If Murphy Could Talk…

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.

If Murphy could talk, he’d sound like Luke from Modern Family.

Mal and I used to think Murphy talked like Manny from Modern Family, all mature and distinguished, but after seeing a recent episode of Modern Family, we now think Murphy talks (and acts) more like Luke.

[image source]

Meaning, Murphy plays dumb most of the time, but he’s actually really smart and sort of conniving. Let’s just say, he’ll do anything for food!


This morning’s breakfast was a French Toast Breakfast Scramble with a scoop of Teddie in the mix. Love.this.breakfast.


I also drank a glass of iced Dandy Blend with a little bit of sugar cookie-flavored coffee creamer mixed with almond milk. A little flavored creamer goes a long way! Holy sweetness! I needed to water it down with almond milk and more Dandy Blend.


I also drank some VSL#3 with breakfast.


Weekly Workouts

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: 4 miles
  • Tuesday: CrossFit
  • Wednesday: CrossFit or yoga
  • Thursday: 5-mile Turkey Day race
  • Friday: CrossFit flag football
  • Saturday: Off

Health News & Views

It’s that time of year again when Starbucks breaks out their festive red cups to hold their fancy (and fun) holiday beverages, which taste decadent and can totally wreck your diet if you’re not careful. Sure, a grande Cappuccino with nonfat milk has 80 calories, but that’s no fun. Here are four seasonal drinks, all grande (medium) size,  which won’t destroy your healthy habits.

Lower-Calorie Coffee Shop Holiday Drinks

Question of the Day

If your pet could talk, what/who would they sound like?



  1. Oh man, I’m gonna admit this. Our dog didn’t sound like anyone but I was her “voice” and let’s just say she was rather saucy at times. You know how your dog has a look on their face that is worth 1000 words and they’re not always nice ones? 🙂

  2. This really made my laugh because my sister and I think about this all the time! So glad we’re not the only ones 🙂 I think Clementine (cat) would sound like a wise Bob Marely and Laverne (dog) would sound like Phoebe from Friends.

  3. Haha! Apparently, the actor who plays Luke is sort of a genius. He graduated HS at 13. It makes me love that character even more, really.

  4. Hey Tina, I just have a questions and I hope you can help me. I just started my blog on blogspot and Im wanting to switch to wordpress. Is there an easy way to transition or do you have to start over? I know your busy but if you have any insight for me I would appreciate it. Thanks!

    1. There’s actually a transfer option in WP, so you can just move over your Blogger blog once you set up your new WP blog. It’s actually pretty easy from what I remember!

      1. @Tina:
        Do you know if I have to start a whole new wordpress blog with a new name or do I use the same name as my blog now on blogger? Sorry it just looks a little confusing. I didnt want to mess it up where I couldnt change the .com or something silly! Thanks for your help!

  5. I have a Crossfit question~ Just starting and it is alot of fun something totally different than I have ever done. I am quite sore today~ question:) did you feel like on the days that you were sore that you were retaining water? I have went 2 days in a row know and I feel like I am retaining water and the scale showed it too. Any thoughts??

    Thank you!

  6. Thanks for the list of lower cal drinks to order from Starbucks! I love the holiday drinks, but I knew how many calories they have, so I tried to steer away from them. The creme brulee Americano sounds delicious!

  7. I’m so happy to hear that other people talk about what their pets talk like!

    My doggy-niece is (shitzo-poodle) talk like Nicki Minaj

    And my Mastiff sounds like Strom Thurmond

  8. A friend of mine had 2 cats and like most pet humans, she had their voices all figured out, and what they’d sound like as people. Sadly one of them got sick and passed away fairly quickly, and her (and her other cat) were completely grief stricken. In her desperation to deal with her sorrow, she contacted a pet psychic/communicator over the phone, to see if she could connect with her recently deceased fluffy friend. I know that sounds nutty – but what we do in our grief defies logic sometimes.

    Anyway – the voice that the woman used to ‘respond’ in her cat’s voice was – exactly what she had pictured. To a tee. She really felt like she was talking with her old friend, and the woman also connected with her living kitty – again – same exact voice, which was completely different than the first. Again – totally what she had pictured. Addiontally, what the communicator told her both cats would say (who had very different personalities) – was exactly – to a tee – what she would have thought they’d say. In their distinct voices, distinct dialect.

    Maybe it was random, maybe it was her imagination, but it made her feel a lot better, gave her closure, and she wound up adopting another cat, which was what the communicator told her both cats wanted. 1 year has passed and she couldn’t be happier, and while she admits it was a bit of a wacky time in her life, she swears that the voice was EXACTLY the same – for both cats.

    Something interesting for us pet lovers!

  9. HAHAHAHAH – I love that you assigned Murphy a persona from Modern Family. It is my favorite show! I’m not sure who my dog would sound like, I’ll have to think on it. And thanks for posting the lower cal Starbucks drinks. Any way to make the holidays a little healthier is much appreciated!

  10. Hmmmm! I like your choice for Murphy. Jeffrey is a boy but doesn’t really act like one. But he doesn’t necessarily act like a girl. He demands you do things his way and when he wants. He’d sound like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory.

    Thanks for my evening discussion with the hubs!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!
© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.