WIAW: Pancake Fails & Waffle Wins

Alternate title:

Sometimes I Surprise the HELL Out of Myself!

So after I failed to get a good nap in and struggled through my shift Sunday night/Monday morning, I came home, ate something, popped a B-dryl (yeah, we’re tight like that now), and at 8:30am, totally faceplanted.

And didn’t move an inch until my alarm buzzed at 6:30pm!!!

I know! 1. I never sleep that late and 2. I never sleep that LONG! It was a glorious thing and I took about 1.359 seconds to bask in that acknowledgment before my mind was forced into the present and realized I had ONE HOUR to get out of the house and make it to work on time! Cue hyper-Heather mode!

In 45 minutes, I was showered, dressed, partially-makeuped (hey, something had to get cut) and in the kitchen wildly searching for sustenance. All of a sudden, I can’t get the thought of scrambled eggs out of my head. Even though I’m all like, “Heather, you don’t have TIIIIIIIME to make scrambled eggs….But, but I really WAAAAANT scrambled eggs!” Yes, I whine/argue with myself…it happens…but the best part?

Eggs Banana & Pancake Fail with Jam

No matter what, I always WIN! πŸ˜‰

Two whole eggs, half a banana, and a side ofΒ vegan pancake failΒ topped with BUTTER and strawberry jam (oh yeah, bastardized in the BEST way possible!). After I put this plate away in ohhhh about 2 minutes, I threw a bunch of random things in my bag, called it “lunch” and out the door I went! Then I pulled into work TEN MINUTES EARLY!
How in the…? Yeah, no clue!

So as it turned out my minute man eggs was were surprising satisfying because I didn’t get hungry again for something like SIX HOURS! When I did, I dug out my lunch box treasures and thought I’d arrange myself a little “snack plate” of sorts.

Lima Beans Apple & Caramel Apple Cashew Butter

And surprised myself once again that THIS (plus a mug of my favorite coffee) was all I actually ended up eating…over THREE HOURS!Β A bowl of thawed from frozen lima beans, a spoonful of Caramel Apple Cashew Butter and only HALF of an apple!

Honestly, I had some down time and totally got sucked into the new book I’m reading so I kept “forgetting” that I hadn’t yet finished eating, but when I finally took my last bite, I was comfortable…full…satisfied. So I just went with it thinking I would have more to snack on later.

But I didn’t get hungry again until right before I left work. At this point, I figured I’d just wait until I got home, throw down a bowl of cereal with peanut flour and call it done, BUT it was cold as BALLS outside! Poor Elvira’s heat just couldn’t keep up! My fingers were still frozen when I walked into my house 20 minutes later…and that’s after riding the whole way with them shoved into the vents of the dashboard!

So yeah, cereal wasn’t looking all that appealing. I wanted NEEDED something hot. Oatmeal? Nah. More eggs? Nah. What did I WANT? Hmm, I’ve still got the other half of my apple…Oh, I know…I’ll make some waffles!

Apple Cinnamon Waffle

So that’s what I did…from SCRATCH, BABY!!! πŸ˜€

I just knew, knew, KNEW it wouldn’t work. As soon as the light cut off on the waffle maker, telling me it was time to open it up and face my failure, I wondered why the HELL I didn’t just grab the Kodiak mix out of the pantry. And then BAM!

Apple Cinnamon Waffle WIN!Ain’t she gorrrrrrrrrrgeous?!Β 

Recipe coming soon! πŸ˜€

I have to say, part of me was a little hesitant to put this post up today…I mean, What I Ate Wednesday? More like, That’s ALL I Ate Wednesday?! But you know what? That’s just the balance of life…sometimes you eat more…sometimes you eat less. I shouldn’t feel bad for my bird-sized appetite no more than another person should feel bad for eating a second helping at dinner.

At NO point during the day did I feel deprived. When my stomach growled, I ate. And when it was quiet, I didn’t. This is what works for me. If you have a recent history with ED and then yes, it’s hard to trust your body’s natural hunger cues, but I know that I have a healthy metabolism and I also know that I will probably more than make up for it once I hit Body Pump tomorrow. So yeah, I’m ok!


Now, before I ramble on anymore, how about hopping on over to Peas & CrayonsΒ and showing our hostess, Jenn, some love? Because no matter WHAT you ate (or how much), today is THE day to celebrate it!

Oh and I surprisingly drank 64 ounces of water without even trying! Woop!

When was the last time you SURPRISED yourself?

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41 Responses to WIAW: Pancake Fails & Waffle Wins

  1. Them waffles look GORGEOUS!!
    I surprised myself this morning by running 20 mins non-stop. Considering I’d have been happy with 10 mins, I was very, very pleased with myself. Can you tell? πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Congratulations, Zoe! You SHOULD be pleased! I’m still working my way up to that point…so far, I tire out after about 12 minutes, but I’m making progress! πŸ˜€

  2. Mmmm those waffles look amazing! And I know what you mean, sometimes after a chilly drive home, all I want is something warm and comforting!

  3. Ahhh waffles. I miss them. I don’t have a waffle iron here. Those are some of the prettiest waffles I’ve seen! The last time I surprised myself was when I ran after not having run for two months due to injury. Nothing crazy, but short run/walk intervals were a step forward!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thank you, Ang! And congratulations! I know that excitement of getting back into the running groove…it’s crazy how much endurance you can lose, but then every now and then, you can totally surprise yourself. And then one day, BAM, you’re BACK! πŸ˜€

  4. ….and now I need to break out my waffle maker. Yup, those look gorgeous πŸ˜‰ And our appetites are weird like that – we have hungry days and we have not-so-hungry days. No need to apologize for it!

  5. Holy cow…those waffles look amazing! So glad those were a win. Can’t wait for the recipe; although, I really, really need to buy a waffle iron!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Seriously, it took me forever to finally buy one of my own, but it was the best TWENTY BUCKS I ever spent! …well, right next to my pancake griddle that I found on sale! πŸ˜‰

  6. You know what? I think it’s actually kind of awesome that you showed a smaller day of eats. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in the blog world to eat ALL the foods so that no one accuses you of some sort of disordered habits, but the truth of the matter is that appetites vary, and some days we just end up eating less than others. Also… waffle recipe… GET ON THAT, WOMAN! πŸ˜‰

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      EXACTLY!! I didn’t want to feel like I was being judged, but then I realized that I SHOULDN’T be judged at all! This is just what normal looks like…and it’s just ONE day!

  7. I also find that when I eat a variety of sweet/savory + good balance of macros for breakfast I am satiated for much longer vs. a bowl of oats πŸ™‚ those waffles look AMAZING.

  8. Those look ahhhhhmazing!!! I love waffles. Need to throw out some stuff to make room for a waffle iron.

    I just surprised myself with Tagalong French Toast. Bam.

  9. Lyric says:

    Heather how can you torture us with a waffle photo and NOT show the recipe!? Its ok I forgive you… kind of πŸ˜‰ & You know what? Go you for posting this day of eats. I think a lot of people {like I myself} can get caught up in the whole WIAW thing and forget that it isn’t about judgement etc. its just more about sharing some delicious food!

  10. betty says:

    this post made me realize I still haven’t cracked open my waffle iron from black Friday sales! I think i’ll probbbbbably have snow day tomorrow (knock on wood) so i’ll be making waffles!

    and isn’t so weird how some days you can get full so easily and others your (or at least I) am ravenous?!? yesterday I had two bites of pb oats and was completely full.. today? my stomach is still growling after English muffin breaky sammich, 3 clementines, and a cookie. ugh. lunch looks like its coming an hour early!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Yep, I can be the same way…and actually I WAS one day this weekend! I felt like I was eating every couple of hours! Ha!

      Woo hoo for WAFFLES!!

  11. Lucie says:

    Oh waffles!! I was looking for a waffle oron the other day, but no success. Swisses think a Fondue bowl is so much more important. Oh man, they have no freaking IDEA how important a waffle can be – especially after seeing this post!!
    Good job on listening to your body girl!! Truth – our bodies know best. I definitely have days when my appetite is just off. And other days when I am a bottomless pit – mostly on my restdays, LOL! It is all about balance, if we let go, it falls into place.

  12. Your waffle looks so delicious! Again, great pics! I have been surprising myself with my baking skills. I never was able to bake well whomp, whomp….but I have made so amazing things like skinny raspberry chocolate muffins & blueberry banana muffins. Bam!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s AWESOME!! Coming from a fellow non-baker, I know that feeling of accomplishment when you pull something out of the oven and it’s actually edible! Haha!

  13. Your waffles look so fantastic!! I’ve been crazy hungry lately but I have days like yours where I’m surprised that I’m full on less than I think I need!

  14. KAT says:

    The last time I ate like a bird was when I spent 4 hours at the doctors for some insane tummy issue. I haven’t had a lame day of eating since. And how is it that last night I powered down a large chocolate dip vanilla cone yet STILL woke up at 6am with a raging appetite?! I’m pretty sure my body digests sugar crazy fast and then wants nutrition immediately. I mean seriously… I’ve had breakfast, a snack and JUST finished lunch, and I’m already wanting something more…. freaking muscles must be doing their job huh? πŸ˜‰

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s what I was about to say! It’s because you work out like a MAD WOMAN!! <- I mean that in the most loving way possible, of course! πŸ˜‰ Those muscles (and I'm not talking of the baby variety like I've got) need FUEL!

  15. You make a good point here! I feel like sometimes it seems like people always want to show off how big their appetites are (all while remaining thin – key point there). But some people just don’t eat as much as others. Or even those of us who do have big appetites sometimes have lighter eating days. We’re all different, which is why comparison is pointless!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I actually had written something very similar in this post, but wasn’t sure how I would come across with it…but yes, it IS like people are showing off! And it’s welcome all over blogworld to have a “healthy” appetite, but fingers get pointed all the time if someone thinks you’re not eating “enough”…well, who’s to say what’s enough is for one person is enough for another? <- Ok, that kinda sounds like I'm talking in riddles. Hope that made sense!

  16. natasha says:

    Firstly, your day of meals sounds a-okay to me since my verdict is that you were so well rested that your hunger took a back seat. Happens to me a lot and then I question why all day until I noticed a pattern (:

    Congrats on the waffles!

  17. My love for waffles is kinda unreal.. Am I excited for this recipe. HECK YEAH! Bring it on! πŸ˜€

  18. Maria says:

    Now I want scrambled eggs for dinner.

    I surprised myself this weekend with another run where I didn’t hyperventilate and pass out. Progress!

  19. I surprise myself daily with my ridiculous eats. For example, breakfast this morning: chocolate lava cake, lunch: pesto egg salad with leftover tuna and black beans mixed in, dinner: popcorn and chicken. WHAT? Just honoring those cravings ya know?

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  22. Cassie says:

    That waffle looks amazing. I’ve been trying so hard to make waffles lately and they are SO tricky I don’t know why. I can’t wait to try your recipe!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, they ARE!! I swear when I first bought my waffle iron, I thought they’d be as easy as pancakes, but ugh, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve had to scrape waffle guts off that thing! Glad to hear I’m not alone. I’ll be posting the recipe on Friday so stay tuned! πŸ˜€

  23. Never ever ever apologise for eating Intuitively. This is what it is- sometimes you eat more, sometimes you eat less. Frozen lima beans? I used to love them growing up because mum would make this rice dish with them in it.

    Blog readers who have anything more to say on this should read Jenn’s mission of WIAW. πŸ™‚ This is making me tres happy. (My stupid fork just made the beetroot fly on the screen).

  24. Good for you for showing a smaller day. I think in our HLB community this is hard to do because you never know if it’s reminiscent of disordered eating or reminiscent of completely normal up and down eating. It’s all about an ebb and flow. Now pass me a waffle.

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