I am kind of kicking myself about not taking advantage of the summer weather and walking before work.  It just sort of wakes me up.  It was a brisk 57 degrees when I started out yesterday.

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There are a lot of hills in my neighborhood too, which gives me extra hamstring and quad work. Open-mouthed smile

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I didn’t know how far I went until I got home – I ended up walking 2.6 miles – not bad!

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I know I make a lot of pancakes, but I love that one batch can be several breakfasts.  I checked my Chobani to make sure it wasn’t one of the ones that were recalled, and it was fine.  I had a lone sweet potato in the fridge.  I baked it earlier in the week for something else and never did anything with it. 

I have a confession to make.  I don’t tweet.  Like at all.  The only reason I have a Twitter account is so that I can follow our kids.  But the other day I saw Jessica linked to a sweet potato breakfast pancake, but the link didn’t work.  I tweeted back that the recipe link didn’t work, but I didn’t hear back from her, maybe I am just not doing it right – it was my 7th tweet though! Open-mouthed smile

So I made up a recipe, kind of based off of my Chobani banana granola pancakes..

Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes

  • makes 10 pancakes (I used a 1/3 cup measure for each pancake)
  • per pancake: 140 calories, 1.1 fat, 26 carbs, 1.4 fiber and 5.9 protein
  • 60% of your daily Vitamin A per pancake!


  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups skim milk
  • 1 6 oz. container of Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 sweet potato cooked (about 3/4 cup of sweet potato)
  • 1 banana
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Add the wet ingredients and mix until combined.  Let the batter sit at least 5 minutes.  Cook about 2 minutes on the first side, 30 seconds to a minute on the second side.

My pan was a little hot AND I was multi-tasking yesterday before work, so they got a little dark, but they were delicious.  I had 3 ounces of leftover beef roast for more protein.  I didn’t know the calorie count until last night, so I probably only would have had 2, but super filling for a 550 calorie breakfast!

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I cooked off the rest of the this morning to freeze for next week. Open-mouthed smile

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I  knew I wanted to do a treadmill workout at lunch – Friday’s are my rest days with Insanity.  I found one on Pinterest and modified it a bit to make it a 45 minute workout.  I took way less insulin at breakfast so I would have a lot of room with my workout.  Nothing worse than starting out strong only to have to stop and eat because of low blood sugar.

When I checked before my workout it was 310!  Yikes, I didn’t mean for it to get that high, but I figured I would just adjust it with insulin after the workout. 

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Well, I didn’t have to adjust a thing – I really worked out hard in that 45 minutes – I’ve never had my blood sugar drop so much – from 310 to 54 in an hour!

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So when I got back to work I immediately started eating my cantaloupe (1.5 cups!) while I heated up my lasagna soup.  The problem with having a low blood sugar like that is that it makes you feel like you want to eat, eat, eat until that feeling goes away.  But I knew it would come up in a few minutes and waited it out.  I ended up not giving myself any insulin at lunch and two hours after lunch it was 160.  Sometimes I really hate having the sugars. Sad smile

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Tony was already enjoying a cigar and a beer when I got home.  He greeted me with a glass of wine.  We hung out for a little bit, but then both of us were hungry, so I ended up putting a quick dinner together of beef tostadas – super simple and dinner was ready in 10 minutes.

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My day was a little high on the carb side – 202 grams!  I need to bring that down in my menu next week. 

Stats for the Day:

  • 40 minute 2.6 mile walk before work
  • 45 minute 3.4 mile treadmill (6 miles total for the day!)
  • 1745 calories, 68 fat, 202 carbs, 19 fiber and 86 protein

We are supposed to get thunderstorms later today – I love a good storm, especially when I have nowhere to go. Open-mouthed smile

I have Max Interval Sports Training on tap today – 55 minutes long, but it’s one of my favorite Insanity workouts. 

Hope you have a great weekend – see you on Monday! Open-mouthed smile