I'm going to toot my own horn here for a second because I have officiallly lost 19 POUNDS!

This, to me, is so exciting and a little bit crazy!

I'm right on the verge of breaking into 20-something weight loss and I cannot wait until I hit that milestone!  I still have a ways to go, but I am so happy with how things have been going so far that I'm just loving the journey I've started!

This morning I made "cottage cheese pancakes" for breakfast and as weird as they sound they were actually really good!  I've been eating a lot of egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast lately, and today I was just not.in.the.mood for either of those.  So, I did a quick google search for clean eating breakfast options and when I saw those I figured I'd try them out! 

The recipe I used called for:

whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, egg whites, cinnamon, a dash of salt, cottage cheese and yogurt. 

Luckily I had all those things in my pantry (well, besides the egg whites of course. Those were in eggs, in the fridge).  I cut the recipe down a bunch since it was just me eating them, and ended up making three mini pancakes that I ate while also munching on some grapes. 

Yum yum yum! 

I was definitely a happy camper this morning!

Now when I'm able to lose one more pound I will be able to cross another item off my "101 in 1001" goal sheet, and 5 pounds after that I'll be able to give myself my first mini-reward! 

When I first started Goal of 70 I set weightloss goals with mini rewards I would get/do for each one!

After 25 pounds I'm buying myself Midnight in Paris.
After 40 pounds Jake and I, along with whoever else of our friends/family wants to join, are going to stay overnight at the casino.
After 50 pounds I'm going to go clothes shopping!
And after 70 pounds Jake and I are going to get new professional pictures taken.  I wasn't very happy with how my engagement pictures turned out, so this will be really exciting when we get them taken!

Did anyone else watch The Biggest Loser last night?!  I thought it was so much fun to see how everyone looks today, but I'm always a little sad when the season's over- it's the only show I get really invested in!

I hope you have a happy day :)


Maggie B. said...

WooooooHooooooo!! Great job! I have a reward system too, but it's my mom that gives me a reward - she gets a nice little surprise for every 10 pounds I loose. I need to reward myself with food, so that's a problem. But when I hit goal I'm getting a new wardrobe! =)

Amy said...

Girl that is AMAZING!!! So happy for you! Any tricks that you have up your sleeve on how you did it?

Anonymous said...

Great job girl!! I'm trying to lose 10 and I've lost 2 in a week, it feels so good to see some results!!

Jaime Hungry said...

HUGE Congrats! This is awesome!!

Laura Darling said...

This is awesome!!! Congratulations to you!!

RadiantKristen said...

Way to go, Ashley! Congratulations on all of your achievements so far, go for your goals!