The (One) Time I Forgot to Eat

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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All day today we expected some sort of wicked nor’easter (aka “a big snow storm”) and tons of schools and workplaces closed early – including Mal’s school. Well, it’s just about 5:30 PM and still NO SNOW. I’m not complaining one bit, but, man, the weather people were really confused this time. Or maybe we’re all just scared from the last few snow storms? Let’s just say, it’s been a LONG winter. Anyway…

I started my morning like I often do: Waking up before the sun to tackle some work, iced coffee, getting myself ready, mom duty, dropping Quinn off at school, and then hitting up CrossFit for a workout. Did you happen to notice that I didn’t mention breakfast in there? YA, I KNOW. I actually FORGOT to eat breakfast this morning. People, that never, ever happens to me. I’m not someone who just forgets to eat, but, clearly, it’s possible.

During the warm-up at CrossFit, my stomach started to grumble and immediately thought: Oh, crap, I never ate breakfast. It ended up being totally fine, but I can honestly say I haven’t taken too many (any?) 9:00 AM classes on an empty stomach. Related: If I work out at the 5:15 AM class, I don’t typically eat anything, but I FOR SURE eat something if it’s 9:00 AM. Well, I’m glad to know I’ll survive! 🙂 I know it seems like I’m making a big deal about this, but I just never forget to eat. I live to eat.

After CrossFit, I joined a couple of girlfriends for manicures at the Gel Polish Bar next door. It was such a nice mid-week treat and my nails desperately needed some love before the fashion show tomorrow night! 🙂 FYI: My nail color is Taupe-less Beach from OPI.

On the drive home and while showering/making my lunch, I listened to a great podcast about GMOs, Glyphosate, and healing the gut – super interesting!

After that, I got right to work – and I had every intention on spending the rest of the day glued to my computer. Clearly. My work-from-home outfit was ON POINT.

Mal’s school ended up having a half day because of the “potential” snow, so he called me to see if I wanted to meet him at Scarlet Oak Tavern for a drink. Obviously, I couldn’t turn down the invite, so I took Murphy for a quick walk and then prettied myself to be seen in public. A big THANK YOU to “hair boogers” for making my hair look presentable! 🙂

Outfit details: Funnel Neck Sweatshirt // Super Affordable Jeans // Classic Leather Tote // Slip-On Sneakers

After our impromptu “day date,” I headed to CVS to pick up a prescription and then grab Quinn from school. (Side note about the prescription: I’ve literally had a cough/phlegm thing going on for more than a year now. I’ve tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it, and I’m starting to think it’s a side effect of the Entyvio. Any other Entyvio people in the same boat with respiratory issues? I’m so OVER IT.)

Back at home, we received a fun surprise from the nice people at Quinn Snacks. The founder started the company to clean up snacks for her own son, Quinn, so, of course, we’re all about their products. They even sent us some cute “Quinn” stickers, which Qman was super excited about! 🙂

Question of the Day

Do you ever forget to eat? Do you “eat to live” or “live to eat”?



  1. Nope. I am just like you! I love food. I am always planning the next meal as I’m finishing the current one. I have never understood people that always “forget” to eat. Impossible for me!

  2. Sometimes I forget to eat breakfast if things get crazy at work! I usually wait until I’m already at work to eat breakfast – around 8am. And I hate to workout after I eat! I can’t believe Mal got a half day and still no snow….our schools are really quick to cancel school for the threat of snow too, it’s crazy!

  3. I was “eat to live” as a kid but became “live to eat” as an adult.
    I was on a med for a while though that made me forget to eat. It was weird, it wasn’t that I lost my appetite ’cause once I smelled or saw food or started eating I was all over it but if I was engaged in doing something then I just wouldn’t think about food or notice that I was hungry unless my stomach was growling.

  4. I started intermittent fasting 2 years ago, and have never looked back. I used to NEED to eat first thing in the morning, especially prior to a run or workout. Now I much prefer a fasted workout in the mornings, then just sip some BCAA’s afterwards to hold me until I eat. Funny how our bodies change (and adjust).

  5. Coughing seems to be one of the side effects from Entyvio. My dad had it, too, until he stopped Entyvio because it did not work for him … 🙁

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