Signs of Spring

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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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Murphy and I enjoyed a wonderful walk around the neighborhood this afternoon. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! 😀

On our walk, I encountered a number of signs of SPRING! It’s almost here! :mrgreen:


Beautiful budding flowers.



An active park.


Bright blue skies.


YAY!!! I’m so excited for nice weather! Let’s hope it sticks around.

Murphy and I walked for almost an hour and covered 3 miles. Keeping track of our progress with my Garmin made it feel like a workout to me! 😉


As soon as we got home, Murph passed out on the floor and took a nap. He was so exhausted!



I didn’t even have a chance to take off his leash and harness!



My appetite was all over the place this evening. I was hungry, but not in the mood for anything specific. I ended up making some homemade sweet potato fries, which I tossed in olive oil and ground flaxseed meal.


I loved the addition of the ground flaxseed meal– very yummy and nutritious!



On the side, I made a pesto + sour cream mixture for dipping. The sweet potato fries + dip were an amazing flavor combination.



A little while later, I wanted something sweet to eat, so I attempted to make a butternut squash version of my Almond Joy “Ice Cream.” Well, my little kitchen experiment totally bombed. 😕 Basically, frozen butternut squash tastes nothing like a frozen banana. The butternut squash is really bland and boring while the banana is sweet and smooth. I’ll be sticking to frozen bananas in the future!

I ended up eating my frozen creation because I added about an ounce of Scharffen Berger dark chocolate to the mix and I didn’t want to waste it. That stuff is too good to not eat!


Around 8:00, my appetite got really weird. I made myself a small bowl of Galaxy Granola and then grabbed a beer. So random, right? A smooth, dark beer just sounded so appetizing to me. I’m just going with it…


Look what arrived in the mail today!!! :mrgreen:


My Rent the Runway dress! You guys helped me pick it!


This afternoon, I tried on the dress and it fits perfectly! Thank goodness! BUT, I’m having a serious bra issue!


Check out the back of this dress:


A strapless bra just won’t work. What are my other options? I need to buy something TOMORROW or otherwise I can’t wear this dress. And, going without some sort of support is just not an option. Any ideas??? Help!

I’m heading to bed early again tonight. G’night, blog friends!

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