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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.

My day included many of the things that make me really happy: friends, dogs, cheese, cupcakes, and beer. (Yes, three out of five of them are food.) I have no complaints about today.

When I arrived in New York City this afternoon, Theodora and I ran a few errands together and then headed to The Pony Bar for lunch.

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The Pony Bar has a rotating selection of twenty American craft beers on tap. Today, they featured a bunch of Ithaca beers, and all of their beers cost just $5.

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The Pony Bar doesn’t offer table service, so Theodora and I ordered our lunches at the bar along with a couple of beers. We both ordered Post Road Pumpkin Ales, which were really good– medium-bodied and not too pumpkin-y. (Post Road isn’t my favorite pumpkin beer, but I still like it a lot.)

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Theodora and I grabbed a table, chatted, and enjoyed our beers. Before I knew it, my first beer came and went, and we were ordering a second round.

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A solid hour passed before I noticed that I never received the sandwich that I ordered, so I told the bartender. She was really apologetic, and a little while later, a very cheesy grilled cheese sandwich was delivered to me.

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It was well worth the wait. Holy cheese!

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Inside were grilled tomatoes”¦ and more cheese.

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After lunch, we headed back to Theodora‘s apartment to discuss our plans for the evening.

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We were both pretty tired, so we decided to take Bailey for a walk and get cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery while we were out.

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Theodora got a Red Velvet cupcake, and I got a Yellow Daisy cupcake (yellow cake with vanilla frosting). We agreed that the frosting tasted amazing, but the cake was a tad dry. Even still, it tasted great and made me happy.

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The plan for the rest of the evening is watching a movie and going to bed. I’m going to sleep like a baby.

Good night!



  1. my fiance would love that bar! with all those beer options, he would have so much fun 😉 I wish I could still drink beer, but at least I have my wine! I did not get much sleep last night so I am hoping to sleep like a baby too!

  2. Ha! I LOVE that Benjamin Franklin quote! Too funny.
    Have you ever tried Southern Tier Pumpking Ale? It’s a great pumpkin ale – slightly bitter at first, but then it hits you with a sweet and spicy flavor of pumpkin pie. Good stuff.

  3. Ever come to Colorado, Tina? I’m in glorious Denver, and have been told that we’re something of a Napa Valley of microbrews 🙂 -we also have the Great American Beer Festival every year (coming up soon, btw). Just thought I’d share, if you ever want a beercation destination ;-D So, after reading this post, I can’t wait to see some pumpkin beers at the local brew pubs! <3

  4. Somehow I didn’t know about that bar; I’ll have to tell my husband, sounds like a great place! I always have thought Billy’s cupcakes are dry but you’re right, the frosting is great! Buttercup has really moist cake I think! Hope you’re having a great time in the city!

  5. congrats on the 15 miler! pony bar is one of my favorite bars in the city. i used to live in that neighborhood and they have the BEST beer seleciton.

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