My Flight Is Delayed {But I’m Eating a Delicious Salad}

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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 from Boston’s Logan International Airport! (Hooray for free WiFi!)

I left my house bright and early this morning (via taxi) and flew through rush hour traffic, thanks to the HOV lane. I have to admit, it was kind of fun whizzing by the parking lot on Route 93 instead of sitting in it!

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BOSTON STRONG!

When I arrived at the airport, I cruised through security (seriously, it took about 10 minutes), so I swung by Starbucks for a little treat. (Apparently, we don’t need to take off our shoes anymore to go through security. I wonder what changed?)

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Snack

At Starbucks, I went with a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and, holy crap, it was delicious! I should have ordered a grande. Or venti! Honestly, I think I just wanted a cup 3/4 full of whipped cream with drizzled caramel, sea salt, and a little bit of hot chocolate at the bottom. I should order THAT next time!

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While enjoying my hot chocolate, I bumped into Sarah, who is on my flight and attending the same Wine & Dine event at Disney. As always, we had lots to chat about!

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About 10 minutes before we were scheduled to board our plane, we were informed that it was inoperable and a new plane needed to be ordered. Unfortunately, this meant we wouldn’t depart for another 3 hours. Boo. Delayed.

Lunch

Since I had plenty of time to kill, I went in search of lunch. I figured I could pass the time by eating! Ha! I ended up getting a Grilled Chicken Club Salad and a bag of Sun Chips. I actually just broke into my salad, and it’s really tasty””much better than expected! Mmm”¦ bacon.

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Now, I’m going to get some work done. My inbox is CRAZY!

See you in Orlando!

Health News & Views

I love eating a bowl of cereal with milk as a meal or snack, but I swear no matter how big I make my serving, I find myself hungry just a few hours later.

I know cereal is a healthy option for breakfast or as an afternoon snack as long as it’s made with whole grains and low in sugar, so I’ve found a number of ways to make my usually wimpy bowl more satisfying. I hope these tips help you, too!

How to Make a Bowl of Cereal More Satisfying

Reebok Custom Shoe Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a pair of custom shoes from Reebok! I hope you guys had fun playing around on the YourReebok website! Here is your winner:

Jill B

Oh my goodness – I spent WAY too much time playing around with all the different combinations. I landed on the Reebok Crossfit Nano Speed with a blue and grey combination (my son’s favorite after his favorite sport’s team colors). That was a lot of fun – thanks!

Congrats, Jill! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com to claim your prize!

Questions of the Day

What’s the longest/worst travel delay you have ever experienced? What did you do to pass the time?

Do you think cereal is satisfying? What kind(s) tends to fill you up?

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55 Comments

  1. I had the opportunity to travel to Spain last year, and when you arrive at the airport in Madrid to catch another flight, it’s pure HELL. You have to travel up a few floors, catch a rail, a few elevators… and there’s markers to tell you how long it’ll take you to get to your terminal… 35 minutes..lugging suitcases and the nephews… not fun.

  2. I was headed to South Africa and our first flight was delayed so we missed our connecting flight. We had to wait a full day fort the next flight. The worst part was that we didn’t get out luggage. Now I always pack an extra pair of underwear in my carry on! At least the airline gave us some detergent and we had a hotel room! 😉

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