I’m Better

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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.

I’m feeling so much better! πŸ˜€ I’m not 100% quite yet, but my fever is gone and my energy level is almost back to normal. I still have a runny nose, but the head-cold pressure is mostly gone. An early bedtime is on the agenda for tonight, so hopefully, some quality rest will help me make a full recovery by tomorrow.

The BEAUTIFUL weather also made me feel much better! :mrgreen:


When Mal got home from work, we took Murph for a long walk around the neighborhood. We walked and talked and soaked in the sunshine. It was nice.


Gorgeous weather obviously calls for flip-flops! 😎



Mal and I worked up an appetite after walking with Murphy for more than an hour, so we headed to Finian’s for dinner.

Finian’s has been on my “Need to Try” list for years now. Everyone who I have talked to about this restaurant has raved about it, so I was excited when Mal suggested it for dinner tonight.


Finian’s is a restaurant and pub with an “old-fashioned” vibe. You won’t find funky entrees or trendy cocktails, but Finian’s serves up some quality, homestyle food.

Tonight, the dinner crowd seemed to be mostly families and retirees. Mal and I were easily the youngest adults in the whole place– although, we felt totally welcome! Finian’s has an extensive menu of mostly American-style, comfort food at very reasonable prices.


Our meal started with dinner rolls and corn bread muffins. I ate one of the corn bread muffins and Mal ate the rest!


After we ordered our food, Mal and I filled out our brackets for March Madness. This year, we’ve decided to strategically diversify our efforts so maybe we can win some money!


For dinner, I ordered the salmon salad (in honor of last Friday’s “For the Health of It” event πŸ˜‰ ). The salmon was very tasty with a buttery, herb-crusted seasoning on the outside. It was tender and “meaty.” I ate every last bite of it!


I was pretty impressed when this salad was served to the table. It was huge, but also packed with veggies– tons of tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, red onions, and sauteed onions.



Now, Mal and I are watching American Idol and eating ice cream. Aren’t you suppose to feed a cold? πŸ˜‰


Enjoy the evening, blog friends! Normal blogging to resume tomorrow.

G’night! :mrgreen:



  1. glad you’re feeling better! the salmon dish looks really good! Maybe I’ll fix myself some salmon tonight… πŸ™‚

  2. Haha it’s something about the warmer weather for sure… We had ice cream this week, too πŸ™‚ And tonight we went out for pizza with my niece and nephew. Sooo glad the sun is back!

  3. I love when you are expecting a salad to be mediocre and then they bring it out and its actually good sized! glad you are feeling a bit better, will keep my fingers crossed (with the Irish luck) for a full recovery tomorrow!

  4. A good appetite is a sign of a healthier lady! Glad to hear you’re feeling better and were able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors today. That salmon salad looks delicious, especially with those amazing sauteed onions.

    Enjoy your night and I hope you wake up fully rejuvenated tomorrow!

  5. Finian’s used to be my nana’s hot spot when she lived around the corner (she went for the keno and appletini’s)…there are 2 old people apartment buildings right around the corner from there so that’s why it’s crawling with the old folk πŸ˜‰ They have really good food though, and it can get poppin’ at night.

  6. I am glad that you are feeling better too. Isn’t the warmer weather and sun fabulous? I was so ready for winter to be over!

  7. Glad you are feeling better! I haven’t filled in any brackets for this year’s tournament yet. I am excited, though – my Alma Mater made it into the first round. I will be thrilled if they make it into round two πŸ™‚

  8. Killer salad! That’s probably exactly what I would have ordered. I LOVE salmon, and restaurant salads usually make an amazing entree. YUM


    PS. I would have eaten 3/4 of the bread basket instead of 1/4 LOL

  9. The salad looks really great! I love when a salad is served with little piles of the veggies for a change, rather than all mixed together.
    Glad your feeling better, and that dog – CUTE!

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