Mistakes I Made When I First Tried to Lose Weight

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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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Hello, hello!

How’s your Thursday going so far? I can’t believe tomorrow is already Friday. This week flew by. Holy cow!


When lunchtime rolled around yesterday afternoon, I knew exactly what I wanted to eat: Potato & Chorizo Dobladas. Yummm! The leftovers from dinner made an awesome lunch!


After lunch, Murphy and I went to the senior home to make some visits. The pug was pumped and enthusiastically jumped into the backseat of my car.

pumped for visiting

We made our rounds and actually visited an extra wing yesterday, so Murphy was totally spent on the ride home.

pooped pug


After lunch, I did a little baking, which, obviously, included some taste-testing. Carrot Cake Cookies? Oooh, yes. The recipe will be on Health.com in the coming weeks!



For dinner, I made a super easy (and delicious!) sweet potato and black bean quesadilla. This recipe will also be on Health.com soon.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla_thumb

I wanted something sweet after dinner, so I ate a few dates with peanut butter stuffed inside. Sweet + satisfying.


After dinner, Mal and I got ready to watch Kristan Clever and Talayna Fortunato compete in Open WOD 13.3. The two of them are animals and made it look so easy!

CrossFit Workout 13.3

So, 13.3… I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of bummed about it. I actually did this same workout back in January and failed miserably at it, so I’m already feeling kind of defeated. But, I’m trying to change my thinking, so, hopefully, things will go well tonight. We shall see. It’s suppose to be fun, right? GAH! Wallballs are my nemesis.

Wayfair Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a $50 gift card to Wayfair! Here’s your winner:


Wow, I had no idea how hard that would be! I still can hardly narrow it down. They have so much adorable stuff, but my number one choice would be the dog silhouette frame with a Golden Retriever to give a friend of mine you recently lost his best friend of 13 years. Thank you for the giveaway and another site I’ll have to hide my credit card to keep from buying out.

Congrats, Carolyn! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com to claim your prize!

Health News & Views

When I gained more than 20 pounds after college, I had no idea how to lose the weight. I knew I wasn’t taking the best care of myself (I was eating fattening foods and skipping my workouts), but I didn’t know how to start.

Eventually, I figured out what worked for me, and the pounds steadily came off (and stayed off), but I wish I had known a few things before I embarked on my weight loss journey-it would have made the process that much easier! With that said, here are a few mistakes I made when I first tried to lose weight. Hopefully, you won’t make them, too!

3 Mistakes I Made When I First Tried to Lose Weight

Question of the Day

What mistakes did you make when you first started losing weight?

CrossFit friends: What are your thought on 13.3?

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