Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

When I looked on my workout schedule for the day, I scrolled down to see that yesterday was supposed to be my higher carb day since I had legs on the strength menu.  I also saw a link for recipes and I clicked on the pumpkin spice pancake recipe – it said each pancake was only 64 calories!  But then I read the recipe.  Um, I did have raw pumpkin, I didn’t have unsweetened almond milk and I didn’t want to waste 4 eggs just for the whites, so I rewrote the recipe with what I had on hand.


I just ground regular oats in my coffee grinder.

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Holy yum.  Each pancake comes in at 110 calories, 1.9 fat, 18 carbs, 2.5 fiber and 5.1 protein – a whopping 79% of your daily vitamin A in just one pancake!  I served mine with half an ounce of pecans and 1/4 cup pancake syrup, and this whole plate only comes in at 339 calories.

I hit up the gym, and boy was it packed!  I had hamstrings, glutes and calves.  The routine took me 55 minutes to finish that routine!  I also had a new PR – I did 40 pounds for the stiff-legged barbell deadlift.

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Hannah texted me when I was doing my leg curls – had to send her a pic!

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When I got back from the gym I was hangry!  It was after three, so I didn’t want to eat too much – I ended up heating up some potato soup I had in the fridge.

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We have so much leftover turkey, I asked Tony what he felt like having turkey wise, and he said “can we just have turkey sandwiches?”  He loves his with lettuce, mayo and cranberry sauce.  Me?  I made a sort of sub with mine – turkey, a couple slices of pepperoni, a slice of bacon, and cheese and I put that in the toaster oven to make it like Potbelly’s.  Added some pickles and I was good to go!  Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that I drizzled some sriracaha honey mustard sauce over the sammie!

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So I did my six month WI today!  But . . . I am not posting the results until Monday’s post.  If you want to find out sooner – you can follow me on Instagram – biz319.  All I can tell you is that I am really proud of myself!

I have an errand to run later this morning, then I am meeting up with Hannah for coffee this afternoon!  She worked on Thanksgiving and yesterday so this was our first chance to get together.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend – see you Monday!

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  • Joanne
    November 30, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Great job! Do you think it is a combination of how you ate and your workouts that has helped you lose your weight? OR do you think you would have lost the weight just eating more wisely or doing the workouts alone? Do you have a goal weight? Will you continue with the daily workouts? Have a great weekend!

    • Joanne
      November 30, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      Your pumpkin pancakes look delicious, actually all your foods you post look yummy!!

    • Biz319
      November 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Hey Joanne – all good questions! I think for me this time, I didn’t go in thinking “by x date I will be xxx weight.” Years past I kept saying stuff like “by my next birthday I’ll be 145!” But the closer the goal date would come, and I’d be no where near it, I would throw in the towel and just eat like shit – sometimes for weeks at a time!

      This time, it is a combination of diet and exercise. At 155, I am still on the obese BMI – I am short – so I’d like to be 135 and I think that is a weight I could maintain, so I am just going to keep doing what I am doing!

  • Joanne
    November 30, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Do you think the key to losing weight is some sort of daily exercise? Even if a person is only able to move somewhat daily? I’m limited with diabetes neuropathy and PAD (claudication). I could never do what you do, but then I am older than you are. I just need to find more energy.

    • Biz319
      November 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I do think that the saying “a body in motion stays in motion” is true. You don’t have to start out huge – maybe it’s just walking up and down a flight of steps, or down your driveway a couple times a day?

  • Kym
    November 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    You make it sound so easy… I just made some homemade oat flour to whip up these fantastic yummy and healthy pancakes. I also whipped up this great turkey “sammie” that looks like something from a gourmet sub shop. All the while I was taking these great photos to post, eating lots of great food and still losing weight. 🙂 You are awesome! So proud of your accomplishments!

    • Biz319
      November 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Ha – this comment made my laugh Kym! 😀 Hugs! Hoe you had a great turkey day!

  • Elaine
    November 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I never thought to make oat flour in the coffee grinder!!

  • Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
    December 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    You are doing so great, Biz! Can’t wait to see your results!
    As for those pancakes..they look amazing! I will have to make those!

  • Kim
    December 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve been off of everything this weekend – can’t wait to hear about your 6 month weigh in tomorrow!!

  • Fran
    December 2, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Girl those turkey sandwiches look delicious!

  • Mia
    December 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Hi Biz! I’m dying to try these pancakes, but do you remember how many your recipe made for the nutrition facts? Thanks!

    • Biz319
      December 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

      Sorry about that! This recipe made 10 pancakes – I used my 1/3 cup measure for each pancake batter. 😀 Let me know what you think!