Thursday, September 23, 2010

Oatcakes and out the door.

I've been M.I.A. the past week, but all is well. Just busy with work, life, love and The Sopranos. I never watched it when it actually aired, but between the library and borrowed seasons from my Mom, I'm already into the second season and officially hooked. And craving baked ziti every other day. Ah well.

Back to losing weight again, finally. Yes, I'm calorie-counting with The Daily Plate, but so far, tracking and seeing the numbers isn't freaking me out like it was in the past. I'm trying to apply what I've learned from intuitive/mindful eating guides while still tracking calories and so far, it's working pretty well. In the past, when I counted calories or points, I would be so focused on the numbers and not really being mindful about what I was eating and how I was feeling, in terms of food pleasure, emotional triggers and hunger/satiety cues.

By having a better idea of how many calories my mindful choices have, I think the transition out of calorie-counting and into maintenance will be much easier. Here's to hoping! I'm just experimenting with different things right now instead trying to stick to just one single method. I know what works and what doesn't, so it's been kinda fun and rewarding to take that knowledge and customize it to meet my needs. So far, it's been a guilt-less process, leaving me relaxed, energized and satisfied.

On to breakfast:

Cinnamon-Raisin Oatcakes

In a bowl, I combined:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbs Splenda (optional)
  • 2 tbs raisins
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • cinnamon to taste

Cooked and flipped like regular pancakes and served with maple syrup. Mmm! The only thing I would change next time is maybe adding more cinnamon. I'd also like to try adding pumpkin or berries. Tip: Be sure to serve these warm; I couldn't find my camera and spent a while looking for it. By the time I came back, the cakes had cooled and didn't taste as good as they could have, so I had to zap them in the microwave. MUCH better.

Very filling and pretty quick to prepare.

That's all I have to blab about for today. I'm still working my way through the last of the Bob Harper DVDs and hope to have those reviews posted soon. Hope everyone is enjoying their week!


Mo Diva said...

i love oatcakes! this one is a beauty!

yum yum

and good luck with daily plate! i rejoined WW :-)

Tamara said...

Good for you, Mo!

Anonymous said...

wow, just read your little bio - 90 lbs! that is a huge accomplishment! i had to laugh when you wrote how you had to go looking for your camera - i SO relate! these look yummy. thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog today! glad we have found each other :)