I Tried Juicing for the First Time!!

I have found my new obsession…. JUICING!! And to be honest, it is not even about the weight loss that can come from doing it. But juicing for me is more about the health benefits! I have just been adding a small glass of freshly made juice to my breakfast every morning. There are only […]

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How I Recover from a Binge

I hate to admit it but I. AM. A. BINGER! I’m not really sure when it started but just know that one day a long time ago I ate in secret for the first time and it kinda followed me into adulthood. Since beginning my weight loss journey, I have far less binging moments but […]

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Rugged Maniac 2019

So I did something waaayy outside of my comfort zone! I signed up for an obstacle race. My coworkers talked me into doing it with them! Our team name is Mighty Microbes (we are microbiologists lol). When I first saw the text message of them asking who wanted to do it, my initial reaction was […]

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Malisa: January 2019 Results

I started off the year at a horrible 231.6 pounds! I can’t say that I was really surprised because I had been eating more than enough for the holidays but I hadn’t been on the scale in forever so I didn’t know what the scale would say. I stepped on my trainer’s scale on January […]

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Jasmine:1/23/19

Starting weight: 189 Current weight: 180.8 DOWN 8.2 LBS!!! January has been a great month so far!! I have been sticking to my plan and the weight is finally coming off again. My goal for the month of January is to be at least 179 lbs. by February 1st! I have a little over a […]

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Malisa – Quarter 1 Goals

This year I have decided to break my year into quarters. It should be much easier for my brain to focus on 3 months rather than the entire year and this way I can alter my goals as needed. For quarter 1 of the year (January – March), I have given myself a hefty goal […]

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Jasmine: Goals for 2019

   A new year has started, so of course it is time to write down some new goals and a plan that will help me accomplish those goals!! My major goal for 2019 is to lose 30 lbs!! But since I am probably going to accomplish this goal by the halfway point of 2019, my […]

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Worry-Free 2019

Each new year, I pick a word and focus on growing in that area. For 2017, my word was consistency. Even though I have fallen off the bandwagon many times, I have been consistent with working out with my trainer for at least two days a week. In 2018, my word was boundaries (I later […]

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Jasmine: End of Year Review

    Can’t believe 2018 is coming to a close. This year has literally flown by! But before I am totally done with 2018, I wanted to look back on some gains and losses that I have encountered this year. 1.) I completed my first 5k!   The Great Inflatable Race was a great introduction […]

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Overall Health

2018 has been very interesting for me. There have been many, many good times – promotion, Dubai (maybe we will write a post on this soon), new car, met many great people, etc. But it has also been a year of STRUGGLE regarding my overall health. I hit my first major goal weight towards the […]

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I Still Hate Working Out

I hate to admit it, but I hate working out! I know that is weird to say considering we created a faith and fitness blog, but it’s the truth. I don’t look forward to an hour of exercising every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! The best part of the workout for me is when it’s over […]

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Our First 5K

In April, Jasmine had the bright idea of us participating in our very first 5K… I was a tad bit nervous because I wasn’t as fit then but we both agreed that we would be ready by the time the race came around… Well it came around in November and to be honest, I didn’t […]

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Non-Food Rewards

  Since I am only 20 pounds away from goal weight, I have been thinking about how I will reward myself. I was supposed to reward myself once I got to 199 lbs. but I’m not sure why I never made it happen. But I will definitely be rewarding myself once I see 160 lbs!! […]

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Last 100 Days

I cannot believe that we are less than 100 days away from 2019! Am I the only one that is still having a hard time accepting that it is currently 2018 and now I have to prepare for the next year? I feel as if I just turned 16 yesterday and I am wondering why […]

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JASMINE: 9/26/18

Highest weight: 237 Current weight: 187/178.4 Total Weight Lost: 58.6 lbs!!! Measurements R arm: 15//13.5//12.5 Waist: 37//35//32 BMI: 39.3//33.1//31.1 Body Fat: 41.6//36//33.2 It has taken me majority of this year to get out of the 180’s, but it finally happened! My goal weight for right now is 160-165 lbs. and I am soo close!! Not […]

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Avocado Scramble

This week Malisa is sharing one of her new recipes that she made for herself a few months ago. It is pretty easy to make and tastes better than she thought! See the quick recipe below: Ingredients: 3 Large Avocados Onion Red, orange and green bell peppers 4 Eggs Cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

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I Don’t Count Calories Anymore!

    I had to stop counting calories, it was stressing me out. I know it probably sounds crazy, but if I saw that I had 200 calories to eat for the rest of the day, I would become slightly depressed lol. I felt like it just took up too much time to put in […]

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Lose to Gain More at SunTrust Park

Last Friday, the Lose to Gain More sisters attended their first Braves game in the new SunTrust stadium. We live in Atlanta and watched the stadium being built so we were excited to finally attend (we do realize that it has been open for a while and that we were late).   We associate all […]

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Week 2 – We Made It!

Ahhh. The 2-Week Challenge is FINALLY OVER! But before Malisa runs to Chick-fil-A for #1 with a lemonade, let’s discuss how we wrapped up the rest of the challenge! Jasmine This challenge definitely turned out to be harder than what I expected! But it was definitely the push I needed to get me closer to […]

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Week 1 Check-In: How Did We Do?

We are currently in week 2 of the 2-Week Challenge and it’s time to check in and let you all know how well (or not) that we did during the first week. If you have stumbled along the way, it is perfectly okay. Just pick yourself back up and finish strong! Malisa One word to […]

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How To Recover/Avoid Caffeine Withdrawal

 I hate to admit it, but when I drink coffee it must taste like candy lol! So now, I absolutely CANNOT drink coffee or I would not lose any weight because it has to have mounds of sugar and cream in order for me to even think about sipping it! Coffee and Coke can cause […]

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2 Week Challenge

Our next challenge starts on Monday, August 13th (HOW EXCITING)! We have been planning to begin another challenge for over a month now and we are happy to say that it is finally here and we really do appreciate everyone who has asked about the details! Challenge Rules You probably noticed that we didn’t put […]

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A Quick Guide to a Healthy & Happy 4th of July

Workout if You Can This morning Jasmine and I were able to get a good workout in before Jasmine heads off to work and I begin cooking for the holiday. If your trainer is not as amazing as ours or if your gym is not open, try to get in a run/walk before the day’s […]

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30 Things I Have Learned in 30 Years

NEXT WEEK I WILL CELEBRATE MY 31st BIRTHDAY!!! MY Birthday is a really big, super, huge, enormous deal to me. I plan an event/outing with my closest girlfriends each year and I do little things to celebrate throughout the entire month of July. Oh… and I usually act like this (HeHe): Since it’s my birthday […]

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30 Day Challenge Complete

I am super happy to say that I made it on the other side of the challenge!! And to be honest, I didn’t stay on track as much as I wanted to because of I guess life lol! But all in all, I think I accomplished what I wanted to! This was a great kick […]

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Gaining Faith

Faith is one of the hardest concepts for me to grasp as a disciple of Christ. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have faith in everything that I CAN see but I have to muster up my faith for those things that “feel” like miracles. It is always easy for me to believe when […]

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30 Day Challenge: 2 Week Recap

  I can’t believe the challenge is halfway over!! Just wanted to update you guys on how it has been going so far and what I have been eating!!     Week 1 Meal Plan: Breakfast: eggs w/ avocado; overnight oats Lunch: Taco salad w/ ground turkey Dinner: Shrimp and broccoli Snacks: apples w/peanut butter; […]

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Malisa: Where Have I Been?

I wish that I had a long, drawn out response to why I have not been active on Lose to Gain More but the truth is that I have been working and eating (A LOT). I have a job that consists of many extreme highs and lows in regards to work load. For example, I […]

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30 Day Challenge: Clean Eating

Soooo I need a restart, I’m calling for a do over because these past two months have not been the best eating wise. Since I have been consistent with my workouts, I haven’t really gained weight, but if I keep heading down the same road, I am pretty sure it will happen. Like I just […]

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Losing Excuses

As a woman, my hair is very important to me and I like for it to look nice! I used to feel like it was impossible for me to work out as much as I do and have my hair look presentable throughout the week! Some hairstyles that I use to wear before starting this […]

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