‘Tis the Season for Sickness

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.

Good morning and happy Friday! :mrgreen:

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve been really sick this week. I went to the hospital on Tuesday night because I thought I had an ear infection and/or strep throat. After waiting more than 2 hours to see a doctor, I tested negative for strep and the doctor could only see fluid behind my ears. He said I likely had a virus, so I should go home, drink lots of fluids, and let my body do its thing.

Three days later, I’m still sort of sick, but my sore throat is finally gone!

So, when CVS contacted me to do a giveaway 5 flu shot gift cards (worth $29.95 each, redeemable at any CVS/pharmacy), I knew that I wanted to hook you guys up. This week hasn’t been fun for me… at all.

To enter: Leave a comment on this post about why you’d like to win a gift card for a flu shot. I’ll randomly pick a winner on Sunday morning.

Good luck! 😀

P.S. Breakfast post coming soon! 😀



  1. I would be happy to win a Flu Shot Gift Card but to be honest I would give to my mom, she is older and would probably benefit more from being protected. Thank you 🙂

  2. i was suppose to get a flu shot through my work a few weeks ago, but was sick with a head cold and was unable to do so! Therefore, I have been putting off getting a flu shot because it will cost me more mula! I would def. put this to use being a preschool teacher–i work in a jungle gym of germs!

  3. I’d love to get the flu shot GC! I know I need to get it done because this is my first semester at grad school (and school=germs) and I’ve already been sick once! I’ve only ever gotten the flu shot once. Also, my husband just had knee surgery so most of our money went to that and it would be very helpful if we didn’t have to pay for my flu shot!

  4. I would like to have the flu shot gift card because I am going to be temporarily unemployed for the months of January and February and it would really help me save thirty bucks!

  5. I get my flu shot for free, but the ladies I pick up library books for cannot afford flu shots. They would be so excited to be able to get their flu shots. CVS is a great store.

  6. I need a free flu shot because I’m a poor college student and I CAN’T get sick with finals around the corner!
    Feel better Tina! 🙂

  7. You went to the hospital for an ear infection/strep throat???? Don’t you have any urgent care facilities near you??? I just think it is better use of resources if people go to urgent care facilities for non-emergent maladies.
    Hope you get to feeling better soon. Get ALOT of rest. I know moving into a new home is tiring. Just remember, you don’t have to have it all unpacked in a week (or even a month for that matter 🙂

  8. Well, I’m a student, and let’s be honest, 20-30 bucks is alot to fork out for a flu shot. Sadly, a flu shot is not on my top priority list of things to spend 20-30 bucks on. I’m saving for a blender (not a flu shot). Please and thank you 🙂

  9. I’d love to win a flu shot! I really need one since I have an auto-immune disease and I don’t have insurance (my free clinic can’t tell when they’ll get any in)

  10. I’d like to win the flu shot card because being sick is never fun. I usually get mine from my office but I have recently been laid off so this would be great!

  11. I’m really sorry, I hope you feel better =( I think I would just win that flushot to pass on to others who need it.

  12. I actually had my flu shots already but I really would like to win one for my boyfriend. He would never spend money to get one unless it’s free. I would love to help him out!

  13. Hey Tina,
    Hope you feel better, but… just a heads up, you may want to edit your pic… there’s a lot of SUPER confidential information on hospital bands, like the MRN and your DOB and account number. If they score access to your hospital file via those numbers, people can get things like your SSN. I work in healthcare tech support, so I know what’s privledged and what’s not. And that stuff is SERIOUSLY privledged info!

  14. I would love to win! i’ve been soooo run down lately. i started my first full-time job this past fall and i went from sleeping in and going to the beach since graduation to working 8-12hr days with 1-3hr traveling :/

  15. I get flu shots free through my work but this year I was sick and didn’t want to risk making myself worse. Being sick is no fun, I hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  16. I would love to win the flu shot gift card. I recently lost my job, so all extras are out right now. Thankfully, my kids can get them free with our insurance!

  17. So sorry to read you’re feeling under the weather. Hopefully with the weekend arriving you’ll be feeling better! I’d like to win the flu shot gift card so I can stay healthy this winter to make it easier to take care of the fam. 🙂

  18. I would love to win a giftcard for a flu shot! I got the flu in 2008 and it was the worst week ever, I am hoping to not get it this year.

  19. I would love (and need) the flu shot gift card because I am a teacher. Mal can vouch for the amount of germs that get spread around. My classroom is like a petri dish of viruses and the same one has been circulating between classrooms since September (the same thing that you had this week). The flu shot would help guard against all of the nasty germs!

  20. Hope you are feeling better. The flu just knocks the wind out of you so rest and lots of fluids. Want to win a flu shot as I lost part of my lung several years ago due to bronchiectasis and need to have the flu shot. Can’t do the flu shot this year, as lost my job 5 months ago. Not whining, just being honest.

  21. I need a flu shot because I have had the flu before and it felt horrible. I’m hoping not to experience that again.
    I hope you feel better soon! 🙂

  22. I have been wanting to get a flu shot but have held off because of the money. I really don’t want to get sick with finals and the holidays coming up soon so I hope I win it!

  23. I have never had one and I am a germ phobic person so I should get one! Last year I had a nasty, nasty virus that put me in the hospital for a bit and I NEVER want to go through that again!

    Hope you’re feeling better!

  24. I notice you edited out your hospital info, but do you want to have your full name and DOB listed? You might be helping someone buy holiday gifts the identity theft way. My mind is kinda boggled by how much info people are willing to just put out there …

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