Out of Control

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.


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Ugh. I just polished-off a half dozen Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies. πŸ˜• I baked two dozen for Easter brunch tomorrow at my grandparents’ house, and somehow I ended up eating a whole bunch of them. Now, my stomach hurts. I feel like a 5-year-old who ate too much cake and ice cream at her birthday party and ends up with a belly ache. What do I do this to myself?

So, my appetite has been so out of control today. Maybe it was the beautiful weather or just having a number of my favorite foods around, but I could not control myself today. I just kept eating and eating! I definitely overdid it in the calorie department, but tomorrow is a new day, right? Back on track tomorrow!

Despite feeling a little down about overindulging today, I had a wonderful day. I spent some quality time with Mal and Murphy as well as our friend, Dave, and his dogs. Dave was also dog sitting for friend, so we had quite the dog party this afternoon.


We took the pups to the park so that they could run around and burn off some energy.

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At the park, we stumbled upon a castle-like structure.


Neat, right? I wonder what Google has to say about it? I’m so curious!


Of course, the guys needed to explore it immediately. I don’t think they discovered anything exciting though.

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After about 45 minutes of non-stop playing, the dogs were exhausted.



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But, before we left the park, there was an intense stick fight.


Pug versus Bichon.

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Both dogs ended up with part of the stick, so it was a draw in the end.




The humans were also pretty tired from running around in the warm weather, so we broke out some cold brews as soon as we got home from the park.


The guys and I sat on Dave’s porch while drinking beers, chatting, and enjoying the sunshine. I ended up drinking 2.5 beers over the course of the afternoon.

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For dinner, we ordered Buffalo Chicken Nachos from The Fours.


As always, I dominated them. I have zero control around Buffalo Chicken Nachos. πŸ˜•


I still feel (uncomfortably) full, but hopefully, a good night’s sleep, some water, and a new day will make me feel better about overdoing it. I just gotta keep on truckin’!




  1. AAH! that happens to me a lot. If you have any gum- chew it! It puts salvia into your stomach and helps it to digest all the food! It helps me!!

  2. Cookies are my weakness too! I had 6 chocolate chip cookies at my school last week and felt so full/lethargic after… You’re definitely right about starting fresh the next day. Lesson learned. We’re not perfect πŸ™‚ plus you had fun and enjoyed the sun!

  3. T you look SMOKING so don’t beat yourself up about your indulgences today (or ever, for that matter)! Have a great rest of the night!

  4. Gosh, I don’t know what it is either, but for some reason I could not stop snacking today either. It might have been that my mother sent me an easter basket filled with all of my favorite candies. It’s weird because when I don’t have candies and sugary snacks around, I don’t even think about them.

  5. There is nothing wrong with a little over indulging every once in a while…other than the tummy ache! I did that today on some jelly bellys my mom sent to our family for Easter! Oh well, tomorrow is defintely a new day. Enjoy your evening!

  6. I ate wayyy too much ice cream yesterday and gave myself a stomach ache BUT today was a new day and a nice long run balanced out the over-indulgence. It happens to all of us! Some water + veggies + exercise will make you feel better tomorrow πŸ™‚

  7. Today was the most beautiful day in Boston. I really appreciate you sharing your occasional struggles with us in blog land. Like you, I eat healthy foods a great majority of the time, but I definitely struggle with binges – especially with baked goods. I love baking but I don’t really do it any more – I don’t like having a whole batch in the house. If I want a cookie I will get one, but just one at a time. Not to worry though, tomorrow is a new day and there is no sense spending energy beating yourself up.

  8. I had the same type of day where I ate everything in sight..mostly everything SWEET. too many york patties, cadbury mini eggs, marathon cookies. ugh. I think I have the “oh well, it’s easter treat weekend” mindset. not good!

  9. um…yeah..u should see me and chocolate…i keep going back for more and more…and i dont exercise.
    if u didnt overindulge u would not be human, and u would not be relatable to all your readers. you are human. tummy aches and entire cakes will be eaten at times πŸ™‚

  10. Haha – yay for honesty! I had one of those days the other day… I think I had like 4 bowls of muesli, some were consumed when my tummy was already full, too. Bummer.

    I love how real you were about having a “can’t stop eating day”! I could see it being super easy to hide it and pretend it was a fruit-filled portion-controlled day. But we’re only human, right? Anyway hope your Sunday is amazing and doesn’t make your tummy hurt!!

    & You really made me want to make & inhale some Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies!!

  11. I had a verrrrry indulgent day yesterday but it fueled me for a great 5 mile run this morning. Sometimes indulgent days give way to great workouts. I wrote a post about when bloggers indulge two days ago. It’s one of the reasons why I love your blog. You always leave room for some indulgence and I think it makes you REAL. Grand scheme of things, today was nothing.

  12. I went to a talk at the library and it was one of Quincy’s forgotten sites. It was cool to learn about the history of it. I used to live in West Quincy but never got to see it. I saw a history walk in Ledger and will have to do it!

  13. Looks like a fun day and glad you enjoyed it! We all have our days of indulgence and then you just get back on track. You’ve got a great attitude and provide a lot of inspiration to your readers. Have a great day tomorrow!

  14. Had to add that I find the beer in your posts very inspiring; so inspiring that I had to have a lovely glass of chocolate stout today. This from someone who rarely indulges in beer anymore. But, it was a lovely summery day in FL and a special treat after my workout.

  15. I totally am in the same boat! I went to Whole foods for the first time yesterday and bought a whole bunch of delicious cookies and ate them all myself– pretty ironic since whole foods is supposed to be so healthy and I go buy cookies and make myself sick πŸ˜› Oh well though, tomorrow IS a new day & we can always get back on track! Thanks for being so honest & always showing your slip ups too- it makes me feel human!!!

  16. I feel like I overdid it today too but like you I am trying to tell myself that tomorrow is a new day and I will be much better then! I hope I can stick to it. I was going to ask until I saw you say it if it was a Bichon Frise or not. I have a Bichon Frise and she is one of the loves of my life!! So cute. πŸ™‚
    Those nachos look good!!

  17. It happens to the best of us. When I over-indulge, I def. don’t restrict the next day (that’s just setting yourself up to do it again!) Your body’s hunger signals will even it out over time πŸ˜€

  18. Hi Tina! Awww Murphy looks so cute in those pics πŸ™‚
    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing when you feel as though you’ve overindulged… as an avid food blog reader, it’s nice to read someone admitting that they feel like they didn’t eat perfectly, since I (and I’m assuming other readers) can totally relate. Thanks for being so awesome!

  19. the fact that you stopped at six is actually serious willpower in my opinion. You should see the dammage i do on fresh baked cookies. I don’t want to sound like one of those out of place anonymous commenters, but I did want to mention something that ive noticed. It just seems like sometimes you have a stream of days where you may eat, but rather restrictively. Im sure youre listening to hunger cues, but this could also be why your appetite gets the best of you after a while. you are super active, so i wonder if you need to eat more, perhaps even more “real” treats spread out through the week and you wouldnt feel so guilty/yucky when you reach a few more times into the cookie jar than youd like. Plus, id like to mention you make pretty baby cookies, πŸ˜‰ i bet the six you had is like the equivalent of one bakery cookie! Just sayin… haha
    oh, and i had a PINT of ben and jerrys with extra pb after din tonight… im one to give intuitive eating advice, haha

  20. girl… ive been meaning to make those cookies… they look amazing. i’m the same way around baked goods. ah! self control! but wait a minute… are you preggers? πŸ˜‰

  21. We all have days like those!!! If you did it everyday, that would be another story. πŸ™‚ By the way, I made your Banana Bread Chocolate Cookies and you were right….Holy yum!! I can see how you could easily eat a half dozen!

  22. We have the same attitude about it being a new day. I shudder when I think about my parents taking me to my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant. I devoured those enchiladas! But making up for it the rest of the week was worth it πŸ™‚ Keep on truckin Tina!

  23. We all have the occasional overindulgence and it’s a terrible feeling– I appreciate your honesty! I always just try to be extra healthy the next day (but not restrict) and get in a good work-out. A green monster and a gym session will make you feel like a new woman! Have a great day tomorrow and don’t get down on yourself, everyone has times like these!

  24. Definitely keep on keepin’ on, and remember that Murphy and Mal (and we) like you no matter what you eat!

    (Also, I blame you for the fact that I took about 20 sneaky paparazzi shots of different pugs while I was in Siena yesterday… I do hope none of the owners noticed!!)

  25. We’ve all had our weekend splurges – I love your positive attitude about taking on a new day!

    Looks like you had a blast at the park… we would have loved to join you with Shelby :).

    Enjoy the last day of a gorgeous long weekend!

  26. These things happen. To me, all the time. All you can do is pick up and move on.

    This is my favorite quote, and you may enjoy it today:
    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  27. Don’t worry Tina, today is a new day and one day of indulgence won’t ruin everything. I admire because you seem to enjoy life, so do it and don’t worry too much. πŸ™‚

  28. You look adorable in that front porch picture. What a gorgeous day we had here in Boston (and the weather looks fantastic today, too!).

    I’ve had many days of overindulgence, too, and I think your title says it all: the problem with that sort of day is NOT the extra calories, but the way it makes us feel. Feeling out of control can be upsetting and scary (especially for those of us – like me – who like to plan, organize, and schedule, for whom control can be so important).

    Have you ever thought about setting up a system with friend (or a friendly blog reader) where you text each other when you see a potential overindulgence on the horizon, like a batch of cookies or a plate of buffalo chicken nachos? That’s something I’ve been thinking about, because I have the same problem, and I feel like that little extra bit of accountability can make all the difference.

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