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.

Hi, friends. I’m having a tough time over here. One of my friends passed away suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday. His passing is not something I want to openly discuss on CNC, but I want to let you guys know since things might not seem super upbeat in the coming days, but I’ll try my best.

With that said, here are some pretty photos of my breakfast.

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Kodiak Cake pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup.

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Iced coffee with vanilla soy milk.

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One of my friend’s favorite Dave Matthews Band songs was “Granny.” We used to blast it on repeat and jam out together. I always think of him when I hear this song.

Hello how are you doing today
I hope I find you feeling healthy
I’m so glad our paths crossed this time today

On our way into the night
We find love it’s hiding here
In the darkness in the shadows
Maybe it’s up to you and I
To bring it to the light
Love when I approach the tears
They fall like rain
You tell me baby your hearts into a thousand pieces

Now stop only old and wise with clouded eyes
You can’t see what I can, when I
Blindly throw my faith to the face
Of the next good thing to comes my way

So here we are all of us stand around
We’re leaning heavy on each other
Always wondering what is it that lies behind
The worried eyes of one another

Well I believe it’s love that’s hiding here
deep inside both you and me.
Maybe it’s up to you and me to share it with the light
Love when I approach the tears they fall like rain
You tell me baby your heart’s into a thousand pieces

And I stop only old and wise with clouded eyes
You can’t see what I can, cause’ I
Blindly throw my faith to the face
Of the next good thing that comes my way

I say it’s love that’s lacking here
Although I know enough to spare
Maybe you and I could spread it large and wide
Love with my approach the tears they fall like rain
You tell me baby your heart’s into a thousand pieces


Give your loved ones a big hug today. Life is too short.



  1. Its never easy to lose a friend, especially when its unexpected. I hope you’re able to meet up with others that are grieving the same loss and you find some comfort in that.

    We’re all thinking of you!

  2. So sorry for your loss.
    That breakfast looks so good and so pretty. Lovely blue setting. I love and eat blueberries every day.

  3. Just wanted to offer my condolences for the loss of your friend, Tina.
    You and your friends and family will be in my thoughts. Sending you positive energy.

  4. Tina, I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Please take some time off from blogging, we’ll be here when you get back.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Stay strong, but know that it’s okay to not be strong…We all care for you and we’ll be here to support you.

  6. Im am so sorry to hear about your loss. I understand how you feel, I lost a very good friend 6 years ago and still feels like it was yesterday 🙁 stay strong, you are our inspiration. Our thoughts are with you and the family.

  7. I am really sorry to hear about your loss. I lost a great friend during college and it was unbelievably sad. What got me through was remembering the good times in HS and College and not letting the sadness cloud all memories. Your CNC fan base is all supporting you 🙂

  8. you & mal, your friend’s loved ones and familiy are in my thoughts. life is too short — we definitely need to remind those we love that we love them daily. things can change in an instant.

  9. I thought about you today… “I wonder where Tina is? She hasn’t posted yet?” I then remembered your recent loss and wanted to send you a message to let you know I’m thinking of you, Mal and even Murphy during this sad time. We’re hear for you when you are ready. 🙂

  10. oh wow…I know that there are no words that can comfort you guys, but I pray that his family will be healed from this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Tina, and you’re right. We’re never promised tomorrow and it’s important to show love to others TODAY! <3

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s passing. Sometimes life hands us cards that we can’t explain but that change us and impact us so deeply. What has helped me to cope with death is being creative, writing poems or songs (because I’m not great at visual art). It’s a way that the beauty of someone’s life can be immortalized. Much peace

  12. Sorry for your loss, Tina.

    I find this quote comforting and uplifting:

    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death. -Robert Fulghum

  13. Dear Tina,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your treasured
    friend’s family and loved ones.
    I too hope you take a few days off from blogging.
    Most work places have bereavement time off and you
    also deserve a few days of privacy and reflection
    and whatever you feel you need to do to honour your

    Take good care of yourself please!

  14. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, Tina. Sending you hugs and thoughts of care and friendship.

    Please be good to yourself.

  15. I am so sorry about your friend, it is hard to lose someone so suddenly. I really like that you put up his song; I am working towards a degree in Music Therapy, and it is amazing how healing music can be.

  16. So sorry to hear about your lose. It is not an easy to lose some you love suddenly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends.

  17. So sorry, Tina. It’s never easy to lose someone, but when they are young and it’s unexpected it’s a different grieving process. Good memories and friends during this time will help get you through. Will be thinking of you.

  18. I am SO sorry to hear this, Tina, and I have been there before, so I get it. You take the time you need to grieve, be kind to yourself, and yes, cherish your memories… Sending you positive thoughts…

  19. Tina,

    Sorry Im so late on this, but wanted to say I am sorry about your friends passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, his family, and friends who loved him. I know he is in heaven though and may god bless his soul.

  20. I’m so sorry Tina. Make sure to give yourself a break w/ blogging if you need it…we’ll all understand. Also, I had never heard of that song before and wow…I adore the lyrics. Absolutely beautiful, like poetry.

  21. Tina, I am really sorry for your loss. When bad things happen to good people the world stops making sense and can feel like a cold, cold place. Thinking of you.

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  23. Hi Tina,
    That is also my favorite DMB song. Their music brings back so many memories for me too. I’m glad that you were able to find comfort in listening to your old CDs. I’m sorry for your loss.

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