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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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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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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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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Foods I Recently “Discovered”

Since beginning my health journey, I have been exploring “new” foods that I would have never eaten before. Now, don’t  judge me. I am sure that many of you have been eating many of these foods since you were toddlers but they are all new to me. As someone who has always HATED trying new […]

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Plateaus are Real

Plateaus are HORRIBLE! I am writing this after a full-blown melt down about waking up to 200.something pounds yet another day. It has been almost two weeks and the scale has not budged. Upset is an understatement. I have been working out extremely hard and eating healthier than I ever have and yet my weight […]

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Walnut Brownies

Raw, vegan walnut brownies are a new fav dessert of mine! I ate these brownies guilt free and plan on making another batch soon. Keep reading for details: Ingredients: 2 cup of walnuts 1 cup of pitted dates Dash of Himalayan salt 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup raw honey or agave if vegan 3 […]

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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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How to Handle Valentine’s Day While Single

Today is Valentine’s Day!!! This is a day for couples to show one another their love and appreciation. For some singles, it can be a hard day to handle. Trust me, I have been there – wishing I was in a relationship and just counting each Valentine’s Day as they came and left. Well, this […]

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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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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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Malisa: From a Size 22 to Size 16

Yesterday Jasmine and I went to Target to kill some time before a Christmas party and she decided to try on pants to see if she went down a size. Watching her success inspired me to try on a size 16, even though I was convinced that the pants would not go above my hips. […]

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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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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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Malisa: The Glorious 2Teens

This morning I woke up after a pretty frustrating night to a beautiful sight. My scale weighed me in at 217.8!!! I was/am overjoyed! I sat on my bed in pure bliss as I recorded my new weight in my Lose It app. I began to think about the last time I saw that number […]

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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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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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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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What I’ve Learned This Time Around

This is probably my 100th time trying to lose weight and keep it off. I have tried and failed many times before but this time seems different. It is crazy because I actually feel as if it might actually happen this time. In a few months, I might actually be under 200 pounds and that […]

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Food – A Likely Idol

Anything that you place above God is an idol. Before building my personal relationship with God, I thought that only people could be considered idols. I foolishly thought that as long as I didn’t make my man or friends more important than God that I was in the clear and keeping his commandments.  When I […]

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