Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Last night five of us biggest losers made it out to walk/run together. I’m glad that people are involved and still want to get together to workout! We ended up running about 2.5 miles and walking the last little bit.

I have been running by myself for a few years now and never really thought that I would enjoy running with someone else or a group of people. I was wrong. Running with a buddy is so much better than running alone! I guess I always just thought I was too slow and didn’t want to slow other people down, but running with other people really pushes me harder.

Yes, I still like running alone sometimes, but I look forward to the days when I can run with someone else. I’d run with my husband, but he’d be going at a turtle’s pace if he had to run with me.


Breakfast this morning was a good one! I’ve been dying for some pumpkin pancakes, but since I am still writing down what I eat and watching my calories, I wanted a pumpkin pancake recipe that wasn’t too high in calories. This morning’s pancakes were flavorful, pumpkiny, and low in calories.

Lower Calorie Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes


  • 1/3 c. pancake/waffle mix
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin
  • 1/2 tbsp. chocolate chips
  • approx. 1/3 c. water (depending on how thick you like your pancakes)
  • 1 tbsp. lite syrup (optional)

The pancake and waffle mix usually calls for an egg and oil, but I substituted with the pumpkin. I also didn’t add too much water because I like my pancakes on the thicker side.

  • Makes: 2 pancakes
  • Calories (without syrup): 195 cal.         
  • Calories (with syrup): 220 cal.

I will definitely be eating these pancakes for a few mornings in a row.

Today’s Workout

  • 2 miles, treadmill
  • Step Class – 60 minutes

After my workout this morning, I treated myself to McDonald’s coffee. Yes, I have my own coffee and coffeemaker at home, but there’s just something about McDonald’s coffee that I love.