Tried a new concoction this morning (well, sort of new): an oatmeal pumpkin pancake. It was much more “pancake like” than my normal ones……and softer. Yum!!!
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together. Pour onto a hot skillet. Treat like a normal pancake. Eat!
Note: You could also make this with 1/3 or 1/2 cup portions.
I topped it with walnuts and some maple syrup.
I recommend putting leftover pumpkin in a tupperware – getting your next serving out of the can is gross! It’s much more appealing in a clean, air-tight container.
On the side I had a clementine
And a glass of milk
All together for 340 calories on my cool leaf plates!
Working Backwards (Run)
I’m going backwards today because before I had breakfast, the husband and I did a quick 4.2 mile run. Refreshing and quick. Get it done! 350 calories burned.
And before the run I had toast with PB:
I came down this morning to find this huge flower arrangement in our house!! The husband worked at a catering event last night and got to bring this big guy home. It kind of scared me when I walked in because it was so big and cast a dark shadow on the room!
We broke it down and now we have gorgeous arrangements all over the house!! These are just like our wedding flowers back in June <3
I am headed to shower, then to the grocery store, then I have stuff to do all afternoon around the house: send out Xmas cards, pay bills, make Christmas cookies!
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hi guys! I'm in the process of trying to make my own blog too actually…its not as pretty as yours, kath, but I'm hoping to work on uploading pictures and all that stuff soon! Its in the preliminary stages right now 🙂 Check it out if you have the chance!
I adore your site! You are truly an inspiration! I have a question about the posted pumpkin pancake recipe: are the measurements that you gave for a single serving or multiple servings and if it is for multiple servings how many servings are there in the recipe?
Good day, Kath!
I have just spent some time reading the other pages of your blog (which are totally great!), and I have a quick question…you said that during your last 2 years of college while you were basically having the problem with your foot you limited your workouts to the ET and bikes, but I notice that you are using these two now as well and are certainly not gaining weight….where’s the trick?
Hi, Kath! The flowers are gorgeous! How fun! I’ve been loving pumpkin oatmeal pancakes lately too…although, now I’m back to banana nut oatmeal. Too many yummy choices for breakfast! Nice run this morning…have a great rest of the day!
The pancake recipe was for one serving!
I guess the trick is that I am now able to vary my workouts between machines that are very challenging and those that are easier. In college, I didn’t have access to spinning classes, but I did do the stat bike. I burn WAY more calories in spinning classes than I do on the stat bike, mostly a result of the style of bike, but also partly from motivation. I’m also exercising twice as long now – I used to do 28 minutes on the bike or 30-40 on the elliptical in college and call it a day. Now I try to fit in 2 kinds of cardio (for a total of 45 minutes) and also do weight lifting. Basically, in college I just did the machines, but now I try to challenge myself on them and have added in more challenging machines like the stairmaster, spinning, and of course the running that I couldn’t do with my food.
Does that answer your question?
Good luck with your blog.
The husband is actually between jobs. He was working for an insurance company but is currently looking for a job in finance/investments, hence the reason he has time to roast turkeys and do laundry! He's currently doing some catering work to bring in some cash, so that's where the flowers came from.
Sometimes I run before breakfast, other times after. It usually depends on my mood and how hungry I am. I do have to wait a good 2 hours after since my stomach needs to settle. In terms of benefits, you shouldn't run long distances on an empty stomach – eat something small if you can, like toast or a banana, and you should always refuel after a hard workout with a meal within 30 minutes to an hour of finishing your workout. Something with carbs too. So I prefer to have something small before and a big breakfast after, but that's certainly not the rule, since calories in-calories out is what matters most. Do what works for you and your schedule. What's most important is that you're getting in some exercise!
I was just wondering – what does your husband do?
I usually do a good long morning run after I eat breakfast…usually 1 hour after eating so I can digest..etc. Is there are reason/benefits to running before you eat a “real” meal? Or is it just your preference to run first thing in the morning and have breakfast afterwards? thanks!