I Want More

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.

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The theme of this afternoon and evening could definitely be: I WANT MORE! Everything that I have eaten since lunchtime has been absolutely delicious. I just want to eat more of it!

Snack

After work, I came home and enjoyed a big bowl of Galaxy Granola with banana slices and non-fat milk. It filled my stomach right up, but I wanted more! (I may have grabbed a small handful of granola on my way out the door to meet Marie. 😉 )

(Granola is heaven.)

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This afternoon, Marie and I were supposed to have a gym date, but we opted for a manicure date instead. Getting our nails done was much more fun than riding the elliptical for 45 minutes! 😉

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Marie has been raving about OPI’s new Axxium Soak-Off Gel Lacquer System, which is basically a gel manicure (or pedicure) that is cured with UV light. The system allows your polish to stay perfectly intact for 2-3 weeks. Marie says her manicure has even lasted up to a month with very minimal chipping! I destroy manicures in less than 24 hours, so I obviously needed to see what this Axxium thing was all about.

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I picked a boring shade of light pink for my manicure with the hope of it lasting until next weekend. (I’m going to a wedding.) If it lasts, I’ll definitely try a color next time. The only reason I avoid color is because my nails look terrible once they start to chip.

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I love the way that my nails look now! Nice and neat! They were so nasty before! I’ll let ya know how the Axxium stuff holds up.

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After getting our nails done, Marie and I drove over to Marathon Sports to pick up our race stuff for Sunday. I’m getting excited! (Hopefully, we don’t get rained out! 😕 )

Dinner

I arrived home to the most delicious smells coming from my kitchen– my wonderful husband cooked dinner for us! What a guy! He’s THE BEST! :mrgreen:

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Inspired by one of Real Simple’s recipes, Mal created a fantastic barley dish with tomatoes, arugula, onions, brie, Parmesan, and chicken sausage. (The folks at Coleman Organic sent me a bunch of their products to sample.) I must say, the chicken sausage totally made the meal. It smelled amazing and added so much flavor to the dish.

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My husband is truly a cooking genius. I still can’t get over how great this meal turned out. I wish he’d make dinner every night!

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The recipe called for dry white wine, so Mal and I each enjoyed a glass with dinner. This meal definitely left me wanting more!

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Guiltless Goodies

Yuuummmm! This Guiltless Goodie was especially tasty! It might just be the best one yet! 😀

Swanson Vitamins sent me some coconut flour to sample the other day, so I decided to give it a try this evening. Check out what resulted! 😀

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Almond Joy “Ice Cream”

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp almonds

Directions:

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Omg, this Guiltless Goodie was delicious!!! The consistency was nice and smooth, and a very subtle, yet sweet, coconut flavor dominated. You’ll definitely see this goodie on the blog again in the near future. I already threw two more bananas in the freezer for future treats. I want more! :mrgreen:

Enjoy the evening! G’night!

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60 Comments

  1. I am the same way about my nails….I never get a mani because they are always destoyed. I love the gel manicures! I got black polish the few times I got it and it lasted a good two weeks. Mine didn’t even end up chipping it just peeled right off.

  2. Umm yeah… I ended up eating random stuff yesterday after work because I was feeling the same way. What’s up with that? LOL

  3. I love OPI AXXIUM how much was it in Boston, NYC it’s $40 and outside of NYC you can get it for $30, i’m a huge fan and have been telling everyone about it!!!!!

  4. @Jackie: Yea, I think it has a lot to do with moderation, but also with finding foods that fill you up. I try to eat a lot more fruits, veggies, and whole grains now because they help fill up my stomach and helps me not overeat.

  5. I started getting the OPI Axxium manicures back in November! They are THE BOMB! MOne always last AT LEAST three weeks!! Lincloln Park after Dark is by far my favorite color. I also like Borgota Blackberry. Im looking forward to them adding more colors to the collection! Your nails look AWESOME!!! 🙂

  6. Hi Tina – Never commented here but I was just re-admiring the ice cream. I also love the tips on places to go in Boston since I live on the North Shore. Anyway, most have commented on that or your nails, but can’t believe I didn’t notice the samples from Coleman on here. It’s changed a lot, but my great-uncle is the original founder/creator of Coleman Natural Beef. I love that you liked the products because even though he’s passed on and the family is not there anymore, I still love them as well! Enjoy!

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