His & Hers

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

Iโ€™m the owner of Carrots โ€˜Nโ€™ 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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My mom had to work all weekend, so we’re celebrating Mother’s Day next Saturday with brunch at my sister’s house. (Murphy is already looking forward to playing withย Batman! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

First thing this morning, Mal, Murphy, and I headed out for a long walk around the neighborhood. Murph doesn’t do well in the heat, so we’ve been trying to take our walks during the early-morning and cool evening hours of the day.


Family portraits in the park:

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We walked for about an hour and stopped in the park for some pug playtime. A leisurely, morning walk was such a nice way to start a Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€


The three of us worked up quite an appetite on our walk, so breakfast was a top priority when we got home. Murphy ate his usual breakfast, Mal made waffles, and I had some eggs.

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of Mal’s breakfast portion compared to mine. It seemed like you guys were interested in Mal’s meals, so I’m going to share his eats for the day, too.

HIS: 3 frozen Vans waffles with butter and maple syrup, half of a pink grapefruit, and iced coffee with milk


HERS: 1 egg over hard with pesto on a toasted Sandwich Thin, half of a pink grapefruit, and iced coffee with almond milk


Eggs + pesto is an awesome flavor combo! ๐Ÿ˜€


After breakfast, I fought with Ecto for over an hour. I wrote this whole long post about my acupuncture appointment at OMBE last week and ended up losing the whole thing. Not cool! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ I finally fixed Ecto, so *hopefully* things will work again. (Technology hates me lately! :-?)

How to Fix Ecto

So, Ecto and I have a love-hate relationship. Ecto is awesome because you can upload and resize photos in a matter of seconds, but it breaks every few months or so. I have no idea why it acts up so much, but here’s what typically fixes the problem for me: uninstalling and reinstalling Ecto.

You’d think that removing Ecto from your computer would be a piece of cake, but, for some reason, it’s sort of tricky. You can’t just remove the program from your Applications. You have to delete ALL of its different components that end up in other places on your computer.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Uninstall Ecto (Mac):

  1. Delete Ecto from your Applications
  2. Delete the file called “ecto3,” which is found–> /Library/Application Support/ecto3
  3. Then delete the file called “tv.kung-foo.ecto.plist,” which is found –>/Library/Preferences/tv.kung-foo.ecto.plist
  4. When deleting these 2 files, make sure you remove them from you personal hard drive (aka the little house icon)
  5. Empty Trash

Once Ecto has been uninstalled, downloadย Ecto again and reinstall it on your computer. Then, just follow the instructions to set up your blog account in Ecto again.

I also set up Time Machine, which automatically saves up-to-date copies of everything on your Mac, like drafts of Ecto posts.ย (I have no idea why I didn’t set this up sooner!?!) Hopefully, this will help when Ecto blows-up the next time.


Once I got my computer issues solved, it was time for lunch. I made an egg salad sandwich on toasted whole wheat bread with carrot sticks and leftover Edamame Guacamole for dipping.

Mal ate the exact same lunch as me, so I didn’t bother to snap a photo of his lunch. I think I actually had more carrots sticks on my plate than he did.


I finished off lunch with a couple of small handfuls of chocolate-covered pretzels. Mmm!

Off to write my acupuncture post again! Frickin’ Ecto! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ



  1. Hmm eggs and pesto sounds like a combo I think I’d like! Do you make your own or buy it from a grocery store? Good luck with your computer, I know how frustrating that can be (and I agree, Time Machine is great!!!)

  2. Thanks for the Ecto help on Friday- mine seems to be working better after uninstalling it and reinstalling it, though I have to say I’m not looking forward to having to deal with that once a month haha.

  3. First of all, Murphy is ADORABLE. Thanks to him, I’m probably getting my own pug when I’m done with school ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your breakfast looks amazing! I have an exam tomorrow, and eggs + pesto + carb + fruit combo looks like it’ll be just the thing to power me through!

    Finally, thanks for showing Mal’s portions next to yours! I’ve always been in the weird position of eating more than the guys in my life thanks to the amount or exercise I do and the fact that most of them have been really tiny. But my current boyfriend is a big, muscular guy who eats about twice as much as me, so it’s taken some getting used to! Thanks Tina!

  4. i’ve got a love-hate relationship with ecto too. i’m going to bookmark this post for the future! happy mother’s day to you too – us dog mommies should get some recognition too!!!

  5. Seeing the difference in portion sizes is amazing. I always make about double for Hunni because I made the mistake when we first got married of feeding him my portion sizes and he was starving.

  6. Your breakfast looks goooood. Eggs + pesto sounds awesome. It’s quite interesting to see how Mal eats… the waffles look good, too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy Mother’s Day! Have a good one ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Hi Tina,
    Your food always looks so good! Do you think you could do a post on the staples that you buy at the grocery each week?

  8. Oh my goshhhh! I just stumbled upon this post and its exactly what I’ve been looking for!! Ecto started freezing up on me a few months ago and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. I tried emailing ‘support’, but of course I never heard back.

    I ended up purchasing ‘Mars Edit 3’ and I have been using that for about a month and a half. I like it ‘okay’, but its much easier to upload and edit photos with Ecto. So THANK YOU so much for this post, fingers crossed it works!!

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