Mostly We Don’t Remember The Days; We Remember The Moments

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.

It’s never a dull day in the Haupert house!

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I live with the two biggest clowns ever.

So, I haven’t been totally truthful with you guys about my life lately. Not because I have something to hide, but after my ex passed away last summer, I’ve been hesitant to share the really personal details of my life. But, at my grandfather’s funeral on Monday morning, our priest used his sermon to emphasize that every moment of life is precious, and I wanted to remind us all of that.

Last Thursday morning, my grandfather passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly. He was only 81 years old and in good health. He still shoveled snow and mowed the lawn, he was constantly taking on new home improvement projects, and worked his part-time job of assessing houses. He was happy, healthy, and full of life. Even on the morning of his death, my Grampie woke up, drank his coffee, and read the sports section of the newspaper like he normally would. But, God had other plans for him, and he suffered a massive heart attack that he didn’t survive.

In the past 5 months, Mal and I have lost 4 people close to us, which has completely changed our perspective on life and living. Life is too short to be anything but happy and grateful. Today, please tell your family that you love them, hold your children tight, give your friends an extra hug (the next time you see them), and treasure every moment. You never know what’s going to happen, and God may choose to take away someone you love earlier than expected. The words just aren’t coming together for me this morning, but the point of this post is to remind you how precious and uncertain life truly is.

Sorry to give Friday such a sentimental start, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to share with you guys, and I think it’s a really important reminder for all of us. Every moment of life is precious.


I felt super lazy last night, so I blew off CrossFit. I also didn’t feel like cooking, so I threw together a huge salad, topped with a can of tuna mixed with TJ’s salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, green olives, and balsamic vinegar.

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It was a really filling dinner.

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After dinner, I finished off the batch of Cherry-Walnut Almond Flour Cookies. There were five cookies left, and they had no chance against me.

Question of the Day

Tell me about a special moment that you experienced this week!



  1. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Tina, sending good thoughts your way.

    I lost my dad a year ago. I only got 24 years with him and there’s still a lot of pain, angry and confusion inside of me. But I still try to remind myself that I should be living my life to the fullest and living it for my dad. Thank you for the extra reminder.

    On the lighter side I had a great week this week filled with family, friends and laughter. Definitely a week that reminded me of how good it feels to just enjoy moments in your life.

  2. this was wonderful to read. i’ve been dealing with my papa’s cancer coming back, and we don’t have the most vocal of relationships. just today i decided to start writing letters to him; baby steps seem to be the best way to start. and it’s encouraging to hear others emphasize the importance of family connectedness.
    thank you.

  3. Tina – thanks for sharing your personal pain… I will be in prayer for your family. When it’s a sudden loss like that, it doesn’t even seem real. I enjoy your blog very much and have used many of the tips that you have been passing along. We all very much need those little reminders to be thankful for each day… it truly is a gift from God.
    Susan-Williamsburg, VA

  4. This is a great reminder for us all. Sooooo important.
    The love you shared will keep your Grandfather close forever.
    My thoughts are with you both.

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