The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic


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Summer Saturday Firsts

I slept until 9:30 on Saturday – the first time not being rudely awaken by my alarm clock before 5:30am all summer.

When I woke up I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself. I knew I’d be meeting a friend for coffee soon enough but we hadn’t set a time.

Gone was the ritual of pre long run.

It was also my first Saturday in August that I was staying in the city.

So what to do when you don’t need to have the usual toast & PB and have some spare time?

Cook pancakes for the first time in months (and like the 5th time in years).

I found a simple recipe off my Pinterest board and adapted it (really chefing it up).

I used oatbran since I didn’t have oats, 1 scoop of protein powder (Sunwarrior Vanilla, 1 scoop = 70 calories vs. her 100 for 1/2) & omitted the stevia (trying to cut out the sugar / sugar substitute s where I can!).

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Clearly these look nothing like Dashing Dish’s crepes. These were straight up pancakes and they were yummy. Thick and cakey.

Growing up I used to fear pancakes at slumber parties and such since it was carbs and hard to calculate, usually a serving surpassed my allocation and what slumber party breakfast has perfect servings??

So I steered away from them. And I never got syrup – not the real kind anyways. Though I wasn’t much for the fake stuff either and it wasn’t an option at my dad’s house …. a teeny tiny bit of honey was all I got. Oddly I never got into butter and jam was equally threatening. So I learned to like pancakes dry.

Since these were so thick I didn’t do the yogurt filling, plus I just wasn’t craving it. Perhaps one day I’ll look up a no-sugar glaze type recipe (any suggestions??) to go with it.

This morning I made them again! Before coffee and before even putting my contacts in (that might be considered a fire hazard)! I tossed in some of the fresh cherries that I’ve been obsessing over this summer. Out of kitchen tools I never thought I’d need – I definitely would have made use with a cherry pitter!

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Ignore the coffee grounds on the counter … contacts still weren’t in yet. 

 

So what else made  it a Saturday of firsts? 

Finally having a coffee date with a friend who lives a block below me…..and plotting Color Run logistics.

Meeting a friend’s boyfriend finally – love when I get to meet the person behind all the stories.

Meeting new babysitting charges …. these kids are serious soccer players !

Not having to get on a bus and letting plans evolve naturally   – love when it all links up together!

 

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Your turn:

Are you love a pancake lover ? 

Syrup ? Real or Fake? Butter? 

Favorite pancake recipe ? 

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Friday Favorites: 1.27

How sweet is this surprise date?

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Carrot Cake cupcakes that are grain-free and only 3 carbs ? Yes please! {found via this recipe round-up}

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Tina {Carrot ‘n’ Cake} shared Harvard’s alternative MyPlate : Healthy Eating Plate

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I’m all for chick flicks but I don’t know about this

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This parenting trick for hypochondriac drama. I want to parent like that.

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If you haven’t already since this video, I first spotted on Rachel’s post, it reminds me of the physical strength that comes from yoga  – not just the inner focus.

 

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I sort of wish that instead of bowls of oatmeal I had this breakfast treat to jack me up on sugar. I mean hazelnut cream cheese  – they make that?? How did I not know of this?

Other “breakfast” goodies brought to you by Iowa Girl Eats : Blueberry Muffin Top Cookies. Muffin + Cookies?? Who wants to make me some?  My doctor’s appointment isn’t until next week and at the rate I’m going 4 miles tomorrow requires serious carb loading. Please?

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More yumminess: when I haven’t been shoveling oatmeal or downing juice or glucose tablets I’ve been mixing up my lunch routine. After months of {veggie} sushi I brought back turkey and/or veggie sandwiches. Todays : Smoke Turkey, hummus, apple & basil. #ohmydeliciousness.

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Today is rainy & gray in NYC so I’m having fun playing with a new “Pop of Color” board  on Pinterest


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Friday Favorites: 1.13

This perspective on Be Nice on the Internet week.

I haven’t been to Texas (Austin #2 on my list) but Rachel’s description of Texas being one big crazy family has me wanting to make a stop in Houston.

 I’m loving the song on this winter commercial, but my recent stalking fashion blogger’s archives has me nostalgic for this video summertime

I pulled out my blender for the first time since summer on Monday – and in perfect time b/c I’m now in love with this Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie recipe from Eating Bird Food

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I’m trying the sparkles at work look as it’s my best-friend-at-work’s birthday today & one of my co-worker’s last days … tonight is filled with some celebrating.

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Your turn:

Do you celebrate with co-workers?


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Friday Favorites: 12.9

– Now, I don’t actually have a waffle iron but these Oatmeal Waffles seriously have me considering getting one! Super easy, super healthy – done deal. | Vegan Faith

– I’m not one who is big on the idea of public proposals but (minus the dancing) this is really sweet.

– How fun does this 1962 themed Christmas party look?

– I wish I had an excuse to wear a Jenny Packham dress. Next week’s office holiday party? Probably not…#sparkle

– Speaking of office … just joined my co-workers on Turntable …. apparently I don’t have the same taste in music

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Your turn:

What fun things did you come across this week?

What are your fitness plans for the weekend ?

Girls on the Run 5K & most definitely need to go to a yoga class or two