Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pancakes on the brain, and other things.....

This morning I tried to make some pancakes that were kind of nutritious. They included oatmeal, and egg beaters, and some pumpkin, along w/ a tiny bit of ww flour and some spices. I have to say they hit the spot, and were probably not any worse than a bowl of trumped-up oats. I have had pancakes on my mind since seeing that clip of "Nannerpus" on Pasta Queen's site. My son and I have been falling into fits of giggles about it intermittently, as one of us will shout out "Nannerpus!" and start waving our arms around. We especially love when one of Nannerpus's peel arms smacks himself in the eye, and the eye falls off. (I have really never grown up.) Of course Nannerpus is sitting on a pile of pancakes, and though I am not a real pancake fan, once in every great while, I just want some!

Today, being Saturday we are off. I have a memorial prayer service to go to tonight, but otherwise my day is free. I am going to try and get in some strength training (sorry TJ, I really dropped the ball with our challenge), and then some cardio exercise. Need to clean and do mundane things like laundry as well. Last night I cleaned out my fridge, and wow, does it look spacious now! Got rid of some salad dressing of the 2006 era, and made room for lots of fresh veggies. I have been on a cucumber kick lately. Love them seeded and sliced w/ a bit of vinegar, splenda, S&P,and a dash of oil to soak in. Tastes so good and refreshing.

Overall I had a good week since Sunday. I managed to lose the 6 lbs I had gained, plus 0.4 more. Glad about that. I really want to pump it up, and manage two or three good weeks in a row, and get out of the 3-teens for good! I am so sick of the 300's, and thought I would be long gone by now!

Have a great weekend everybody! :)


  1. Funny you should mention pancakes ! My son has been craving these lately, but it is one thing I think he might lose control over with the syrup. I have a package of oat bran pancake mix in my cabinet, and you are right- outside of the oil to fry them with ,they are about the same point wise as jacked up oatmeal.The question then becomes satisfaction level I think.

    Congrats on the great loss !!

  2. I actually use the Mrs. Butterworth's SF syrup, and really like it. I only use a little, and it doesn't start cravings up for me. I will tell you, I used about 1/3 cup quick oats, 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 2 TBS WW flour, 1/4 cup egg beaters, and then the cinnamon spice. Oh, I also put in some baking powder and baking soda, about 1/8 tsp of each. I did have to add some water to make the pancake batter thin enough to pour. And I will tell you....this made a LOT of pancakes! Probably four or five 4" pancakes. I was very satisfied when finished, especially because they are heavier than normal pancakes. In fact,I probably should have stopped at 3! :) This is all I ate for breakfast though, along with some coffee. I just finished a snack of strawberries right now.

  3. Yay for your great loss - way to go! You kicked that bad week to the curb and you are back on track! Who-hoo!

  4. Great job on the weight loss! Oh, that feels so good, doesn't it? I've had a hankering for some pancakes too. Maybe one day I'll get used to my sugar-free syrup.

  5. Congrats on the loss! YAY!!

    Don't fret about the ST challenge. We can make another one for March. I'm thinking about maybe taking it down a notch and just doing it 3-4 days a week.