I Only Cried Once… Ok, Twice

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.

Good morning! Happy, happy Monday to you!

I’m feeling quite rejuvenated (and motivated!) after a wonderful weekend away at Canyon Ranch!


But, not surprisingly, I missed my little peanut so, so, soooo much. Mal sent me photos and updates all weekend long, which helped me feel quite a bit better. He’s the best. Super Dad!


And I only cried once, ok, twice, this weekend. The first time was right before I was about to leave for Canyon Ranch. I picked up Quinn, gave him a big hug to say goodbye, and the waterworks just started””big, old wet tears streaming down my face. The second time was when I got home on Sunday afternoon. I was just so happy to see the little guy, I cried tears of joy. It’s crazy how intense the feelings are when you have a child. It’s nothing like I have ever experienced before.

In the end, I had an amazing weekend at Canyon Ranch. There was a nice mix of rest and relaxation, along with activity, exercise, and plenty of good, healthy eating. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it! Recap coming soon!

Kohls Chalkboard Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a chalkboard to make their own Happiness Board! Here is your winner:


I am so excited about this, what a great idea! I love the chalkboard caddy because I also need a new space to organize mail. It’s perfect!!

Congrats, Maggie! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name, address, and selection of chalkboard to claim your prize.

Question of the Day

Ok, this one is fun”¦

Grab your phone and tell me: What was the last photo message you received and who was it from?

Mine was from Mal and it was an image of Massachusetts with an estimated snowfall for the coming blizzard we are getting. Eek!



  1. Mine was from my sister. She was cleaning out my niece’s room (12) and ran across stuff I gave her that my son (25) out grew as a young kid. Beanie baby, kids music, first ski jacket, etc… saying how she just can’t throw them away!
    Those pictures of Q just melt my heart-he is totally beautiful!

  2. Mine was my LDR boyfriend sending me a photo of his breakfast: a mountain of pancakes with salted caramel (that I showed him how to make) and maple syrup. Caption was: “Breakfast in Bed”.

    Sometimes, just sometimes I think he does it on purpose!

  3. I can’t wait to read all about Canyon Ranch! I really, really want to organize a girls weekend there with Theodora and some other gals sometime soon!

  4. Glad you’re reunited with your boys! (And just in time with that big snow storm coming.)

    The last photo I received was a picture of my older brother and his new girlfriend. I’m so excited for him!

  5. Glad you had such a great trip! I’ve always wanted to go to Canyon Ranch (either of them). The last photo message I got was from my friend Sara showing me proof that she had gotten her polenta at WFM after all, and the one before that was my friend Erin proving that she was indeed obsessed with Noosa.
    My friends and I, we have exciting lives haha.

  6. The last photo message was from my husband. He is currently living in Indonesia and he sent me a picture of a bat he saw on the beach, no joke, it was the size of a dog with a face that sort of look like a fox….creepiest thing I have seen in a long time!

  7. Mine was from my dad showing off the impressive 1″ of snow they recieved! haha Us Mississippians start the pictures when flurries start and if it starts to cover the grass everyone freaks! =)

  8. Haha my is from my friend it’s a girl who posted a picture of herself (booty shot) the chick was talking about her booty how she was wanting it to be 40inches instead of the 38.5. My friend was annoyed and said keep your booty goals to yourself. Hahaha

  9. Its always so nice to hear about people being reunited with their family! Its definitely a tear jerker! I always think of the airport scene when people see each other after presumably a long time.

    I sent a picture of my coffee to my boyfriend! Nothing to interesting. Enjoy your week!!

  10. I’m missing all the snow up north! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Mine is my mom showing me an Os She Glows recipe for a get together. I’m the one that usually sends memes to my friends as parts of conversation ha!

  11. My most recent photo was on Saturday from my friends who are getting their first puppy together. It was a pile of toys, a leash, and food/water bowls stating, “Shit is getting real here!!!” I’m so excited for them, but I’m more excited for puppy breath and cuddles! I’ve spent the weekend crying over my puppy pictures since my puppy isn’t much of a puppy anymore 😛

  12. I got to work this morning and got a message from one of the ladies I work with, she wasn’t coming in because she broke her ankle this weekend and sent a pic of her swollen ankle! Not a fun photo, especially for her! I’m glad you had such a great time this weekend! Have a great week!

  13. My girl friend sends me screen shots of awful guys on Tinder. Yesterday’s was a very good-looking guy whose first line was “I taught Christian Grey all that shit.” Um, hard pass.

  14. I’m glad that you were able to get away & have some me/girl time. It’s also good for Mal & Q to have that time to bond. My nephew LOVED his ‘guy time’ with his dad (my brother) when he was little. It’s crazy how much Mal & Q look alike!

    My last text was from my husband this morning. He works out of town so in order to save on gas & wear & tear on the car, he rents a room in the city where he works and only comes home on his days off. He’s off tomorrow so he sent me a text to tell how much snow they got overnight & that he would see me tonight.

  15. The last picture message I got was of the line to get INTO Trade Joe’s on the Upper West Side (around the block, of course!) here in NYC. My friend was trying to stock up on groceries before the crazy storm! Stay safe!!

  16. Well it looks like all the photo messages on my phone have been outgoing from me to other people. My one friend does text me photos all the time though of absurd memes. She uses those as her response instead of actual words.

    Glad you had a good weekend!

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