Just Pineapple Waffles

by Joanne on April 7, 2010

Running like a hamster on a wheel.  Do you ever think about that when you’re on the treadmill?  Nothing more encouraging than comparing yourself to a rodent – all be it cute, but still….a rodent. 

Today:  Ran 7 miles on the treadmill and another 5.22 with Shane who was itchin’ for a run. No weights this morning.   The original plan was 9 miles. Whoops!

The T/M run was torture.  I just couldn’t get a rhythm.  I stopped twice and my pace was 9.33. Slow.   Pre run eats were 1/2 a banana with peanut butter.  At mile 6, I had an E-Drenaline.

It was 45 degrees outside and thinking Sunday might be cool, I decided to see how I would feel in just my skort and long sleeve shirt, visor (nothing on my ears), no gloves.  We set out and I felt great. Shane felt great, leaping and bounding.  I had new energy outside (could it have been the E-Drenaline?). We managed 5.22 miles at a 9.44 pace (that’s with all our stopping – SHANE!).  As for warm/cold body parts, from my wrists to the tips of my fingers there was only numbness. I couldn’t feel my Garmen as I took it off my wrist.  My hands were so cold and stiff, it was REALLY tough typing this post. 

I was pleased with my run.  It has given me a bit more confidence for Sunday. Still, 12.22 miles is NOT 13.1 miles.  

Tuesday’s Food Selections

Changing up the eats a bit on Tuesday, but only slightly because I usually eat basically the same foods, at the same times Monday through Friday.  This week, I’m trying to include more carbohydrates in every meal.  

No pre workout nutrition except for a small amount of nuts and dried fruits.  12 oz of water.  It was a cross training day and I don’t feel that I need the extra fuel. 

Breakfast:  I tried a new Gluten Free cereal from Bob’s Red Mill “Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal”. 


It was ok, but my favorite is the steel cut oats because of the nutty texture.  The mix:  1/4 cup dry cereal + cinnamon + lots of water + 1 TBS raisins/craisins.  I added 1 TBS PB after it was in the bowl and topped it with 1/2 cup blueberries.


Fruit was an apple.  I could only get through 3/4 of it.  The protein drink was 1 scoop whey protein (zero carb, zero fat) + 1 TBS Spiru-Tein Chocolate Peanut Butter. SpiruTein 

I only drank about 3/4 of that protein shake, made with lots of ice and water. 


Same daily coffee routine: travel mug of “Jo” to finish at work.  The second cup at 9:30 followed by 2 pcs. of gum.  I had a meeting at 10 AM with a sales rep and didn’t want overwhelm him with coffee breath.  BLAAHHHH!

Morning snack time:  Today it was 1/2 cup of non-fat plain BROWN COW Greek yogurt with 2 TBS mixed nuts and dried fruits.   browncow yogurt


I left work before the pre-lunch munchies attack struck because my computer died.  Luckily our local repair guy rushed to save the day  mighty_mouse_logo1 .

The result:  I had a loose USB hub. Dah! 

Lunch (at 12pm):  Salad fixin’s ALMOST the same as yesterday:  9 baby carrots with 2 TBS red pepper hummus.  A salad of 1 1/2 cups baby spinach + 1/2 cup broccoli slaw + 2 sliced radishes + 4 grape tomatoes halved + 1/3 red bell pepper chopped. 1/4 cup organic wild rice.  1 Boca Burger Original.   I had a couple of teeny-weenie pieces of pineapple because when you cut up a fresh pineapple you can’t help but grabbing a piece or two.

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Afternoon Snacks:  A Muscle Milk Lite bar at about 1:45 pm.  At 3:15 pm, a Myoplex Lite shake.

Dinner was at 6:45 pm:  Garlic Basil Shrimp – You’ll have to wait until Thursday for this recipe because it’s an Ellie Krieger recipe.  For a dinner carbohydrate, I had roasted parsnips. Love that vegetable!  If you have never roasted parsnips, try it. So SO sweet.



Pineapple Waffleshave you ever heard of such a thing?  These are the reason I sliced the pineapple at lunch time.


I had a beautiful fresh pineapple that I cut up today.  Ted said pineapple waffles would be a wonderful treat so while he was getting the cars oil changed, I made these glorious little things.  These were made BEFORE I made dinner – that’s how quick and easy they are.

  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS Turbinado sugar
  • 2/3 cup low fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple


In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together then make a well in the center.  Beat the egg with the milk and vanilla then add the oil.  Add the egg mixture to the well in the dry ingredients.  Mix well. Add pineapple.


Heat your waffle maker and spray with non-stick.  Add batter and cook about 6 – 7 minutes.




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  • At 2010.04.07 09:24, Dawn Hutchins said:

    Shoot you aren’t happy with that run but I know I sure would have been! I’m taking my first reformer class at lunch today. I’m really excited about it! Other than that I’m off tomorrow to head camping.

    Those waffles look so good and the hot cereal with fruit and PB look good too. I just wish low cal foods other than eggs would hold me over like egg whites do. Why can’t peanut butter be the same calories as egg whites?
    .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..London Broil =-.

    • At 2010.04.07 10:25, Joanne said:

      Not sure what a reformer class is?
      Thanks. Those really were the best waffles I’ve made yet. I agree on the PB to Egg white question.

      • At 2010.04.07 17:22, Joanne said:

        Dawn: Since you really like eggs, there was some great research done on how eggs may actually help you lose weight. See my examiner article for the links. http://www.examiner.com/x-38655-Utica-Healthy-Foods-Examiner~y2010m4d7-Eat-eggs-and-eat-less

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          • At 2010.04.07 11:24, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

            great run…..i like how you use the tm and then go with shane out too. smart to do that. when i used to run on tm alot i always thought of falling and knocking my teeth out-yikes! and of course yes the rodent thing on a wheel.
            great eats and LOVE the waffles!
            .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..A Tough 8K and Greek Traditions =-.

            • At 2010.04.07 16:06, Joanne said:

              Thanks. Kalli. Never had a fear of falling off although I’ve seen a few people do it. Not pretty.

              • At 2010.04.07 12:39, Mallory said:

                I have these great arm warmers from lululemon that have little mitten-things that flip over your hands, it sounds like you could use a pair! I hate having cold extremeties.

                I think I’m going to buy a pineapple today, yum!
                .-= Mallory´s last blog ..#76. Watch the Sunrise =-.

                • At 2010.04.07 16:07, Joanne said:

                  My hands are the toughest part of me to keep warm. I have some great thin running gloves come mittens but I don’t want to wear them if we start out at 45 degrees and it’s 60 when we finish.

                  • At 2010.04.07 12:46, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

                    Yumyum!! I love fresh pineapple.
                    .-= Lori (Finding Radiance)´s last blog ..Sm’oats! =-.

                    • At 2010.04.07 16:08, Joanne said:

                      Me too! Yum!

                      • At 2010.04.07 14:24, Judi said:

                        Those waffles look yummy. Did you just use regular maple syrup or pineapple juice? We always need new ideas for breakfast around here!

                        I love parsnips, but I’ve never roasted them! I bet they are good that way though – just another thing to try. I always wonder why they cost so much, a package of four for $3! Maybe it isn’t one of those high demand items! 🙂

                        Good job on your morning run! And yup I never have enjoyed a tread mill for the very same reason you stated! In fact I prefer all my runs to be outside and not out and back! Picky runner, aren’t I?

                        Happy Day!
                        .-= Judi´s last blog ..Rainbow reflections =-.

                        • At 2010.04.07 16:09, Joanne said:

                          I used 100% maple syrup. I should suggest the pineapple juice to Ted. He’d love that. He’s the one who eats all the waffles. I only nibble.

                          • At 2010.04.07 15:55, Ana (AnActive Adventure) said:

                            Yumm!! All of your eats look delicious!! Great job on your run 🙂 I have never had spirutein but I really want to try it, where can I find it??

                            • At 2010.04.07 16:10, Joanne said:

                              I get Spiru-Tein from the local health food store. You’ll be able to find it where ever you can purchase health foods, the vitamin stores have it, or natural food stores.

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