any time I have to give blood or get a shot I freak out and get all sweaty and nervous. …totally involuntarily. It really sucks, so I always warn the person with the needle that I may start freaking out, but don’t be alarmed… I’m ok. lol When I was younger, I used to cry… so to me, this is an improvement 😉

  14. I’m a wimp when it comes to puke. I hate throwing up…I can’t stand the sound of others throwing up…I can’t listen to the dogs throw up…and I won’t clean it up. Lord help me when we have kids.

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