Banana, Blueberry & Mango Smoothie

Since beginning my weight loss journey smoothies have become a go-to “meal” for me. Believe it or not, I make and drink the same smoothie at least three times a week. Still interested? Keep reading below: Ingredients: Vanilla plant based protein powder Frozen mango cubes Frozen blueberries Almond milk 1 whole banana Kale or spinach…

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The Journey is Beautiful

Before I got serious with my weight loss journey, I would sit and swipe through 100’s of before and after pics on the internet. I would do this hoping that it would give me some type of motivation or inspiration to start my own journey and actually stick to it. Now that I have finally…

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Walnut Tacos

We recently made walnut tacos and to our surprise, they were pretty good! It does not last well so we don’t recommend having any leftovers but they are perfect for a night when you are craving tacos but barely have any calories left for the day. Continue reading to learn how to make this nutritious…

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Non-Scale Victories: Malisa

I am extremely close to my first major goal weight of 199 pounds (the scale keeps moving between 200.8 and 199.3) and I think this is a perfect time for me to highlight my NSVs thus far. It still amazes me to think that I have already lost approximately 57 pounds! During this time last…

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Malisa: 50 Pounds Down

It has taken me over 2 months to lose a little over 10 pounds and I am thrilled to finally be in the single digits and so close to 199. I posted my last weight progress entry on October 13, 2017 (you can read that here) and I weighed in at 217.8 pounds. Height: 5’1″…

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Overnight Oats

This was our first time trying overnight oats (we know that we are late) and to our surprise we absolutely LOVED it! Continue reading for the simple recipe: Ingredients ½ cup of almond milk (or any milk that you prefer) ½ cup of oats (instant or steel cut is just fine) Cinnamon to taste Agave…

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Jasmine: ONEderland

Friday, December 22, 2017 is a day that I will never forget! It is the day that I stepped into ONEderland. You see, I haven’t seen the 100’s since I was in high school!! (A few years ago, I got down to 200 lbs. but I never saw 199 because I celebrated a bit too…

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Portion Control

I have been overeating for all of my life and it has been a constant battle trying to reteach myself how much food I should eat during meals. I am pretty sure that I ate enough to feed at least three people during each helping and I always went back for seconds. The craziest part…

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Don’t Believe The Myth

Lifting weights has been a major part of our weight loss journey! It is a common misconception that women should not lift heavy or even lift weights at all but we are living proof that that is NOT TRUE! Most of the time spent with our trainer is spent lifting heavy weights, we are both…

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Just Say NO!!

      For the month of December, I am just going to SAY NO!! I am saying no to the bag of chips I seem to have every single day around 12 am. I am saying no to my sweet tooth that comes out every so often. I am saying no to my flesh,…

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Gaining Relationship

Our relationship with Jesus is the most important relationship that we will ever have and should be our number one focus. Because we serve the one true living God, we have continuous opportunities to communicate with Him. He allows us to ask questions, He answers in his timing and sends confirmations. I grew up in…

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JASMINE: 11/28/17

Highest weight: 237 Current weight: 208.6 Measurements R arm: 14.2 Waist: 36 BMI: 39.2 Body Fat: 36.8 To start with I am happy that I am down 6.6 lbs. this month! BUT I could have met my 10 lb. goal if I would have made better eating choices. 2 weeks ago I got down to…

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Thanksgiving Survival Kit

1. Eat Breakfast In past years, we would skip breakfast to “save room” for our Thanksgiving feasts. This year we will wake up and eat breakfast, in order to not feel famished when it is time to eat and eat enough for three people. For some reason, in our minds, skipping breakfast made us feel…

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5 Things to Know About FEAR

The feeling of fear is natural. There is a difference between having a spirit of fear and a feeling of fear. First and foremost, feelings are fickle and forever changing so for most scenarios, feelings are not dependable. But the feeling of fear is natural to every human. You have probably heard of fight or…

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How to Recover from a Binge

Losing weight and breaking old habits are not as easy as people who have lost massive amounts of weight make it seem. Completely overhauling your lifestyle and breaking habits that you have had for decades take discipline, and for me, many prayers! I sometimes slip back into old eating habits and, even worse, indulge in…

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Challenge Your Insecurities

For the past couple of months I have been trying to do things that take me out of my comfortable little box. And nothing is more uncomfortable than wearing my arms out without a cardigan or jacket on (I know it’s kind of a weird insecurity). But I have like a mini heart attack anytime…

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JASMINE: 10/17/17

  HIGHEST WEIGHT: 237 CURRENT WEIGHT: 215.2 BODY FAT: 39.6 BMI: 37.8 RIGHT ARM: 14.2 in. WAIST: 36.5 in.     This past month I lost a whopping 3.2 lbs. Last week I was actually 212.8 lbs. but it was also my birthday week sooo I probably ate a just a little too much lol!…

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Chocolate Almond Granola Bars

Our chocolate almond granola bars were created because our trainer said that I was eating too many granola bars that were loaded with processed sugar. We wanted to continue eating granola bars as well as keep our trainer off of our backs and then the our Chocolate Almond Granola Bars were created! We realize that…

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Lose Your Expectations

Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. God is such a great father and He loves us so much. He…

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Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips Drink Water – We can’t tell you enough how important drinking plenty of water is daily. Fat cannot be metabolized properly without an adequate supply of water in your body. Eat Healthy – YOU CANNOT OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET!! There is nothing worse than working out hard all week long only…

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JASMINE: 9/19/17

  HIGHEST WEIGHT: 237 STARTING WEIGHT: 221.8 CURRENT WEIGHT: 218 Body Fat: 41.6 BMI: 39.3 Right Arm: 15 in. Waist: 37 in. This is my first week working with a trainer and boy has it been tough! But I lost 3.8 lbs this week, so I have no complaints! He gave me a goal of…

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Perseverance > Perfection

Is it just me or does it seem like as soon as the weekend rolls around, I become the cookie monster, or more specifically the lemon pepper wing and Chik fil A monster? I was doing sooo well this past week and I am really disappointed in myself that I messed up my progress by…

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Malisa: 9/19/17

I have always been on the heavy side but I remember vowing to myself in high school that I would NEVER weigh over 200 pounds…when I got on the scale right before I moved for college, I weighed in at 199. It’s crazy how seeing that number didn’t trigger me to proceed with caution. After…

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Young n’ Naive

Last week I finally decided to join LA Fitness and really get serious about working out and I was sooooo excited…maybe a little too excited (Look at that smile in that pic above). Well I finally recuperated from that process, so I guess it is time to share what I experienced lol. So if you…

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Seek Discipline Not Motivation

Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. I recently realized that I need to focus on gaining more discipline rather than motivation. For me, motivation is very fickle. It depends on my…

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