Lose the Dough: April Check-In

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Hi, 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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Spring has definitely sprung here in Boston! This city is gorgeous! :mrgreen:


Tulips always put a smile on my face! 😀


Lose the Dough

So, I can sum-up this month’s Lose the Dough check-in by saying that I’ve had a littttttle too much fun lately. Over the past few weeks, I’ve definitely enjoyed my fair share of indulgences: Blizzards, fancy Raclette dinners, the , cocktail parties, wine events, wine tastings… um, you get the idea.

Anyway, here are my stats for this month:

  • Weight: 131.8 pounds
  • Body Fat: 21.2%
  • BMI: 22.7
  • Waist: 26.5 inches
  • Abdomen: 28 inches
  • Hips: 38 inches

In comparison to my previous check-ins (January, February & March), all of my measurements increased! Ok, so they were minor increases, but still. I guess all of that fun added up, huh? But, to be completely honest, I don’t really care. I feel like I am shaping up and my body looks different to me. Check out this photo comparison from the past three months. Doesn’t the shape of my body look different? All I know is that my muscles are starting to look scary-awesome at Body Pump! 😉 I guess the numbers don’t give you the whole story.


In the past month, I’ve been much more relaxed about my Lose the Dough challenge. In fact, I barely even talked about it on CNC. My 30th birthday is less than 2 months away, so if I want to look like I did for my honeymoon, I need to get it together and focus. I decided to set a few goals to keep myself on track for the next month:

  • Enjoy 1 dessert per day. It can be any dessert– no calorie limit or anything like that– but just 1 dessert per day. I’ve gotten a little out of control with the sweet treats lately.
  • Schedule my workouts each week. I used to do this all of the time, but I’ve gotten lazy lately. Planning my workouts motivates me and helps me stick to a schedule.
  • Visit Healthworks once a week. I have a membership at HW until the end of June, so I really should take advantage of it, especially since I love working out there. I always leave feeling inspired. Plus, they have so many fun classes!

So, that’s the plan for the next month. Wish me luck!


I didn’t get home from Healthworks until almost 2:00 pm, so, not surprisingly, I was about to eat my arm because I was so hungry. I took a lightning-quick shower and then broke out the Livin’ Spoonful crackers. I immediately chowed-down two of the Coconut Curry crackers. Frickin’ delicious. Seriously, you need to try them. I also ate two of the Caraway Crisps with lunch.

Lunch also included a Gala apple and a nice, thick smoothie. In the Vitamix:

  • Frozen butternut squash
  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Vanilla soy millk
  • Vega Smoothie Infusion



My lunch held me over quite well all afternoon, so I wasn’t really hungry for my usual afternoon snack. Instead, I made myself an iced coffee with vanilla soy milk. I sipped on it while finishing my work for the day.


Mal and I are having dinner with Dave and Marie tonight. I have no idea what’s for dinner, but Buffalo Chicken Nachos sound so good to me right now! 😉

P.S. I have a BIG announcement for Monday morning!!!

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