Napping the Day Away

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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So, guys, I’m back home in Beantown.

A huge snow storm was supposed to hit New York City late yesterday and early this morning, so I took an earlier flight back to Boston to avoid the bad weather. My original flight was scheduled for this afternoon, but it was likely to get canceled due to snow, so I flew back late last night. I wish my NYC trip didn’t have to end so abruptly, but I wanted to make sure that I got home to see my boys sooner than later.


Mal picked me up from the airport at almost midnight last night, so I thanked him by making breakfast for him before school this morning. Plus, it wouldn’t have been fair to sleep-in when he stayed up so late to do me a favor, ya know? I’m happy to make him breakfast anyway! 😉

I made us some stovetop oatmeal with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and ground flaxseed meal. Mal and I both thought this batch tasted like French toast!


I topped our bowls of oatmeal with Wild Berry Mix from Eden Organic that the company recently sent me to sample. I also tried their Carob Soymilk in my iced coffee.

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The Carob Soymilk wasn’t super chocolaty like chocolate soymilk, but it was still a nice addition to my iced coffee. It added a much more mild sweetness than soymilk.



I really liked my lunch today! :mrgreen:

I had a container of Chobani pomegranate Greek yogurt mixed with sliced kiwi and some Wild Berry Mix. Mmm!


I loved all of the fruity flavors. It was sooooo good! 😀


After lunch, I totally crashed. I woke up bright and early with Mal at 6:00 am, but by 1:00 pm, I was exhausted. I slept on the couch with Murphy for almost 3 hours straight without waking up once. I guess I needed the sleep, but I’m sort of bummed that I wasted those hours. 😕


As an afternoon snack, I ate a whole wheat pretzel with a scoop of Barney Butter and a mug of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea on the side. I also snacked on a bunch of pistachios when Mal broke out the bag. I can’t say no to those things!


We have zero food in our house, so I think we’re getting take-out for dinner. I’m kind of in the mood for sushi… maybe Mexican?

My One Second of Fame

If you watched Live! with Regis and Kelly yesterday morning, you may have caught a glimpse of me in the audience.

Check out this photo that Sabrina sent to me. Do you see me in the second row? I’m in the middle left of the photo next to Megan.


Cool, right?!? :mrgreen:

You can also see Megan and me around the 0:20 mark in the online video of the show. So fun!



  1. How lucky that you were able to get another flight home! My sister is stuck back home in Ft.Lauderdale (she’s visiting from NYC). Naps are such a controversy..personally I mean. I LOVE them and sometimes I feel like I need one(like now) but when I am knocked out for a few hours I always feel a sense of guilt. So hard! But sometimes SO necessary! AH!

  2. Exciting cameo on Regis. 🙂 This snow is no fun! Though I thought we were supposed to get 9-12 inches in Boston…there’s barely an inch on the ground! No complaining though. I just love how so wrong forecasters can be. Poor guys.

  3. Haha, you’re world famous now you’ve had your 5mins of TV fame!!
    I LOVE that bowl you had your oatmeal out of – where’s it from? I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else :/ but I want one!
    You must be so relieved you missed the storm too – I saw on Meghann’s blog that she’s a bit stranded!! :s Better to be tired and safe at home than stuck in NYC!

  4. hey, you’re famous! 🙂

    I’ve only used brown sugar in my oatmeal a handful of times but you can’t beat it… especially when you put some on top and it gets gooey and crunchy all at the same time. Man, i wish i wasn’t sitting in class right now, i’m starving lol

  5. for someone who preaches “balanced eating,” your approach is pretty pathetic. i get that you’re watching what you eat, but lately, you just don’t eat. yogurt is not lunch…

  6. Looks like you had a great trip and I’m glad you got back when you did. Seems like a lot of the states are literally closing down! Funny part is, I live in the “snow belt” (by Buffalo, on the Pennsylvania side) and we have some but it’s not big deal. Everyone else is shut down! LOL Usually it’s just the opposite for us, we’re snowed in like crazy while everyone else has no snow!!! Feels kinda good to look at everyone ELSE for a change!

    Glad you’re home safe and sound!

  7. I beg to differ RJ… she has balanced small meals quite often and generally of healthy foods. You don’t have to sit down and eat a ton of food to make it a meal. In reality small meals, spaced apart in 3 hour intervals are ideal to keep the body going and not have crashes and spikes. If you were to count her calorie intake and other things such as getting in her 5-a-day, her fat levels, etc. I think you would realize she’s a very good source of “balanced eating” and remember, nobody’s perfect. She doesn’t claim to be perfect, just approaching life in a realistic way with healthy ideas and thoughts she shares.

    Nobody’s forcing YOU to eat yogurt for lunch.

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