Pinch Me

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


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.

I can’t believe this is my life!!! Pinch me, please! :mrgreen:

I started my day with an EASY commute to work via automobile. No more stupid MBTA for me! I definitely won’t miss the bus!


My speedy commute left me with a good 25 minutes to kill before work, so I popped into Dunkin’ Donuts for a little treat: regular coffee with milk and sugar. My fav! πŸ˜€


After a quick drive down the road, it was time to start my new job!!!


My first day at NuVal was GREAT! I spent the morning getting myself set up and organized (desk, email, etc.), meeting my fellow colleagues, and learning about my responsibilities and role at the company.

I really love that social media is my JOB! Get this, my first task at NuVal: taking over theirΒ Facebook and Twitter accounts!!! So cool! Feel free to follow me there, too! You’ll get the latest updates about NuVal and hear about what I am doing in the office! πŸ˜‰

For lunch, I ate at my desk. I had a pineapple Chobani with Kashi Go Lean Crunch and an apple.


A simple, yet delicious and satisfying lunch!


I drank lots of water this afternoon too. I’ve let my water consumption go by the wayside lately, so I’m trying to drink more of it now-a-days. Just a little reminder! πŸ˜‰


I left NuVal around 2:00 PM, so I had the rest of the afternoon to myself! IT WAS AWESOME! :mrgreen:

Once I got home, I finished my Health post and then took Murphy for a 45 minute walk around the neighborhood– the weather in Boston was gorgeous today! And, then I ran a whole slew of errands– well, actually, I walked them! I love living in Southie! πŸ˜€

On my walk, I visited the bank, post office (yay, GloBars!), dry cleaners, grocery store, dollar store, and stopped by the farmer’s market. I was a very busy lady this afternoon, but it felt GREAT to cross so many tasks off my list.



Strolling around the farmer’s market was absolutely amazing. I didn’t feel rushed and took my time perusing the selection of wonderful produce instead of just grabbing what I needed and leaving. I even chatted with one of the vendors for about 10 minutes– it turned out that she was from the same hometown as Mal and me! I would have never taken the time to chat like that during the work week. Oh, how things have changed! πŸ˜€


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After my errands, I made myself an afternoon snack: Uncle Sam’s cereal + MixMyGranola Trail Mix + pomegranates arils + soy milk. FANTASTIC snack!


I’m already hungry for dinner. Off to make something! I might even have time to do some baking tonight! Yay!

Someone pinch me!!!



  1. Your afternoon snack is so full of color – I fully support cereal as an awesome snack! Looks like life is good Tina :). I think you made a good move!

  2. I am so happy for you and so glad your first day went well! It’s nice not being rushed and getting to take the time to do what you enjoy πŸ™‚

  3. Tina, I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and you are such an inspiration to take a risk and follow your dream like this. Congratulations and thanks for showing me there is a farmer’s market in southie, I live there and never knew that existed!

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