I know it's a drag to hear people talk about their food intake, but hey, that's all I have today.
Cliff loves pancakes, and because he tends to over-indulge, we don't have them often. This morning I decided to treat him. Because I'm using Sparkpeople.com to track calories, I typed the recipe into that site to see how many calories I would be eating. Forget about Cliff, he'll be over-indulging anyway. We usually have two pretty big pancakes apiece, even though I'm not that crazy about pancakes. Then there's the butter and syrup, which I decided to measure today, just to keep me honest.
I told Cliff, "I think I'll just have one pancake this time. That's probably plenty."
No response from Cliff.
Ignore the vitamin pills; I add those to track my nutrition intake, not the calories. Thanks to Sparkpeople, I found out my diet was woefully lacking in calcium, and bought myself some pills. Oh, and the Coffeemate amount is for my whole day's coffee intake, not just breakfast, just so I don't have to add it again at dinner.
By sticking to one pancake and not drowning it in syrup, my breakfast calories are pretty close to where they should be. Now I am asking myself, "Would I miss that butter if I left it off? Do I even TASTE the butter when I'm eating my pancake?"
I'm not so sure I do.
So I told Cliff all of this, and he said, "Next time we have pancakes, make just one for me, too."
"Really? Well, if you only have one, you could eat pancakes once a week!"
Sometimes I amaze myself.