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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After eating a whole bunch of Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Dough Balls this afternoon, I completely crashed and burned. I’m actually not surprised considering my pathetic lunch (salad + sweet potato fries) and the six sugary dough balls that I consumed. I was useless for the rest of the day.

Clearly, the pug was too. It must have been all of those Peanut Butter Treats! 😉

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This is how we spent the majority of the evening:

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Cute and cuddly, but useless.


Mal didn’t get home from work until really late, so we postponed Christmas shopping until tomorrow. (I know, we’re totally those people who wait until the last minute””but at least it’s not Christmas Eve yet, right?!)

Dinner was fast and simple tonight. I had a ham and cheese sandwich with cranberry mustard on whole wheat bread.

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On the side: Kettle Backyard Barbeque Chips and tomato slices with salt and pepper.

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Fast, simple, tasty.

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So, I actually wasn’t totally useless today. I went to the gym, where I ran 3 miles and did the elliptical for 30 minutes. I also cleaned and organized our china cabinet.

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Remember the Great Wall of China? Well, I finally put it away!

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Pretty! :mrgreen:

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Somehow, I’m exhausted after today, which makes zero sense.


P.S. I saw your comments about a sugar cleanse. I seriously need one in my life, so if you’re game, I’m starting MONDAY!



  1. Awwwww…Murphy is so cute! My dog likes to cuddle on top of me like that too, except she is a 70 lb pit bull so I can only take the cute for so long before I have to kick her off so I can breath 😛

    And HEAVEN’S YES to a sugar cleanse! I am a little nervous to start today though considering Christmas is 3 days away and then New Year’s a week after that. But then again, why not…The holidays are about more than sweets, right? I dunno, I might wait a week and a half and kick off 2011 sugar-free because it DOES need to happen! Keep us updated on what you choose to do.

  2. I will so join in on the sugar cleanse! We can come here and complain when we’re all grumpy instead of taking it out on those close to us in person 😉

  3. Yeah, if you tackled that wall of China, I would say you did plenty! I think we all need a sugar cleanse after this season. Dinner looks simple, but delicious!

  4. Count me in for a sugar detox! I need to “right” my system after all the holiday indulgences. With upcoming travel for work in January & 15lbs. (at least!) of baby weight to lose (and the baby is getting ready to turn 1!)…I could use the structure of a sugar cleanse.

  5. I’m probably starting a sugar cleanse next Wednesday oncee my family leaves, but I’ll see how I feel. Good luck when you do it!

  6. 2 things – your china cabinet looks so country chic, like it’s straight out of a pottery barn catalogue! Super cute. And I definitely need a sugar cleanse, I think I’ve had something sweet every single day in December.

  7. I think that Monday is an excellent day to start a sugar cleanse! I havent really eaten an actual meal I dont think since dec 1st haha! Just cookies I think that is a sufficent diet don’t you haha!

  8. Your china cabinet is absolutely to die for! I love it.

    My pups and I have been having similar lazy, cuddly days. I think it is a rather appropriate reaction to the season.

    I’m totally on board for a sugar cleanse too!

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