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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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JASMINE: 3/14/18

Highest weight: 237 Current weight: 187   Measurements R arm: 15//13.5 Waist: 37//35 BMI: 39.3//33.1 Body Fat: 41.6//36 It’s my first weigh-in of 2018!! I have been 187 lbs. for the past month because the month of February was trash eating wise! Click here if you missed my last post about  February. To be honest, […]

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Rough Week

     My eating habits this week have been OUT OF CONTROL, you hear me!? I have eaten more junk and fast food this past week (maybe a week and a half) than I have for the past two months! If you recall my post JUST SAY NO (click here of you missed it) back […]

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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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Striking Out of the Comparison Game (Pt.2)

In Part one of Striking out of the Comparison Game, I stated that comparing leads to low self-esteem, jealousy and also pride. But comparisons can also lead to an ungrateful heart. Constantly comparing what you have or don’t have shows God that what He has blessed you with is not enough. And to be honest, […]

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Striking out of the Comparison Game (Pt.1)

How many of us have been playing in this never-ending game of comparisons? I know I have and I am taking myself out of the game, striking out on purpose because this game just isn’t fun anymore; maybe it never was. COMPARE: estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between. I have struggled with […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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NO Money…NO Problem

  Everyone thinks that in order to lose weight, it takes a lot of money. But as a recent college graduate, I am here to tell you how losing weight is possible without a lot of cash. Here are a few free/cheap ideas I use to help me lose weight. MyFitness Pal This app helps […]

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Get OFF the Scale Challenge

On August 7th, I decided to go on a No Scale Challenge for a month….. It has only been a week and I am itching to see how much I weigh. I would consider myself a chronic scale user because honestly, I would get up every morning and get on the scale. It was just […]

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Take Aways of Matthew Chapter 4

Lately I have been stuck when it came to what I wanted to study in the bible. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to do topical studies, word studies or character studies. I was then lead to reread the Gospel Books (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). So I started with Matthew and when I got to […]

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